Astronomy Fact of the Day: February 26, 2018

The Space Launch Systems (SLS) is NASA’s newest and most powerful rocket that will be used for future deep space missions. The Exploration 1 Mission will be the first to use SLS which should launch in 2019 or 2020.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: February 25, 2018

More than 40 spacecraft have explored the planet Venus. Only six of them were able to send information from the surface of Venus. These were the soviet mission named Venera 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: February 24, 2018

Tonight if you look south around 8pm you will find the Moon exhibiting a waxing gibbous phase. North of the Moon you will find the bright yellow star Capella which is the 6th brightest star we can see.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: February 21, 2018

Like all planets Venus orbits the Sun in a counter-clockwise direction. However its axial rotation is opposite that of the other planets. Because of this on Venus the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east.