SpaceX Picks Up Launch Pace; Sets April 27 Commercial Launch and May 5 Crew Dragon Pad Abort Test

Reported by Universe Today

As promised, SpaceX is picking up its launch pace in 2015 with a pair of liftoffs from the Florida space coast slated for the next week and a half. They follow closely on the heels of a quartet of successful blastoffs from Cape Canaveral, already accomplished since January. If all goes well, a commercial satellite […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:48:26 +0000

Photo: Messier 92 - The Other Globular Cluster in Hercules

Photo: Messier 92 - The Other Globular Cluster in Hercules

From Gallery: Globular Clusters

Messier 92 (M92) is one of the brightest globular clusters visible in the Northern Hemisphere skies, making it barely naked eye visible under an exceptionally dark sky. M92 is found in the constellation Hercules and is often overlooked due to its close pro...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:10:10 EDT

Astronomy Cast Ep. 375: The Search For Life in the Solar System

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With the discovery of water ice in so many locations in the Solar System, scientists are hopeful in the search for life on other worlds. Guest Morgan Rehnberg returns to Astronomy Cast to explain the best places we should be looking for life. (...)Read the rest of Astronomy Cast Ep. 375: The Search For Life […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:01:07 +0000

Weekly Space Hangout – April 26, 2015: Special Cosmoquest Hangoutathon Edition

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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest.org / @noisyastronomer) Nancy Atkinson (UniverseToday.com / @Nancy_A) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – April 26, 2015: Special Cosmoquest Hangoutathon Edition (497 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: ALMA, Antares, Asteroids, […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:06:07 +0000

25 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope: A Story of Redemption

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This week, NASA and the space science community celebrated 25 years since the launch and deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, an instrument with one of the greatest redemption stories in science history.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:04:45 EDT

What Is a Geosynchronous Orbit?

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In a geosynchronous orbit, a satellite orbits Earth at the same speed as the planet is turning, enabling it to stay in place over a single location.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:57:36 EDT

Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

Current seeing conditions at Frosty Drew Observatory

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Astronomy Picture of the DayPlanetary Nebula Mz3: The Ant Nebula

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