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StarDate 4/18/2014: Changing Skies

As twilight fades away this evening, their skies will be speckled with an amazing richness of twinkling stars. Your StarDate for April 18th is here.

04/18/2014

The moon illuminated by refracted sunlight during a lunar eclipse. (NASA)

‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclipse Visible April 14-15, Beginning Rare Series Of Total Eclipses

Just in time for tax day, which may feel like trying to squeeze blood from a rock, the moon will appear blood-red in a total lunar eclipse on the night of April 14th and overnight into April 15th.

04/04/2014

Liftoff of the LADEE spacecraft at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility on September 6, 2013. The spacecraft was built at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View. (NASA TV)

NASA Spacecraft Built In Mountain View Launched To Explore Moon

An innovative, relatively low-cost spacecraft built in the Bay Area was launched from the Virginia coast late Friday on a mission to study the moon’s ultra-thin atmosphere and the pervasive dust that blankets its cratered surface.

09/06/2013

The SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket.  (CBS)

San Jose Conference Fueling Private Space Industry

The annual New Space Conference has become a center of gravity for the dozens of companies, inventors and enthusiasts who see profits in outer space.

07/25/2013

Kepler space telescope, NASA, planets

Moffett Field NASA Scientists Try To Save Planet-Hunting Telescope

NASA said it will try to fix its space telescope that hunts for planets outside our solar system.

07/18/2013

PayPal

PayPal Galactic Launches In Anticipation Of Civilian Space Travel

The commercialization of space may not be moving at light speed, but it’s probably going faster than you think.

06/27/2013

PayPal

PayPal Looks To Conquer Payments In Space

PayPal wants to explore space — or at least begin to figure out how payments and commerce will work beyond Earth’s realm once space travel and tourism take off.

06/27/2013

Real estate agent Sean Sullivan stands in the recently-sold parking space. (Courtesy - San Francisco Chronicle).

Parking Spot Sells For $82K In San Francisco Building

The 8- by 12-foot parking space is in an enclosed garage in a condominium building. The spot in the city’s trendy South Beach neighborhood sold last week for $82,000.

06/13/2013

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

Mountain View’s NASA Ames Spared From Obama Budget Cuts

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View has been spared from President Barack Obama’s proposed budget cuts.

04/11/2013

An asteroid in outer space. (NASA/CBS)

Obama, NASA Embrace California Idea To Seize An Asteroid

NASA is planning to catch an asteroid and place it in orbit around the moon. NASA’s plan is similar to one suggested last year by experts at the California Institute of Technology.

04/09/2013

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