Kepler's first view of planet hunting territory
...NASA's Kepler spacecraft has opened its eyes and blinked at the rich star field where it will search for extraterrestrial planets like Earth...
...Combining images from space- and ground-based telescopes, astronomers have revealed the first cosmic collision of four separate galaxy clusters...
Hubble witnesses flaring in black
...A flare of matter blasting out from a monster black hole is outshining even the core of its host galaxy, M87...
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STS-120 day 2 highlights
Flight Day 2 of Discovery's mission focused on heat shield inspections. This movie shows the day's highlights.
STS-120 day 1 highlights
The highlights from shuttle Discovery's launch day are packaged into this movie.
The STS-118 crew, including Barbara Morgan, narrates its mission highlights film and answers questions in this post-flight presentation.
STS-120: Rollout to pad
Space shuttle Discovery rolls out of the Vehicle Assembly Building and travels to launch pad 39A for its STS-120 mission.
Dawn leaves Earth
NASA's Dawn space probe launches aboard a Delta 2-Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral to explore two worlds in the asteroid belt.
Dawn: Launch preview
These briefings preview the launch and science objectives of NASA's Dawn asteroid orbiter.
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Look for the Lyrids this week
BY ASTRONOMY NOW
Posted: 20 April, 2009
The spring drought of meteor showers is over with the return of the Lyrids, peaking over the next few days. Shooting out of their radiant near Vega and out towards the southern horizon, their often bright, lingering trails are worth looking out for, as Greg Smye-Rumsby shows.