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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…


Mars Hand Color Image

First TV Image of Mars

2020 is a big year for space travel to Mars. There are several different countries attempting to send spacecraft to the planet with a variety of different setups and goals. Some of these spacecraft will…


NeoWise Neowise

Neowise: Tips And Tricks For Imaging And Viewing

With much excitement for comet Neowise, we figured we would provide a bit of information regarding our experience imaging and viewing the object. Everyone has their own favorite spots to view the comet, but there…



fall astronomical targets

Top 5 Most Reliable Fall Astronomical Targets

Fall can always be a tough time in the Pacific Northwest with varying temperatures, cloudy and wet weather, and the potential for a wide variety of weather in a short period of time to make…


Comet Neowise

Viewing Comet NEOWISE

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), or Comet NEOWISE, is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope. It passed closest to the Sun on July 3, 2020 at…