Apollo 12 Sees a Solar Eclipse

Fifty years ago, on Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 launched at 11:22 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Powtawche Valerino: Supporting NASA’s Space Launch System Program

Powtawche Valerino is a guidance engineer who works for Aerodyne Industries at the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting the agency’s Space Launch System program.

Mercury's Solar Transit

The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, low center, as it transits across the face of the Sun, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

Catalogs added between 02-Nov-2019 and 09-Nov-2019

The collection of catalogs was enriched with 33 new and 1 modified catalogs. The full collection of catalogs is available from the Astronomer's Bazaar.

The 34 catalogs added or modified are: B/eso (logESO) (ESO, 1991-2019); B/gcvs (GCVS) (Samus+, 2007-2017); B/vsx (VSX) (Watson+, 2006-2014); J/A+A/615/A98 (Mulcahy+, 2018); J/A+A/631/A108 (Kluska+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A117 (Kavak, 2019); J/A+A/631/A118 (Goettgens+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A124 (Alonso-Santiago+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A125 (Kiefer+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A126 (Kovacs+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A136 (Luque+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A137 (Calcutt+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A145 (Damljanovic+, 2019); J/AJ/158/109 (Hsu+, 2019); J/AJ/158/113 (Howell+, 2019); J/AJ/158/122 (Kounkel+, 2019); J/AJ/158/129 (Kenyon+, 2019); J/AJ/158/133 (Hamann+, 2019); J/AJ/158/136 (Rosenthal+, 2019); J/AJ/158/141 (Zhou+, 2019); J/AJ/158/93 (Bai+, 2019); J/ApJ/867/62 (Williams+, 2018); J/ApJ/867/66 (Comerford+, 2018); J/ApJ/867/79 (Clemens+, 2018); J/ApJ/867/93 (Ramirez-Preciado+, 2018); J/ApJ/867/94 (Kong+, 2018); J/ApJ/868/133 (Fall+, 2018); J/MNRAS/447/1661 (Munari+, 2015); J/MNRAS/447/2059 (Motta+, 2015); J/MNRAS/489/2907 (EZOA) (Schroder+, 2019); J/MNRAS/490/2521 (Hetem+, 2019); J/MNRAS/490/718 (Barkhudaryan+, 2019); J/other/ApSS/364.172 (Celebi+, 2019); J/other/SoPh/294.144 (Heinemann+, 2019);

This selection of new catalogs is readily accessible from the FTP server; the full access via VizieR may take a few days more.

Building the Rover of the Future

A student from Sinte Gleska University works to build a model rover for a NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars.

This Week in NASA History: First Launch of Saturn V – Nov. 9, 1967

This week in 1967, the Apollo 4 mission launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

hips2fits: fast generation of FITS images cutouts from HiPS

CDS has released hips2fits, a new service generating FITS images cutouts from HiPS datasets.

You will find the hips2fits service documentation and test it on this page.

The service was presented at the October IVOA meeting (slides available here).

In addition, this Binder notebook demonstrates how to access the service from Python.

The Cygnus space freighter is attached to the Unity module

The U.S. Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm as it was installed to the Unity module for 70 days of cargo transfers.

Second RS-25 Engine Attached to NASA Moon Rocket | NASA

The second RS-25 engine has been attached to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for the agency’s Artemis missions. Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans structurally mated the second of four engines to the stage on Oct. 30 and are currently integrating the propulsion and electrical systems within the structure to complete the installation.

Orson John: A NASA Pathways Student Becomes a Reliability Engineer

Orson John helps prepare Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) for encapsulation in the United Launch Alliance Delta II payload fairing on Sept. 4, 2018, at Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Northrop Grumman Resupply Mission Bringing Science, Cargo to Station

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches from Pad-0A of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Catalogs added between 26-Oct-2019 and 02-Nov-2019

The collection of catalogs was enriched with 20 new catalogs. The full collection of catalogs is available from the Astronomer's Bazaar.

The 20 catalogs added or modified are: II/361 (MDFC) (Cruzalebes+, 2019); B/astorb (astorb) (Bowell+ 2014); B/eso (logESO) (ESO, 1991-2019); B/vsx (VSX) (Watson+, 2006-2014); J/A+A/631/A104 (Baglio+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A110 (Zhang+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A113 (Forsberg+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A114 (Boselli+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A90 (Lopez+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A91 (Girard+, 2019); J/A+A/631/A94 (Diaz-Garcia+, 2019); J/ApJ/862/96 (Lewis+, 2018); J/ApJ/864/111 (Conroy+, 2018); J/ApJ/865/153 (Lu+, 2018); J/ApJ/866/139 (Koo+, 2018); J/ApJ/866/83 (Swihart+, 2018); J/ApJ/866/87 (Brogan+, 2018); J/ApJ/866/97 (Bi+, 2018); J/ApJ/866/99 (Berger+, 2018); J/ApJ/866/L1 (Sargent, 2018);

This selection of new catalogs is readily accessible from the FTP server; the full access via VizieR may take a few days more.

Astronaut John Herrington Carried A Piece of Native American History to Space

When astronaut John Herrington made his voyage to space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour's STS-113 mission, he became the first Native American in space.

Uralte Gaswolke zeigt, dass die ersten Sterne direkt nach dem Urknall entstanden sein müssen | Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie

Wenn Astronomen ferne Himmelsobjekte beobachten, dann blicken sie zwangsläufig in die Vergangenheit zurück. Die von Bañados et al. entdeckte Gaswolke ist so weit entfernt, dass ihr Licht fast 13 Milliarden Jahre gebraucht hat, um uns zu erreichen...

Observing California's Wildfires from the Space Station

From the vantage point of space aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan captured this image of a California wildfire.