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We have a little bit of everything. Hear the voices of the astronomy community on the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast, or catch up on the news with our Daily Space episodes. Also catch launches, landings, and other special events as they happen with us on Twitch.
Other Future Events
- July 16-18, 2021
A celebration at the Intersection of Space and Creativity
- October 23-24
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We have a diverse community of folks here to talk science, write code, and just share memes and play games. Join the conversation on Discord and find a Geeky community welcoming to all. Want to do more? Join our opensource community on Github and be part of creating tomorrow’s citizen science.
CosmoQuest invites you to help NASA scientists make maps of scientifically interesting features in our Solar System. You can map craters on the Moon, and trace the splatter of asteroid impacts on Vesta. All these worlds are yours to explore!
Currently we’re rebuilding all our citizen science projects with a new interface. We’ll get you sciencing again as soon as we can.
If it takes a village to raise a child, it will take a global-community to understand the universe.
We are part of that community. You are part of it with us.
Your random space fact of the week comes community member UncWilly who told us about a visible star in Cassiopeia that had no traditional Arabic or Latin name until the mid-twentieth century.
On February 20, 1962, John Glenn was launched into space from Cape Canaveral in the Friendship 7Mercury capsule, sitting on top of an Atlas LV-3B launch vehicle.
The Cygnus NG-15 spacecraft was launched on February 20 at 17:36 UTC aboard a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island in Virginia.
On February 16 at 03:59 UTC, SpaceX’s Booster 1059 made its sixth flight from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with another sixty Starlink satellites onboard.
Progress MS-16 is an ISS resupply mission that launched on February 15 at 04:45 UTC from Site 31-6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
A trio of exoplanets larger than Earth were found in orbit around a relatively young star in a recently discovered stellar stream.
At approximately 2055 UTC on February 18, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars to much fanfare and excitement.
Due to the weeklong hiatus, Pamela and Beth did a Weekend Update style rundown of several astronomy and planetary science stories.
New maps of Mars’ northern hemisphere, created using several remote sensing techniques, show broad regions of subsurface water ice.