Perseid Fireballs

By: Susie77, 12:02 AM GMT on August 06, 2015

PERSEID FIREBALLS: Earth
is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the
annual Perseid meteor shower. Peak rates of 100+ meteors per hour are
expected next week when Earth approaches the heart of the debris stream.
The display, however, is already underway. "Our network of meteor cameras
has picked up more than 78 Perseid fireballs since July 27th," reports
Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. He prepare...

Were you saying cheese?

By: Susie77, 5:46 PM GMT on July 20, 2015

This story was released on the 46th anniversary of the moon landing.

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July 20, 2015
NASA Captures "EPIC" Earth Image







A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.

This color image of Earth was taken by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic
Imaging C...

NASA's Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter

By: Susie77, 5:44 PM GMT on July 14, 2015

NASA's Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter

14 Jul 2015

(Source: NASA)

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is at Pluto.

After a decade-long journey through our solar system, New Horizons
made its closest approach to Pluto Tuesday, about 7,750 miles above the
surface -- roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India -
making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from ...

Updated: 5:46 PM GMT on July 14, 2015

30 June Sunset Planets

By: Susie77, 8:22 PM GMT on June 29, 2015

SUNSET SKY SHOW: You have got
to see this. Venus and Jupiter are having a spectacular close encounter
in the sunset sky. A photographer on the banks of Yamdrok Lake in Tibet
points out where to look:



Photo credit: Jeff Dia of Tibet. June 27th.
To find them, step outside
just after sunset and look west. Don't wait until the sky fades to ...

Superb moon, Venus, Jupiter June 19-21

By: Susie77, 1:59 PM GMT on June 19, 2015


Superb moon, Venus, Jupiter June 19-21










Tonight for June 19, 2015


Courtesy U.S. Naval Observatory


Best photos: Venus and Jupiter, west after sunset
Tonight – June 19, 2015 – and for a couple of nights after this one …
you won’t want to miss the great extravaganza in the western sky after
sunse...

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