Space Agencies

NASA’s SDO Spots A Lunar Transit

October 20, 2017 – On October 19, 2017, the Moon photobombed NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) when it crossed the spacecraft’s view of the Sun. The lunar transit lasted about 45 minutes, between 1:41 and 2:25 p.m. MDT, with the…

Jovian Moon Shadow

October 20, 2017 – Jupiter’s moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the gas giant planet in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The elongated shape of the shadow is a result of both the location of the moon with…

October 19, 2017

Community Invited To Groundbreaking For CU Aerospace Engineering Building October 26 October 19, 2017 – CU Boulder invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community to a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, October 26, to kick off construction of a new…

Dawn Mission Extended At Ceres

October 19, 2017 – NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before…

NASA’s MAVEN Mission Finds Mars Has A Twisted Tail

October 19, 2017 – Mars has an invisible magnetic “tail” that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft. NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) spacecraft is in…

October 18, 2017

Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden To Give Lecture At Colorado School Of Mines Oct. 23 October 18, 2017 – Astronaut Al Worden, one of only 24 humans to fly to the moon, will recount his experience as the Apollo 15…