New Satellite “Mayak” Might Light Up the Sky

Russia’s first crowd-funded satellite, named Mayak (Russian for “beacon of light), promises to be the “brightest object in the night sky next to the Moon.”


An artist’s conception of Mayak in orbit.


The hunt is on. A Soyuz-2.1a rocket roared to life at the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

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MASCARA ouvre grand ses yeux pour la première fois…

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Première lumière pour le chasseur d’exoplanètes installé à l’Observatoire de La Silla de l’ESO

19 juillet 2017

La station MASCARA (Caméra Plein-Ciel et Multi-Site) installée à l’Observatoire de La Silla de l’ESO au Chili vient de capter sa toute première lumière. Ce nouvel instrument

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By Jove! Juno Images Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has delivered stunning closeup views of Jupiter’s famous swirling Great Red Spot.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot in enhanced color

This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Jason Major using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Jason Major

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Let’s Find Pluto!

At opposition this week and as bright as it will be for the next 190 years, it’s time to find your way to Pluto, a frigid enigma at the edge of night.

Fringe Planet

When NASA’s New Horizons probe flew past Pluto on July 14, 2015, it revealed a world more geologically

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L’Australie signe un partenariat stratégique avec l’ESO

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11 juillet 2017

Lors d’une cérémonie organisée ce jour à Canberra en Australie, un accord de partenariat stratégique d’une durée de dix ans a été conclu entre l’ESO et l’Australie. Ce partenariat consolidera le programme de l’ESO, tant au plan scientifique qu’au plan technique,

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Third Try at a National Space Council

What is the National Space Council and what will it do for the future of space exploration? A look back through history provides some possible answers.

Vice President Mike Pence at the Kennedy Space Center

Vice President Mike Pence speaks inside the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Behind the podium is the Orion spacecraft

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