New Horizons Crosses the Orbit of Neptune

By: Susie77, 09:47 PM GMT em 25 de Agosto de 2014

August 25, 2014:  NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons
spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major
crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter
with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in
January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit -- nearly 2.75 billion miles from
Earth -- in a record eight years and eight months. New Horizons...

New Horizons Crosses the Orbit of Neptune

By: Susie77, 09:46 PM GMT em 25 de Agosto de 2014



New Horizons Crosses the Orbit of Neptune

August 25, 2014: 
NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of
Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first
probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

The sophisticated piano-sized spacecraft, which launched in
January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit -- nearly 2.75 billion miles...

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction

By: Susie77, 06:41 PM GMT em 16 de Agosto de 2014

Jupiter and Venus to Align Early Monday Morning

August 16, 2014 | by Stephen Luntz









Photo credit:

FraKctured. Venus and Jupiter in 2008. They'll get much closer this time.

If you can drag yourself from your bed half an hour before dawn on
Monday morning you should be in for a treat (weather permitting).
Jupiter and Venus will be at the...

All Alone in the Night

By: Susie77, 02:37 AM GMT em 16 de Agosto de 2014

Time-Lapse Footage From ISS Gives Spectacular Aerial View of Earth at Night

February 18, 2014 | by Lisa Winter









Photo credit:

NASA






Since 2000, the International Space Station has
been a home away from home to over 200 astronauts and extremely
fortunate tourists from all over the worl...

Perseids August 2014

By: Susie77, 12:22 PM GMT em 06 de Agosto de 2014

Courtesy of EarthSky

August 10-13, 2014 before dawn, the Perseids

The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of
the year for the Northern Hemisphere, though it’ll have to contend with a
bright waning gibbous moon
in 2014. The shower builds gradually to a peak, often produces 50 to
100 meteors per hour in a dark sky at the peak, and, for us in the
Northern Hemisphere, this shower comes when the...

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