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07/29/2015 10:24 AM
What Are These Strange Scarlet Streaks Spotted on Tethys?
Resembling what the skin on my arms looks like after giving my cat a bath, the surface of Saturn’s moon Tethys is seen above in an extended-color composite from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft showing strange long red streaks. They stretch for long distances across the moon’s surface following the rugged terrain, continuing unbroken over hills and down into craters… […]

07/28/2015 09:16 AM
Ceres Resembles Saturn’s Icy Moons
Ceres’ topography is revealed in full (but false) color in a new map created from elevation data gathered by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, now nearly five months in orbit around the dwarf planet orbiting the Sun within the main asteroid belt. With craters 3.7 miles (6 km) deep and mountains rising about the same distance from its surface, […]

07/28/2015 08:02 AM
Faces of the Solar System
“Look, it has a tiny face on it!” This sentiment was echoed ‘round the web recently, as an image of Pluto’s tiny moon Nix was released by the NASA New Horizons team. Sure, we’ve all been there. Lay back in a field on a lazy July summer’s day, and soon, you’ll see faces of all […]

07/27/2015 11:52 AM
Blues for the Second Full Moon of July
Brace yourselves for Blue Moon madness. The month of July 2015 hosts two Full Moons: One on July 2nd and another coming right up this week on Friday, July 31st at 10:43 Universal Time (UT)/6:43 AM EDT. In modern day vernacular, the occurrence of two Full Moons in one calendar month has become known as […]

07/26/2015 03:02 PM
See Pluto’s Icy Flow Plains and Mountains Revealed in Highest Resolution Flyover Mosaic and Movie
Until barely two weeks ago, Pluto tantalized humanity for eight decades with mysteries we could only imagine – seen as just a point of light or fuzzy blob in the world’s most powerful telescopes. Now the last explored planetary system in our solar system is being revealed for the first time in history to human […]

07/24/2015 02:41 PM
Flowing Ice, Exotic Mountains and Backlit Haze Highlight Pluto as Never Seen Before
Spectacular imagery of huge regions of flowing ice, monumental mountain ranges and a breathtakingly backlit atmospheric haze showing Pluto as we’ve never seen it before, were among the newest discoveries announced today, July 24, by scientists leading NASA’s New Horizons mission which sped past the planet for humanity’s first ever up-close encounter only last week. […]

07/23/2015 10:38 PM
USAF High Throughput Tactical Satcom Takes Flight in Stunning Florida Sunset Blastoff
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – An advanced military communications satellite that will significantly fortify tactical communications amongst U.S. and allied military forces took flight this evening, July 23, during a stunning sunset blastoff of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket from the Florida space coast as threatening weather luckily skirted away from […]

07/23/2015 10:00 AM
A Place for Alien Life? Kepler Mission Discovers Earth’s Older Cousin, Kepler-452b
Scientists say NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has discovered Earth’s “older, bigger first cousin” –  a planet that’s about 60 percent bigger than our own, circling a sunlike star in an orbit that could sustain liquid water and perhaps life. (...)Read the rest of A Place for Alien Life? Kepler Mission Discovers Earth’s Older Cousin, Kepler-452b (783 […]

07/23/2015 08:48 AM
Astronomers Spot a Intriguing ‘5-Star’ Multiple System
An interesting multiple star discovery turned up in the ongoing hunt for exoplanetary systems. The discovery was announced by Marcus Lohr of Open University early this month at the National Astronomy Meeting that was held at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales. The discovery involves as many as five stars in a single stellar system, orbiting […]

07/23/2015 08:45 AM
ULA Delta IV Rocket Launches July 23 with USAF High Capacity Satcom: Watch Live
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL – A high powered military communications satellite for the US Air Force is now slated for launch on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket on Thursday evening, July 23, following a scrub called on Wednesday due to powerful thunderstorms passing too close to the Cape Canaveral launch […]


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