Space News Update - April 2, 2019 In

Space News Update - April 2, 2019 In

Space News Update - April 2, 2019 In the News Story 1: NASA's Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons Story 2: Laser Blasts Show Asteroid Bombardment, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars Story 3: Hubble Watches Spun-Up Asteroid Coming Apart Departments The Night Sky ISS Sighting Opportunities NASA-TV Highlights Space Calendar Food for Thought Space Image of the Week Story #1 NASA's Cassini Finds Saturn's Rings Coat Tiny Moons Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings NASA-TV Space Calendar Food for Thought Image of the Week NASA's InSight Prepares to Take Mars' Temperature

Laser Blasts Show Asteroid Bombardment, Hydrogen Make Great Recipe for Life on Mars Story #1 Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings NASA-TV Space Calendar Food for Thought Image of the Week Hubble Watches Spun-Up Asteroid Coming Apart Story #1 Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings NASA-TV Space Calendar Food for Thought Image of the Week The Night Sky

Tuesday, April 2 Story #1 Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings Bright Capella shines high in the northwest after dusk. Its paleyellow color matches that of the Sun, meaning they're both about the same temperature. But otherwise Capella is very different. It consists of two yellow giant stars, larger and brighter than the Sun, orbiting each other every 104 days. Moreover, for telescope users, it's accompanied by a distant, tight pair of red dwarfs: Capella H and L, magnitudes 10 and 13. Article and finder charts. Wednesday, April 3 In this dark-of-the-Moon time, explore springtime galaxies for your small scope using a sky atlas and the Deep-Sky Wonders article in the April Sky & Telescope, page 54. And for much tougher dark-sky challenges, try for big, dim galactic cirrus clouds using the Going Deep article and charts on page 57. Thursday, April 4 NASA-TV This evening, you'll find that Mars is right on the line between Aldebaran and the Pleiades. Friday, April 5 Space Calendar Shortly after the end of twilight at this time of year, Arcturus, the bright Spring Star climbing in the east, stands just as high as Sirius, the brighter Winter Star descending in the southwest (for viewers at mid-northern latitudes). Food for Thought Image of

the Week These are the two brightest stars in the sky at the time. But Capella is a very close runner-up to Arcturus! Spot it high in the northwest. New Moon (exact at 3:50 a.m. on this date EDT). Saturday, April 6 The asteroid 2 Pallas is at opposition and detectable in good binoculars at magnitude 7.9, the same brightness as Neptune. It's only 4 from Arcturus tonight, on its way to passing very close by Eta Bootis on the evening of April Sky & Telescope ISS Sighting Opportunities Story #1 Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings NASA-TV Space Calendar Food for Thought Image of the Week ISS For Denver: Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Tue Apr 2, 8:44 PM

3 min 16 10 above NNW 14 above NE Wed Apr 3, 7:54 PM 3 min 13 10 above NNW 10 above NE Wed Apr 3, 9:30 PM 1 min 31 15 above NW 31 above NNW Thu Apr 4, 8:39 PM 4 min 27 12 above NNW 22 above ENE Thu Apr 4, 10:15 PM < 1 min

12 12 above WNW 12 above WNW Fri Apr 5, 7:48 PM 5 min 19 10 above NNW 10 above ENE Fri Apr 5, 9:26 PM 1 min 43 23 above WNW 43 above WNW Sighting information for other cities can be found at NASAs Satellite Sighting Information NASA-TV Highlights Story #1 Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky (all times Eastern Time Zone) April 2, Tuesday

10 a.m. Administrator Jim Bridenstine testifies before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on the FY2020 budget request (All Channels) 2 p.m. International Space Station Expedition 59 Spacewalk Preview Briefing (All Channels) April 4, Thursday ISS Sightings 6:45 a.m. Coverage of the launch of the Progress 72 Cargo Ship to the International Space Station; launch scheduled at 7:01 a.m. EDT (All channels) 9:45 a.m. Coverage of the rendezvous and Docking of the Progress 72 Cargo Ship to the International Space Station; docking scheduled at 10:25 a.m. EDT (All Channels) NASA-TV 2:30 p.m. RS-25 Engine Test Space Calendar April 5, Friday 12 p.m. International space Station In-Flight Event for the Canadian Space Agency with Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques of CSA (All Channels) Food for Thought Image of the Week Watch NASA TV online by going to the NASA website

Oct 10 - [Oct 08Near-Earth Flyby (0.029 AU) Space Calendar Story #1 Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings NASA-TV Space Calendar Food for Thought Image of the Week

Apr 02 - Mercury Passes 0.4 Degrees From Neptune Apr 02 - Apollo Asteroid 2019 FT2 Near-Earth Flyby (0.006 AU) Apr 02 - Apollo Asteroid 2019 FN1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.022 AU) Apr 02 - Aten Asteroid 2018 PK21 Near-Earth Flyby (0.088 AU) Apr 02 - 60th Anniversary (1959), Selection Of The Mercury 7 Astronauts Apr 02-04 - Paris Space Week, Paris, France Apr 02-04 - Microwave Technology and Techniques Workshop (MTT), Noordwijk, The Netherlands Apr 02-04 - Geospatial World Forum, Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 03 - Aten Asteroid 2011 FK1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.076 AU) Apr 03 Seminar: Assessing the Habitability Potential of Mars and Beyond Through Mission Data Analysis, Numerical Modeling nd Laboratory Experiments - Implications for Instrument Development , Houston, Texas Apr 03 - Lecture: Artists in Space - The Early Years, London, United Kingdom Apr 03 - Lecture: Where Did We Come From - A Tale About Galaxies Far, Far Away , Kamuela, Hawaii Apr 03-05 - SKA History Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom Apr 03-05 - 5th CEAS Conference on Guidance Navigation and Control (2019 EuroGNC), Milan, Italy Apr 03-05 - Workshop: The Dark Side of Black Holes, Brussels, Belgium Apr 03-05 - UniVersum 2019 Meeting: Tracing a Communal Path for the Italian Cosmology Community, Milan, Italy Apr 03-05 Meeting: Review of Progress Toward Implementing the Decadal Survey - Solar and Space Physics - A Science for a Tech ological Society , Boulder, Colorado Apr 04 - Progress MS-11 Soyuz-2.1a Launch (International Space Station 72P) Apr 04 - Beresheet, Moon Orbit Insertion Apr 04 - O3b F5 Soyuz Launch Apr 04 - Parker Solar Probe, 2nd Perihelion Apr 04 - Apollo Asteroid 2016 GE1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.010 AU) Apr 04 - Amor Asteroid 2019 FW1 Near-Earth Flyby (0.043 AU) Apr 04 - DORIS Analysis Working Group meeting (AWG) of the International DORIS Service, Munich, Germany Apr 04 - Colloquium: Massive Black Hole Binaries in the Cosmos, Princeton, New Jersey JPL Space Calendar Apr 04 - Lecture: Clues about the Early Martian Climate from the Phyllosilicate Record - How Warm is Warm?, Knoxville Food for Thought Story #1 Story

#2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings NASA-TV Space Calendar Food for Thought Image of the Week What Happened Before the Big Bang? Space Image of the Week Story #1 Story #2 Story #3 The Night Sky ISS Sightings NASA-TV Space Calendar Food for Thought Image of the Week Markarian's Chain of Galaxies Image Credit & Copyright: Sergio Kaminsky

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