The universe is a treasure trove of wonders, and one of its sparkling jewels is this galaxy, a mesmerizing spiral of cosmic beauty.
Two incredible upcoming Solar Eclipse events will be seen across America. Start preparing now and join us for a cosmic journey called Astronomy for Everyone: Eclipses & Other Mysteries of the Universe. Also consider purchasing safe Solar Eclipse Glasses as a great fundraiser for your organization or community.
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Artemis 1 splashes down safely and completes an historic Moon mission. With the Orion capsule's safe landing, NASA has taken its first step toward getting astronauts back to the Moon for the first time in 50 years since Apollo 17.
The Artemis I mission launched on NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket early this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and is going to the moon and a bit beyond. SLS is the most powerful rocket in history and will be used to bring astronauts back to the moon since Apollo 17 50 years ago using a state-of-the-art reusable capsule named Orion. I applied for astronaut with Artemis myself. For the first time ever a woman will walk on the moon. With the Gateway space station and outpost balancing between the earth's and moon's gravity it will serve as a launchpad for deeper space missions. This is an extraordinarily exciting time for astronomy and space exploration!
JWST Image of Galaxy NGC 7496 Showing Star Formation on a Grand Scale
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Star Trek: the Original Series started in 1966 and used the astronomical term Parsec, and Star Trek: the Motion Picture came out in 1979, just two years after the launch of Voyager 1 & 2, using the name Vger that turned out to be Voyager 6 (when the real Voyager program ended with just 2), and entered a black hole taking it to the other side of the galaxy. In that same movie, the size of the cloud surrounding the spacecraft was mentioned having a size of 84 AU.
How many of us don't know what an AU is, or what a Parsec is? How many struggle with terms used in astronomy and space travel mentioned by the news? Would you like to know more about telescopes, and why some are sent into space, and even the most basic concepts used to describe the universe? How about just recognizing some of the brightest stars and constellations by name?
Join forces with award-winning astronomer and consultant to NASA, Kevin Manning, a man on no ordinary mission. Kevin founded Look Up to the Stars with a mission to generate interest and foster scientific literacy in people nationwide through the delivery of awe-inspiring, educational and entertaining astronomy programs. Truly breathtaking images, video clips and fun hands-on activities make for an unforgettable cosmic journey. People of all ages can be inspired to think big, dream big, and to foster curiosity about an enormous universe in which the boundaries appear unlimited. With the understanding of some simple terminology and concepts, the general public is better informed about space and the celestial objects that reside overhead. The spark of interest often ignites in young minds where the abc's of the universe are brought to light.