Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Latest on Juno at Jupiter

Hey Space Placers!

NASA held a teleconference today about the latest findings from Juno at Jupiter.

Image: JunoCam image of Jupiter
Jupiter From Juno
Image Courtesy of NASA/Bruce Lemons
Click on the listings to read all about it: - Be SURE to check out the INCREDIBLE pics

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New ESA Lunar Impact Project

Hey Space Placers!

My fave place in the Universe, the Moon, is getting a new project. The European Space Agency (ESA) has started a study to detect and measure the temperature of lunar impacts.  These impacts happen frequently and this study will help improve our knowledge of their frequency, size and resulting crater formation.

Date: 24 May 2017
Depicts: Lunar impact flash
Copyright: NELIOTA project

In 11 hours of observing time 4 impacts were recorded by the 1.2 meter (48 inches) telescope and its cameras. The large aperture of the telescope and the sensitivity of the cameras should allow for the gathering of a large amount of data

NASA also has an lunar impact monitoring program but uses 14-inch telescopes.

I would love to be able to see one of these impacts. Amateur astronomers are participating in the NASA project.

Sky Guy in VA

Monday, May 22, 2017

Update on Space Missions

Hey Space Placers!

Get the latest on space missions here.

Artist Concept of New Horizons at Pluto
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Help Hunt For Exploding Stars

Hey Space Placers!

Join in the hunt for exploding stars - supernovae - by becoming part of a citizen science project.

This is just one of a number of astronomy citizen science projects that you can become part of at Zooinverse. The variety of projects includes hunting for 'Planet Nine', galaxies, exoplanets - a real 'Zoo" of space stuff ;-)

Whether you are an arm chair astronomer or an ardent telescope user, there is something for you to become part of.

Check it out and get involved.....the Universe awaits you.

Sky Guy in VA

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Submarine Comms Affect Structure of Van Allen Radiation Belts

Hey Space Placers!

Interesting NASA video that shows how we are affecting the space around Earth.

Sky Guy in VA

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

NASA's Sounding Rockets

Hey Space Placers!

Learn all about NASA's little rocket workhorses - sounding rockets.

Sky Guy in VA