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18th Oct, 2017 - 4 views
The James Webb Space Telescope is the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. How was that mission chosen over all the others? NASA has begun four concept studies of exciting major space observato...
16th Oct, 2017 - 9 views
Join us for the latest in our ExoLife Hangouts! When astronomers build telescopes to find life on nearby exoplanets, they're built with a wide range of capabilities including analyzing atmospheres ...
13th Oct, 2017 - 2.6k views
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12th Oct, 2017 - 1.6k views
This hangout celebrates 40 Years of Voyager! Voyager 1 and 2 Spacecraft are twin spacecraft launched into the Solar System 40 years ago to fly by Jupiter, Saturn and beyond. The amazing discoveries...
11th Oct, 2017 - 3.6k views
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9th Oct, 2017 - 1.5k views
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5th Oct, 2017 - 1.3k views
What are the implications for going to Mars? This hangout will cover the details! Human travel to and exploration of Mars presents many challenges. So far, we addressed the physical and environmen...
4th Oct, 2017 - 2.1k views
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3rd Oct, 2017 - 5 views
So now you have a telescope, what telescope accessories do you need for it? Most telescopes, when you buy them, unbox them and take stock of what came ...
29th Sep, 2017 - 4 views
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28th Sep, 2017 - 5 views
Recent observations confirm a nova seen 600 years ago. The diligence of experienced star gazers can stand the test of time, in this case 600 years later. Korean ...
22nd Sep, 2017 - 6 views
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5th Dec, 2016
On November 2, 2016 NASA announced that the assembly for the James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. Tony and Carol give a summary of where the mission is now and what's in store for 2017.
14th Nov, 2016
Astronomers using NASA's Fermi and Swift Space Telescopes observe and record very rare gamma ray fluctuations from a binary companion in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
7th Nov, 2016
New data from the Kepler Space Telescope archive sheds new light on fast-spinning stars and their properties.
31st Oct, 2016
This week, Carol and Tony discuss the latest results from NASA's New Horizons Probe to Pluto with members of the mission science team.
24th Oct, 2016
Carol discusses her recent trip to Guadalajara Mexico and her attendance at the 2016 International Astronautical Congress. Carol and Tony discuss commercial efforts to get us into space, including Sp...
19th Sep, 2016
Have you ever wondered what caused a comet to break into pieces? What are some of the more famous examples? What Space Telescopes observe them?
12th Sep, 2016
Welcome to our first news roundup. The topics for today: SpaceX Explosion; The latest on Juno at Jupiter; ESA's Philae lander found on Comet 67P; 35 years of Voyager I and II Probes
5th Sep, 2016
Satellites are critical for tracking fire locations, extent and progression. Many Earth looking satellites are in the fleet to support this effort, and in particular NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite
22nd Aug, 2016
On September 8, 2016, NASA is launching its first mission to an asteroid, where it will not only study it in detail, but collect a sample to return to Earth.
15th Aug, 2016
After 19 years, the Cassini Mission is still unlocking secrets to the ringed-planet and its moons.
8th Aug, 2016
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours.
25th Jul, 2016
Have you ever wondered how scientists and engineers work to protect our space telescopes from the harmful environment of space? What about EMP's? What threats to they pose and what are the biggest fac...
7th Apr, 2017
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24th Jan, 2017
"How do I get a job in astronomy?" is probably the most asked question I get. Here's some advice for those considering a career in astronomy, and it's not all about getting a PhD.
11th Feb, 2012
The solar system is actually a pretty scary place. Right now, NASA is tracking almost 15,000 near Earth objects that include both asteroids and comets, and there are an unknown number of these object...
31st Dec, 2006
What do you do when you can’t do the thing you want most in life? And I don’t mean “can’t” in a I-have-other-things-to-do kind of way. I mean can’t do it even though it’s the only thing ...
13th Nov, 2006
New to amateur astronomy? Want to get involved? Want to buy your first telescope? Here are some things I wish I knew when I was starting out.
1st Nov, 2006
If you're in the market for a telescope, I want to make sure you have the best possible experience with it under the stars. I always ask prospective buyers this question before going any further.
25th Oct, 2006
Here is some stuff I think every person should think about before buying their very first telescope.
20th Sep, 2006
It's not as easy to destroy the Earth as you might think; evil geniuses everywhere have been trying for years. The problem lies with the fact that the Earth is pretty big (at least compared t...
6th Sep, 2006
Probably more than any other image I've ever seen, the Hubble Deep Field has profoundly changed my perspective on the universe and our place in it. When I first saw the image, and then learned how it...