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The Sun and Moon Today

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayMilky Way over Yellowstone

Satellite Events for Tonight

On This Day in Space: Jan. 29, 1989: Phobos 2 enters orbit around Mars

On This Day in Space: Jan. 29, 1989: Phobos 2 enters orbit around Mars

Reported by Space.com

On January 29, 1989, a Soviet space probe named Phobos 2 arrived in orbit around Mars. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!...
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:31 +0000

Jupiter and Saturn may leave marks on the sun's corpse

Jupiter and Saturn may leave marks on the sun's corpse

Reported by Space.com

The outer layers of superdense stellar remnants known as white dwarfs may often possess the remains of giant planets, a new study suggests....
  • By: Charles Q. Choi
  • On: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:00 +0000

NASA scientist gets new Earth-observation satellite named after him, a rare honor

NASA scientist gets new Earth-observation satellite named after him, a rare honor

Reported by Space.com

An Earth-observation satellite scheduled to launch this fall was just named after Michael Freilich, who headed NASA's Earth Science division from 2006 to 2019. ...
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:30 +0000

NASA spacecraft breaks its own record with another swing by the sun

NASA spacecraft breaks its own record with another swing by the sun

Reported by Space.com

NASA's Parker Solar Probe took one step closer to the sun Wednesday (Jan. 29) when it executed its fourth flyby of our star....
  • By: Meghan Bartels
  • On: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:00 +0000

Potential collision of old NASA space telescope and a defunct US satellite would spawn new debris swarm

Potential collision of old NASA space telescope and a defunct US satellite would spawn new debris swarm

Reported by Space.com

Let's hope that today's space-junk encounter is just a near miss as predicted, because a smashup would be pretty messy....
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:25 +0000

SpaceX is launching 60 more Starlink satellites today. Here's how to watch live.

SpaceX is launching 60 more Starlink satellites today. Here's how to watch live.

Reported by Space.com

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch 60 new Starlink satellites to join its growing broadband internet megaconstellation in orbit Wednesday (Jan. 29), and you can watch it live online....
  • By: Amy Thompson
  • On: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:15 +0000