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NASA Whats Up for July

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 - July 2018

Posted on: 2 Jul 2018, 2:32 pm

Mars is closest to Earth since 2003!

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 171 Light: Colourful Celestial Landscape (4K UHD)

Posted on: 11 Jul 2018, 6:00 am

New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed the star cluster RCW 38 in all its glory. These observations was taken during testing of the HAWK-I camera with the GRAAL adaptive optics system. It shows the cluster and its surrounding clouds of brightly glowing gas in exquisite detail, with dark tendrils of dust threading through the bright core of this young gathering of stars.


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 111: Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost

Posted on: 27 Jun 2018, 1:00 pm

Astronomers have found that ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. Using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, in cooperation with ground-based telescopes, a team of researchers concluded that ‘Oumuamua is most likely outgassing — suggesting that this enigmatic interstellar nomad is a peculiar comet rather than an asteroid.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA’s TESS Spacecraft Continues Testing Prior to First Observations 11 Jul 2018, 11:00 am

After a successful launch on April 18, 2018, NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is currently undergoing a series of commissioning tests before it begins searching for planets.

FaviconPlanet-Shifting Collision Shaped Uranus’ “Rolling” Rotation 9 Jul 2018, 10:00 am

Scientists have always wondered how Uranus got tilted so much that it spins on its side, and now research on the planet’s early formation gives us new insight.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconA Merger of Stars 16 Jul 2018, 10:57 am

Launched 15 years ago, the Spitzer Space Telescope has made many discoveries, including this detection of the merger of two neutron stars.

FaviconJamming with the 'Spiders' from Mars 12 Jul 2018, 5:51 pm

This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, acquired May 13, 2018 during winter at the South Pole of Mars, shows a carbon dioxide ice cap covering the region and as the sun returns in the spring, "spiders" begin to emerge from the landscape.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconMoon and Venus over Cannon Beach 

What's that spot next to the Moon? What's that spot next to the Moon?

FaviconNeutrino Associated with Distant Blazar Jet 

With equipment frozen deep into ice beneath Earth's South Pole, With equipment frozen deep into ice beneath Earth's South Pole,

Astronomy News

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Favicon Amazon Prime Day 2018: The Best Space Deals to Watch

Amazon Prime Day starts Monday, July 16 at 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT). Here are some awesome deals and discounts for space fans.

Favicon Hey, Star Wars Fans! Check Out These Amazon Prime Day Deals

For those who want the force to be with them, a ton of Star Wars-themed deals are being offered today.

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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