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Tiangong 2 : all you need to know about the chinese space station and news

The Chinese space station Tiangong 2 burned in the atmosphere – News of July 23, 2019 – In April 2018, Tiangong 1, the first Chinese space station, went into the atmosphere in an uncontrolled way. Although largely burned, some small debris may have reached the ocean in the South Pacific. For China, Tiangong 1 was…
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Tiangong 3, the Chinese space station | News

Tiangong 3 is dependent on the resumption of launches of the rocket Long March 5 – News of July 23, 2019 – The Tiangong 2 space station has just been consumed in the Earth’s atmosphere, which was planned. For China, this marks the beginning of a period without a space station. Tiangong 1 and Tiangong…
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Blue Moon by Blue Origin : all you need to know and news

Blue Origin successfully tests the engine of the Blue Moon lunar lander – News of July 23, 2019 – Blue Origin is one of the companies that could manufacture the lunar lander of the Artemis program. For more than three years now, the company has been developing the Blue Moon lunar lander. Designed initially to…
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All about the project Breakthrough Listen and news

The Breakthrough Listen project concludes a partnership with the VERITAS observatory – News of July 23, 2019 – The quest for an intelligent extraterrestrial life is an activity that is often summed up by the acronym SETI. Since we have measured the size of the cosmos and have the tools to study it, it seems…
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How To Read And Use Celestial Coordinates (Declination, Right Ascension)

Old school VS modern astronomy Modern astronomy does not have much to do with what was practiced a few decades ago. The methods of observation of celestial objects have evolved considerably in recent years. Many of us have completed the equipment and tools that astronomers used to navigate the night sky with computer equipment that…
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How to see a rocket launch at Cape Canaveral / Kennedy Space Center, Florida, U.S.A. ?

Space rockets have launched into space from Cape Canaveral and Kennedy Space Center since the 1950’s. Legendary space missions such as the Apollo missions on the Moon were launched from Cape Canaveral, in front of thousands of spectators. Feel the space history and enjoy the visual and physical experience of a rocket launch only a…
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Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) : all you need to know and news

The Brazilian space agency wants to open a commercial spaceport – News of July 21, 2019 – Space programs of rising powers such as China and India are regularly mentioned. Although there is a Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Brazil does not yet have such a developed space program. But as the ninth world economy, Brazil…
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Asteroids : all you need to know and news

Discovering of the asteroid that orbits the fastest around the sun – News of July 21, 2019 – 2019 LF6 is a very small asteroid whose discovery was announced at the beginning of July 2019. Its very short period of revolution makes it special. This piece of rock barely a kilometer in diameter orbits the…
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Titan (moon of Saturn) : all you need to know and news

How was the thick atmosphere of Titan formed ? – News of July 21, 2019 – Titan is the only moon in the solar system with a thick atmosphere. However, there is still no consensus on the cause of this exception. The large quantities of nitrogen found there could be brought in the form of…
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How To Choose Telescope Eyepieces ?

“High magnification telescope eyepieces are suitable for observing the Moon and planets.” Pros and cons of different types of telescope eyepieces Kellner eyepieces With one of the simplest designs, the Kellner has been around since 1846. It is an achromatic lens designed to correct the chromatic aberration caused by the refraction of light in the…
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French Space Force : all you need to know and news

France announces the creation of its “Space Force”, a space commandment – News of July 16, 2019 – In a speech to the Armed Forces pronounced on July 13, french president Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a space commandment within the air force, charged to ensure the deployment of a new doctrine that takes…
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Meet astronaut “Billy-Bob” Jean-François Clervoy

— Watch the video above or read the transcription below — Hi Space Lovers ! Today we are with french Astronaut Jean-François Clervoy. He did 3 missions in space, he developed the 0G flights in Europe and he is the chairman CEO of Novespace. Jean-François answers some of the questions you asked. Let’s go !…
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Artificial gravity, gravity simulator : all you need to know and news

The University of Colorado Boulder develops a small gravity simulator for space – News of July 9, 2019 – Prolonged weightlessness has a significant impact on human health. Nausea, muscle and bone loss, redistribution of fluids, impaired vision or sensation of loss of taste, for example. After a few weeks of terrestrial orbit aboard the…
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All about the Dragonfly mission on Titan and news

The Dragonfly mission will fly towards Titan in 2026 – News of July 2, 2019 – It was one of the most anticipated decisions in 2019. The US Space Agency had to choose between two candidates for the fourth mission of the New Frontiers program. NASA can only fund one of them. The first mission…
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All about fast radio bursts (FRB) and news

