Apollo 11 ‘First Man’ Movie Trailer Released

First Man — Official Trailer Ah, the weekend. Time for a movie. Let’s do it. Let’s take a look at the just-released trailer for the upcoming movie “First Man,” a biopic about Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon. The film, which will be released in U.S. theaters on Oct. 12, is based…
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Vesta, Brightest Asteroid, Shines Extra Bright This Month

If you’ve never seen an asteroid, now’s the time. Asteroid 4 Vesta — the “4” stands for the 4th asteroid discovered — will shine brighter this season than it has for years and for years to come. The 329-mile-wide ball of rock orbit the in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter at an…
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When Stars Touch The Earth

A couple nights ago I spent several hours looking at one the night sky’s finest deep sky objects, the Great Hercules Cluster, along with a bunch of faint galaxies you can hop to from the cluster. If you’re interested in exploring this area of the sky with your telescope, you can read about it here. Whenever…
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Tiny Asteroid 2018 LA Hits Earth Hours After Discovery

For only the third time, astronomers have discovered an asteroid just hours before it crashed to Earth. That’s exactly what happened on June 2. Richard Kowalski, senior research specialist for the Catalina Sky Survey based in Tucson Arizona, recorded and observed a fast-moving asteroid. From the observations he calculated an orbit predicting the object’s trajectory would…
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Dawn To Peer At Ceres From Just 30 Miles Up

Dawn’s going down. The spacecraft, which has been orbiting Ceres since March 2015, will maneuver to its final and lowest orbit ever to take incredibly detailed photos and compositional measurements of the dwarf planet. As you read this, NASA engineers are firing Dawn’s ion engine to lower the probe into a snug loop less than…
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