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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayMilky Way Motion in 3D from Gaia

Satellite Events for Tonight

Mars sailplane prototype soars during early-stage tethered flight test in Arizona

 Mars sailplane prototype soars during early-stage tethered flight test in Arizona

Reported by Space

An early-stage Martian sailplane soared aloft, tethered to a balloon, as engineers ponder the possibilities to expand Red Planet flight. ...
  • By: interesting@elizabethhowell.ca (Elizabeth Howell)
  • On: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 16:00 +0000

Asteroid Bennu sports landslide and massive crater from tiny space rock

 Asteroid Bennu sports landslide and massive crater from tiny space rock

Reported by Space

When a tiny space rock hit the asteroid Bennu, it caused a landslide across the space rock and a massive crater. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 15:00 +0000

Earth's magnetic field: Explained

 Earth's magnetic field: Explained

Reported by Space

Earth's magnetic field originates in the outer core and extends out into the magnetosphere — a region of space that helps protect Earth from space weather. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 14:44 +0000

NASA's tiny CAPSTONE mission continuing to moon as team works communications glitch

 NASA's tiny CAPSTONE mission continuing to moon as team works communications glitch

Reported by Space

Operators lost contact with the moon-bound CAPSTONE satellite yesterday (July 5) after initially completing a set of tasks following its separation from the rocket upper stage. ...
  • By: tereza.pultarova@futurenet.com (Tereza Pultarova)
  • On: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 14:01 +0000

Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian telescope review

 Celestron StarSense Explorer 8-inch Dobsonian telescope review

Reported by Space

This impressive 'push to' light bucket with smartphone app alignment is an easy way to explore both deep-sky and solar system targets. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 12:23 +0000

Autel EVO Nano+ review

 Autel EVO Nano+ review

Reported by Space

The palm-sized Autel EVO Nano+ offers advanced features while keeping its weight below 250g. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 11:47 +0000