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Astronomy News

  • The Sky This Week from March 22 to 31
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Evenings find Mars in the same binocular field as the Pleaides star cluster, while the morning sky features the Moon passing close to both Jupiter and Saturn.

  • NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars
  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT -

    In early 2021, a tiny helicopter will land on the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover.



  • This ‘cannonball’ pulsar is racing at escape speed across the Milky Way
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The newly discovered neutron star is flying across the galaxy so quickly that it could get from Earth to the Moon in six minutes flat.

  • Space station astronauts prep for two spacewalks in one week
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The first EVAs of Expedition 59 have been scheduled to start this Friday.

  • Boeing’s Starliner test flight delayed by months
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT -

    Boeing’s test of their crew capsule, Starliner, may face new delays, shrinking the margin of error for reaching crew accreditation this year.



  • Israeli Moon lander to touch down near Apollo landing sites next month
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Israeli spaceflight company SpaceIL has chosen Mare Serenitatis as the spot for their historic landing of the first privately launched Moon lander.

  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket may launch first commercial flight soon
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Media reports say SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy may make a first commercial launch in just weeks. It would signal progress toward the company's heavy lift ambitions.

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