For the first time, the source of a unique fast radio burst has been identified – News of July 2, 2019 – In 2007, while digging into old archives of the Parkes observatory in Australia, a student made a strange discovery. The radio telescope appeared to have recorded a very short radio burst in 2001…
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Comet Interceptor : all you need to know and news

The Comet Interceptor mission will study comets very closely – News of July 2, 2019 – ESA has just validated a new mission for the next decade as part of its Cosmic Vision program. This mission is called Comet Interceptor. Since its creation, ESA has specialized in comet exploration. Thanks to this new mission, the…
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Daylight Astronomy

Astronomy is a hobby that is not practiced only at night. Here are 10 celestial objects that you can see even in daylight. Before starting, watch out for the sun ! Caution ! The observation of celestial objects presented here can be very dangerous for the eye. It is therefore necessary to be extremely cautious,…
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How To Observe Galaxies With A Telescope

By observing galaxies, you will explore the history of the universe The Milky Way is far from being the only galaxy to travel in the cosmos. Hundreds of billions of galaxies drift into space. With a little practice, you will be able to observe some of them from your garden. Scattered in the cosmic void,…
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How To Observe The Moon With A Telescope Or Binoculars ?

“By observing the contours of the Moon you will distinguish the cut-out profile of the mountains.” Here are some useful tips to make beautiful observations of the Moon with the naked eye, astronomy binoculars or telescope. What will you see on the Moon ? The Moon is the celestial object that is most familiar to…
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Planet Mars : all you need to know and news

The Curiosity rover detects a powerful methane peak on the planet Mars – News of June 25, 2019 – We often talk about methane detection on the planet Mars. On Earth, methane is a gas associated with life. In the atmosphere of the planet Mars, it is easily broken by the ultraviolet radiation of the…
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Spektr space observatory : all you need to know and news

Postponement of Spektr-RG space observatory launch due to discharged batteries – News of June 25, 2019 – Since the fall of the Sovietic Union, Russia’s economic difficulties have canceled most major scientific programs. That’s why the launch of the Spektr-RG space observatory by a Proton rocket that was planned last Friday is very important. The…
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy news

Falcon Heavy achieves a difficult mission for the US Army – News of June 25, 2019 – The Falcon Heavy has just flown for the third time, less than three months after its previous flight. The mission seems to have gone well. The two side boosters that had already been retrieved during the previous launch…
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How To Choose A Spotting Scope For Astronomy ?

“The use of spotting scopes is becoming more and more common among astronomers.” Often overlooked, spotting scopes are a cheap alternative to the telescope. Favorite instrument for naturalists, spotting scopes are very useful for watching a herd of antelopes in Africa or a bird flying from tree to tree. As night falls, as wildlife observers…
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All about the Psyche space probe and news

The development of the Psyche space probe continues – News of June 18, 2019 – The Psyche mission will be launched in 2022. It will explore the asteroid that bears the same name, an asteroid almost entirely composed of iron and nickel. We think that this is the heart of a protoplanet that has disappeared.…
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All about Europa (Jupiter’s moon) and news

The study of the salinity of Europa’s oceans could tell us if life is possible – News of June 18, 2019 – In the late 1990s, the Galileo mission taught us that Europa, one of Jupiter‘s largest moon, is probably home to an ocean of liquid water under its ice crust. Its magnetic field, its…
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All about mining of asteroids and news

TransAstra selected by NASA’s NIAC program – News of June 18, 2019 – NASA has announced the selection of projects for its NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. It allows for preliminary research on technologies that could dramatically change how we use space. Participants in the 2019 edition were revealed on June 11th. It includes…
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OSIRIS-REx and the asteroid Bennu : all you need to know and news

OSIRIS-REx orbits less than one kilometer from Bennu – News of June 18, 2019 – The solar system continues to reveal its secrets. Comets and asteroids are exploration targets increasingly studied by space agencies. NASA has thus dedicated the OSIRIS-REx space probe to the asteroid Bennu, a Type C near-Earth object of about 500 meters…
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Earth MOOCs (free online courses)

These courses are free if you only want to read the content of the course and to watch the videos. You will have to pay a few dollars if you want to access all of the course, including rating homework, and to have an official certificate to print or to share (on LinkedIn for example).…
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How To Set Up A Dobsonian Mount ?

“The Dobsonian mount offers one of the most enjoyable ways to point a telescope.” Find out how to observe the sky using one of the simplest beginner telescope mounts to get started. Stable but easy to handle, the Dobsonian mount offers one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to use a telescope. In the…
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Astronomy MOOCs

These courses are free if you only want to read the content of the course and to watch the videos. You will have to pay a few dollars if you want to access all of the course, including rating homework, and to have an official certificate to print or to share (on LinkedIn for example).…
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