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  • The monster stars in the monster’s hand
    by Keith Cooper on 20 May 2022 at 17:03

    In 2014, a quite remarkable collage was released by scientists who used NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope to image the entirety of the Milky Way in infrared light.

  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 20 – 28
    by Alan MacRobert on 20 May 2022 at 08:44

    The advancing spring sends Vega high and Capella low. The Coma Berenices cluster glitters shyly way up, big and dim. Glance up anytime to check on changing Beta Lyrae. And now in the dawn, Jupiter aligns with Mars. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 20 – 28 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  • Starliner Launches to Space Station on Uncrewed Flight Test for NASA
    on 19 May 2022 at 22:48

    Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner is in orbit, heading for the International Space Station following launch Thursday of the next-generation spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket on a mission designed to test the end-to-end capabilities of the crew-capable system as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

  • NASA, Partners to Host CAPSTONE Prelaunch Media Teleconference
    on 19 May 2022 at 18:04

    NASA will host a media teleconference with partners Advanced Space and Rocket Lab at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday, May 25, in advance of the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) launch, scheduled for no earlier than Tuesday, May 31.

  • Get ready for Jupiter and Mars’ close confrontation 
    by Mark Armstrong on 19 May 2022 at 17:22

    Keep the diary free towards the end of May to witness another very close conjunction between two of the major planets in the Solar System.