Astronomy

March 6, 2020

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Took a 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama Photo of Mars

Once again NASA is showing how new technology is allowing us to learn more than ever before about the environment of other planets. The space agency just published an incredible photo taken by its Curiosity rover, which has been roaming Mars since 2012. At a mind-blowing 1.8 billion pixels, the photo it captured is a highly detailed panorama that takes us closer to the surface of the Red Planet.

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February 12, 2020

This 2020 Celestial Calendar Can Help You Plan for Spectacular Events in the Sky

If you’re fascinated by celestial events, this calendar by Celestron will help you keep track of moon phases, meteor showers, eclipses, and more. The 2020 Celestial Calendar marks this year’s most important outer space phenomenons month by month, so you’ll always know exactly where and when events will occur in advance. The Celestial Calendar is particularly useful for astrophotographers and stargazers, who will now be able to plan out their expeditions for the entire year.

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January 6, 2020

Incredible Photo of a Sunrise During a Solar Eclipse Looks Like the Ocean Has Horns

Since he was a child, the sky has been a source of fascination for amateur astronomer Elias Chasiotis. Particularly drawn to eclipses, he recently made the journey to Qatar in order to take in the annular solar eclipse. While clouds made the eclipse difficult to photograph, Chasiotis was rewarded with something even more spectacular. As the sun rose over the waters, the eclipse was already in effect, making for a rare optical illusion.

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October 21, 2019

NASA Makes History After Successfully Launching First All-Female Spacewalk

On October 18, 2019, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, made history when it launched its 221st spacewalk. Carried out by Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, this stint in space marked a major milestone, as it is the first time that a spacewalk has featured only female astronauts. Koch and Meir embarked on this historic spacewalk early Friday morning.

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