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A Decade of Sun. Can we see stars outside our Milky Way? Photo at top of post by Jeff Dai in Tibet.

Can we see stars outside our Milky Way?

Read more about this image. One of you wrote: Are there any stars outside our own galaxy that we can see with just the eye? Can you see other galaxies without a telescope? StarChild Question of the Month for November 1999 Question: Can you see other galaxies without a telescope?

Can you see other galaxies without a telescope?

Answer: NASA Solar System Exploration. What's Up: Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA Solar System Exploration. Overview What's Up for December?

What's Up: Skywatching Tips from NASA – NASA Solar System Exploration

Venus, Saturn, the crescent Moon and Mars make close passes at dusk and dawn throughout the month. On December 1st, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and the crescent Moon form a lineup at dusk. You'll need a pretty clear view toward the horizon to see Jupiter, which is setting soon after the Sun these days. What is Artemis? Artist's concept of the Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule prepared for launch.

What is Artemis?

Credits: NASA NASA is committed to landing American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024. Through the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration program, we will use innovative new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners to establish sustainable missions by 2028. Scientist Explains How Moon Mining Would Work. Gravitational anomaly discovered weighing down surface of moon. A large gravitational anomaly has been discovered beneath the surface of the moon by researchers at Baylor University in Texas.

Gravitational anomaly discovered weighing down surface of moon

The anomaly was discovered when the scientists measured subtle changes in the strength of gravity around the moon, analysing data collected from NASA missions. Researchers suspect it may be caused by a mass of metal which originated from deep space being buried beneath the moon's surface and weighing it down. "Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground," said the study's lead author Dr Peter James. Moon to reveal secrets of the infant Universe. The Royal Astronomical Society. New Documentary Explores Minds of Einstein and Hawking March 10 (Video) If there is a pantheon for great minds, Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein would undoubtedly qualify for membership.

New Documentary Explores Minds of Einstein and Hawking March 10 (Video)

Their remarkable theories were transformative in the world of physics, and both are lauded as luminaries across the world. On Sunday, a new 2-hour program will delve into the fascinating work of Hawking and Einstein, how their ideas are connected, and what that fruitful pondering means for modern physics. "Einstein and Hawking: Unlocking The Universe" premieres March 10 at 8 p.m.

ET/PT on the Science Channel. Mark Your Calendars for These Space Events in 2019. For those who contemplate the cosmos, 2019 already is shaping up to be a pretty spectacular year.

Mark Your Calendars for These Space Events in 2019

On Jan. 1, NASA's New Horizon's spacecraft flew by Ultima Thule, an object in the Kuiper Belt some 4 billion miles (6.4 billion kilometers) from Earth, and sent back pictures of a bizarre miniature world shaped like a bowling pin. Winter of Moon - Sciences. Does The Moon Rotate? Does the Moon Rotate? Observers on Earth might notice that the moon essentially keeps the same side facing our planet as it passes through its orbit.

Does the Moon Rotate?

This may lead to the question, does the moon rotate? The answer is yes, though it may seem contrary to what our eyes observe. The moon orbits the Earth once every 27.322 days. It also takes approximately 27 days for the moon to rotate once on its axis. As a result, the moon does not seem to be spinning but appears to observers from Earth to be keeping almost perfectly still. 26. South Pole-Aitken Basin-Centered Maps. Clementine Explores the Moon Slide Index. Lunar and Planetary Institute. Universities Space Research Association. China Launches 1st Mission to Land on the Far Side of the Moon. The first-ever surface mission to the far side of the moon is underway.

China Launches 1st Mission to Land on the Far Side of the Moon

China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft streaked away from Earth today (Dec. 7), launching atop a Long March 3B rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center at about 1:23 p.m. EST (1823 GMT; 2:23 a.m. on Dec. 8 local China time). If all goes according to plan, Chang'e 4 will make history's first landing on the lunar far side sometime in early January. The mission, which consists of a stationary lander and a rover, will perform a variety of science work and plant a flag for humanity in a region that remains largely unexplored to date.

[China's Moon Missions Explained (Infographic)] Blue Origin. SpaceX. Apollo 11 Landing Site From Dawn to Dusk - Moon: NASA Science. Atstrobiology News. I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go to space. I have no fear of adventure.

