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Orion

Orion’s First Orbits The Orion Spacecraft has successfully completed it’s first “live” test today, 05 December 2014. At this time, Orion is the leading candidate to be the spacecraft that will (finally!) take a crew of humans to Mars sometime … Continue reading

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360 degree view of the Milky Way

NASA”s Spitzer Telescope captures a geocentric 360 degree view of the Milky Way For images and details of this amazing feat, follow the links, below . . . Overview: More Images and Details: Enjoy !  

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EXOPLANETS !

[[ Image, above, is from Google images.  ]] In the first two months of 2014 NASA’s Kepler telescope has discovered and verified more exoplanets than previously known.  Many of these newly found planets might be capable of supporting life as … Continue reading

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Storm at Saturn’s North Pole

The Cassini probe that is currently orbiting Saturn has recently sent some amazing images of the storm that has been raging at Saturn’s north pole for years (decades?, centuries?). To view the image(s), click on the URL below: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-350   … Continue reading

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Interesting Geology on Mars

Mars, which has no oceans, has about the same land area as the Earth, and some very interesting geology. ESA has captured some excellent photos . . . http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Mars_Express/Martian_scars Enjoy!  

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New Tripod

New Tripod [[ 06 June 2013 ]] We are enjoying our new tripod very much. The photo shows our 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain sitting atop the new Orion “Versago” III MicroMotion Altazimuth Mount. The new mount provides micro-motion controls for both altitude … Continue reading

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Jupiter and Io

This marvelous series of photographs of Jupiter and one of it’s moons, Io, was captured by Alessandro Bianconi in Italy recently. (Yes, I have Mr. Bianconi’s permission to use his copyrighted image here on my blog.) Just want to share … Continue reading

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