The Hubble Telescope was launched about 30 years ago, and it has given us a spectacular view of our Cosmos. NASA has published a wonderful retrospective with a sampling of the imagery that this telescope has given us: As with other NASA missions, you can find all of the imagery, and videos from the HubbleContinue reading “Hubble Telescope And 30 Years Of Cosmic Wonder”
Category Archives: Space
The awesome Saturn V rocket
Our son is interested in the awesome Saturn V rocket that carried Humans to the Moon. I thought I’d add a couple resources that I found here, rather than to some Google Doc or email. As usual, NASA has a collection of free multimedia resources. I found this album on Flickr. There are also aContinue reading “The awesome Saturn V rocket”
Back to the Moon for fresh perspectives
In this post, let’s head back to the Moon for an updated visit and marvel at our first off-world landing site. It was the first body in our solar system that humans walked on beyond our homeworld.
Seeing our planet from the International Space Station
NASA publishes a large collection of photos and videos of our planet as seen from the International Space Station. They offer a truly spectacular view of our home.
One-stop guide to our Solar System
I found this great one-stop guide to our Solar System from NASA and thought you would find it useful.
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and it’s Mars mission
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s mission to Mars has produced remarkable insights into the Red Planet’s history and humanity’s future on it.
The largest galaxy in the known universe
Listen to this: Have you ever wondered which galaxy is the biggest galaxy in the known universe? Apparently, the galaxy known as IC 1101, located in the Virgo constellation (although Deep Astronomy states it is in the Serpens constellation in the video below), is a giant. According to a 1990 New York Times article titled “Sighting of LargestContinue reading “The largest galaxy in the known universe”
Voyager craft heading into interstellar space
My son was curious about travel through our solar system so I introduced him to the Voyager program and the two craft that are heading out into interstellar space.
The journey to Mars
The real-life #JourneyToMars is even more spectacular than science fiction because it is actually happening with all the uncertainty and learning that goes with such an endeavour.