Some RSS News feeds from NASA, ESA and Astronomy Now Magazine.
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- Hera takes wingon 27 September 2023 at 2:12 pm
Image: Hera takes wing
- Regreso del astronauta de la NASA que batió récords y sus compañeroson 27 September 2023 at 2:06 pm
El astronauta de la NASA Frank Rubio aterrizó sano y salvo en la Tierra con sus compañeros de tripulación el miércoles, tras pasar 371 días en el espacio, un récord para Estados Unidos.
- Vega’s fuel-free CubeSats to keep formation with wingson 27 September 2023 at 12:30 pm
Spain’s trio of ANSER CubeSats, due to fly on Europe’s next Vega launcher, will fly like a flock of birds in orbit – in more ways than one. Keeping in formation by following their leader, the three shoebox-sized satellites will image Iberian waters as if they are a single standard-sized mission. And they will unfurl wing-like flaps to maintain their relative positions, surfing on the scanty airflow at the top of Earth’s atmosphere.
- Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return from Space Missionon 27 September 2023 at 12:08 pm
During his record-breaking mission, Rubio spent many hours on scientific activities aboard the space station, conducting a variety of tasks ranging from plant research to physical sciences studies.
- NASA Awards Aerospace Model Systems Fabrication Follow-On Contracton 26 September 2023 at 8:00 pm
NASA has awarded the Reliance Consolidated Models VI (RECOM VI) contract to Advanced Technologies Inc. and Eagle Aviation Technologies, LLC, both of Newport News, Virginia, to support the fabrication of aerospace model systems and developmental test hardware managed by the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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- Messier 2: Pisces’ hidden galaxy that’s a work of artby Mark Armstrong on 25 September 2023 at 2:11 pm
Messier 2 is probably the best globular cluster of the late-summer/early autumn sky, being a big and bright telescopic target that can also be swept up through 10 x 50 binoculars.
- NGC 488: Pisces’ hidden galaxy that’s a work of artby Mark Armstrong on 18 September 2023 at 11:06 am
NGC 488 in Pisces is an oval-shaped face-on spiral galaxy that’s a bit of a hidden gem.
- The Great Square of Pegasus: heralding autumnby Mark Armstrong on 11 September 2023 at 11:03 am
Longer autumnal nights are taking over from more balmy late-summer evening. Behold the grand appearance in September’s late-evening southern sky of the Great Square of Pegasus
- Comet 2P/Encke on close approach to Earth by Mark Armstrong on 11 September 2023 at 10:51 am
For the next month or so you can see the return of periodic comet 2P/Encke (Encke’s Comet).
- Venus’ brilliant evening showing for the rest of the yearby Mark Armstrong on 6 September 2023 at 10:36 am
Venus is now a brilliant ‘morning star’ seen for a short time in the pre-dawn eastern sky.