Tag: moon

NEW YORK — NASA on Tuesday announced that the United States and seven other nations had signed accords that establish rules for space exploration. The Artemis Accords, named after the U.S. space agency’s program to…

At precisely 1:08 this afternoon, the moon will make its annual closest approach to the Earth. And when it becomes full at 10:35 p.m., it will be knighted a “supermoon” — or “Paschal Moon” or…

Look up toward the sky and wave hello to Earth’s new mini moon — even if you can’t see it. Our planet temporarily gained an additional, natural moon when a small asteroid was pulled into Earth’s…

President Donald Trump is calling for a 12% increase in NASA’s budget for 2021, a bump largely targeted at transforming the administration’s goal of landing people on the lunar surface by 2024 from ambitious dream…

HUMBOLDT ? Mike Myer is a time-traveler. Unlike the intrepid crew of the starship Enterprise, Mike seldom journeys far from his Humboldt home to pierce interstellar space and view objects as amazing as double stars,…

Humboldt astronomer and photographer Mike Myer snapped this gorgeous photo Monday morning of the rising sun, illuminating just a sliver of the waning crescent moon. Any moon within 24 hours of a new moon is…

Mike Myer, who recently donated a large telescope to the Iola Public Library, repeated the gesture Thursday by donating an even larger telescope to the Humboldt Public Library. The 8-inch Parks, Newtonian reflector telescope is…

The Apollo 11 landed on the moon July, 20, 1969. The three-part spacecraft was launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969. Crew included Commander Neil Armstrong,…

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to…

It has been more than three years since all of North America was treated to a total lunar eclipse. That celestial drought will end Sunday night. A total lunar eclipse takes place when the earth…