Posted 4 months ago

thetreacheryofwords:

#Lunar #Eclipse

Last night’s lunar eclipse

Posted 4 months ago

Just printed up the schedule of tonight’s eclipse. Keep looking up!

Posted 5 months ago

space-pics:

The Coca-Cola dispensing apparatus, flown on STS-77.
http://space-pics.tumblr.com/

Posted 6 months ago

Keep Looking Up turned 3 today!

Hooray!

Posted 8 months ago

How big is the moon?

Posted 9 months ago

Happy Birthday Carl!

Posted 10 months ago

June 12, 2009
Sarychev Peak Volcano, Matua Island

Posted 10 months ago

How I Gave My Preschool Class Mars Fever | The Planetary Society

"We all held our breath as the rover was lowered to the surface, then cheered and clapped along with the scientists when we knew it was safe on the ground!

We scanned the faces of the celebrating scientists, and found boys, girls, old people, young people, people with dark skin, and light skin, people with long hair, and short hair, people who are tall, and people who are small. With minimal guidance from me, my preschoolers came to the conclusion that day that anyone can be a scientist.”

Posted 10 months ago

Your Chance to Speak for Earth!

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is currently about 3 billion miles (5 billion kilometers) from Earth, en route to a historic encounter to reconnoiter Pluto and its moons– worlds that will in 2015 become the farthest-ever frontier of human exploration. Eventually, New Horizons will become the fifth spacecraft to leave the solar system, following Pioneers 10 and 11 and Voyagers 1 and 2 on an endless voyage through interstellar space. Each of our first four interstellar probes carries a message from the people of Earth to any extraterrestrial who might someday encounter them. New Horizons carries no such message.…but it’s not too late to add one!

Sign the Petition now!
Posted 11 months ago

The moon really does rotate, even though it doesn’t look like it from here. Because the moon is ‘tidally locked' to the Earth, that means that it always has one face pointed towards us. However, it also means that the time it takes to rotate once is the same as the time it takes to go around the Earth — 27 days.

The only people who have ever seen the far side of the moon for themselves are the various astronauts that flew on the Apollo missions back in the 60s and 70s. This video may not take the place of that kind of experience, but it at least lets us share a bit of the wonder.

Rotating Moon from LRO (by APODVideos)

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