Look To The Skies! Virtual Space Tour
We can all be astronomers and astronauts this week as we take inspiration from the skies! Click here for a virtual tour of several skyward events happening in space this week. Get up close to history, a comet and even a few planets!
GET READY FOR BLAST OFF!
Fancy a trip to space? We are taking inspiration from the skies to remind us of all the beauty in our world - and beyond!
Several skyward events are happening at the same time, so we've put together this virtual space tour to guide you through each, with a little help from Travel & Leisure Magazine, The History Channel and People Magazine. So buckle up and get ready for blast off!
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED
On this day in 1969, the Eagle lunar landing module, carrying U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin (“Buzz”) Aldrin, landed on the Moon, and several hours later Armstrong became the first person to set foot on its surface.
To experience more about this historic milestone and the incredible events leading up to it, CLICK HERE. Presented by The History Channel, see amazing photos, fascinating videos, a timeline of the moon landing and more!
A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME SHOOTING STAR
A three-mile wide comet is passing the Earth, lighting up the evening and early morning skies. Stunning new footage shows the comet, named Neowise, zipping past the Earth in this truly once-in-a-lifetime event — the comet takes roughly 6,800 years to complete its journey around the sun.
Artist and scientist Seán Doran compiled hundreds of images from the NASA database to create a video of the comet, which he told CBS News showcases "how beautiful the Earth appears when viewed from space."
To read more about it and watch the incredible video, CLICK HERE.
Photographers and space enthusiasts have been capturing this incredible sight, with photos taken around the world. Below is a photo taken as Neowise streaks across the sky above Mount Washington in Oregon.
NO TELESCOPE NEEDED!
For our grand, space finale, Travel & Leisure Magazine shows us how to see five different planets in the night sky - all at once!
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all be visible in the night sky this week — no telescope required. For the second time this year, the five brightest planets can be seen at the same time. You can catch them by looking towards the western sky after sunset, as the planets will form a line rising up from the horizon. For a "guided tour" of how to see these five planets, CLICK HERE.