Event: Public Stargazing

Event: Public Stargazing

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday August 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre from 7:00 - 9:00 with presentations on celestial objects we regularly view at Frosty Drew. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:56:32 EST

Rosetta Closing in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after Decade Long Chase

From Gallery: Universe Today

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft is at last rapidly closing in on its target destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, after a decade long chase of 6.4 billion kilometers through interplanetary space. See imagery above and below. As of today, Friday, August 1, ESA reports that Rosetta has approached the ‘rubber ducky looking’ comet to within […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:15:34 +0000

Rosetta, Europe's Comet-Chasing Spacecraft: Latest News, Images and Video

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Learn more about the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft, set to catch up to a comet on Aug. 6, 2014.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:12:33 EDT

‘Explore Mars’ Group Wants To Build Instrument Seeking Subsurface Red Planet Life

From Gallery: Universe Today

Not-for-profit group Explore Mars has a new IndieGoGo campaign that could see an instrument, ExoLance, head to the Red Planet to burrow for subsurface life. The first stage will be to raise money to build the prototype and then test it, within 12-14 months of finishing the fundraising. No launch date for this mission has […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:25:23 +0000

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Researchers have found that a "quantum vacuum plasma thruster" system, which requires no propellant, does indeed generate a small amount of thrust. If the technology pans out, it could greatly reduce the cost of spaceflight.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:49:01 EDT

How to Spot 5 Cosmic Treats in August Night Sky

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Skywatching enthusiasts should be able to see many amazing celestial objects under a clear, dark summer sky.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:11:48 EDT

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