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Landing on Mars is a Distraction

26th Jul, 2021 - 8655 views

I never thought I would be that guy who harumphed about why we should attempt a landing on Mars, I've long dreamed of the day humanity stepped foot on another planet. It is just that going to Mars now seems so irrelevant and uninteresting when we may not have a planet to come back to.

Telescopes for Viewing Deep Space Objects: Nebulae, Star Clusters, and Galaxies

13th Sep, 2018 - 7375 views

The most common mistake among beginners is choosing a telescope that is suitable for bright sky objects thinking that they can also peer into deep space. In this article, we will talk about the gear you'll need in order to observe deep sky objects.

Top 10 Tips for Buying Your First Telescope

23rd Apr, 2018 - 4236 views

Stare into the night sky often enough, admire it for enough nights, and a fuse will be lit. It'll only a matter of time before you buy a telescope. What are the criteria for making a selection? Here are 10 tips to get you started.

Looking Up

5th Mar, 2018 - 3817 views

Our predilection to look to the sky, to feel what we feel and to find fascination where we treasure it, is a curiosity.

The March of TESS

2nd Mar, 2018 - 6164 views

The Transiting Exoplanet Serve Satellite (TESS) is slated on the launch from Earth, no earlier than mid-April 2018, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. From this amazing mission, we hope to find thousands or Earth-sized worlds.

JWST Mission Confident of March 2021 Launch Tony Gets a Call From NASA

15th Jan, 2020

At a town hall held on the first day of AAS meeting, NASA program managers and scientists express confidence that the James Webb Space Telescope will launch as currently scheduled in March 2021. Also, I got more feedback from my JWST reporting, this

Goodbye Spitzer Space Telescope! Was it Worth It? Whats Going to Happen To It?

29th Jan, 2020

NASA will shut down one of its most prolific space telescopes this week. The Spitzer Space Telescope will be decommissioned on Jan 30, 2020

NASA TESS Finishes First Year of Exoplanet Science Operations

13th Nov, 2019

Looking to purchase some telescope gear? Support Deep Astronomy by checking out OPT Telescopes, a great resource for all amateur astronomy stuff: http://bit.ly/2Wq0BO8 NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has completed it's first year of sc

The Case for the Carl Sagan Space Telescope

16th Nov, 2019

Some astronomers are building a case to launch a space telescope in honor of Carl Sagan

Is JWST Finally Ready

29th Oct, 2019

The long-delayed James Webb Space Telescope has finally been completed and is undergoing final testing before being made ready for launch in March 2021