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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
  • Waxing Crescent 27% phase

Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Satellite Events for Tonight

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Image of the Day

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The beautiful, blue Iris Nebula shines brightly in a cloud of interstellar dust in this image by astrophotographer Terry Hancock. A central hot star illuminates the entire nebula as its brilliant light scatters on the surrounding dust particles....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:25:00 EDT

Today in Space! June 28, 2015: SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

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Find out what happened today in space on June 28, 2015, when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station exploded just minutes after launch....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:30:00 EDT

Brilliant Southern Lights and Milky Way Shine at South Pole (Photos)

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Since October 2016, a dedicated astrophotographer has lived at the southernmost point on Earth to capture incredible images of the aurora australis, which are caused by solar winds meeting our atmosphere. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

SpaceX Successfully Launches Bulgarian Satellite (Photos)

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SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite into space using a pre-used first stage rocket booster. Check out these images from the launch....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

Asteroid Day Will Offer a Crash Course (and Other Events) on Space Rocks

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More than 700 events are scheduled to take place around the globe for this year’s Asteroid Day celebration, as well as a live webcast hosted by physicist Brian Cox. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT

Does Dark Energy Exist? (Op-Ed)

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A primer on dark energy, the mysterious force responsible for the universe's surprising accelerating expansion....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:00:00 EDT