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  • NASA Tech Contributes to Soft Moon Landing, Agency Science Underway
    by Jennifer M. Dooren on 23rd February 2024 at 11:20 pm

    Editor’s note: This release was updated Feb. 23, 2024, to add an image from the news conference and participant titles. For the first time in more than 50 years, new NASA science instruments and technology demonstrations are operating on the Moon following the first successful delivery of the agency’s CLPS (Commercial Lunar Payload Services) initiative.

  • Hubble Views an Active Star-Forming Galaxy
    by Michelle Zajac on 23rd February 2024 at 8:47 pm

    This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features IC 3476, a dwarf galaxy that lies about 54 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices. While this image does not look very dramatic – we might say it looks almost serene – the actual physical events taking place in IC 3476 are highly energetic. In fact, the little galaxy

  • White Papers
    by Jacqueline E. Zito on 23rd February 2024 at 8:09 pm

    White Paper, “Space Data Ethics: The Next Frontier in Responsible Leadership” White Paper, “Space Data Ethics: The Next Frontier in Responsible Leadership,” prepared by the Climate and Societal Benefits Subcommittee. This is a position paper in support of a recommendation to develop the principles of space data ethics.  Completed December 1, 2023.  White Paper, “Enhancing

Image of the Day

  • Hubble Views an Active Star-Forming Galaxy
    on 23rd February 2024 at 9:16 pm

    This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image features IC 3476, a dwarf galaxy that lies about 54 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices. While this image does not look very dramatic – we might say it looks almost serene – the actual physical events taking place in IC 3476 are highly energetic. In fact, the little galaxy is undergoing a process called ram pressure stripping that is driving unusually high levels of star formation in regions of the galaxy.

Space Station News

  • NASA Sets Coverage for Agency’s SpaceX Crew-8 Launch, Docking
    by Roxana Bardan on 23rd February 2024 at 4:36 pm

    NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch is targeted for 12:04 a.m. EST, Friday, March 1, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The targeted docking time is about 7 a.m. on

  • Shanghai from Space
    by Monika Luabeya on 22nd February 2024 at 5:59 pm

    While the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above the East China Sea, NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli snapped this photo of Shanghai’s city lights and the Huangpu River flowing through downtown. Shanghai is the most populous city in China with a population of about 24.9 million. The space station serves as a unique platform for

  • NASA Invites Media to First Astronaut Launch Aboard Boeing’s Starliner
    by Lauren E. Low on 21st February 2024 at 9:31 pm

    Editor’s note: This advisory was updated Feb. 22, 2024, to include a target launch date. As part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, the agency opened media accreditation for the launch of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test to the International Space Station. The mission will be the company’s first Starliner spacecraft mission with crew. NASA astronauts

Astronomy Now

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  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 23 – March 3
    by Alan MacRobert on 23rd February 2024 at 10:27 am

    The full Moon splits the Sickle, the dawn Moon occults Antares, carnivore constellations stand up in the east, and the zodiacal light is at its evening best. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 23 – March 3 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • A Lunar Odyssey: "Odie" Lander Touches Down on the Moon
    by David Dickinson on 22nd February 2024 at 11:49 pm

    Odysseus has become the first mission of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services program to soft-land on the Moon. The post A Lunar Odyssey: "Odie" Lander Touches Down on the Moon appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Night Sky News from Astronomy Now

  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 23 – March 3
    by Alan MacRobert on 23rd February 2024 at 10:27 am

    The full Moon splits the Sickle, the dawn Moon occults Antares, carnivore constellations stand up in the east, and the zodiacal light is at its evening best. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 23 – March 3 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 16 – 25
    by Alan MacRobert on 16th February 2024 at 10:09 am

    The Moon waxes from first quarter to full this week, traveling from the Pleiades past the not-quite-twin heads of Gemini to the Sickle of Leo. The Big Dipper and Cassiopeia stand in balance. Venus meets Mars low in the dawn. The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, February 16 – 25 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.