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NASA Whats Up for July

NASACast: What's Up? Video Podcasts

What's Up? -- A monthly video that gives tips for where you can find the moon, planets and stars in the night sky. Also includes amateur astronomy news and updates on NASA missions.

FaviconWhat's Up - July 2018

Posted on: 2 Jul 2018, 2:32 pm

Mars is closest to Earth since 2003!

ESO European Southern Observatory ESOcast

ESOcast SD

ESOcast is a video podcast series dedicated to bringing you the latest news and research from ESO, the European Southern Observatory. Here we explore the Universe's ultimate frontier with our host Doctor J, a.k.a. Dr. Joe Liske.

FaviconESOcast 172 Light: Supersharp Images from New VLT Adaptive Optics (4K UHD)

Posted on: 18 Jul 2018, 6:00 am

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography — and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune, star clusters and other objects. The pioneering MUSE instrument in Narrow-Field Mode, working with the GALACSI adaptive optics module, can now use this new technique to correct for turbulence at different altitudes in the atmosphere. It is now possible to capture images from the ground at visible wavelengths that are sharper than those from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The combination of exquisite image sharpness and the spectroscopic capabilities of MUSE will enable astronomers to study the properties of astronomical objects in much greater detail than was possible before.


Hubblecast HD

The latest news about astronomy, space and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope presented in High Definition is only for devices that play High Definition video (not iPhone or iPod). To watch the Hubblecast on your iPod and/or iPhone, please download the Standard Definition version also available on iTunes.

FaviconHubblecast 111: Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost

Posted on: 27 Jun 2018, 1:00 pm

Astronomers have found that ‘Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. Using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, in cooperation with ground-based telescopes, a team of researchers concluded that ‘Oumuamua is most likely outgassing — suggesting that this enigmatic interstellar nomad is a peculiar comet rather than an asteroid.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconNASA’s TESS Spacecraft Continues Testing Prior to First Observations 11 Jul 2018, 11:00 am

After a successful launch on April 18, 2018, NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is currently undergoing a series of commissioning tests before it begins searching for planets.

FaviconPlanet-Shifting Collision Shaped Uranus’ “Rolling” Rotation 9 Jul 2018, 10:00 am

Scientists have always wondered how Uranus got tilted so much that it spins on its side, and now research on the planet’s early formation gives us new insight.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconOrion Parachutes Chalk Up Another Test Success in Arizona 18 Jul 2018, 10:22 am

The parachute system for Orion, America’s spacecraft that will carry humans to deep space, deployed as planned after being dropped from an altitude of 6.6 miles on July 12, at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona.

FaviconChurning in the Chukchi Sea 17 Jul 2018, 10:57 am

Regardless of the amount of winter ice cover, the waters off of the Alaskan coast usually come alive each spring with blooms of phytoplankton.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconCerealia Facula 

Cerealia Facula, Cerealia Facula,

FaviconDark Slope Streaks Split on Mars 

What is creating these dark streaks on Mars? What is creating these dark streaks on Mars?

Astronomy News

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Favicon Dr. Pulsar and Mr. Magnetar? 2 Star Types May Turn into Each Other

Are two different types of stars actually the same thing? Research of recent years shows that kinds of exotic stars — known as pulsars and magnetars — may actually be a single type of star, but at different stages of its lifetime, a new NASA video says.

Favicon Universe Expansion 'Detective Story' Examined with New Tool

A new technique that analyzes clashing observations may help solve the mystery behind the expansion of the universe.

Faces of the Moon A new book by ASNH member Bob Crelin Click the book below for information on the book

There Once Was A Sky Full Of Stars A new book by ASNH member Bob Crelin Click the book below for information on the book

The 100 Best Targets for Astrophotography A new book by ASNH member Ruben Kier Click the book below for a review from Springer.com

Cosmic Perspective Radio Shows

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