Rare Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse has not crossed the U.S. coast to coast since 1918.

Coordinates of the even on August 21, 2017:

Mission to the Sun

NASA announced it will send a probe to study the Sun’s outer atmosphere and solar wind on July 31, 2018. Read more at Space.com

Good to see science from NASA since President Obama made Muslim outreach one of NASA’s main goals. (The Telegraph)

Asteroid Six-Football Fields Wide

We can hear Charlton Heston’s words from Armaggedon now.

Asteroid 2014 JO25 discovered in 2014 will closely miss the Earth on April 19, 2017.

Watch on Virtual Telescope at 3:30 p.m. ET

7 Earth-Sized Planets Found

39 light years from Earth in the constellation Aquarius is the TRAPPIST-1 system. Details at Space.com

NASA’s space shuttle would take 1.5 million years to get there.

Russian internet billionaire Yuri Milner’s proposed Breakthrough Starshot nanobot proposal would take approximately 200 years. Read more at Science Mag

Newly Found Asteroid

Two asteroids will buzz Earth today. Read more at Space.com

New Star in Cross Constellation in 2022

Two stars will collide in 2022, creating a visible new star within the cross shaped Cygnus constellation. Telegraph story

North Korea at Night

Kim Jong-un doing his part for climate change.

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Moon Visits

Before NASA was tasked with Muslim outreach, the U.S. explored the Moon.

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Supermoon on Nov. 13-14

The closest supermoon since January 26, 1948 is on Nov. 13-14, 2016. More from Earthsky.org

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New Zodiac sign?

Babylonians left out one constellation in the zodiac. Are you now Ophiuchus?

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Read more at NASA’s Tumblr site

Space station out of control

Officials have confirmed China’s first space station is out of control and will crash to Earth somewhere unknown in late 2017.

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Read more at The Independent

Asteroid Rendezvous

NASA launched a mission to the asteroid Bennu, in hopes of gathering the earliest stages of solar system formation.

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SpaceX’s reuseable rocket

The reuseable rocket by SpaceX landed successfully on is barge for the first time, on April 8.

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From Space.com

Watch landing at Business Insider