Tag Archives: Planetary Science

Now is the Time to Observe Saturn

Image credit: NASA/JPL Cassini Spacecraft. If you’re a fan of the night sky, you’ve been noticing the trio of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars rising one at a time in the East as it’s been quite a treat for the past … Continue reading

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The West Coast’s First Interplanetary Launch Coming Up!

Images & videos credit & copyright: NASA/JPL/United Launch Alliance (ULA). More links than you will ever need below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 04:05 PDT (07:05 EDT & 11:05 UTC) a United Launch Alliance (ULA), Atlas V-401 rocket … 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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Alone in a Galaxy of Billions

Illustration credit & copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech Ever feel alone in a world of billions? Well believe it or not, there are planets in our galaxy and likely in every galaxy that truly are alone. Through the unfortunate interactions of their fellow … Continue reading

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ESA’s ExoMars Orbiter & Lander Bound for the Red Planet

Illustration Credit & Copyright: B. Bethge/European Space Agency (ESA). LAUNCH ALERT: Monday, March 14 at 09:30 UTC (05:30 EDT) The European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars mission will be launching to the Red Planet from the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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The Messenger Must Die!

Image & Illustration Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. With the burn up of Venus Express in late 2014-early 2015, one of our two eyes to the inferior (inner) planets was extinguished. Unfortunately, it seems that this week, by the end of … Continue reading

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New Horizons Tests its Eyes

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute Not only is this one of my favorite images of the solar system but the facts surrounding it make is a pretty appropriate post for the day.  First … Continue reading

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