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We are still feeling the warm afterglow of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and thought both these videos captured its essence well. The one above is from Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama which successfully launched nearly 5,000 model rockets at the exact moment Apollo 11 lifted off decades ago — 8:32 a.m. local time on Monday, July 16. They were attempting to break the Guinness record for the number of model rockets lifting off simultaneously — the previous record was 4,231 model rockets launched in summer 2018 at Teylingen College in the Netherlands. And the video below is of the special presentation by the Smithsonian on the National Mall in Washington commemorating the anniversary of the moon landing by projecting a special video and light show on the Washington Monument. I (Monica) got to see the final show on Saturday night at 11:30 — along with thousands of other space enthusiasts. It was amazing! Enjoy them both!
ICYMI, on Monday the planet Mercury made one of its rare appearances transiting the Sun. It won’t do that again until 2032, and that one won’t be visible in the U.S. It was super hard to see, but NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) had several special cameras filming it and on Wednesday they released a […]
Scientists are calling it a “crisis in cosmology.” According to a new study, which was published last month in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the universe is expanding faster than we thought. Astrophysicists call the discovery the “most exciting development in cosmology in decades.” Researchers used a new technology at the Keck […]
This spooky season is out of this world! The above image isn’t a jack-o-lantern but rather an image that NASA captured of our sun. According to NASA, the face is the result of active regions of the sun burning more brightly than others. And the image below, though it looks a bit like an eerie, […]