Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF “meets” Mars, the Red Planet: online observation - 11 Feb. 2023 - The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0

Next 11 Feb. 2023, comet C/2022 E3 ZTF will “meet” Mars, the Red Planet: join us and enjoy the show from the comfort of your home.

ISS Makes A Spectacular Pass Over Texas Skies: WATCH | iHeart

The International Space Station passed over Texas today! | iHeart

Watch: Petaluma-born astronaut takes another walk in space

Nicole Mann, who has been aboard the International Space Station since October, stepped out of the station Feb. 2 for a spacewalk that lasted 6 hours and 41 minutes.

‘Pretty powerful’: Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet’

In freezing temperatures in rural LaPorte County, Indiana, a skywatcher was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years.

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of January 30, 2023

Crew members aboard the International Space Station conducted scientific investigations during the week of Jan 30 that included examining how fuel temperature affects material flammability, evaluating 3D printing of knee cartilage tissue, and observing liquid sloshing and turbulence in space.

NASA Spaceline Current Awareness List #1,035 3 February 2023 (Space Life Science Research Results)

SPACELINE Current Awareness Lists are distributed via listserv and are available on the NASA Task Book website

Hungry Black Hole was Already Feasting 800 Million Years After the Big Bang

How did Super-Massive Black Holes form? How have they grown so massive? Ancient actively-accreting black holes like this one must hold clues.

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92.

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92

Jupiter Now Has The Biggest Family Of Planets With 12 Newly Discovered Moons

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons of Jupiter, taking the total number of natural satellites revolving around the Gas Giant to 92. Now Jupiter, which is the biggest planet in the solar system, has the most number of moons.

Watch: Petaluma-born astronaut takes another walk in space

Nicole Mann, who has been aboard the International Space Station since October, stepped out of the station Feb. 2 for a spacewalk that lasted lasted 6 hours and 41 minutes.

Dress warm tonight if you plan on viewing these 2 celestial events over Houston

If you plan to go outside to view either of these celestial events, we have the best viewing conditions and weather attire on tap!

Rare green comet's close approach a feast for astrophotographers (photos)

Astronomy enthusiasts all over the world are turning their scopes toward a green comet that Earthlings may never see again.

Webb Space Telescope Glitch Likely Caused by Galactic Cosmic Ray – NIRISS Returns to Full Operations

On January 15, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) experienced a communications delay within the science instrument, causing its flight software to time out. Following a full investigation by NASA and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) teams, the caus

Saturn's Death Star Moon May Be a 'Stealth' Ocean World in Disguise - IGN

Saturn's "Death Star" moon Mimas may be hiding a subsurface ocean, according to the results of a new study that shed light on an ancient crater forming impact.

Saturn's moon Mimas may be a 'stealth' ocean world

"If Mimas has an ocean, it represents a new class of small, 'stealth' ocean worlds with surfaces that do not betray the ocean's existence."

Isotope Analysis of Primitive Meteorites Reveals Solar System Formed From “Poorly Mixed Cake Batter”

New work reveals Earth’s potassium arrived by meteoritic delivery service. Earth’s potassium arrived by meteoritic delivery service finds new research led by Carnegie’s Nicole Nie and Da Wang. Their work, published on January 26 in the journal Science, shows that some primitive meteorites contai

Jupiter's Moon Count Jumps to 92, Most in Solar System

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That's more than any other planet in our solar system. Saturn, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons. The Jupiter moons were added ...

OKC Astronomy Club setting up telescopes at Windsurfer's Point to watch comet pass

The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club will be setting up telescopes at Windsurfer's Point on the northeast corner of Lake Hefner to view Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).

Scientists Find New Evidence of Hidden Ocean World in Our Solar System

Planetary scientists have made a fascinating hypothesis about Saturn's smallest moon, Mimas, which may be home to a "stealth" ocean.

