Want to see a protoplanet? The asteroid 4 Vesta is easily visible in nothing more than a pair of binoculars this month.
Cat 4 Hurricane Joaquin captured on Oct. 2, 2015 by NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station.
100th United Launch Alliance (ULA) rocket streaks to orbit with Atlas V booster carrying the Morelos-3 mission for Mexico from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 6:28 a.m.
The left image shows a mosaic of images taken by the Cassini spacecraft in near infrared light. Titan’s polar seas are visible as sunlight glints off of them.
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Pamela Gay (cosmoquest.org / @cosmoquestx / @starstryder) Kimberly Cartier (@AstroKimCartier ) (...) Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Oct 2, 2015: Water on Mars, Photos of Charon, & More Space News Goodness (319 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015.
Charon in Enhanced Color with Grand Canyon NASA’s New Horizons captured this high-resolution enhanced color view of Charon and its Grand Canyon just before closest approach on July 14, 2015.
Video caption: This animation of images captured from September 29 to October 1, 2015 from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite shows Hurricane Joaquin become a major hurricane in the Bahamas.
The new nova in Sagittarius is located just above the Spout in the Teapot only 1/2 degree from the popular star cluster-dark nebula deep sky pair NGC 6520 and Barnard 86.
This map-projected view of Ceres was created from images taken by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft during its high-altitude mapping orbit, in August and September, 2015.
Looking up from beneath the enlarged exhaust hole of the Mobile Launcher to the 380 foot-tall tower astronauts will ascend as their gateway for missions to the Moon, Asteroids and Mars.
The Moon an Aldebaran shortly after the September 5th, 2015 occultation. Image credit and copyright: Mike Taylor How about that total lunar eclipse this past Sunday?
These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water.
A montage of images taken during the lunar eclipse on September 28, 2015, as seen from Rambouillet, France.
“The red Moon did not disappoint tonight,” writes Arnar Kristjansson. Credit: Arnar Kristjansson Like some of you, I outran the clouds just in time to catch last night’s total lunar eclipse.
Weather looking a bit iffy tonight? Using the resources described below, you just might be able to escape the clouds.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. Welcome, come in to the 425th Carnival of Space! The carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit.
The Moon’s color can vary dramatically from one eclipse to another depending on how much dust, especially volcanic ash and aerosols, dirty up the stratosphere.The Danjon Scale numbers will help you estimate the color of Sunday night’s eclipse.
MOM celebrates 1 Year at Mars Olympus Mons, Tharsis Bulge trio of volcanoes and Valles Marineris from ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission.
Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Joe Latrell at his Photos To Space blog.
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guests: Maggie Scholtz, who is a Mechanical Engineer working at JPL.