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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
  • Waning Gibbous 94% phase

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the DayMars Rises above the Lunar Limb

Satellite Events for Tonight

Event: Stargazing Nights

Event: Stargazing Nights

Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events

When: Fri, Dec 9, 2022 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Welcome to the Frosty Drew Observatory Stargazing Nights! Tonight we will open the Observatory, Science Center and Sky Theatre at 7:00 offering fabulous astronomy experiences. Read about it....
  • By: Frosty Drew Observatory and Science Center Events
  • On: Mon, 8 Aug 2022 13:26:47 EDT

Celebration of Space - December 9, 2022

Celebration of Space - December 9, 2022

Reported by Scott MacNeill's Columns

This coming Tuesday, December 13, 2022, the annual Geminid Meteor Shower peak will occur. The Geminid peak is the best meteor shower peak of the year, bringing with it upwards of 150 meteors per hour in addition to regular meteor activity. The peak will la...
  • By: Scott MacNeill
  • On: Fri, 9 Dec 2022 14:43:25 EST

NASA Tests a Solar Sail Segment of its Enormous Solar Cruiser Mission

Reported by Universe Today

A team led by NASA Marshall was selected to build a technology demonstrator called the Solar Cruiser to mature solar sail technology The post NASA Tests a Solar Sail Segment of its Enormous Solar Cruiser Mission appeared first on Universe Today. ...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Sat, 10 Dec 2022 01:23 +0000

If Dark Matter is Made of Axions, This Could be the Detector That Finds Them

Reported by Universe Today

As we’ve noted in plenty of other articles, science also moves forward by constraints. Understanding the limits of a physical phenomenon helps to develop better methods of looking for it, especially in its absence. Dark matter is an archetype of a mi...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 23:37 +0000

James Webb Space Telescope peers into the 'ghostly light' of interstellar space

 James Webb Space Telescope peers into the 'ghostly light' of interstellar space

Reported by Space

The James Webb Space Telescope has granted astronomers a look at the faint almost ghostly light emitted from stars that exist between galaxies packed into galactic clusters. ...
  • By: Space
  • On: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 23:00 +0000

Rocket Lab now aims to launch 1st Electron booster from US soil on Dec. 13

 Rocket Lab now aims to launch 1st Electron booster from US soil on Dec. 13

Reported by Space

The commercial launch company Rocket Lab will have to wait a few more days for its first-ever launch from U.S. soil due to bad weather. ...
  • By: tmalik@space.com (Tariq Malik)
  • On: Fri, 09 Dec 2022 22:38 +0000