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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 2015

Posted on: 4 May 2015, 12:35 pm

Venus and Mercury grace the west-northwest sky an hour past sunset and the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky this month.

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 74: Mapping the Southern Skies

Posted on: 30 Apr 2015, 5:00 am

ESOcast 74 looks at ESO’s pair of survey telescopes at Paranal: the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA) and the VLT Survey Telescope (VST).


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 84: A starry snapshot for Hubble’s 25th

Posted on: 23 Apr 2015, 9:15 am

This Hubblecast explores the new image of star cluster Westerlund 2, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope and released to celebrate its 25th year in orbit.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconOrion Heat Shield Analysis Work Nears Conclusion at NASA's Marshall Center 28 May 2015, 9:40 am

Technicians and engineers from three NASA centers have been working together at Marshall to remove the last charred material from the surface of the Orion heat shield, using state-of-the-art technology to preserve the material for analysis -- which could forever alter the way we fly human beings to other worlds.

FaviconNASA Ames Invites Media to Meet New Center Leaders 21 May 2015, 1:29 pm

For the first time, the new leaders of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will speak to members of the news media on Wednesday, May 27.

FaviconNASA Spacecraft Capture Rare, Early Moments of Baby Supernovae 20 May 2015, 11:14 am

NASA’s Kepler and Swift have caught unprecedented glimpses of newborn supernovae, stellar explosions that can help unravel the secrets of dark energy.

FaviconMission Manager Update: K2 in Campaign 5 15 May 2015, 2:41 am

Now in its fifth observing campaign, the Kepler spacecraft continues to operate beautifully after being revived as K2 nearly a year ago.

FaviconKepler Observes Neptune Dance with Its Moons 14 May 2015, 2:28 pm

NASA's Kepler spacecraft, known for its planet-hunting prowess of other stars, is also studying solar system objects. In its new K2 mission, Neptune and two of its moons, Triton and Nereid, have been imaged.

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Amateur Astronomers

Details about the X-37B spacecraft's current mission — known as Orbital Test Vehicle-4, or OTV-4 — are classified, but the satellite trackers' new observations are shedding some light on the vehicle's

Favicon Galaxy Crashes May Give Birth to Powerful Space Jets

Explosive geysers of material that shoot away from black holes at nearly the speed of light seem to form more often in galaxies that are the product of two galaxies merging together, according to a new study using data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Favicon It's Crater-palooza on Dwarf Planet Ceres (New Photo)

A new photo from NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows the battered surface of the dwarf planet Ceres in unprecedented detail. Dawn captured the image on May 23, when the probe was just 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers) from Ceres.

Favicon Pluto Shows No Danger Signs Yet for Incoming NASA Probe

New Horizons' hunt for new moons, rings and other potential hazards near Pluto has turned up nothing so far.

Favicon 5 Mars Mission Radiation Shield Ideas Win NASA Challenge

NASA has awarded prize money to five members of the public for their ideas about how to limit astronauts' radiation exposure during journeys through deep space.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconSaturn at Opposition 

Telescopic observers on Earth have been treated to spectacular Telescopic observers on Earth have been treated to spectacular

FaviconNearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 4945 

Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen Large spiral galaxy NGC 4945 is seen

FaviconApproaching Pluto 

Here comes Pluto. Here comes Pluto.

FaviconStarburst Galaxy M94 

What could cause the center of What could cause the center of

FaviconThe Galaxy Tree 

First came the trees. First came the trees.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconParachute Testing for NASA's InSight Mission 28 May 2015, 9:18 am

This parachute testing for NASA's InSight mission to Mars was conducted inside the world's largest wind tunnel, at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, in February 2015.

FaviconView From an F-15D 27 May 2015, 11:13 am

NASA pilot Jim Less and photographer Jim Ross pull their F-15D #897 aircraft away from a KC-135 refueling tanker. NASA is supporting the Edwards Air Force Base F-15 program with safety and photo chase expertise.

FaviconEuropa's Jupiter-Facing Hemisphere 26 May 2015, 10:55 am

This 12-frame mosaic provides the highest resolution view ever obtained of the side of Jupiter's moon Europa that faces the giant planet. It was obtained on Nov. 25, 1999 by the camera onboard the Galileo spacecraft, a past NASA mission to Jupiter and its moons which ended in 2003.

FaviconCoronal Loops Over a Sunspot Group 22 May 2015, 9:55 am

The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths to link changes in the surface to interior changes.

FaviconSpinSat Investigation Tests New Technology, Returns Data 21 May 2015, 11:26 am

Equipment and data from the SpinSat investigation returns to Earth today, May 21, 2015, with splashdown of the sixth SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. This Nov. 28, 2014 photograph by NASA astronaut Terry Virts captures the predeploy of SpinSat, which was launched into orbit from the station.

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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