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NASA Whats Up for January

NASACast: What's Up? Video Podcasts

What's Up? -- A monthly video that gives tips for where you can find the moon, planets and stars in the night sky. Also includes amateur astronomy news and updates on NASA missions.

FaviconWhat's Up - January 2018

Posted on: 2 Jan 2018, 6:16 am


ESO European Southern Observatory ESOcast

ESOcast SD

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

FaviconESOcast 146 Light: Odd Behaviour of Star Reveals Black Hole in Giant Star Cluster (4K UHD)

Posted on: 17 Jan 2018, 6:00 am

Astronomers using ESO’s MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely. It appears to be orbiting an invisible black hole with about four times the mass of the Sun — the first such inactive stellar-mass black hole found in a globular cluster.


Hubblecast HD

The latest news about astronomy, space and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope presented in High Definition is only for devices that play High Definition video (not iPhone or iPod). To watch the Hubblecast on your iPod and/or iPhone, please download the Standard Definition version also available on iTunes.

FaviconHubblecast Light 106: Flying through the Orion Nebula

Posted on: 15 Jan 2018, 10:30 am

This visualisation takes the viewer on a breathtaking flight through the Orion Nebula, a nearby star-forming region. The video has been produced using scientific imagery and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNext Stop: The Stratosphere via Virtual Tour 19 Jan 2018, 10:22 am

A new virtual tour brings users aboard NASA’s flying observatory SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy.

FaviconWhat Stars Will Hatch From The Tarantula Nebula? NASA’s Flying Observatory Seeks to Find Out 12 Jan 2018, 6:00 am

Astronomers observed massive star formation regions in the Milky Way’s largest satellite galaxy.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconPrepping the Parker Solar Probe for Space 19 Jan 2018, 11:05 am

At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Parker Solar Probe is lowered into the 40-foot-tall thermal vacuum chamber. The thermal vacuum chamber simulates the harsh conditions that the spacecraft will experience on its journey through space, including near-vacuum conditions and severe hot and cold temperatures.

FaviconJupiter’s Swirling South Pole 18 Jan 2018, 2:35 pm

This image of Jupiter’s swirling south polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it neared completion of its tenth close flyby of the gas giant planet.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconAn Immersive Visualization of the Galactic Center 

What if you could look out from the center of our Galaxy -- what might you see? What if you could look out from the center of our Galaxy -- what might you see?

FaviconThe Upper Michigan Blizzard of 1938 

Yes, but can your blizzard do this? Yes, but can your blizzard do this?

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Flat Earth Rocketeer Says He Will Launch in Two Weeks

"Mad" Mike Hughes, a flat-Earth conspiracy theorist, appears to have a new rocket and a new launch date for his mission to prove our oblate spheroid world is actually a disc. (It isn't.)

Favicon Falcon Heavy Tests Grounded by Government Shutdown

SpaceX will have to wait a bit longer to test its first Falcon Heavy rocket, as NASA and Air Force personnel stay home due to an ongoing U.S. government shutdown.

Faces of the Moon A new book by ASNH member Bob Crelin Click the book below for information on the book

There Once Was A Sky Full Of Stars A new book by ASNH member Bob Crelin Click the book below for information on the book

The 100 Best Targets for Astrophotography A new book by ASNH member Ruben Kier Click the book below for a review from Springer.com

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