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Vibrant Aurora Australis Lights Up Antarctic in Astronaut Video

Reported by Space.com

The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) shared stunning footage of the Aurora Australis, otherwise known as the southern lights. Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured this beautiful display as the ISS passed over the Southern Hemisphere....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:40:00 EDT

Hello, Up There! Vice President Phones Space Station Astronauts

Reported by Space.com

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spoke with three NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station during his visit to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Monday (Sept. 26)....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:17:00 EDT

Carnival of Space #528

Reported by Universe Today

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #528. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a s...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:01:53 +0000

Extreme Astrophysics: Life at the World's Remotest Telescopes (Kavli Roundtable)

Reported by Space.com

From oxygen-thin mountain tops to barren deserts to the South Pole, many of the world's most powerful telescopes are in distant, inhospitable environments. Three researchers share their adventures pursuing science at the farthest corners of the world.   ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:42:00 EDT

'Star Trek: Discovery' Review: Strange New World

Reported by Space.com

Is Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access worth your time? Probably. Does it honor the legacy of Star Trek? Maybe....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:20:00 EDT

International Partnerships to Address Orbital Debris in Absence of Broader Accord

Reported by Space.com

International cooperation in dealing with the growing problem or orbital debris is essential, a panel of experts argued, but said not to expect a comprehensive accord on the issue for the foreseeable future....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:00:00 EDT