Amazing Pluto Shines in Best Close-Up Views Yet (Photo, Video)

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A newly released photo mosaic and video show Pluto's towering water-ice mountains, nitrogen glaciers and other exotic features in unprecedented detail....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:02:00 EDT

These Single-Person Spaceship Ideas by Students Are Just Wild

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In space history, only a handful of Russian and American travelers have experienced single-person orbital flight. That “you’re on your own” encapsulated feeling is palpable as you face your instrument panel....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Image of the Day

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Astronauts may not live on Mars yet, but this stunning view shows what an explorer might see on the Red Planet's north pole....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 31 May 2016 07:00:00 EDT

Spectacular Imagery Showcases SpaceX Thaicom Blastoff as Sea Landed Booster Sails Back to Port: Photo/Video Gallery

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CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - Spectacular imagery showcasing SpaceX’s Thaicom blastoff on May 27 keeps rolling in as the firms newest sea landed booster sails merrily along back to its home port atop a ‘droneship’ landing platform. Formally...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 31 May 2016 00:18:06 +0000

Mars At Closest Point To Earth in 11 Years Today

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If you have a telescope, (What?! You don't have one?) you're in for a visual treat tonight. Mars will be at its closest point to Earth in 11 years today. This event is worth checking out, whether with a telescope, astronomy binoculars, or online. While to...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 30 May 2016 21:43:01 +0000

Hold On To Your Jaw. Pluto Extreme Close Up Best Yet

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The New Horizons mission, which its conducted its historic flyby on July 14th, 2015, has yielded a wealth of scientific data about Pluto. This has included discoveries about Pluto's size, its mountainous regions, its floating ice hills, and (more recently...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 30 May 2016 20:40:27 +0000

Frosty Drew Clear Sky Chart

Current seeing conditions at Frosty Drew Observatory

The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
  • Waning Crescent 27% phase

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayStars and Gas of the Running Chicken Nebula

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