Astronomy in the News


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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

In the Valley of Orion
1/17/2018 9:35:07 AM

In the Valley of Orion In the Valley of Orion


An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus
1/17/2018 9:35:07 AM

An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus An Elephant's Trunk in Cepheus


Rigel and the Witch Head Nebula
1/17/2018 9:35:07 AM

By starlight this eerie visage shines in the dark, By starlight this eerie visage shines in the dark,


Three Galaxies and a Comet
1/17/2018 9:35:07 AM

Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae Diffuse starlight and dark nebulae


Launch and Landing
1/17/2018 9:35:07 AM

A composite of three consecutive exposures, A composite of three consecutive exposures,


The New York Times

SpaceX’s Secret Satellite Mission May Have Failed. What Happened?
1/17/2018 9:35:09 AM
Rumors are that an expensive, classified mission code-named “Zuma” failed to deploy in orbit and is now lost. Will we ever find out what actually happened?

John Young, Who Led First Space Shuttle Mission, Dies at 87
1/17/2018 9:35:09 AM
Mr. Young also walked on the moon and was the only astronaut to fly in the Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs.

Ukraine’s Lofty Ambitions, Fallen to Earth
1/17/2018 9:35:09 AM
Signs of the country’s space-age glory are everywhere, and Ukrainians are determined to hold on to their scientific traditions.

Rocket Launches and Trips to the Moon We’re Looking Forward To in 2018
1/17/2018 9:35:09 AM
The launch of a new rocket by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and moon landings by India, China and private companies could occur this year, but no one is sure when.

Out There: U.F.O.s: Is This All There Is?
1/17/2018 9:35:09 AM
Astronomers have their noses pressed against the windows of the unknown, wanting to believe in life elsewhere just like many outer space enthusiasts.