Brightest Comet In 100 Years Arrives In 2013

A new comet named C/2012 S1 (ISON) was discovered on September 21 by Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok using the International Scientific Optical Network’s (ISON) telescope. The comet is expected to come within 1.1 million miles of the sun on or around, November 29, 2013 and could be seen by the naked eye from…

NASA Concept Art

NASA: Past Visions of Future Space Travel

As we say goodbye to Endeavour and look to the future of space travel in the US and around the world, we wanted to take a moment to admire the futurist concepts that inspired NASA’s space shuttle program. Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. Construction began on Sept. 28, 1987…

Jupiter Impact George Hall

Jupiter Impact: Our Cosmic Shield

A huge burst of light on Jupiter was recorded September 10th at 11:35 UT by amateur astronomer George Hall. Hall did not actually see the impact, he was however recording it with his camera attached telescope. Another amateur astronomer Dan Peterson actually witnessed the flash and reported it to other astronomers for verification.