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The Sun and Moon Today

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Satellite Events for Tonight

Boo! A Halloween Blue Moon

Reported by Universe Today

The final ‘Blue Moon’ of the decade rounds out October 2020. The post Boo! A Halloween Blue Moon appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:52 +0000

OSIRIS-REx Collected So Much Material, the Sample Capsule Overflowed. Time to Bring it All Home.

Reported by Universe Today

Is there such as thing as too much asteroid? Scientists and engineers for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx decided to perform an “early stow” of the sample from Asteroid Bennu collected by the spacecraft on October 20, because the collection container is full-to-ov...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:44 +0000

Astronomers are ready and waiting to detect the neutrino blast from a nearby supernova explosion like Betelgeuse

Reported by Universe Today

When giant stars die in impressive supernova blasts, about 99% of the energy released goes into producing a flood of neutrinos. These tiny, ghostly particles slip through tons of matter like it’s not even there. But a new generation of detectors will...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:43 +0000

Space calendar 2020: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more!

Space calendar 2020: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & more!

Reported by Space.com

Here's a guide to all the rocket launches and astronomical events in 2020, as well as milestones for space missions, anniversaries and conferences....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:40 +0000

Kate Mulgrew of 'Star Trek: Voyager' crashes Captain Janeway statue celebration via Zoom

Kate Mulgrew of 'Star Trek: Voyager' crashes Captain Janeway statue celebration via Zoom

Reported by Space.com

Captain Kathryn Janeway, the fearless leader of the USS Voyager in "Star Trek: Voyager," now has a permanent home in Indiana. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:29 +0000

In the hunt for Planet Nine, astronomers eye a new search technique for the elusive world

In the hunt for Planet Nine, astronomers eye a new search technique for the elusive world

Reported by Space.com

Astronomers are vetting a technique that could aid the hunt for Planet Nine, which some researchers think lurks undiscovered in the far outer system, way beyond Pluto's orbit. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:29 +0000