- NASA, Citizen Scientists Discover Potential New Hunting Ground for Exoplanets October 21, 2016Via a NASA-led citizen science project, eight people with no formal training in astrophysics helped discover what could be a fruitful new place to search for planets outside our solar system – a large disk of gas and dust encircling a star known as a circumstellar disk.
- NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Available for Interviews Before Space Station Launch October 20, 2016NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will be available for live satellite interviews from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 27, before her launch to the International Space Station. She will answer questions about her upcoming mission aboard the world-class orbiting laboratory from 7-8 a.m. EDT.
- Media Invited to Rare View of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors October 20, 2016Media are invited to join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday, Nov. 2, for an update about what’s in store for NASA’s next great observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, and a rare glimpse of the telescope’s mirrors.
The tables offer monthly positions of the four brightest planets: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Note, that a constellation may not be visible during the night. Another [Read More]
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By Ralph O. Clements When I was invited to write about this subject for Astronomysource.com, I must say I was flattered and a bit flabbergasted too, as I do not consider myself an expert on the subject, nor a writer by any means, but just a guy who likes to go out at night [Read More]
Star trails, image credit: Ralph Clements Star trail images are beautiful to look at and they are captivating because they [Read More]
Eyepiece projection is a great way to take detailed shoots of moon and planets. Photographed objects in these [Read More]