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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 2017

Posted on: 1 Feb 2017, 2:04 pm

This month watch bright Venus, Mars and Uranus, comets and Vesta, Plus the sunset glow of dust in our solar system.

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 95 Light: How Big is a Star? (4K UHD)

Posted on: 8 Feb 2017, 5:00 am

It’s hard to comprehend the sheer size of objects in space , but let’s give it a try!


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 97: Hubble, exoplanets and the hunt for life

Posted on: 15 Dec 2016, 9:00 am

Since astronomers discovered that the stars in the sky are other suns, humanity has wondered if they are also orbited by planets and if those planets host alien life. Since the discovery of the first exoplanet only 25 years ago Hubble is among the many instruments trying to answer these questions. This new Hubblecast tells the story of what we know so far and what we can hope for in the future.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests for Future Space Exploration 17 Feb 2017, 3:00 pm

NASA has selected five space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to real world.

FaviconNASA Saves Energy and Water with New Modular Supercomputing Facility 17 Feb 2017, 9:00 am

When NASA’s concept for an innovative modular supercomputing facility (MSF) with the potential to save millions of gallons of water a year was announced in November 2015, Silicon Valley was four years into California’s long-running drought.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconLiftoff of SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon From Launch Complex 39A 19 Feb 2017, 2:35 pm

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This is the company's 10th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff was at 9:39 a.m. EST from the historic launch site now operated by SpaceX under a property agreement with NASA.

FaviconFalcon 9 Rocket With Dragon Spacecraft Vertical at Launch Complex 39A 17 Feb 2017, 10:38 am

NASA provider SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are vertical at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff of SpaceX's tenth Commercial Resupply Services cargo mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for 10:01 a.m. EST on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconAlmost Three Tails for Comet Encke 

How can a comet have three tails? How can a comet have three tails?

FaviconBlack Sun and Inverted Starfield 

Does this strange dark ball look somehow familiar? Does this strange dark ball look somehow familiar?

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon SpaceX Delays Next Iridium Launch Two Months

Iridium Communications says SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its second batch of next-generation satellites from mid-April to mid-June, a move that shifts the expected completion date for Iridium Next to the middle of 2018.

Favicon When the Lights Went Out in the Universe

About 5 billion years ago, dark energy caused the universe's expansion to begin a period of rapid acceleration. As a result, regular matter has stopped forming larger and larger structures in the universe.

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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