Oops. Back to the old drawing board........

By: Susie77, 12:35 PM GMT on October 29, 2014

EarthSky // Human World, Science Wire, Space
R elease Date: Oct 28, 2014


Spectacular explosion at launch for Antares rocket

Watch the NASATV live broadcast
of the catastrophic launch failure. The rocket was bound for the
International Space Station, loaded with supplies.

An unmanned Antares rocket carrying a space capsule ...

Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week

By: Susie77, 1:08 AM GMT on October 21, 2014

Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as "Solar Eclipse Day," for if
the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a
partial eclipse of the sun. 

Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada and a slice of eastern New England, will experience the partial solar eclipse this week.
People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to
Montauk Point, New York, will miss out on the...

2014 Orionid Meteor Shower

By: Susie77, 1:51 PM GMT on October 18, 2014

Oct. 17, 2014:  Waking up before sunrise is a good
way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up before
sunrise could stop you in your tracks.

Blame Halley’s Comet.  Every year in mid-to-late October, Earth
passes through a stream of dusty debris from Comet Halley, and the
pre-dawn sky can light up with a pretty display of shooting stars.

Orionid meteors fly out of a radiant near the s...

NASA Spacecraft Provides New Information About Sun’s Atmosphere

By: Susie77, 6:50 PM GMT on October 16, 2014

NASA's IRIS Helps Explain Mysterious Heating of the Solar Atmosphere

October 16, 2014

An artist's rendition of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, mission in space. Image Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's newest sun-watcher, the Interface Region Imaging
Spectrograph, launched in 2013 with a specific goal: track how energy
and heat coursed through a little under...

Oct. 8 Lunar Eclipse

By: Susie77, 7:01 PM GMT on October 05, 2014

Watch Live Webcast of Second Total Lunar Eclipse of 2014

October 2, 2014 | by Lisa Winter

Photo credit:

Luc Viatour

When you look up at the full moon on October 8th, it's
going to look a bit different due to the total lunar eclipse. Rather
than brightly reflectin...

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Sometimes I complain about the earthly weather, but mostly I like to post about astronomy and space events. Hope you enjoy the articles.

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