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Watch live as ISS astronauts return to Earth tonight

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 04:00
Three crew members are scheduled to depart the space station for Earth after more than six months in space.
Categories: Astronomy

Saydean Zeldin: Guiding Apollo’s engines

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 04:00
From programming the computer that helped Apollo fly to developing novel software engineering techniques after leaving NASA, one woman has had a major hand in the way technology works today.
Categories: Astronomy

NASA selects PUNCH, a new mission to study the Sun

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:00
Made of four individual spacecraft, this mission will survey the Sun and help scientists better understand solar weather.
Categories: Astronomy

Elaine Denniston: The woman who corrected Apollo's code

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:00
Although her job description ended with punching programs into cards to be run by the computer, this sharp-eyed keypuncher corrected programmers' code on her own to ensure it ran properly.
Categories: Astronomy

What did the Apollo astronauts leave behind?

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:00

Although science wasn’t the main reason we went to the Moon, it nevertheless provided valuable benefits.

Categories: Astronomy

What the Apollo Moon rocks told us

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:00

Buried within the Apollo samples that came back to Earth were the clues of lunar origins.

Categories: Astronomy

The Sky This Week from June 21 to 30

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:00
Mercury climbs well above the western horizon during evening twilight, while Jupiter and Saturn vie for attention in the late evening sky.
Categories: Astronomy

Hacking Apollo 14: How an MIT computer scientist saved a lunar landing

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 04:00
All of the Apollo missions placed NASA and the astronauts under extreme pressure to succeed, but Apollo 14 faced unusual challenges even before it launched in February 1971. Coming on the heels of the nearly disastrous Apollo 13 mission, NASA was eager to show the United States and the world that it could bounce back. Another successful moon landing would restore the prestige of the agency and to help ensure funding for future Apollo and post-Apollo missions. The Apollo 14 crew consisted of Co
Categories: Astronomy

The Event Horizon Telescope's possible next target? Blazars

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 04:00
The Event Horizon Telescope made history on April 10 when it captured the first image of a supermassive black hole’s event horizon at the heart of galaxy M87. While there’s only one other target close enough to image that way – the black hole at the center of our own Milky Way – there are plenty of other targets where EHT’s sharp gaze can still make breakthroughs. Astronomers are proposing to use EHT to image the jets of a blazar called PKS 1510-089 more than 4 bill
Categories: Astronomy

Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson says it’s an exciting time for space exploration

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 04:00
The U.S. space endurance record holder breaks down the biggest challenges she faced on the space station, and why we need to lead the future of space flight.
Categories: Astronomy

ESA plans mission to intercept a 'pristine' comet

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 04:00
The spacecraft will launch in 2028 and then lie in wait for the right target – one untouched by the Sun’s rays – to fly near.
Categories: Astronomy

Astronomers discover a new stage of galaxy evolution — the ‘cold quasar’

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 04:00
These galaxies should be done making stars, but they're not.
Categories: Astronomy

What to know before the next Falcon Heavy launch

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:00
The third launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will ferry up a number of new and innovative experiments.
Categories: Astronomy

The Hubble Telescope's successor inches closer to launch

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:00
After successfully testing its ability to withstand extreme temperature swings and the vacuum of space, the James Webb Space Telescope is now one step closer to its planned launch in 2021.
Categories: Astronomy

Scientists read the Sun’s history in Moon rocks

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:00
Moon rocks have revealed our young Sun spun once every nine to 10 days, and it's the reason life evolved on Earth but not on our closest neighbor planets.
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