Pushing Limits: A Spring Sky Double Star Romp

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News, dawes limit, double star, Double Stars, Explore the Night with Bob King, Observing by Bob King

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Push your telescope to the limit and put your eyes to the test with this series of tight-knit springtime double stars.

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Edge-On View of Spiral Galaxy Reveals ‘Odd Twists’ | Video

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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A new view of galaxy NGC 1055 captured by the Very Large Telescope’s FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph 2 (FORS2) instrument shows galactic structure twists that were likely caused by interactions with other galaxies.

WATCH LIVE TODAY @ 12:30 pm ET: Atlas V Rocket Launching NROL-79 Spy Satellite

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch the NROL-79 spacecraft from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:50 p.m. EST (1750 GMT) Wednesday (March 1). Watch it live here, beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST, courtesy of ULA.

Skywatchers! Moon ‘Hides’ Aldebaran, Venus Phases and More In March 2017 | Video

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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An occultation of the star Aldebaran will occur on March 4, and it will be visible over a large portion of the United States. Also, find out why the Venus and Mercury go through phases.

Curiosity rover spies Mars dust devils

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News, Space, Videos by Deborah Byrd

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As NASA explained, “On Mars, wind rules.”

Constellations and Planets In March 2017 Skywatching – Where to Look | Video

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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The Gemini and Cancer constellations make great targets this month. Mars, Venus, Mercury and Jupiter are you’re evening planets, while Saturn makes its presence known in the pre-dawn hours.

US Spy Satellite Launching Today: Watch It Live

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch the NROL-79 satellite today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 12:50 p.m. EST. You can watch the launch live here at Space.com, courtesy of ULA.

Best Night Sky Events of March 2017 (Stargazing Maps)

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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See what’s up in the night sky for March 2017, including stargazing events and the moon’s phases, in this Space.com gallery courtesy of Starry Night Software.

Should NASA’s Next Mars Rover Tread New Ground?

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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Columbia Hills/Gusev Crater, which NASA’s now-dead Spirit rover studied intensively from 2004 through 2009, is one of three finalist landing sites for the agency’s next Mars rover, a life-hunting machine scheduled to launch in 2020.

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, March 2017

March 1, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

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Find out what’s up in your night sky during February 2017 and how to see it in this Space.com stargazing guide.

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