I think the human race has no future if it doesn’t go to space

I have taken daredevil opportunities when they presented themselves. Years ago I barrelled down the steepest hills of San Francisco in my motorised wheelchair. I travel widely and have been to Antarctica and Easter Island and down in a submarine. On April 26, 2007, three months after my sixty-fifth birthday, I did something special: I experienced zero gravity.

It temporarily stripped me of my disability and gave me a feeling of true freedom. Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis crashed its host website – here's what it says in simple terms. The PhD thesis of perhaps the world’s most famous living scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, was recently made publicly available online. It has proved so popular that the demand to read it reportedly crashed its host website when it was initially uploaded. But given the complexity of the topic – “Properties of Expanding Universes” – and the fact that Hawking’s book A Brief History of Time is also known as the most unread book of all time, you might benefit from a summary of its main result. The thesis covers several topics, including recently discovered gravitational radiation, but the final chapter is the part that many physicists consider the most significant.

It deals with the birth of the universe itself, and is simply titled “Singularities”. Creation theories. Supermassive Black Hole Sagittarius A* Watch Blue Origin Fire Up Engine for Huge New Glenn Rocket (Video) Latest BE-4 engine test footage where we exceeded our Isp targets. We continue to exercise the deep throttling of our full-scale 550,000 lbf BE-4, the reusability of our hydrostatic pump bearings and our stable start/stop cycles. More to follow from ongoing tests. #BE4 #NewGlenn pic.twitter.com/fw5zvtwpJ6 — Blue Origin (@blueorigin) January 8, 2018. 2017 Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar.

Time once more for one of my favorite holiday traditions, the 10th annual Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. Every day until Monday, December 25, this page will present one new incredible image of our universe from NASA's Hubble telescope. Be sure to bookmark this calendar and come back every day until the 25th, or follow on Twitter (@TheAtlPhoto), Facebook, or Tumblr for daily updates. I hope you enjoy these amazing and awe-inspiring images and the efforts of the science teams who have brought them to Earth. Again, I want to say how fortunate I feel to have been able to share photo stories with you all year, and how happy I am to put together the 10th edition of this calendar. Wishing you a merry Christmas, happy holidays, and peace on Earth.

Exoplanet Exploration: Planets Beyond our Solar System: Strange New Worlds. The Disruptors - The new space race. It’s a vision of a world in which low-cost satellites are carried on affordable rockets that launch when you want – all ordered at the click of a button with no need to wait for slow-moving government-funded space missions. Yet this latest space race also presents its own challenges, says Terrabotics’ Gareth Morgan. The sheer volume of space imagery and data means that AI systems being used to automatically analyse it are having to catch up.

“Current AI systems need an extraordinary amount of ‘label training’ so they can then independently recognise different features on their own. We need a change in the way AI works. Progress is being made but it is very new.” More information may generally be a good thing, but there are ethical considerations – after all, everyone is potentially being photographed from space every day. And who has access to this data? Mike Pence wants to see astronauts return to the Moon. Image copyright Reuters US Vice-President Mike Pence has expressed the intention for America to send humans back to the Moon's surface. Speaking to the National Space Council, he said Earth's satellite would be a "stepping stone" to the wider exploration of the Solar System. "We will return astronauts to the Moon - not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundation we need to send Americans to Mars and beyond," he stated. In pictures: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017.

Sync your calendar with the solar system - The New York Times. 'It's Snowing on Jupiter': Stunning Photos Show Clouds High in Gas Giant's Skies. Error loading player: No playable sources found Not all of Jupiter's clouds are huge, swirling, otherworldly beasts. Spectacular new images captured by NASA's Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft show fluffy-looking white clouds casting their comparably tiny shadows on the giant planet's monstrous, multicolored cloud decks.

NASA shake tests the Orion capsule that could take man to Mars. Monster Black Hole Is the Largest and Brightest Ever Found. Astronomers have discovered the largest and most luminous black hole ever seen — an ancient monster with a mass about 12 billion times that of the sun — that dates back to when the universe was less than 1 billion years old. Blue Origin. Out of the ordinary...out of this world.

ESA. NASA. SpaceX. Stephen Hawking - Home. Anne’s Astronomy News. November 30, 2012 SNR 0509-67.5, a supernova remnant in the LMC Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.Hughes et al, Optical: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Premier forage du robot Curiosity sur Mars. Galleries - NASA Solar System Exploration. National Aeronautics andSpace Administration Solar System Exploration beta. Curiosity Cam, Ustream.TV: For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: and Follow the Cur...