When NASA recently posted over 8,000 images from the Apollo missions on Flickr, I just knew something good was going to happen!
Lucy, an SwRI mission proposal to study primitive asteroids orbiting near Jupiter, is one of five science investigations under the NASA Discovery Program up for possible funding.
Scene from ‘The Martian’ starring Matt Damon as NASA astronaut Mark Watney contemplating magnificent panoramic vista while stranded alone on Mars.
A view from the “Kimberley” formation on Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover. The strata in the foreground dip towards the base of Mount Sharp, indicating flow of water toward a basin that existed before the larger bulk of the mountain formed.
Near-Earth Asteroids (NEO) of large size can potentially orbit close to Earth, making them Potentially Hazardous Objects (PHO).
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Pluto’s Blue Sky: Pluto’s haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC).
New World’s Conference If you’re going to be in the Austin area on October 16/17, and you’re into space exploration, you’re going to want to check out the 2015 New World’s Conference.
View showing actual flight structure of mirror backplane unit for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) that holds 18 segment primary mirror array and secondary mirror mount at front, in stowed-for-launch configuration.
Artist’s concept of the Psyche spacecraft, a proposed mission for NASA’s Discovery program that would explore the huge metal Psyche asteroid from orbit.
Artist’s concept of the VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy) spacecraft, a proposed mission for NASA’s Discovery Program that would launch by the end of 2021.
Moonlit lenticular clouds formed over Mount Shasta in northern California in October 2015. Credit and copyright: Brad Goldpaint/Goldpaint Photography.
The crescent Moon (top, overexposed), Regulus, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter liven the eastern sky at dawn this morning October 7, 2015.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog.
Looking good… Comet US10 Catalina on September 7th, 2015. Image credit and copyright: Roger Hutchinson.
Video Caption: NASA/JAXA’s GPM satellite measured record rainfall that fell over the Carolinas from September 26 to October 5, 2015 from a plume of moisture from Hurricane Joaquin when it was located over the Bahamas and moved to Bermuda.
NASA’s James Webb Telescope, shown in this artist’s conception, will provide more information about previously detected exoplanets.
NASA’s latest round of Discovery Program missions envision sending craft to study Venus, near-Earth objects, and asteroids.
Have you heard the big news? NASA has reported that Mark Whatney is alive and well on the surface of Mars.
The atmosphere keeps us alive and breathing, but it really sucks for astronomy. Fortunately, humanity has built and launched space telescopes that get above the pesky atmosphere, where the skies are really clear.