PopMuse: Astronomy and Cosmology http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day https://www.space.com/34-image-day.html https://www.space.com/34-image-day.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:58:18 UTC at Space.com Can you spot the teeny-tiny planet Mercury in this photo of the sun? The European Space Agency's Proba-2 satellite captured this image of Mercury's transit yesterday. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Miss the Mercury Transit of 2019? You'll Have to Wait 13 Years for the Next One https://www.space.com/next-mercury-transit-when-2032.html https://www.space.com/next-mercury-transit-when-2032.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:35:55 UTC at Space.com If you missed Mercury's journey across the sun Monday (Nov. 11), you're in for a bit of a wait for the next sun-transiting planetary occasion. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ On This Day in Space! Nov. 12, 2014: Philae Spacecraft Gets Lost on Comet https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:15:08 UTC at Space.com On Nov. 12, 2014, a European spacecraft named Philae landed on Comet 67P. Then it got lost. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series! http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Treks into Vacuum Chamber for Red Planet Survival Tests https://www.space.com/nasa-mars-2020-tested-vacuum-chamber.html https://www.space.com/nasa-mars-2020-tested-vacuum-chamber.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:08:10 UTC at Space.com NASA's Mars 2020 rover was moved into a vacuum chamber and tested under Mars-like environmental conditions to prepare for its launch to the Red Planet next summer. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Climate Explained: Why Mars is Cold Despite an Atmosphere of Mostly Carbon Dioxide https://www.space.com/climate-explained-why-mars-is-cold-despite-an-atmosphere-of-mostly-carbon-dioxide.html https://www.space.com/climate-explained-why-mars-is-cold-despite-an-atmosphere-of-mostly-carbon-dioxide.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:05:37 UTC at Space.com If tiny concentrations of carbon dioxide can hold enough heat to create a global warming impact on Earth, why is Mars cold? Its atmosphere is 95% carbon dioxide. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ White House Wants More Moon Money for NASA's Artemis Program https://www.space.com/white-house-wants-more-moon-money.html https://www.space.com/white-house-wants-more-moon-money.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:57:54 UTC at Space.com NASA needs more money to meet its goal of landing humans on the moon in 2024, the White House recently warned Congress in a letter. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'The Mandalorian' Premieres on Disney+ Today: A Closer Look at The Final Trailer https://www.space.com/disney-mandalorian-premiere.html https://www.space.com/disney-mandalorian-premiere.html Tue, 12 Nov 2019 05:00:01 UTC at Space.com A closer look at the last trailer for 'The Mandalorian' before the new 'Star Wars' series premieres on Disney's streaming service on Nov. 12. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ How to Spot SpaceX's 60 New Starlink Satellites in the Night Sky https://www.space.com/see-spacex-starlink-satellites-in-night-sky.html https://www.space.com/see-spacex-starlink-satellites-in-night-sky.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:59:14 UTC at Space.com SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on its most flown Falcon 9 rocket yet, which made a historic fourth launch and landing on Monday (Nov. 11). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Rare Mercury Transit, the Last Until 2032, Thrills Skywatchers Around the World https://www.space.com/mercury-transit-2019-thrills-skywatchers.html https://www.space.com/mercury-transit-2019-thrills-skywatchers.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 20:10:26 UTC at Space.com The tiny planet Mercury scooted across the sun's face today (Nov. 11) for the last time until 2032, and skywatchers around the world had the chance to witness the rare celestial event. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ The Mercury Transit of 2019 in Photos! The Best Views Until 2032 https://www.space.com/mercury-transit-2019-best-photos.html https://www.space.com/mercury-transit-2019-best-photos.html Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:52:00 UTC at Space.com On Nov. 11, 2019, the planet Mercury crossed the face of the sun in a rare Mercury transit. See amazing photos of the transit, the last until 2032, from NASA and around the world! http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/