Behold, directly overhead, a certain strange star was suddenly seen...
Amazed, and as if astonished and stupefied, I stood still.

— Tycho Brahe

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People who work in offices with more daylight sleep better at night

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:32am
When employees work in an office with more natural light they perform better in strategic thinking tests and sleep 37 minutes more per night on average
Categories: Astronomy

People who work in offices with more daylight sleep better at night

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:32am
When employees work in an office with more natural light they perform better in strategic thinking tests and sleep 37 minutes more per night on average
Categories: Astronomy

People sleep better when their office lets in more natural light

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:32am
When employees work in an office with more natural light they perform better in strategic thinking tests and sleep 37 minutes more per night on average
Categories: Astronomy

People sleep better when their office lets in more natural light

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:32am
When employees work in an office with more natural light they perform better in strategic thinking tests and sleep 37 minutes more per night on average
Categories: Astronomy

Astronomers Watch as Planets Are Born

Space - SciAm - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 10:00am
High-resolution images of the debris disks around stars are revealing how solar systems form

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Categories: Astronomy

June 2020: Stars of Early Summer

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 9:09am

Our 10-minute Sky Tour astronomy podcast guides you to planets, stars, and constellations in the early-summer sky in a casual, engaging way that your whole family can enjoy.

The post June 2020: Stars of Early Summer appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Categories: Astronomy

Demo-2: Launching Into History

NASA Image of the Day - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 8:59am
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Parkinson’s disease may spread from brain to gut and vice versa

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 3:00am
Research in baboons suggests that misfolded proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease can travel from the brain to gut and vice versa – with both routes causing equal amounts of brain cell death
Categories: Astronomy

Parkinson’s disease may spread from brain to gut and vice versa

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/01/2020 - 3:00am
Research in baboons suggests that misfolded proteins linked to Parkinson’s disease can travel from the brain to gut and vice versa – with both routes causing equal amounts of brain cell death
Categories: Astronomy

Mystic Mountain Monster being Destroyed

APOD - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 4:00pm

Inside the head of this interstellar monster is a star that is slowly destroying it.


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Demo-2 Launch: Setting Forth on a Historic Journey

NASA Image of the Day - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 7:22pm
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NASA Administrator, Sen. Cruz, Rep. Babin to Discuss Crew Dragon Test Flight at Briefing in Houston

NASA - Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 6:23pm
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Brian Babin of Texas will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. CDT Sunday, May 31, at Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, to discuss the successful docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert
Categories: NASA

NASA and SpaceX Make History with Successful Crew Dragon Launch!

Universe Today - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 5:30pm

NASA and SpaceX made history today with the launch of second demonstration flight of the Crew Dragon (Demo-2), which signalled the restoration of the US' domestic launch capability!

The post NASA and SpaceX Make History with Successful Crew Dragon Launch! appeared first on Universe Today.

Categories: Astronomy

NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts into new era of private spaceflight

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 5:21pm
On 30 May, SpaceX and NASA pulled off a historic launch – the first private spacecraft to take astronauts into orbit, and the first crewed launch from US soil in 9 years
Categories: Astronomy

NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts into new era of private spaceflight

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 5:21pm
On 30 May, SpaceX and NASA pulled off a historic launch – the first private spacecraft to take astronauts into orbit, and the first crewed launch from US soil in 9 years
Categories: Astronomy

NASA, SpaceX Launch Historic Mission to International Space Station

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 4:24pm

Crewed spaceflight returns to U.S. soil, with the successful launch of Crew Dragon Demo 2.

The post NASA, SpaceX Launch Historic Mission to International Space Station appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Categories: Astronomy

Liftoff! Demo-2 Heads to the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 3:58pm
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA

NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

NASA - Breaking News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 3:38pm
For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station.
Categories: NASA

Valles Marineris: The Grand Canyon of Mars

APOD - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 12:00pm

The largest canyon in the


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

SpaceX Demo-2: A New Era in Human Spaceflight

NASA Image of the Day - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:12am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen illuminated on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission, Saturday, May 30, 2020.
Categories: Astronomy, NASA