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AmericaSpace Partner's Image of Venus Transit Selected by NASA APOD

Photo Credit: Chris Hetlage / Imaging the Cosmos

AmericaSpace partner Chris Hetlage took this stunning picture of the transit of Venus in front of the Sun on June 5, 2012. The image was of such high quality that NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA APOD) selected it for their June 7, 2012 image.

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Being There: The 2012 Annular Solar Eclipse

AmericaSpace was fortunate in that it had not one – but three correspondents at this year's annular eclipse. Photo Credit: Chris Hetlage / Imaging the Cosmos

An annular solar eclipse occurred last week, and two AmericaSpace team members as well as one of our partners were in the western U.S. to cover [...]

PHOTO FEATURE: Sun, Moon Enter Cosmic Dance Creating "Ring Of Fire"

What appears to be a 747 airliner passing through the crescent eclipsed sun. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

What appears to be a 747 airliner passing through the crescent eclipsed sun. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

A “Ring of Fire” annular solar eclipse dropped jaws of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people this past Sunday, wowing people from China and Japan across the Pacific to the [...]

Two Shuttles, Two Launches, One Planet…and a Five-Day Goal

 

Artist's impression of the Galileo-Centaur deployment on Mission 61G in May 1986. Image Credit: NASA

When Challenger exploded on 28 January 1986, it crushed many dreams of America’s space programme. The Shuttle was expected to open new frontiers and deliver people into orbit with unrivalled frequency and reliability…but herein was one of its [...]

First Solar Eclipse In Nearly Two Decades To Cross Southwest U.S. May 20

An annular solar eclipse on January 4, 2011, as photographed by Japan's Hinode satellite. People located inside the 200-mile wide eclipse track across the western United States can expect to see the same "ring of fire" on May 20, 2012, weather permitting. Photo Credit: Hinode/XRT

It has been nearly two decades since a solar [...]

Tornados Threaten U. S., But Are Bigger on Mars and Gigantic on Sun

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The deadly tornados prowling the Midwest and South are one of the planet’s most powerful type of storm. But tornados are far larger on Mars and so gigantic on the Sun that a dozen Earths could stack inside them (video above). [...]