Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Winners (Amazing Photos)
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:06:46 -0400
The Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine announced the winners of this year's astrophotography contest.
SpaceX Dragon to Launch NASA Cargo Early Saturday: Watch It Live
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:51:11 -0400
A privately built SpaceX Dragon capsule is counting down to launch a big haul of cargo into space for NASA early Saturday (Sept. 20), and you can watch the liftoff live online. Here's how.
Zero-G 3D Printer Set for Launch: What Will Be Made In Space First?
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:13:10 -0400
The first-ever item to be 3D printed in space is being kept a well-guarded secret. The first 3D printer designed to operate in zero-g is set to launch to the space station to learn if 3D printing is viable in orbit. But what will it print first?
See Jupiter and the Moon Meet Up in Pre-dawn Sky Saturday
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:11:20 -0400
Look toward the eastern sky during the predawn hours tomorrow, and, weather permitting, your eyes will immediately be drawn to the two brightest objects in the sky: the moon and Jupiter.
Pre-dawn SpaceX Launch on Saturday Visible Along US East Coast
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:26:47 -0400
Dragon will lift off atop SpaceX's Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket at 2:16 a.m. EDT Saturday from Florida. Dragon will fly nearly parallel to the U.S. East Coast, so the launch should be visible in varying degrees along much of the Eastern Seaboard.
Cosmic Lens Reveals Galaxy Crash Like Never Before (Images, Video)
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:09:48 -0400
The Chile-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes employed a sort of cosmic magnifying glass to look at details of a galaxy called H1429-0028, revealing that the object is actually two merging galaxies.