Astronomers Intrigued by 25 Mysterious Repeating Radio Signals From Deep Space

A team of astronomers has discovered a total of 25 different fast radio bursts, extremely powerful pulses of radio waves, that repeat in complex patterns.

Jupiter's moon count jumps to 92, most in solar system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That's more than any other planet in our solar system. Saturn, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons.

Move over, Saturn: Jupiter is the solar system's new 'moon master'

Jupiter now boasts the largest number of moons orbiting it after scientists discovered another 12 moons, bringing the behemoth's total up to 92.

Scientist find a dozen new Jupiter moons, gas giant now has most moons in solar system

Scientists have discovered 12 new Jovian moons, meaning that Jupiter now has 92 moons, making it the planet with the most moons in the solar system ahead of Saturn with 83.

February's Full Snow Moon Will Breeze Right By These 3 Zodiac Signs

On February 5, 2023, the February Full Snow Moon will breeze right by three lucky zodiac signs, according to astrologer Amy Tripp.

The first stars may have held up to 100,000 times the mass of the sun

The universe was simply different when it was younger. Recently astronomers have discovered that complex physics in the young cosmos may have led to the development of supermassive stars, each one containing ...

The green comet: how to see a once-in-50,000-years event in Australia’s night skies

The speeding C/2022 E3 (ZTF) and its icy tail will not be visible from most parts of Australia until 5 February – and won’t be visible again for a long, long time

What February's full moon in Leo means for you and your sign

The full moon in Leo occurs in February. Here's what the Wolf Moon has in store for each zodiac sign. Read on for horoscopes.

France pledges not to conduct anti-satellite missile tests but leaves other options open

Driven by concerns over space debris, in late November the French Ministry for the Armed Forces formally committed not to conduct anti-satellite missile tests. And yet, France's space strategy of 2019 ...

This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 3 – 12

Comet ZTF is still near its brightest. The Big and Little Dog Stars mark Canis Major and Canis Minor. Monoceros haunts the Winter Triangle.

The February 2023 snow moon in Leo will bring high drama

February's full snow moon in Leo peaks with full mane, full heart and unmistakable roar on February 5, 2023, at 1:27 PM. Full moons are by default heightened affairs where culminations come a...

Spacewalkers Relax, Science Continues as Station Orbits Higher

Two astronauts took the morning off on Friday following a spacewalk the day before while the rest of the Expedition 68 crew conducted the latest space experiments and lab maintenance tasks.

OKC Astronomy Club hosting watch party to view green comet that hasn't been seen since Stone Age

Oklahomans will be able to see a green comet in the sky that hasn't been seen since the Stone Age.

Perspective: Our very important place in the universe

If a camera that can see a golf ball 20 miles away makes you feel small and insignificant, Tom McBride is here to restore your pride in humanity. Maybe.

Astronomers find rare Earth-mass rocky planet suitable for the search for signs of life

A newly discovered exoplanet could be worth searching for signs of life. Analyses by a team led by astronomer Diana Kossakowski of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy describe a planet that orbits ...

‘Pretty powerful’: Northwest Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet’

LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — While freezing in rural LaPorte County, a man was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. Space enthusiasts li…

NASA astronaut and Petaluma native takes historic Spacewalk

(KRON) — NASA astronaut and Petaluma, Calif., native Nicole Mann will take a historic spacewalk with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata Thursday morning to continue in…

Astronomers discover potential habitable exoplanet only 31 light-years from Earth

Is Wolf 1069 b the Earth-like exoplanet we've been looking for?

A newly discovered exoplanet could be worth searching for signs of life. Analyses by a team led by astronomer Diana Kossakowski of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy describe a planet that orbits its home star, the red ...

Scientists find Earth-like exoplanet in habitable zone around its star

Aliens may come invading the Earth or in peace, we never know. But the hint of potential danger has not stopped us from pointing our eyes and lenses at the vast expanse of space and wonder anyway. We scour the inky void for signs of life as well as for signs of planets that can potentially harbour life. Scientists have now found another almost Earth-like exoplanet that has the potential of harbouring life. Why? Because the planet lies in what is called 'habitable zone' around its star. In our Solar System, Earth lies perfectly in the habitable zone.

