Category: Spacey Stuff

Find Mars, Watch It Move

Find Mars, Watch It Move

| March 11, 2019 @ 8:20 am

This is a good week to spot Mars and get a sense for the movement in the night sky. Mars is just a few degrees away from the waxing crescent Moon Monday night.

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A Look At NASA’s Boeing 747S On The The Aircraft’s 50th Anniversary

A Look At NASA’s Boeing 747S On The The Aircraft’s 50th Anniversary

| February 11, 2019 @ 11:00 pm

A look at NASA’s past and current fleet of jumbo jets on the 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747’s first flight.

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Measuring The Lunar Eclipse

Measuring The Lunar Eclipse

| January 22, 2019 @ 12:12 pm

Like most things astronomy related, lunar eclipses can be measured in different ways. Some require math, some require observation.

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The New Year Begins With Earth At Its Closest To The Sun

The New Year Begins With Earth At Its Closest To The Sun

| January 3, 2019 @ 9:48 am

Earth was at its closest to the Sun on Jan 2, perihelion, but that has little to do with temperature or weather.

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Do You Know Where Your Moon Rock Is?

Do You Know Where Your Moon Rock Is?

| October 22, 2018 @ 5:22 pm

You’d think something as priceless as lunar samples would be well cared for, but many of the moon rocks presented to the world in 1973 went missing. Here’s how you can see one closest to you.

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Draconid Meteor Shower peaks Mon Oct 18

Draconid Meteor Shower peaks Mon Oct 18

| October 7, 2018 @ 9:35 am

The Draconid Meteor Shower normally produces few visible meteors but 2018 could bring an outburst.

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Alabama Fireball Late Last Night

Alabama Fireball Late Last Night

| August 17, 2018 @ 1:45 pm

A meteor streaking over Alabama just after midnight last night lit up the southern sky. It was seen by many… here is the report from Bill Cooke, Lead, NASA Meteoroid Environment Office… Last night, at 12:19 AM Central Daylight Time, numerous eyewitnesses in the SouthEast reported seeing a very bright fireball, which was also detected […]

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Parker Solar Probe To Fly Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before

Parker Solar Probe To Fly Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before

| July 24, 2018 @ 6:37 am

The Parker Solar Probe, set for launch from Florida on Aug 6, will help forecasters predict space-weather.

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Mars Dust Storm Continues, Temperature Ranges Narrow

Mars Dust Storm Continues, Temperature Ranges Narrow

| July 17, 2018 @ 2:07 am

Temperatures reported by the Mars Rover Curiosity show the effects of the dust storm. Mars is bright in July but don’t fall for the Mars Hoax.

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Mars Rover Opportunity Prepares To Weather Dust Storm

Mars Rover Opportunity Prepares To Weather Dust Storm

| June 12, 2018 @ 4:35 am

The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is currently weathering a dust storm the size of North America.

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