Earth Venture program

NASA Announces 5 New Earth Venture Missions

Investigating and then understanding fundamental processes that impact humanity and the environment are crucial aspects of research for NASA and the scientific community. The data and information collected from these missions, plus the unique vantage…

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Messier 3

Messier 3

This review of Messier 3 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…


Astronomers Without Borders

Astronomers Without Borders

Founded in 2007, Astronomers Without Borders is a U.S.-based organization founded by Mike Simmons and Anousheh Ansari. Astronomers Without Borders is dedicated to spreading astronomy throughout the world, by getting people in developed countries to sponsor the purchase of equipment…


Rocket Launch

Rocket Launch Tips And Tricks

Recently, we braved the elements and safely travelled to Florida to attend the Mars2020 launch of the NASA Perseverance Rover. Launched on Thursday July 30th, 2020 at 7:58am Eastern time, which is 4:58PM, upon Atlas…


Messier 2

Messier 2

This review of Messier 2 is to provide details about the observational history, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope, and potential astrophotography options…


Asteroid Mining

What is Asteroid Mining? It’s a very novel concept and could have some positive upsides in the future. But there are currently a few hurdles that have to be crossed before asteroids and other space…


Comet Neowise

NEOWISE Viewing Trends And Thoughts

When shooting Comet NEOWISE and viewing it, we can see the progression in the viewing from the earliest days that it was viewable to the photo taken yesterday. Other than the image quality getting better…


Life On Mars

Life On Mars: Already Found?

With 2 of the 3 Mars missions in 2020 being related to finding life on Mars, we are going to take a look at a lesser known story about an earlier Mars mission that had…


Mars Perseverance Rover Mars 2020

Mars 2020 Resources

Just like with the SpaceX Demo 2 Dragon Crewed Mission that sent 2 men from Florida, US soil to the ISS for the first time in nearly a decade, the Mars 2020 launch of Perseverance…


Messier 1 Crab Nebula

Messier 1: Crab Nebula

This review of Messier 1 is to provide details about the observational history of the Crab Nebula, details about how to find it in the sky, what the object could look like in your scope,…


Mars

Mars: Mission Statistics

Today we are going to discuss the different mission statistics of launching a mission to Mars. With several upcoming Mars missions set to launch in the near term future, lets take a look at the…