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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
  • Waning Gibbous 83% phase

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayThe Star Streams of NGC 5907

Satellite Events for Tonight

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On This Day in Space! Nov. 16, 1974: Arecibo Observatory Broadcasts Interstellar Message

On This Day in Space! Nov. 16, 1974: Arecibo Observatory Broadcasts Interstellar Message

Reported by Space.com

On Nov. 16, 1974, humans sent their first message to the stars in an attempt to contact extraterrestrials. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!...
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:37 +0000

NASA's 1st SLS Megarocket Core Stage for the Moon Has Its Engines (Photos)

NASA's 1st SLS Megarocket Core Stage for the Moon Has Its Engines (Photos)

Reported by Space.com

NASA's first new megarocket bound for the moon now has all of its engines for the first uncrewed lunar flight of the U.S. space agency's Artemis program....
  • By: Elizabeth Howell
  • On: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:29 +0000

Vice President Pence Lands on the Moon (Sort Of)

Vice President Pence Lands on the Moon (Sort Of)

Reported by Space.com

Vice President Mike Pence came to Silicon Valley, then flew to the moon. ...
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:13 +0000

Here's How Much NASA Is Paying Per Seat on SpaceX's Crew Dragon & Boeing's Starliner

Here's How Much NASA Is Paying Per Seat on SpaceX's Crew Dragon & Boeing's Starliner

Reported by Space.com

Boeing's astronaut taxi will cost NASA about 60% more per seat than SpaceX's vehicle will, according to a new report by the space agency's Office of Inspector General. ...
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:12 +0000

Space Center Houston Sets Saturn V Rocket Aglow With 'Galaxy Lights'

Space Center Houston Sets Saturn V Rocket Aglow With 'Galaxy Lights'

Reported by Space.com

Space Center Houston is shining some festive light on NASA's iconography with Galaxy Lights, presented by Reliant, a new nighttime display that answers the question: How many holiday bulbs does it take to illuminate the length of a Saturn V rocket?...
  • By: Robert Z. Pearlman
  • On: Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:52 +0000

Transit of Mercury 2019

Transit of Mercury 2019

From Gallery: Transit of Mercury 2019

On Monday, November 11, 2019 (Veterans Day), a fabulous Transit of Mercury occurred. The event happened in the morning hours, locally starting at 7:39 am and continuing until 1:07 pm. We had clear skies for nearly the entire event, with only the last 15 mi...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:29:38 EST