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The recent launch of a Russian satellite , known as Cosmos 2499, has caused some concern in the world space community, as this recently deployed satellite may be the beginnings of a new Russian space weapons platform. This object, launched back in May 2014, has actually been kept a secret and may be a type [...]

LEONID METEOR SHOWER PEAKS



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This is another great year for the Leonid meteor shower. Look to eastern sky on the morning hours of both November 17th and 18th, as you may get to view upwards of 25 meteors per hour! The Leonids are a famous meteor shower and one that can produce some great results! To help you locate [...]

ROSETTA SPACECRAFT MAKES HISTORY!



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The European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has made history, with the successful soft landing of the robotic craft, known as “Philae”. This historic landing took place, on November 12th. The craft approached Comet 67P, with a landing speed of some 3 feet per second…… Exciting views from the surface of this comet are expected [...]

Massive Sunspot AR 2192 Continues To Evolve-



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One of the largest sunspots in the last decade, continues to grow on the surface of the Sun. The massive sunspot, was seen on the left edge of the Sun, in late October and has produced many, C, M and X flares. As of, October 27th, the massive sunspot group, as large as the planet [...]

Total Eclipse Of The Moon- October 8th 2014



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Get Set for another great Total Eclipse of the Moon, starting on the morning hours of October 8th 2014 Moon will remain in the shadow of the Earth for nearly one hour, offering observers a chance to not only view the eclipse, but capture it on digital platforms…phones,  camera’s and video camera’s too! It is [...]

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Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth On Sunday 9/7/14-



Newly discovered asteroid 2014 RC, will pass the Earth on Sunday, by a mere 25,000 miles. This is another close call and was discovered on August 31st, in Arizona. The asteroid is thought to be some 60 feet in diameter. At its closest, the asteroid will pass within the outer band of geosynchronous satellites. The [...]

THE HARVEST MOON- September 8th 2014



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Get set for a most amazing Harvest Moon on the night of September 8th! Of all the full moon’s of the calendar year, the Harvest Moon, is to many, one of the most memorable. This is because of the unique nature of this very special Moon. A Harvest Moon, is the full moon that is [...]

Dr.Sky Interviews Author Bill Yenne / AREA 51 Black Jets / A History Of The Aircraft Developed At Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base



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Recently; I had the honor of interviewing Bill Yenne, a well known figure in the aviation community. He is a popular author and we spent some time discussing his new book, AREA 51 BLACK JETS…. Area 51′s most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format. When most of us think of Area [...]

Amelia Earhart Flies Around The World-



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Veteran Television and Radio reporter, Amelia Rose Earhart, completed an amazing journey around the world, in her Pilatus PC-12 NG. All this, to help raise awareness for raising money for scholarships for young women, who want to get into the field of aviation. Her foundation is, Fly With Amelia Foundation. She and her Co- Pilot, [...]

The Greatest Test Pilot You’ve Never Heard Of



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As a member of the media, I get to do some very exciting interviews with some incredible people! For well over 15 years, I have been working on an archive to tell the story of many of those that are in the Astronomy, Space, Aviation and Weather worlds. You can actually listen in to my [...]

ROSETTA Spacecraft Reaches Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko



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Get set for a most amazing space mission, as ROSETTA.  Rosetta, reaches comet 67P and orbits the comet for many months. A small lander will be deployed to the comets surface in November of this year. Follow the latest with the ROSETTA mission here: http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_%28spacecraft%29

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Contact Lost with Sun-watching Stereo B

Despite rescue efforts, no one has heard from one of two NASA spacecraft on the far side of the Sun since October 1st.

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Asteroids: Fun Facts and Information About Asteroids

Learn about the size, shape and composition of asteroids as well as their history, naming conventions, and plans to mine asteroids in the future.

NASA Announces New Opportunities for Public Participation in Asteroid Grand Challenge

Ten new projects are providing opportunities for the public to participate in NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, which accelerates the agency's asteroid initiative work through innovative partnerships and collaborations.