Category: astronomy

Behold Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by NASA…

Behold Titan, moon of Saturn, observed by NASA’s Cassini probe on December 14, 2009. (Kevin Gill)

December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and …

December 14, 1972 – The Copernicus crater and Stadius Rille formation on the Moon, as seen from the orbiting Apollo 17 command module. (NASA)

December 14, 1972: “We’re on our way, Ho…

December 14, 1972: “We’re on our way, Houston!” Under the watchful eye of mission control, Apollo 17 astronauts Jack Schmitt and Gene Cernan lift off from the Moon to rendezvous with the orbiting command module and begin the journey home.

Behold Earth, as seen by the astronauts of Gem…

Behold Earth, as seen by the astronauts of Gemini 7, December 12, 1965. 

(NASA)

MOONWALKERS – Scenes of Apollo 17 astronauts G…

MOONWALKERS – Scenes of Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt on the Moon, December 12, 1972.

Earth and Moon, December 12, 1972, during the …

Earth and Moon, December 12, 1972, during the second spacewalk of the Apollo 17 mission.

(NASA)

Amazing images of Earth snapped by astronauts …

Amazing images of Earth snapped by astronauts aboard Gemini 7 as it hurtled through space on December 11, 1965.

(NASA/Arizona State University)

December 11, 1965: The Gemini 7 spacecraft pas…

December 11, 1965: The Gemini 7 spacecraft passes over northwest Sudan. 

(NASA/Arizona State University)

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, born was born in…

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, born was born in Dover, Delaware on this day in 1863. Her pioneering work helped to pave the way in the development of stellar classification. Fun fact: She was nearly deaf throughout her career.

(Harvard Library)

Remembering astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (Dece…

Remembering astronomer Annie Jump Cannon (December 11, 1863 – April 13, 1941), whose work at the Harvard Observatory helped to pioneer the development of stellar classification.

(Harvard Library)