Tag Archives: Space

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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Reflection Nebula IC 4605

Image credit & copyright: Adam Block/Mt Lemmon Sky Center/University of Arizona. Roughly 400 light years away in the constellation Scorpius the scorpion, and in the amazing Rho Ophiuchi Complex is this beautiful blue reflection nebula cataloged as IC 4605. With … Continue reading

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Jupiter Nears Opposition

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Cassini/Space Science Institute. See below for more information to include data and trackers. Those with telescopes and binoculars, now is the time to observe the King of the Planets. For many of you observations of Jupiter have already … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 TESS Mission Launch

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX. LAUNCH ALERT! Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 18:51 EDT (15:51 PDT & 22:51 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 (core B1045.1) will be launching from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) to deliver Transiting Exoplanet … Continue reading

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Expedition 55/56 Crew Ready for Launch

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos/NASA. Launch Alert! Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 13:44 EDT (17:44 UTC & 23:44 Baikonur time) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-08 (ISS 54S or Soyuz 56) will lift off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the … Continue reading

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How Far Away is the Milky Way’s Farthest Star?

Images credit & copyright: Uniview by SCISS Data: SOHO (ESA & NASA), John Bochanski (Haverford College) and Jackie Faherty (American Museum of Natural History and Carnegie Institute’s Department of Terrestrial Magnetism). The Milky Way, our home star city is a … Continue reading

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Take a Look Around

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Surge Brunier (links below). With this post I’d like to address a question that’s been posed to me countless times by friends, family and those here on various social media pages. That question … Continue reading

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