Best Space Photography Books -

Here are writers' and editors' picks for photo collections and astrophotography books that will transport you to other worlds.

Where Are All the Aliens? 'Out There' Book Excerpt -

In 'Out There' (Grand Central Publishing, 2018), senior writer Mike Wall tackles the search for alien life from many different angles and discusses humanity's drive to get off its natal rock. Read an excerpt from the new book here.

Parker Solar Probe Reports Good Status After Close Solar Approach


Portal origin URL: Parker Solar Probe Reports Good Status After Close Solar ApproachPortal origin nid: 435307Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 17:20Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from our star's surface. This is far closer than any spacecraft has ever gone. Mission controllers received the status beacon from the spacecraft at 4:46 p.m. EST on Nov. 7, 2018. The beacon indicates status "A" — the best of all four possible status signals.Portal image: illustration of Parker Solar ProbeScience Categories: Sun

Launch Now Thursday, Nov 8: ICON to Explore Boundary Between Earth and Space


Editor's note: The Nov. 7 launch attempt has been scrubbed. The next launch opportunity will be Thursday, Nov. 8.

Overlapping the farthest reaches of Earth’s atmosphere and the very beginning of space, the ionosphere stretches roughly 50 to 400 miles above the surface. Solar radiation cooks tenuous gases there until they lose an electron (or two or three), creating a sea of electrically charged ions and electrons. Neither fully Earth nor space, the ionosphere reacts both to winds and weather from the lower atmosphere below and solar energy streaming in from above, changing constantly to form conditions we call space weather.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 09:48


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