Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The orbiting research platform will be visible for about six minutes on Tuesday evening.
In case you missed it on Sunday, when partial cloud cover obscured much of sky, the International Space Station will be visible Tuesday night. Orbiting about 250 miles above the Earth's surface, the station will be visible for about six minutes this evening, starting at 8:37 p.m., according to NASA. As it enters view, the station will actually be passing west of the Appalachian Mountains as it travels at more than 17,000 miles per hour. It will pass over Tennessee, Kentucky, the Ohio-West Virginia border, and then directly over the Pittsburgh area before crossing upstate New York and heading over New England. Because of its height, it will be visible in the area. Look for the station to pass from west-southwest to northeast, a bit more …
Monday, January 28, 2013
NASA has released a video with footage of the astronauts before take off, the explosion and aftermath -- today marks the 27th anniversary of this numbing event.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A new study details this "mind boggling" discovery.
A Jan. 2 study published in The Astrophysical Journal finds our Milky Way galaxy likely hosts upwards of 100 billion planets. An article in The Space Reporter reports the number may be a difficult to verify, "but NASA officials are saying that a batch of recently discovered planets prove that the universe is littered with hundreds of billions of planets similar those within our own solar system." Experts are calling it "mind boggling" and "staggering" and say it "basically means there's one of these planets per star." The Space Reporter said that Jonathan Swift, a postdoctoral student at Caltech and lead author of the study, and his colleagues arrived "at their estimate after studying a five-planet system dubbed Kepler-32, which lies …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Neil Armstrong's death has folks talking about his historic moon walk. What are your memories of Apollo 11?
Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died Saturday at age 82, suffering complications following his recent cardiac bypass surgery. On July 20, 1969, Armstrong and his partner Buzz Aldrin made history as the first people to ever walk on the moon. Where were you when Armstrong's moon walk took place? How important was the Apollo 11 mission and why? Tell us in the comments section below.