Event: Public Stargazing

Event: Public Stargazing

From Gallery: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events

When: Friday August 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Public Stargazing Night! Tonight we will open the Sky Theatre and Observatory at 6:00 with views of the Sun, Mars, Saturn, the Moon, and more. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory Events
  • On: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:56:32 EST

Record-Breaking Cosmic 'Magnifying Glass' Found by Hubble Telescope

From Gallery: SPACE.com

In a surprising find, astronomers discovered a faraway galaxy that doubles as a cosmic "magnifying glass." At 9.6 billion light-years away, it could be the most distant such object known to science, NASA announced.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:19:29 EDT

Surprise! Classical Novae Produce Gamma Rays

From Gallery: Universe Today

In a classical nova, a white dwarf siphons material off a companion star, building up a layer on its surface until the temperature and pressure are so high (a process which can take tens of thousands of years) that its hydrogen beings to undergo nuclear fusion, triggering a runaway reaction that detonates the accumulated gas. […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000

NASA Announces Science Instruments for Mars 2020 Rover Expedition to the Red Planet

From Gallery: Universe Today

NASA announced the winners of the high stakes science instrument competition to fly aboard the Mars 2020 rover at a briefing held today, Thursday, July 31, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The 2020 rover’s instruments goals are to search for signs of organic molecules and past life and help pave the way for […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:33:03 +0000

How NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Work (Infographic)

From Gallery: SPACE.com

NASA's Mars 2020 mission will send a car-size rover to the Red Planet to collect samples. See how the Mars 2020 rover will work in this Space.com infographic.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:41:28 EDT

Cygnus and the Summer Triangle - August 2014 Constellation Skywatch | Video

From Gallery: SPACE.com

The constellation of Cygnus flies high in the night sky with a multitude of targets. The brightest star, Altair, in the Aquila constellation is one of the 3 stars that make the Summer Triangle.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:03:08 EDT

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