When you see the crescent moon after sunset this week, notice the pale glow on its unlit portion. This glow is called earthshine.
Aqilla Othman at Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia caught the March 29 young moon. The pale glow on the dark part of the moon is called earthshine.
When large and small galaxies merge, the large galaxy’s central black hole typically gorges on gas and dust. But in a merging galaxy system called Was 49, the small galaxy has the feeding black hole.
This optical image shows the Was 49 system, which consists of a large disk galaxy, Was 49a, merging with a much smaller "dwarf" galaxy Was 49b. Image via NASA-JPL/ DCT/ NRL.
This milestone SpaceX launch is currently scheduled for March 30 at 6:00 p.m. EDT (22:00 UTC). Links to the live launch here.
Image via Spacex.
Two ISS astronauts will be outside the space station beginning about 8 a.m. EDT (12:00 UTC) on March 30. The spacewalk is expected to last about 6.5 hours. Links to live viewing here.
Expedition 50 astronauts will conduct three spacewalks outside the International Space Station in late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station hardware. Image via NASA.