The mosaic contructed from telescopic images is about 5 degrees (10 full moons) across. It… Continue reading
September 11, 2016
David Dickinson, Sky and Telescope
The dusk skies lit up over Cape Canaveral on September 8th, as NASA’s ambitious Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security and Regolith Explorer (Osiris-REX) mission started its long round trip journey. Its… Continue reading
Aug. 29, 2016
King George III’s British army was forced to evacuate Boston.
They headed to New York.
How big is Jupiter’s moon Io? The most volcanic body in the Solar System, Io (usually pronounced “EYE-oh”) is 3,600 kilometers in diameter, about the size of… Continue reading
Using it to explore their Hadley-Apennine landing site they… Continue reading
Aug. 1, 2016[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute]
What’s behind Saturn? The first answer is the camera itself, perched on the Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting behind the planet with the most grand ring system in our… Continue reading
Visible with binoculars in the constellation of Hercules, M13 is frequently one of the first objects… Continue reading
July 15, 2016
The first mission to fly around the moon was Apollo 8 in 1968. …
As they successfully went into lunar orbit, astronaut William Anders snapped the famous Earthrise photo that was printed in Life Magazine.
July 6, 2016[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, CHART32 Team, Processing – Johannes Schedler]
On the right, two, spiky, foreground Milky… Continue reading
July 4, 2016[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION]
NASA’s Juno spacecraft was to fire its… Continue reading