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Astronomy and Space Exploration
 

Article Index: Astronomy/Space Exploration

Articles about astronomy and space exploration.

Where have all the sunspots gone?

During 2008 and 2009, our sun had the lowest number of sunspots and solar storms of any time during the last century — sunspots essentially disappeared during that two‐year period....

A busy year for NASA spacecraft

Despite the fact that the Space Shuttle program will end permanently during the coming months,1 NASA still has a busy schedule in 2011. This year will see the launch of...

Rare lunar eclipse Tuesday morning

Early on Tuesday morning (December 21, 2010), a total lunar eclipse will be visible across all of North America. A total lunar eclipse is when the full moon is gradually...

Objects in Space

Distances in space can be a very relative thing. After all, the universe is billions of light years1 across. So I had to laugh yesterday when reading a NASA news...

Last of the Original Rocketmen

Earlier this week I learned from the NASA website that Konrad Dannenberg died on Monday at the age of 96. Dannenberg was a key member of Wernher von Braun’s original...