"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances."

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Circumpolar Star Trails

APOD - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:00pm

Circumpolar Star Trails


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Cabin Under the Stars

APOD - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:00pm

Gocka's, a family nickname for the mountain cabin,


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

IC 342: The Hidden Galaxy

APOD - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:00pm

IC 342: The Hidden Galaxy


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Heart and Soul Nebulas

APOD - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:00pm

Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Meteor and Milky Way over the Alps

APOD - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:00pm

Now this was a view with a thrill.


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Tycho Supernova Remnant in X-ray

APOD - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:00pm

What star created this huge puffball?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Total Lunar Eclipse at Moonset

APOD - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:00pm

The Moon slid


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Lunar Craters Show Spike in Earth-Pummeling Space Rocks

Space - SciAm - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 8:00am
A new analysis suggests the last few hundred million years of life on Earth has seen above-average asteroid impact rates

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Categories: Astronomy

Under a Blood Moon: A Look at Famous Lunar Eclipses in History

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:58am
On the evening of Jan. 20, the moon will undergo a total eclipse, visible over all of the Americas.
Categories: Astronomy

US Launching Secret Spy Satellite Today! Here's How to Watch Live

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:49am
The United States plans to launch a hush-hush spy satellite Saturday (Jan. 19), and you can watch the liftoff live.
Categories: Astronomy

Physicists Want to Build an Even More Powerful Atom Smasher at CERN

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:41am
The search for the universe's hidden particles continues
Categories: Astronomy

How Long Is a Day on Saturn? Scientists Finally Solve a Lingering Mystery

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:40am
Set your timers for 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds — scientists have finally figured out how long a day lasts on Saturn, cracking a lingering mystery about the ringed gas giant.
Categories: Astronomy

SpaceX to Shift Starship Work From California to Texas

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:30am
Less than a week after laying off 10 percent of its employees, SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it plans to shift work on at least prototypes of its next-generation launch system from Los Angeles to Texas.
Categories: Astronomy

Blue Origin to Launch 10th New Shepard Test Flight Monday

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:30am
Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital spaceflight system will fly for the 10th time on Monday (Jan. 21), if all goes according to plan.
Categories: Astronomy

Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019: Complete Guide

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00am
Overnight from Jan. 20 to Jan. 21, 2019, millions of people in North and South America can enjoy a full hour of a total lunar eclipse.
Categories: Astronomy

On This Day in Space! Jan. 19, 2006: New Horizons Launched

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00am
On January 19, 2006, NASA launched a spacecraft to Pluto! New Horizons is a spacecraft about the size of a grand piano, and it became the first spacecraft to fly by Pluto. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series!
Categories: Astronomy

Every bottle of prosecco may erode 4.4 kilograms of Italian hillside

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 4:00am
In Italy's traditional prosecco-growing region, estimates suggest that 400,000 tonnes of soil is eroded from the vineyards each year
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Every bottle of prosecco may erode 4.4 kilograms of Italian hillside

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 4:00am
In Italy's traditional prosecco-growing region, estimates suggest that 400,000 tonnes of soil is eroded from the vineyards each year
Categories: Astronomy

Launch Photos: Spy Satellite NROL-71 Soars on Secret Mission Atop Delta IV Heavy Rocket

Space.com - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 2:38am
On Jan. 19, 2019, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launched the clandestine NROL-71 spy satellite on a secret mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. See amazing photos of the launch here.
Categories: Astronomy

Geothermal Heating Could Make Life Possible on the Super Earth Planet at Barnard’s Star

Universe Today - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:23am

In 2018, scientists announced the discovery of a extrasolar planet orbiting Barnard’s star, an M-type (red dwarf) that is just 6 light years away. Using the Radial Velocity method, the research team responsible for the discovery determined that this exoplanet (Barnard’s Star b) was at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth and experienced average …

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Categories: Astronomy