All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteors | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Halley’s Comet is bringing A meteor shower that will peak tonight!!! Full moon will be May 7. That means there’s an exceedingly narrow window of true darkness between moonset and dawn now. Monday and/or Tuesday morning will be the peak mornings of the Eta Aquariid meteor shower. The meteors will be flying, but moonlight will […]

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DARPA’s Working on a Nuclear-Powered Rocket for Easy Moon Access

Nuclear Rocket The Pentagon wants a way to move cargo around the expansive space between the Earth and the Moon, and it’s directed DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a nuclear-powered rocket for that precise purpose. “An agile nuclear thermal propulsion vehicle enables the [Defense Department] to maintain space domain awareness of the burgeoning […]

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Apollo 13 Views of the Moon in 4K

This video uses data gathered from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to recreate some of the stunning views of the Moon that the Apollo 13 astronauts saw on their perilous journey around the farside in 1970. These visualizations, in 4K resolution, depict many different views of the lunar surface, starting with earthset and sunrise and […]

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IRANIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL POSTS ‘SPACE SUIT’ ON TWITTER THAT TURNS OUT TO BE KIDS COSTUME

After Iran’s minister of information and communications technology posted an image of a “space suit” on his Twitter account, it was quickly revealed to be a children’s play costume with an Iranian flag sewn on. Polygraph.info, a fact-checking site, reported that Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi posted the tweet with text that translates as “Space suit […]

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