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What's Up for October 2015

To celebrate the 100th episode of What’s Up, here are the top ten favorite celestial targets you can view this month from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


What's Up for October, 2015

What exciting things are happening in the night sky? Check out the video below, from NASA’S Jet Propulsion Laboratory:


Pluto: Like You've Never Seen It Before

I first noticed this on SpaceFlightNow.com, but I went to the raw gallery on JPL to pull down the pictures.

I wish I could say that I’m speechless, but then I wouldn’t have much to write. 256 more words

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Pluto image from New Horizons spacecraft

New Horizons, which took a lot of images of Pluto in July, sent back this incredible image:

Image Credit: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150914.html 8 more words



For this year (2015), Neptune is closest to Earth on August 31’st. It reaches opposition to us by September 1st. And keep in mind that being close is a long way away! 31 more words


Telecon: 50 Years of Exoplanets: The View from 2045

On July 11, 2015, we had an exclusive member’s only opportunity to listen to a presentation by Dr. Charles Beichman, the Executive Director of the NASA Exoplanet Science institute. 22 more words


Hubble Telescope Captures the Twin Jet Nebula 'Cosmic Butterfly'

Hubble recently captured spectacular images of M2-9, known as the Twin Jet Nebula. This unusual object is 2,100 light years from earth. It was discovered in 1947 by astronomer Rudolph Minkowski. 19 more words