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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 2016

Posted on: 1 Jul 2016, 1:14 pm

Use Saturn as your guide to a tour of the summer Milky Way.

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 86: From Dr. to Professor -- about the important role of ESO’s community

Posted on: 19 Jul 2016, 4:00 am

ESO is a place where talented engineers, astronomers and many other specialists from all over the world meet and work together. A place where knowledge is shared to provide the astronomical community with the tools to conduct cutting-edge research. One of the ESO scientists who is well known to ESOcast viewers is our regular presenter, Dr J. aka Dr Joe Liske.


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 93: Telescope Teamwork

Posted on: 6 Jul 2016, 10:00 am

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most sophisticated telescopes in the world. But even Hubble cannot uncover all secrets of the Universe on its own. This new Hubblecast focusses on discoveries astronomers made using Hubble and other telescopes, both in space and on the ground, in a scientific teamwork.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

Ames News RSS

FaviconNASA’s Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets During Its K2 Mission 18 Jul 2016, 11:59 am

An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission.

FaviconNASA's Airborne Mission to Explore the Global Atmosphere 7 Jul 2016, 9:39 am

A new NASA airborne campaign aims to map the contours of the atmosphere as carefully as explorers once traced the land and oceans below.

Favicon3-D Simulations and NASA Supercomputer Help Further Discovery of the Origin of Stars 6 Jul 2016, 10:15 am

What processes are involved in the formation of individual stars and stellar clusters in our own galaxy and other galaxies? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are using NASA’s most powerful supercomputer, Pleiades, to create unique star-formation simulations to answer this question.

FaviconStatic Electricity May Transport Dust Across Airless Planetary Bodies 30 Jun 2016, 6:39 pm

A NASA-funded research team, led by Mihaly Horanyi at the University of Colorado-Boulder (CU-Bolder), has conducted laboratory experiments to bring closure to a long-standing issue of electrostatic dust transport, explaining a variety of unusual phenomena on the surfaces of airless planetary bodies, including observations from the Apollo era.

FaviconSOFIA Status Update 27 Jun 2016, 11:01 pm

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), NASA’s flying telescope, was cleared to return to flight on June 27, 2016 (New Zealand date).

Astronomy News

Space.com News Feed

Favicon The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

See the best photos on Space.com this week, including amazing images from a SpaceX rocket launch and landing, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos dressed as an alien and a super-deep photo from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Favicon 'Star Trek' Art at SDCC 2016 Celebrates 50 Years of Strange New Worlds

"Star Trek" is taking art into a whole new frontier at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

Favicon 'Star Trek' Makeup by M-A-C Beams Into San Diego Comic-Con

M-A-C its new "Star Trek" line of cosmetics to San Diego Comic-Con this week (complete with their own transporter pad) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic science fiction franchise.

Favicon The Most Amazing Space Stories This Week!

SpaceX landed another rocket, NASA marked the 40th anniversary of the Viking mission's first landing on Mars and astronomers spotted more potentially habitable exoplanets. Here are the most amazing things that happened in the universe this week.

Favicon Marvel's 'Rocket and Groot' Space Station Mission Patch Debuts | Video

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' characters have been integrated into an International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory (Managed by CASIS) patch in partnership with Marvel's Custom Solutions Group.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconSummer Planets and Milky Way 

Summer Planets and Milky Way Summer Planets and Milky Way

FaviconGalaxy Cluster Abell S1063 and Beyond 

Some 4 billion light-years away, galaxies of massive Abell S1063 Some 4 billion light-years away, galaxies of massive Abell S1063

FaviconFalcon 9: Launch and Landing 

Falcon 9: Launch and Landing Falcon 9: Launch and Landing

FaviconDark Dunes on Mars 

How does wind affect sand on Mars? How does wind affect sand on Mars?

FaviconColor the Universe 

Wouldn't it be fun to color in the universe? Wouldn't it be fun to color in the universe?

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconAquanauts Splash Down, Beginning NEEMO 21 Research Mission 22 Jul 2016, 9:53 am

The NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21 mission began on July 21, 2016, as an international crew of aquanauts splashed down to the undersea Aquarius Reef Base, 62 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean. The NEEMO 21 crew will perform research both inside and outside the habitat during a 16-day simulated space mission.

FaviconNASA's Hubble Looks to the Final Frontier 21 Jul 2016, 10:04 am

This view of a massive cluster of galaxies unveils a very cluttered-looking universe filled with galaxies near and far. Some are distorted like a funhouse mirror through a "space warp" phenomenon first predicted by Einstein a century ago.

FaviconSunset at the Viking Lander 1 Site 20 Jul 2016, 11:30 am

On July 20, 1976, at 8:12 a.m. EDT, NASA received the signal that the Viking Lander 1 successfully reached the Martian surface. This major milestone represented the first time the United States successfully landed a vehicle on the surface of Mars, collecting an overwhelming amount of data that would soon be used in future NASA missions.

FaviconMelt Water Over Arctic Sea Ice 19 Jul 2016, 10:24 am

Sea ice across the Arctic Ocean is shrinking to below-average levels this summer. NASA’s Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, just completed its first flights studying the aquamarine pools of melt water on the ice surface that may be accelerating the overall sea ice retreat.

FaviconNot Really Starless at Saturn 18 Jul 2016, 7:30 am

Saturn's main rings, along with its and moons, are much brighter than most stars.

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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