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  • A Bright New Abrasion
    on 20th June 2024 at 3:35 pm

    Last week, Perseverance arrived at the long-awaited site of Bright Angel, named for being a light-toned rock that stands out in orbital data.

  • NASA Engineer Honored as Girl Scouts ‘Woman of Distinction’
    by Ellen Bausback on 20th June 2024 at 3:32 pm

    You’d think a NASA aerospace engineer who spends her days inside a giant dome researching how to make plane engines quieter and spacecraft systems more efficient would have a pretty booked schedule. Still, advocacy and mentoring, especially for women and girls in STEM, is something Danielle Koch always tries to say yes to. For decades,

  • NASA’s Chandra Peers Into Densest and Weirdest Stars
    by Lee Mohon on 20th June 2024 at 3:13 pm

    The supernova remnant 3C 58 contains a spinning neutron star, known as PSR J0205+6449, at its center. Astronomers studied this neutron star and others like it to probe the nature of matter inside these very dense objects. A new study, made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton, reveals that the interiors of neutron

Image of the Day

  • Celebrating Juneteenth
    on 18th June 2024 at 6:06 pm

    This image of Galveston was taken on Nov. 23, 2022, from the International Space Station as it orbited 224 miles above Earth. While President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, word that enslaved people were free did not reach Galveston until well into 1865. When Union troops arrived that year to share the news, spontaneous celebrations broke out in African American churches, homes, and other gathering places. As years passed, the picnics, barbecues, parades, and other celebrations that sprang up to commemorate June 19th became more formalized as freed men and women purchased land, or “emancipation grounds,” to hold annual Juneteenth celebrations.

Space Station News

  • Studying the Sun
    by Andrea Lloyd on 20th June 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Science in Space: June 2024 The Sun wields a huge influence on Earth. Its gravity holds our planet in its orbit, and solar energy drives the seasons, ocean currents, weather, climate, radiation belts, and auroras on Earth. The solar wind, a flow of charged particles from the Sun, constantly bombards Earth’s magnetosphere, a vast magnetic

  • Celebrating Juneteenth
    by Monika Luabeya on 18th June 2024 at 6:05 pm

    The crew aboard the International Space Station captured this image of Galveston, Texas, the birthplace of Juneteenth, as the station orbited 224 miles above on Nov. 23, 2011. In the early 1800s, slavers periodically used Galveston Island as an outpost for operations. By 1860, about one-third of Galveston’s population lived under the oppression of chattel slavery. Even

  • NASA Updates Coverage for US Spacewalks 90, 91 Outside Space Station
    by Tiernan P. Doyle on 18th June 2024 at 3:45 pm

    NASA will provide live coverage as astronauts conduct two spacewalks outside the International Space Station scheduled for Monday, June 24 and Tuesday, July 2. The first spacewalk is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. EDT June 24, and last about six and a half hours. NASA will provide live coverage beginning at 6:30 a.m. NASA

Astronomy Now

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  • You Can Name a (Quasi) Moon!
    by David L. Chandler on 20th June 2024 at 2:14 pm

    A new, official competition allows anyone to propose a mythology-based name for a "quasi-moon," an asteroid that orbits the Sun alongside Earth. The post You Can Name a (Quasi) Moon! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • See the Real Planet Parade
    by Bob King on 19th June 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Maximize your planetary pleasure and get re-acquainted with Earth's siblings during the June 29th dawn planet parade. The post See the Real Planet Parade appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Night Sky News from Astronomy Now

  • See the Real Planet Parade
    by Bob King on 19th June 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Maximize your planetary pleasure and get re-acquainted with Earth's siblings during the June 29th dawn planet parade. The post See the Real Planet Parade appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 14 – 23
    by Alan MacRobert on 14th June 2024 at 8:41 am

    On solstice week the brightening Moon moves across the evening sky from Spica to Scorpius. On Monday, it helps you find a piece of Centaurus from as far north as southernmost Canada! The post This Week's Sky at a Glance, June 14 – 23 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.