Space Observatories

Radio Programs

More Space Astronomy Climbing above Earth’s murky air Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Astro-1 Astronomy from a cargo bay Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Space Astronomy Changing strategies in space Monday, December 7, 2015
Fermi Bubbles Blowing bubbles in the Milky Way Monday, July 20, 2015
Beryllium A key element in fact and fantasy Wednesday, April 1, 2015
WIMP-y Glow Bright evidence of dark matter Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Pitching Ideas Pitching ideas for new missions Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Space Telescopes Studying the universe from on high Friday, June 27, 2014
Lyman Spitzer II A bold idea for exploring the universe Thursday, June 26, 2014
Gaia II Mapping a billion stars Friday, October 4, 2013
Infrared Astronomy Casting eyes on the cold sky Thursday, August 22, 2013
On Station II Brilliant targets for the space station Tuesday, June 25, 2013
GALEX Keeping an eye on the galactic action Sunday, April 28, 2013
IRAS Opening fresh eyes on the universe Friday, January 25, 2013
More Fomalhaut Cometary chaos around a young star Tuesday, September 18, 2012
EUVE Opening a new “window” on the universe Thursday, June 7, 2012
NuSTAR Dead stars tell some important tales Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Explorer 11 A first glimpse of the universe Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Last Ride Shuttling a big magnet into space Monday, April 18, 2011
Compton Observatory One of the great ones Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Taking Inventory Taking inventory of the solar system Saturday, March 26, 2011

Featured Images

Telescopes in the cargo bay of space shuttle Columbia, December 1995
Space (Shuttle) Telescope Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Animated view of an erupting black hole
Big Gulp Aftermath Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Artist's concept of Fermi bubbles
Blowing Bubbles Monday, July 20, 2015
Artist's concept of Solar Max in orbit
Sun Watcher Saturday, February 14, 2015
Space-based infrared view of the Rosette Nebula
Ruffled Rose Friday, February 28, 2014
The Planck space telescope and its view of the cosmic microwave background
Going Dark Thursday, October 24, 2013
Artist's concept of Spitzer Space Telescope
Heat Seeker Friday, August 23, 2013
Visible- and infrared-light views of Orion
Double Vision Friday, January 25, 2013
Combined optical and X-ray view of two possible black holes in the galaxy IC 342
On the Job Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Infrared image of the Carina Nebula from space-based Herschel Observatory
Busy Nursery Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Newborn stars in the Orion Nebula
Bright Babies Thursday, March 1, 2012
Atlantis lands on July 21, 2011, ending the space shuttle program
That's All, Folks! Friday, July 22, 2011
NGC 3758, a system of two merging galaxies
Double Trouble Saturday, June 11, 2011
The Milky Way galaxy and the afterglow of the Big Bang make up this all-sky imag
A Little of Everything Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Dust Storm Friday, April 2, 2010
First Snapshot Thursday, January 7, 2010


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