One Earth. One sky. One moon phase (more or less) from all of Earth. So why (and how) does the moon appear differently from different parts of Earth?
Bridget Borchert in Bloomington, Minnesota posted this image at EarthSky Facebook on March 25, 2018. She wrote: "The tilt of the moon through the evening fascinates me."
Riding along with the Mars InSight mission, the 2 briefcase-sized CubeSats are designed to demonstrate nearly real-time communications between worlds.
Mars is getting brighter. By mid-2018, Mars will be at its brightest since 2003, when it was closer and brighter in our sky than in some 60,000 years.
Artist's concept of Mars in opposition to the sun. At such times, Earth passes between the sun and Mars. Not to scale! Image via NASA.
Launched last week, TESS will scan 200,000 close and bright stars, seeking new planets and possibly livable worlds. Here’s a roundtable discussion with 2 scientists on the TESS mission.
An artist’s impression of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and some of its planetary quarry. Image via NASA.