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Aldrich Member Matt O’Malley captures ISS transiting Moon!

On the night of March 23rd Aldrich member and Astrophotographer Matt O’Malley captured the International Space Station transiting the Moon. In this amazing picture you can actually see some structural features of the ISS if you ZOOM in and look closely.  In order to capture a transit like this you need to have the correct …

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Perseverance Rover to land on Mars on Thursday Feb 18th around 3:55 PM

The Mars Perseverance Rover is expected to land on the surface of Mars On Thursday (2/18) afternoon around 3:55 PM. NASA TV and along with many other outlets will provide live coverage of the much anticipated landing event. A couple of these live feeds are provided below. Some information is provided below about the Rover …

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‘Dimmed’ SpaceX Satellites May Still Undermine Astronomy, Argues New Study

The following article written by Brad Bergan was recently published on Interesting Engineering website regarding attempts by SpaceX to limit the amount of reflected light from their Starlink satellite constellation. The article addresses the attempts to rectify this problem and the results based on analysis of professional astronomer community. Check it out! https://interestingengineering.com/dimmed-spacex-satellites-may-still-undermine-astronomy-argues-new-study?fbclid=IwAR1R7eotG0G-J6Kekm9_K72dFEO0tiUuu3kyDqbaBiiSe6IQgT67iArRxHs

X-ray data reveal 1st-ever planet orbiting stars in another galaxy

While extragalactic “rogue” planets – not orbiting any star – have been reported before, the new exoplanet is the first to be detected orbiting stars in another galaxy. And not just any galaxy … but M51, the beautiful Whirlpool, 23 million light-years away. In recent decades, astronomers have found over 4,000 exoplanets, or worlds orbiting other …

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