Welcome to the Redshift Community area.
Latest Facebook feeds :
Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

A crowdfunded spacecraft has successfully sailed on sunlight while in orbit around the Earth. LightSail 2 was launched in June by the space advocacy group the Planetary Society as a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most dramatic things to see in the night sky between July and August. This meteor shower is one of the highlights of the calendar due to its high hourly rate and bright meteors, caused by the Earth slamming into the debris left behind by comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle in July and August every year.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is halfway through its two-year primary mission and has completed its survey of the southern sky in its search for extrasolar planets. According to the space agency, the unmanned telescope has discovered 21 confirmed exoplanets and 850 candidates for further study.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

If the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable technological achievement, it’s also a good time to reflect on the creative vision that made it possible. Long before Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, artists and writers were crafting visions of extraterrestrial exploration that would make space flight possible.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

On July 20, 1969, 600 million people watched with anxious excitement as Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. took their first steps on the moon's surface. The first humans ever to leave footprints in the lunar regolith, Aldrin and Armstrong made history — and a permanent impression on the world — as they bravely ventured beyond Earth. This summer marks 50 years since Aldrin, Armstrong and Michael Collins made their daring journey to the moon. https://www.space.com/apollo-11-complete-guide.html


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

“A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at T-56 minute. As a measure of abundant precaution, #Chandrayaan2 launch has been called off for today,” the agency tweeted. A revised launch date will be announced later, it added. Chandrayaan-2 is India’s first attempt at a surface landing on the moon - a feat achieved by only Russia, the US and China. If successful, it would also be the first mission to land on the unexplored lunar south pole, where scientists hope to collect information about the moon’s mineral and chemical composition, and search for water.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

Richard Branson-backed space startup Virgin Orbit has completed a key step along its path to launching satellites for commercial customers. The company held a successful “drop test” of its LauncherOne rocket, in which the crucial piece of its launch system was released in a free fall from its Boeing 747-based launch aircraft (nicknamed “Cosmic Girl”).


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

How to watch South America’s total eclipse from anywhere


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blocks of life, the Dragonfly mission will fly multiple sorties to sample and examine sites around Saturn’s icy moon. Dragonfly will launch in 2026 and arrive in 2034. The rotorcraft will fly to dozens of promising locations on Titan looking for prebiotic chemical processes common on both Titan and Earth. Dragonfly marks the first time NASA will fly a multi-rotor vehicle for science on another planet; it has eight rotors and flies like a large drone. It will take advantage of Titan’s dense atmosphere – four times denser than Earth’s – to become the first vehicle ever to fly its entire science payload to new places for repeatable and targeted access to surface materials.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

Each of the six Apollo missions that landed on the Moon carried an array of science experiments designed to tell us about our satellite and its environment. The Moon rocks the astronauts brought back to Earth deservedly received the most attention, but the other experiments proved their worth as well.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule has made its way back from the International Space Station, completing the private launcher’s seventeenth resupply mission for the orbital research facility. Commercial Resupply Services mission 17 (aka CRS-17 if you’re down to acronym) launched on May 4, its first backup window after an initial mission scrub. The Dragon’s cargo for this one included 5,500 lbs of both supplies for the astronauts, as well as materials used for ongoing experiments and research aboard the station. https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/03/spacex-dragon-capsule-returns-from-space-station-resupply-mission/


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

Two cosmonauts will perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (May 29). Watch live on NASA TV


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

SpaceX launched the first 60 satellites for an internet constellation that could ultimately number 12,000 on a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday night. The 60 satellites mark the beginning of SpaceX’s deployment of a global internet megaconstellation intended to generate more revenue to fuel the company’s interplanetary ambitions.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

Here is a unique chance to submit your name to be included on a microchip aboard a NASA Mars 2020 mission.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

At the center of a galaxy more than 55 million light-years away, there's a supermassive black hole with the mass of several billion suns. And now, for the first time ever, we can see it. Astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman, head of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, speaks with TED's Chris Anderson about the iconic, first-ever image of a black hole -- and the epic, worldwide effort involved in capturing it.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

Astronomers may have spotted a neutron star being swallowed by a black hole for the first time, marked by a belch of gravitational waves rippling across the cosmos.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

This morning, astronauts on the International Space Station successfully grappled Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft with the station's robotic arm, snagging 7,600 lbs (3,447 kilograms) of cargo, just in time for Easter.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

The world’s largest airplane took flight for the first time ever on Saturday morning. Built by rocket launch company Stratolaunch, the 500,000-pound plane with a 385-foot wingspan lifted off shortly after 10AM ET from Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California. It was a critical first test flight for the aircraft, designed to launch rockets into orbit from the air. The inaugural flight lasted for 150 minutes, according to the company, after which the plane safely landed.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster". The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world. Details have been published today in Astrophysical Journal Letters.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

In the past three decades, almost 4,000 planet-like objects have been discovered orbiting isolated stars outside the solar system (exoplanets). Beginning in 2011, it was possible to use NASA's Kepler Space Telescope to observe the first exoplanets in orbit around young binary systems of two live stars with hydrogen still burning in their core.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

On March 29, NASA will have the first all-female spacewalk in the agency's history. Conducting the spacewalk will be astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch. On the ground, they will be supported by an all-female crew at Houston's Johnson Space Center.


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

SpaceX's first Crew Dragon spacecraft cast off from the International Space Station for the return to Earth Friday (March 8th) as it wrapped up a historic test flight for NASA. The Crew Dragon undocked from the space station at 2:32 a.m. EST (0732 GMT) as both spacecraft sailed 253 miles (407 kilometers) above Africa near Sudan. Its departure ended five days linked at the station following an arrival on Sunday (March 3) during a high-profile Demo-1 demonstration mission. The spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean, near Florida's eastern coast, at 8:45 a.m. EST (1345 GMT).


Redshift Planetarium Software has shared a link

Just a day after launching to orbit, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule automatically docked to a port on the International Space Station this morning — a critical part of its current test flight. This docking maneuver is something the capsule will have to do routinely in the future, when it starts transporting astronauts to and from the ISS.




Guided Tours
» more

27. January - 05:43

Sonne in den Sternzeichen


» of petereigler

29. December - 12:25

Neptune1


» of looby

29. December - 11:53

Neptune1


» of looby

14. April - 01:21

Astronomietag 2010


» of Jan Hattenbach

31. March - 08:53

Komet Hyakutake 1996


» of saltu

31. March - 08:45

Analemma


» of saltu