Event: Spooky Views

Event: Spooky Views

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday October 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Happy Halloween at Frosty Drew Observatory! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 6:30 with views of Mars, Neptune, Uranus, the Moon, and more. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:11:30 EST

Mercury Pierces the Zodiacal Light at Dawn this Weekend

From Gallery: Universe Today

Psst! Ever spy the planet Mercury? The most bashful of all the naked eye planets makes its best dawn appearance of 2014 this weekend for northern hemisphere observers. And not only will Mercury be worth getting up for, but you’ll also stand a chance at nabbing that most elusive of astronomical phenomena — the zodiacal […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:46 +0000

Spectator Videos Show Antares Rocket Explosion from Land and Air

From Gallery: SPACE.com

When a private Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences exploded during launch on Oct. 28, spectators around the launch site, and even in the air, caught the sight on video. See their amazing, and sometimes scary, views here.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:25:31 EDT

Doomed Antares Rocket Powered by Refurbished Soviet Engines

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Antares' first stage uses two AJ26 engines, which are refurbished variants of the NK-33 built by the Soviet Union for its ill-fated N-1 moon rocket during the height of the space race.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:09:47 EDT

NASA Spacecraft's Grave on the Moon Found (Photo)

From Gallery: SPACE.com

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed a new lunar crater that researchers say is the grave of the space agency's LADEE probe, which ended its mission with an intentional crash onto the moon's surface on April 18, 2014.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:04:25 EDT

Antares Rocket Explosion: Space Station Astronauts React

From Gallery: SPACE.com

Astronauts on the International Space Station watched as a private rocket carrying supplies for the orbiting outpost exploded just after launch.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:18:43 EDT

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