How Fast is Mach One?

While we tend to think of Mach One as being the speed it takes to break the sound barrier, its a bit more complicated than that, and requires a little math!
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We’re About to Get Our Closest Look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Days after celebrating the 1st anniversary of its arrival around Jupiter, the Juno probe will give us our most detailed look at Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot.
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SpaceX Dragon Returns Science Cargo to Earth, Falcon 9 Delivers Massive ‘Epic’ Intelsat Comsat to Orbit – Photo/Video Galley

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – July has begun with SpaceX maintaining a blistering pace of blasting rockets and spaceships flying to space and returning to Earth for a host of multipronged missions furthering NASA science both on the International Space Station (ISS) and beyond, commercial space endeavors in the US and overseas and fulfilling billionaire founder Elon Musk’s dreams of creating reusable rocketry to slash launch costs and advance humanity’s push to the stars.
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Messier 50 – the NGC 2323 Open Star Cluster

Welcome back to Messier Monday! We continue our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at the open star cluster of Messier 50. Enjoy! In the 18th century, while searching the night sky for comets, French astronomer Charles Messier kept noting the presence of fixed, diffuse objects in the night sky. In time, […]
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VP Pence Vows Return to the Moon, Boots on Mars during KSC Visit

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Vice President Mike Pence, during a whirlwind visit to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, vowed that America would fortify our leadership in space under the Trump Administration with impressive goals by forcefully stating that “our nation will return to the moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars.”
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Gaia Finds Six Stars Zipping out of the Milky Way

The ESA’s Gaia mission made a startling discovery recently, detecting six stars that appear to have been kicked out of the Milky Way
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The Corvus Constellation

Located in the southern celestial hemisphere is the constellation Corvus (Latin for “the Raven”), one of the original 48 constellations of Ptolemy.
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Titan’s Lakes are Nice and Calm. The Perfect Spot for a Landing

A recent study has shown that Titan’s methane lakes experience very low waves, which could make it an ideal landing spot for future missions
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New Horizons Team Already Finding Surprises on Next Flyby Target

While the New Horizons spacecraft was heading to Pluto, scientists from the mission used Hubble and other telescopes to try and find out more about the environment their spacecraft would be flying through. No one wanted New Horizons to run into unexpected dust or debris. And now, as New Horizons prepares to fly past its […]
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Dazzles Delivering ‘Epic’ Intelsat DTH TV Comsat to Orbit for America’s

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The third time proved to be the charm as SpaceX kept up a torrid 2017 launch pace and successfully ignited another Falcon 9 rocket late Wednesday, July 5, from the Florida Space Coast and delivered a powerful and heavy weight commercial TV to orbit that will serve “tens of millions of customers globally,” Intelsat VP for Sales Kurt Riegel, told Universe Today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center press site.
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Did you Know There are X-rays Coming from Pluto? That’s Strange, What’s Causing it?

A new study by a team of astronomers has revealed that an unexpected amount of x-ray emissions coming from Pluto, which was highly unexpected.
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