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Galaxy on Edge

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Here’s a beautiful edge-on view of a spiral galaxy cataloged at NGC 5866. Located 45 million light years away in the constellation Draco, this galaxy presents us with a wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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SpaceX BulgariaSat 1 & Booster Re-Flight

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 14:10 EDT (18:10 UTC), a SpaceX Falcon 9 (B1029.2) will rise from Kennedy Space Center’s legendary Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) to deliver the BulgariaSat 1 communication satellite into … Continue reading

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Soyuz Progress MS-06 (Progress 67) Station Resupply

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos. Launch Alert! Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 05:20 EDT (09:20 UTC) a Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket will deliver a Progress MS cargo ship designated “Progress MS-06” (67P or Progress 67 by NASA) to the International … Continue reading

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V838 Monocerotis Evolved

Image credit & copyright: I created these collages using NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope images.  Non-annotated version below. It was January 2, 2002: A new light appears in the constellation Monoceros that until this moment hadn’t even been known to exist.  … Continue reading

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The Destruction of NGC 922

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 150 million light years away lies the remains of a cosmic murder. It appears that as we see it, NGC 922 here was shot through the heart (cue the Bon Jovi music) … Continue reading

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SpaceX CRS-11 to Mark the 100th Launch from LC-39A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 17:07 EDT (21:07 UTC), a SpaceX Falcon 9 will rise from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) as part of Commercial … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cassini, Thank You

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL. Many more images and links below. On October 15, 1997 a Titan IV (401)B lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-40 carrying what would become one of the most successful space probes in our history; Cassini. … Continue reading

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