6 Things to Know About Trump and NASA

January 20, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

Ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration tonight (Jan. 20), here are six things to know about the soon-to-be-president’s actions and projected plans relating to NASA.

Launch Photos: SBIRS Geo-3 Missile-Warning Satellite

January 20, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

The U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS Geo-3 missile-detection satellite is scheduled to launch atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Jan. 20, 2017. See photos of the satellite and its liftoff here.

Facebook Live and Book Giveaway Monday: ‘The Glass Universe’ by Dava Sobel

January 20, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

Tune in Monday (Jan. 19) on Facebook Live to ask questions and for a chance to win a copy of Dava Sobel’s new book, “The Glass Universe.”

Cassini Gets Up Close and Personal With Saturn’s ‘Wavemaker’ Moon Daphnis

January 20, 2017 in Astronomy News by SPACE.com

As NASA’s Saturn mission skims the gas giant’s rings, it’s seeing incredible detail in the interactions between ring particles and a tiny moon’s gravity.

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 28

January 20, 2017 in Astronomy News, Observing, This Week's Sky At a Glance by Alan MacRobert

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Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy.

The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 20 – 28 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

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The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula in Cepheus

January 20, 2017 in Astronomy News by APOD

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Like an illustration in a galactic

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Layer Cake Sunset

January 20, 2017 in Astronomy News by APOD

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On January 18 a tantalizing sunset was captured in this snapshot.

NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo Launch

January 19, 2017 in Astronomy News by NASA Breaking News

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Media accreditation now is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station, currently targeted for no earlier than February.

Public to Choose Jupiter Picture Sites for NASA Juno

January 19, 2017 in Astronomy News, science by News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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For the first time, the public can vote on which pictures the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager takes of Jupiter.

Moon, Jupiter, Jupiter’s moons

January 19, 2017 in Astronomy News, Today's Image by Deborah Byrd

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Jupiter and its Galilean moons with Earth’s moon at the last quarter phase, captured Thursday morning.

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