On September 1, 2017, Asteroid 3122 Florence will safely pass by our planet at over 18 times the distance between the Earth and Moon.
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most…Read More
On July 23, 2017, astronomers detected a small asteroid now designated Asteroid 2017 001, three days after it passed by at 1/3 the moon’s distance from the EarthRead More
Another way to view the eclipse is to use a pinhole devices that projects the sun onto a surface safely. There a way to make such a device cheaply.Read More
On August 21, 2017 a total eclipse of the sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The path of the moon’s umbral shadow begins in the northern Pacific and crosses the U.S.Read More
Two unique ground telescope operations, at the Catalina Sky Survey in Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, and the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, or PanSTARRS, located at Haleakala, Hawaii, are responsible for about 90 percent of all near-Earth object discoveries.Read More
Total Eclipse of the Sun Crosses the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21stRead More
NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Feb 22, 2017 Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone. Over 21 days, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope measured the drop in light as each…Read More