Space

New Horizons Spacecraft Makes New Year’s Day Flyby of Ultima Thule, the Farthest Rendezvous Ever

LAUREL, Md. — Wow, what a way to ring in the new year. As the world celebrated the start of…

Ultima Thule Looks Just Like a Bowling Pin in Space at New Horizons Flyby Photo

The most remote object ever visited by a spacecraft looks much like a bowling pin, or perhaps a chicken drumstick.…

China’s Chang’Emails 4 Mission Ready to Farside Moon Landing

China’s Chang’e 4 assignment  will soon make a historic touchdown on the side of the moon.  Chang’e 4, that includes a…

Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips to Orbit About Asteroid Bennu

Even the near-Earth asteroid Bennu, as seen by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx probe on Dec. 2, 2018. Credit: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona A…

With First-Ever Landing on Moon’s Far Side, China Will Enter’Luna Incognita’

China is once more on the brink of a historic initial  in its fast-paced exploration of Earth’s moon. Having sent three…

Night Sky, January 2019: What You Can See This Month [Maps]

The night skies tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of interesting objects you are able to…

The Brightest Planets in January’s Night Sky: How to See them (and When)

There is but one solitary day planet: Mars, a lone holdover from last summer’s series of four bright planets. Meanwhile,…

Happy New Year ! Astronauts Theater in 2019 in Orbit

Happy New Year! #DareToExplore #HappyNewYear2019 pic.twitter.com/sbFR5XbnIH — David Saint-Jacques (@Astro_DavidS) December 31, 2018 LAUREL, Md. — As people around the world…

Best Night Sky Events of January 2019 (Stargazing Maps)

Thursday, January 3 at 5:00 GMT — Earth at Perihelion Credit: Starry Night software On Thursday, January 3, the Earth…

Ultima Thule in Pictures: Flyby Views of 2014 MU69 by New Horizons

Solar System Overview New Horizons: All About Space Credit: All About Space Here’s an overview of the solar system for…