Tag Archives: Space Saturdays

Venus and the moon pass a fading Mars in the evening sky this weekend – Space.com July 9, 2021 – Space Saturdays July 10, 2021

I saw this recently on Space.com – Venus and the moon pass a fading Mars in the evening sky this weekend – Space.com July 9, 2021 – https://www.space.com/moon-venus-mars-conjunction-july-2021. Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some … Continue reading

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Smallest, densest white dwarf ever discovered packs the sun’s mass into a moon-size stellar corpse – Space.com July 1, 2021 – Space Saturday July 3, 2021

I saw this recently on Space.com – Smallest, densest white dwarf ever discovered packs the sun’s mass into a moon-size stellar corpse – https://www.space.com/moon-size-white-dwarf-smallest-densest-ever-discovered. Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some photos. By Charles Q. … Continue reading

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Virgin Galactic can fly passengers to suborbital space, FAA says – Space.com June 25, 2021 – Space Saturday June 26, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – Virgin Galactic can fly passengers to suborbital space, FAA says – https://www.space.com/virgin-galactic-faa-operator-license-passengers. Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some photos. By Mike Wall June 25, 2021 Virgin Galactic’s launch … Continue reading

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Tantalizing Pluto views suggest active surface but won’t be seen again for 161 years – Space.com June 17, 2021 – Space Saturday June 19, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – Tantalizing Pluto views suggest active surface but won’t be seen again for 161 years – https://www.space.com/pluto-fully-illuminated-observation-suggests-active-surface. Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some photos. By Meghan Bartels  June 17, 2021 … Continue reading

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NASA will launch 2 new missions to Venus by 2030 to return to Earth’s hellish twin – Space.com June 2, 2021 – Space Saturday June 12, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – NASA will launch 2 new missions to Venus by 2030 to return to Earth’s hellish twin – https://www.space.com/nasa-unveils-2-venus-missions-veritas-davinci. Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some photos. By Elizabeth … Continue reading

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1st commercial astronomy spacecraft Twinkle set for launch in 2024 – Space.com June 4, 2021 – Space Saturday June 5, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – 1st commercial astronomy spacecraft Twinkle set for launch in 2024 – https://www.space.com/twinkle-exoplanets-first-commercial-astronomy-satellite. Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some photos. By Tereza Pultarova – Senior Writer June 4, 2021 With … Continue reading

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Protests, trolling and more: Drama swirls around NASA’s next moon lander for astronauts – Space.com May 28, 2021 – Space Saturday May 29, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – Protests, trolling and more: Drama swirls around NASA’s next moon lander for astronauts – . Much longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has some photos. By Mike Wall May 28, … Continue reading

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Curiosity rover on Mars spotted from space as it climbs ‘Mont Mercou’ (video) – Space.com May 21, 2021 – Space Saturday May 22, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – Curiosity rover on Mars spotted from space as it climbs ‘Mont Mercou’ (video) – https://www.space.com/mars-rover-curiosity-on-mont-mercou-orbit-photo. Slightly longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. It has a video and some photos. By Mike … Continue reading

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China’s first Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet – Space.com May 14, 2021 – Space Saturday May 15, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – China’s first Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet – https://www.space.com/china-mars-rover-landing-success-tianwen-1-zhurong. Slightly longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. Looks like Twitter https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial/status/1393365096609435648 indicates the robots have landed as of last … Continue reading

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Update on Chinese Rocket Crash – Space.com May 7, 2021 – Space Saturdays May 9, 2021

As an update to an earlier post yesterday – A huge Chinese rocket booster is falling from space, but don’t worry. It likely won’t hit you. – Space.com May 7, 2021 – Space Saturdays May 8, 2021, looks like the … Continue reading

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