"We expect to see about 20 meteors per hour," Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, said in a written statement. "With no Moon to spoil the show, observing conditions should be ideal."
NASA’s latest mission to Mars, MAVEN (Mars Atmospheric and Volatile Evolution), entered Martian orbit less than a month ago on September 21. It’s already begun to reward us with revealing insights into the disappearance of Mars’ atmosphere — learn more from astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center at KQED Science.
NASA Captures Spooky ‘Jack-O-Lantern’ Image Of The Sun
"With Halloween looming just around the corner, NASA has captured a spooky image of our sun sporting what looks like the creepy grin of a jack-o’-lantern.
The photo is actually composite of images captured in two different wavelengths by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8. The photo combines images of the sun in two different ultraviolet wavelengths — 171 and 193 angstroms — typically colored yellow and gold, giving the appearance of a jack-o’-lantern.”
Don’t forget to set your alarm to watch the lunar eclipse tomorrow morning (1:15AM PDT)!
Set Your Alarm for the Early Morning Total Lunar Eclipse on October 8
In the wee morning hours of Wednesday, October 8, a total lunar eclipse will occur, delighting anyone of the lucky side of the Earth willing to set their alarms extra early. Learn more from astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center at KQED Science.