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NASA Whats Up for February

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 - February 2018

Posted on: 1 Feb 2018, 6:05 pm

This month, in honor of Valentine's Day, we look at celestial star pairs and constellation couples.

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 152 Light: ESO’s VLT Working as 16-metre Telescope for First Time (4K UHD)

Posted on: 13 Feb 2018, 9:00 am

The ESPRESSO instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile has used the combined light of all four of the 8.2-metre Unit Telescopes for the first time. Combining light from the Unit Telescopes in this way makes the VLT the largest optical telescope in existence in terms of collecting area.


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 107: Decoding the colours of NGC 3344

Posted on: 14 Feb 2018, 10:00 am

Our eyes detect only visible light, but on board Hubble are a variety of instruments that together detect many different wavelengths of light. This means that Hubble is able to observe galaxies over a wide range of wavelengths to reveal features that would otherwise remain invisible to our eyes.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNew Clues to TRAPPIST-1 Planet Compositions, Atmospheres 5 Feb 2018, 10:30 am

The seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1 are all mostly made of rock, with some having the potential to hold more water than Earth, according to a new study.

FaviconMedia Invited to Talk to NASA Experts about the Supermoon, Total Lunar Eclipse 29 Jan 2018, 11:00 am

Members of the news media are invited to RSVP for interviews with NASA lunar research experts about the upcoming rare supermoon lunar eclipse. This spectacle will be visible in the skies over the western United States in the early morning of Wednesday, January 31.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconTime-lapse Sequence of Jupiter’s South Pole 23 Feb 2018, 8:37 am

This series of images captures cloud patterns near Jupiter's south pole, looking up towards the planet’s equator.

FaviconRobert Lawrence: America's First African-American Astronaut 22 Feb 2018, 8:54 am

On June 30, 1967, the U.S. Air Force selcted Maj. Robert H. Lawrence, Jr. for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, Authorized in August 1965, a program which envisioned a series of mini-space stations in low polar Earth orbit.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconWhen Roses Aren t Red 

Not all roses are red Not all roses are red

Astronomy News

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Favicon Amazon Studios Is Bringing the 'Culture' Sci-Fi Book Series to TV

"Consider Phlebas," the first novel in the "Culture" series of books by author Iain M. Banks, is being adapted for television for the first time.

Favicon Watch Moons of Mars 'Dance' in NASA Video (But There's a Trick)

Phobos and Deimos, the two moons of Mars, are rocky and odd, but they share a serene grace as they appear to dance by each other in this stunning video of NASA images. But don't be fooled: the moons aren't moving like the video suggests.

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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