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NASA Whats Up for May

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 - May 2018

Posted on: 1 May 2018, 6:19 pm

The moon and Saturn meet Mars in the morning as NASA's Insight spacecraft launches to the red planet on May 5.

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 161 Light: Distant galaxy reveals very early star formation (4K UHD)

Posted on: 16 May 2018, 1:00 pm

Astronomers have used observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to determine that star formation in the very distant galaxy MACS1149-JD1 started at an unexpectedly early stage, only 250 million years after the Big Bang. This discovery also represents the most distant oxygen ever detected in the Universe and the most distant galaxy ever observed by ALMA or the VLT.


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 109: Diving into the Lagoon Nebula

Posted on: 19 Apr 2018, 10:00 am

On 24 April 1990, Hubble was launched into space. To celebrate its 28th year in orbit, some of Hubble’s precious observation time was used to observe the colourful Lagoon Nebula. One of only two star-forming nebulae visible to the unaided eye, this spectacular stellar nursery is not quite the tranquil landscape its name suggests.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconKepler Begins 18th Observing Campaign with a Focus on Star Clusters 23 May 2018, 1:02 pm

Kepler Begins 18th Observing Campaign with a Focus On Star Clusters

FaviconA Match Made on a High-Altitude Balloon 16 May 2018, 12:12 pm

On March 29, 2018, World View’s Stratollite high-altitude balloon lifted off from the company’s launch facility in Tucson, Arizona, reaching a float altitude of 115,000 feet.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconGoing Forward 24 May 2018, 9:31 am

This close-up image is of a 2-inch-deep hole produced using a new drilling technique for NASA's Curiosity rover. The hole is about 0.6 inches (1.6 centimeters) in diameter. This image was taken by Curiosity's Mast Camera (Mastcam) on Sol 2057.

FaviconLIFTOFF! 23 May 2018, 9:40 am

The GRACE Follow-On spacecraft launched onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconThe Gum Nebula Expanse 

Named for a cosmic cloud hunter, Australian astronomer Named for a cosmic cloud hunter, Australian astronomer

FaviconSpiral Galaxy NGC 4038 in Collision 

This galaxy is having a bad millennium. This galaxy is having a bad millennium.

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Delivers Science Gear (and Goodies) to Space Station

An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than 3 tons of vital supplies - and likely some goodies, too - for the orbiting laboratory's six-person crew.

Favicon What Can the Death of a Neutron Tell Us About Dark Matter?

Physicists speculate that decaying neutrons may be producing particles unknown to science that make up the elusive dark matter.

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

Cosmic Perspective Radio Shows

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