LEGO Apollo Saturn V: Tallest LEGO Ideas Set Ever Made

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News, Featured, Lego, NASA, Space Exploration by Fraser Cain

2957864-o_1bepvgkf71iu7iol1omls601857f.jpg

LEGO announced their new LEGO Apollo Saturn V rocket set for June 1, 2017. With 1969-pieces, it’ll be the tallest to come out of their Ideas community.

The post LEGO Apollo Saturn V: Tallest LEGO Ideas Set Ever Made appeared first on Universe Today.

The Late Heavy Bombardment: A Violent Assault on Young Earth

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

Debris from space bombarded Earth billions of years ago and may have delivered water to the hot, young planet.

SpaceX Breaks Up US Spy Satellite Launch Monopoly | Video

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

When the private spaceflight company launches the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) satellite, designated NROL-76, a 10-year stretch where every U.S. military and national security satellite was launched by United Launch Alliance (ULA) will end.

Watch SpaceX Launch a Military Spy Satellite for 1st Time Sunday

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

Breaking a 10-year monopoly by United Launch Alliance (ULA), SpaceX will launch a satellite into orbit on a classified mission this morning (April 28) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Braille Guide Gives Users a Feel for 2017 Solar Eclipse

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

A new tactile guide lets everyone learn more about the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse — even people who won’t be able see it.

Watch Live Sunday! SpaceX’s 1st Military Launch Lifts Off @ 7 am ET

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

On Sunday, April 30, SpaceX will launch the classified satellite NROL-76 for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office and you can watch it live here. Liftoff is set for 7 a.m. EDT (1100 GMT).

Watch Astronauts Play Ping-Pong with Water in Ultra-HD

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

In the first live 4k video stream from the International Space Station on Wednesday (April 26), NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer wowed viewers by playing with water in zero-G.

‘Grand Finale’ at Saturn Begins: Cassini Spacecraft’s 1st Ring Dive in Pictures

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

On April 26, 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft swooped through the space between Saturn and its rings. Here are the first photos from the epic encounter.

Io’s shadow on Jupiter

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News, Today's Image by Deborah Byrd

Jupiter_2017.04-1024-sq-150x150.jpg

Here’s is Jupiter’s closest moon, Io, casting its shadow on Jupiter’s cloud tops. Another moon, Europa, is to the left.

Venus at its brightest in morning sky

April 29, 2017 in Astronomy News, Tonight by Bruce McClure

2017-april-29-venus-greatest-illuminated-extent-150x150.jpg

Day side of Venus now covering more area – as seen in Earth’s sky – than at any other time during this morning apparition. So Venus is now at its brightest!

Skip to toolbar