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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

Auroras expected tonight in New York, Washington and Wisconsin as solar storm barrels toward Earth

Auroras expected tonight in New York, Washington and Wisconsin as solar storm barrels toward Earth

Reported by Space.com

A moderate solar storm is headed for Earth on Sept. 27, 2021, with auroras predicted to light up the sky much further south than usual....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 02:57 +0000

'Babylon 5' reboot in development with original series creator J. Michael Straczynski at the helm

'Babylon 5' reboot in development with original series creator J. Michael Straczynski at the helm

Reported by Space.com

A reboot of the 90s sci-fi epic "Babylon 5" is in development at The CW network, Variety has reported. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 23:09 +0000

What Happens to Interstellar Objects Captured by the Solar System?

Reported by Universe Today

Now that we know that interstellar objects (ISOs) visit our Solar System, scientists are keen to understand them better. How could they be captured? If they’re captured, what happens to them? How many of them might be in our Solar System? One team of...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 22:36 +0000

Louisiana's missing moon rock found in Florida thanks to broken gun

Louisiana's missing moon rock found in Florida thanks to broken gun

Reported by Space.com

A lost piece of the moon belonging to Louisiana may have remained missing, if not been discarded or destroyed, had the plaque on which it was mounted not attracted the eye of a Florida gun collector....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 22:32 +0000

Watch live Tuesday: Space station astronauts moving Soyuz to new parking spot in brief spaceflight

Watch live Tuesday: Space station astronauts moving Soyuz to new parking spot in brief spaceflight

Reported by Space.com

The Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft will undock from the Rassvet module at 8:21 a.m. EDT (1221 GMT) and park at the Nauka module 39 minutes later. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 22:31 +0000

NASA launches powerful Landsat 9 satellite to monitor climate change, forest cover and more

NASA launches powerful Landsat 9 satellite to monitor climate change, forest cover and more

Reported by Space.com

Landsat 9 will join its partner Landsat 8 in tracking urban sprawl, forest cover and the retreat of glaciers, among other features and phenomena. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Mon, 27 Sep 2021 18:49 +0000