Ancient Moon Crater Named After Amelia Earhart

Reported by SPACE.com

You would think the battered moon doesn't need one more crater. But thanks to data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission, a massive crater has been found, provisionally named the crater Earhart.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:30:29 EDT

After Pluto, Where Will NASA's New Horizons Go?

Reported by SPACE.com

Scientists are considering further targets for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft to visit following its Pluto encounter this summer, should funding be provided.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:08 EDT

How NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto Works (Infographic)

Reported by SPACE.com

New Horizons becomes the first probe to explore Pluto in mid-2015.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:13:03 EDT

The Evolution of NASA's Ambitious Asteroid-Capture Mission

Reported by SPACE.com

Here's a quick look at the evolution of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which originally envisioned bagging up an entire space rock but will now pluck a boulder from a large asteroid.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:54:56 EDT

Catalog of Earth Microbes Could Help Find Alien Life

Reported by SPACE.com

If an alien planet in a distant solar system were home to microscopic life-forms, how might scientists see them and even decipher their identity? A new catalog of Earth-based life forms may provide a first step.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:46:19 EDT

Year in Space Flight for Russian/American Crew Starts With Spectacular Night Launch and Station Docking

Reported by Universe Today

The first ever ‘One-Year Mission’ to the International Space Station (ISS) started with a bang today, March 27, with the spectacular night time launch of the Russian/American crew from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday (1:42 a.m., March 28 in Baikonur and culminated with a flawless docking this evening. NASA astronaut […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:36:07 +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.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayA Flag Shaped Aurora over Sweden

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