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NASA Whats Up for February

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 - February 2017

Posted on: 1 Feb 2017, 2:04 pm

This month watch bright Venus, Mars and Uranus, comets and Vesta, Plus the sunset glow of dust in our solar system.

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 97 Light: 7 Earth-sized Worlds Found in Nearby Star System (4K UHD)

Posted on: 22 Feb 2017, 1:00 pm

This ESOcast Light presents five amazing facts about the 7 Earth-sized planets found in the nearby TRAPPIST-1 system, from their rocky composition to their potential to harbour water.


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 98: Hubble’s biggest discoveries — part 1

Posted on: 23 Feb 2017, 10:00 am

Since its launch in 1990, Hubble has revolutionised our knowledge of astronomy. From imaging the most stunning phenomena in the cosmos, to the study of the invisible parts of the Universe, to observing the most distant objects ever seen. Hubble’s sharp eye has been at the forefront of astronomical exploration. This new Hubblecast is the first part of an exploration of some of Hubble’s most important discoveries in its almost 27-year history.

CBS New Sunday Morning article Preserving the starry starry night


NASA Ames Research Center - News and Features

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FaviconIdaho Scholar Considers Never Working a Day in Her Life 21 Feb 2017, 6:07 pm

Amiee Jackson was certain in high school that she would never become an engineer, but the Idaho Science and Aerspace Scholars program and a visit to Ames Research Center changed her mind. Amiee went back to high school and started a Zero Robotics Competition team.

FaviconNASA Selects New Technologies for Flight Tests for Future Space Exploration 17 Feb 2017, 3:00 pm

NASA has selected five space technologies to test on low-gravity-simulating aircraft, high-altitude balloons or suborbital rockets. The opportunity to fly on these vehicles helps advance technologies closer to practical use by taking them from a laboratory environment to real world.

NASA Image Of The Day

NASA Image of the Day

The latest NASA "Image of the Day" image.

FaviconGlaciers Ebb on South Georgia Island 28 Feb 2017, 10:44 am

Frequent cloud cover in the southern Atlantic Ocean often obscures satellite images of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. But occasionally the clouds give way. On September 14, 2016, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured natural-color images of South Georgia Island, where several glaciers are in retreat.

FaviconImages of the Sun From the GOES-16 Satellite 27 Feb 2017, 11:15 am

These images of the sun were captured at the same time on January 29, 2017 by the six channels on the Solar Ultraviolet Imager or SUVI instrument aboard NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite. Data from SUVI will provide an estimation of coronal plasma temperatures and emission measurements which are important to space weather forecasting.

APOD for Today


Astronomy Picture of the Day

FaviconA White Oval Cloud on Jupiter from Juno 

This storm cloud on Jupiter is almost as large as the Earth. This storm cloud on Jupiter is almost as large as the Earth.

FaviconFour Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens 

Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens Four Quasar Images Surround a Galaxy Lens

Astronomy News

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Favicon Image of the Day

Ten years ago today, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Jupiter en route to Pluto and captured this photo of the planet with its volcanic moon, Io.

Favicon Small Solar System Bodies Named by Citizen-Science Groups

Citizen scientists gave new names to 17 minor planets in Earth's solar system, according to the International Astronomical Union.

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

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