The Corona Australis Molecular Cloud. Normally this Looks Like a Dark Blob in the Sky. But in Infrared, it Looks Like This.

The Corona Australis is a constellation in the southern hemisphere. It’s name literally means “southern crown.” One of its features is the Corona Australis molecular cloud, home to a star-forming region containing young stars and proto-stars. It’s one of the closest star-forming regions to us, only about 430 light years away. The ESA has given […]

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SpaceX’s next batch of Starlink satellites back on the launch pad – Spaceflight Now

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands vertical Tuesday on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Spaceflight Now SpaceX raised a Falcon 9 rocket vertical Tuesday on pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, positioning the launch vehicle for a flight Wednesday carrying 57 more Starlink Internet satellites and two commercial Earth-imaging microsatellites for […]

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Three U.S.-built satellites in French Guiana for Ariane 5 launch – Spaceflight Now

Northrop Grumman’s second Mission Extension Vehicle and Intelsat’s Galaxy 30 communications satellite were shipped from Dulles, Virginia, to French Guiana, in late June. Credit: Northrop Grumman The next flight of Europe’s heavy-lift Ariane 5 rocket, set for July 28 from French Guiana, will carry a record payload of three multi-ton satellites toward geostationary orbit, including […]

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