By Miro Korenha, founder and publisher of Our Daily Planet In 1961 President Kennedy announced before a joint session of Congress the audacious goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade. He stated, “These are extraordinary times and we face an extraordinary challenge. Our strength as well as our […]Continue Reading 986 words
You don’t have to be an astronaut to go to the moon! National Geographic has created a really cool interactive Atlas of the Moons — ALL of the moons in our solar system. Earth is the only planet in our solar system with just one moon — and you can learn much more about it […]Continue Reading 156 words
When tonight’s full moon makes its debut (as well as a lunar eclipse for just about everyone in the world except for North America) it will appear unusually large. However this moon illusion is all in your head as Mother Nature Network explained, “the moon isn’t changing sizes, and while its distance from Earth does […]Continue Reading 102 words
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By Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel Point Nemo, standing for no one, lies 4,000 meters below the ocean’s surface and it’s the spot where hundreds of fallen spacecraft lie in the “space graveyard”. Located between Australia and South America, this area is unpopulated and lacking in wildlife. Since the 1970s, at least 260 spacecraft have […]Continue Reading 354 words
As the Verge explained, “a new mission involving a drone-like lander will explore the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan. The mission — called Dragonfly — received a coveted funding slot from NASA’s New Frontiers program, which funds ambitious missions to explore objects in our solar system.” Titan is the only moon in our solar system […]Continue Reading 352 words
by Alexandra Patel and Monica Medina Overnight on Tuesday, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy Rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with loud sonic booms and managed to successfully land two of its launch vehicles on landing pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, though the third booster rocket crashed […]Continue Reading 434 words
Make sure you pencil in some stargazing into your summer plans as this time of year brings some incredible celestial events. The new moon is tonight which means the sky is extra dark to find June’s constellations, and later this week don’t miss the Arietids meteor shower. Grab a blanket and click here to check […]Continue Reading 79 words
Dark sky parks are areas where the night sky is protected from artificial light pollution. They’re stunning spots to star gaze and luckily for folks living in the United States we just got 3 new parks! The International Dark-Sky Association recently designated Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Dinosaur National Monument and Tonto National […]Continue Reading 115 words
Scientists just recently managed to take the first image of a black hole and already are gearing up to get more images with sharper resolution. The hope is to be able to test Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity and in order to achieve this, researchers are seeking to launch 2-3 satellites to orbit the Earth […]Continue Reading 471 words
Despite the Trump administration’s best efforts to cut funding for NASA’ s carbon dioxide tracking instrument OCO-3, the observatory is scheduled to make its way to the Internationa Space Station (ISS) this week. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) explained that from its perch on the space station, OCO-3 will observe near-global measurements of carbon dioxide on land and seaContinue Reading 418 words
As we celebrate Earth Week, there is no better way to remember why we work so hard to conserve it, than to gaze down at our home from above. NASA collected and published this week a video compilation of the best satellite images and data visualizations they captured over the last year. In these images, […]Continue Reading 194 words