Curiosity rover finds metallic meteorite on Mars

The iron-nickel space rock, nicknamed 'Cacao,' is about 1 foot (0.3 meters) wide.

NASA Spots Mars Rock That's Not Like the Others

The Curiosity rover got up close and personal with a gorgeous meteorite.

The James Webb Space Telescope gets its own micrometeoroid forecast — here's how

"It is essentially a meteoroid flux detector, although not intentionally."

Good News! Webb is Fully Operational Again

The James Webb Space Telescope is back to full science operations. One of the telescope’s instruments, the Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) had been offline since January 15 due to a communications error. But engineers worked through the problem and were able to return the instrument to full operations.  “NASA and CSA [Canadian … Continue reading "Good News! Webb is Fully Operational Again"

NASA Traces James Webb Space Telescope Glitch to Cosmic Ray From Outside Our Solar System

High-energy radiation from far away caused a hiccup in a Webb instrument.

NASA Finds the Culprit Behind a Webb Telescope Malfunction: Powerful Cosmic Rays

NASA and the Canadian Space Agency suspect that a cosmic ray strike is to blame for an anomaly on the James Webb Space Telescope.

Space station astronauts finish preps for next pair of new solar arrays

Continuing work left over from a spacewalk last month, astronauts Nicole Mann and Koichi Wakata headed outside the International Space Station Thursday to finish installing a mounting bracket for new solar arrays due to arrive at the complex on a SpaceX resupply mission in June.

SpaceX launches 53 more Starlink internet satellites

A Falcon 9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Thursday with 53 more Starlink satellites for SpaceX's global internet network.

20 years after Columbia disaster, lessons learned still in sharp focus at NASA

Twenty years ago, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart high over Texas on the way to landing in Florida, killing a crew of seven astronauts in a tragedy with long-lasting consequences that still reverberate across the space program.

Starlink satellites, Italian space tug launched by SpaceX rocket

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday from California's Central Coast with 49 Starlink internet satellites and a rideshare space tug for the Italian company D-Orbit, itself carrying tech demo experiments and cremated human remains for customers in the United States, Germany, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday with 49 Starlink internet satellites and a rideshare payload for the Italian company D-Orbit. Liftoff from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California occurred at 8:15 a.m. PST (11:15 a.m. EST; 1615 GMT) after delays over the last two days to allow SpaceX to complete pre-launch preparations on the vehicle.

SpaceX launches heaviest payload on Falcon 9 rocket

A Falcon 9 rocket thundered off a launch pad at Cape Canaveral before dawn Thursday with another batch of 56 Starlink satellites, setting a record for the heaviest payload ever launched on a SpaceX rocket at more than 38,000 pounds.

Rocket Lab primed for busy year after first launch from Virginia

Rocket Lab’s first mission from a launch pad in Virginia delivered three small commercial satellites into orbit Tuesday night, starting what the company hopes will be a banner year with at least 15 flights from the new U.S. launch site and a spaceport in New Zealand.

Rocket Lab launched its first mission from a new launch site in Virginia Tuesday. The company's small satellite launcher took off from Virginia's Eastern Shore at 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT), carrying three small commercial satellites into orbit for HawkEye 360.

Another countdown begins for Rocket Lab’s first launch from Virginia

Rocket Lab is set to fill up its small Electron launcher with propellant fire it into space from Virginia Tuesday evening with three commercial satellites, the company's second try to launch its first mission from U.S. soil after bad weather thwarted attempts last month.

Astronauts complete spacewalk to prep for new ISS solar arrays

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and NASA astronaut Nicole Mann suited up and floated outside the International Space Station Friday for a spacewalk to prepare the lab for arrival of another pair of new solar arrays later this year.

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