This website stands on the shoulders of these giants (listed alphabetically):
- Aladin Lite
- Online sky atlas used in the telescope simulator.
- Dark Sky
- For the weather forecast service
- Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke
- For the Revised NGC/IC catalogues
- FamFamFam flag icons
- Incredibly popular icons of country flags.
- Font Awesome
- Lightweight icons implemented as a web font.
- Beautiful weather forecast.
- Fred Espenak
- Calendar of astronomical events based on Fred Espenak's calendar.
- Automatic location detection based on IP addresses.
- Google Sky
- Based on the Google Maps engine, lets us browse the night sky.
- NGC/IC Project
- Thousands of images for NGC objects.
- Saguaro Astronomy Club
- They provided the initial deep sky objects database.
Oct 20 · Universe Today
According to a new analysis, the number of undiscovered and potentially-hazardous asteroids could be lower than previously thought. The post Good News Everyone! There are Less Deadly Undiscovered Asteroids than we Thought appeared first on Universe Today.Oct 20 · Universe Today
A recent study from NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has produced a new 3-D model for determining exoplanet habitability. The post Looking for Signs of Life on Distant Planets Just Got Easier appeared first on Universe Today.Oct 20 · Space.com
Some of the brightest and swiftest shooting stars will bedazzle the night sky this year during the Orionid meteor shower, which will peak between Oct. 20 and 22 and continue through early November.Oct 20 · Space.com
Over the next several days, you may get a chance to glimpse a "shooting star" in the predawn hours, as the Orionid meteor shower will be at its peak.Oct 20 · Space.com
Amalthea, the largest of Jupiter's inner satellites, casts a shadow on the giant gas planet in this photo taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft.Oct 20 · Space.com
A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features.Oct 20 · Space.com
Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has agreed to launch its next satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX in 2019, and will likely launch a second satellite on another Falcon 9 in 2020.Oct 20 · Space.com
Autumn brings longer and darker nights for skywatchers, as well as a bonus: an upswing in meteors, the bright and transitory trails of tiny particles that burn up as they plunge into Earth's atmosphere at tremendous speed.
Astronomy Quote of the Day“For my part I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” Vincent van Gogh
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