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The Sun and Moon Today

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Event: International Observe The Moon Night - CLOSED

Event: International Observe The Moon Night - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events

When: Sat, Oct 1, 2022 - CLOSED

Frosty Drew Observatory joins thousands of science and education institutions around the world in a global celebration of the Moon. Sadly, the remnants of hurricane Ian will keep us closed this year.
  • By: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events
  • On: Tue, 4 Jan 2022 15:54:36 EST

Earthlike Worlds With Oceans and Continents Could be Orbiting red Dwarfs, Detectable by James Webb

Reported by Universe Today

“Go then, there are other worlds than these.” Or so Stephen King said in his famous Dark Tower series. As of yet, none of those worlds are known to be like Earth. But, according to some new simulations by researchers at the National Astronomica...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 03:20 +0000

Construction Begins on the World’s Largest Steerable Radio Telescope

Reported by Universe Today

Radio astronomy has been in flux lately. With the permanent loss of the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a new global power has taken center stage in humanity’s search for radio signals – China. Recently the Chinese announced the start of work...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 02:42 +0000

How Does NASA Plan to Keep Samples From Mars Safe From Contamination (and Contaminating) Earth?

Reported by Universe Today

NASA’s Mars Sample Return Mission is inching closer and closer. The overall mission architecture just hit a new milestone when Perseverance collected the first sample that will be sent back. But what happens once that sample actually gets here? NASA ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sun, 02 Oct 2022 02:29 +0000

NASA's Dragonfly Helicopter Will be Exploring This Region of Titan

Reported by Universe Today

A research team led by Cornell recently created a map of the Dragonfly's future landing site (the Selk Crater) using radar images taken by Cassini The post NASA's Dragonfly Helicopter Will be Exploring This Region of Titan appeared first on Universe T...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 21:52 +0000

Space photos: The most amazing images this week!

 Space photos: The most amazing images this week!

Reported by Space

An astrophotographer takes an epic composite image of Jupiter, NASA slams a spacecraft into an asteroid, and Hurricane Ian is monitored from space. These are some of this week's top stories. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Sat, 01 Oct 2022 13:57 +0000