Yesterday the UK Government officially established Space Command, its Joint Command of the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Civil Service with a mission to understand and monitor the domain of Space.
There are many exciting scientific events planned for Perseverance. There will be much reported on it over the next few days, weeks, months, and years.
This week’s image was taken on the evening of Jan. 5 during a remarkably clear night when the winter Milky Way shone brilliantly over my rural Georgia observatory.
There is very little more inspiring than seeing a beautiful crescent moon rising above the Georgia pines on a crisp winter’s morning.
Found close to 1,500 light-years away in the constellation of Auriga is the beautiful “Flaming Star Nebula.”
You can find a flower in the night sky! Actually, it is a distant galaxy called “Sunflower” as seen in the accompanying image taken January 17, 2021.
What if an errant star or large rogue planet made a close pass of our solar system? What disruptions might that cause to our daily lives?
Since the 1960s, the nuclear triad has served as the bedrock of American national security. The triad represents nuclear deterrence in-depth for the nation: intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM); nuclear-equipped bomber aircraft; and sea-launched ballistic missiles.