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Vostochny First Launch

First Launch From New Vostochny Spaceport The Russian spaceport [Cosmodrome] opened this week with the launch of a Soyuz rocket carrying three satellites. Before the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome all of Russia’s launches took place from the Baikonur Cosmodrome which is located inside Kazakhstan. Politically, it was imperative for Russia to have a spaceport…
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Solar System Animations

Rediscovered Astronomy releases animations of the planets in our solar system. Well, we are meeting our goal of releasing the animations of the planets in our solar system three months ahead of schedule. The animations of the main 8 planets have been uploaded. We will upload animations of smaller bodies and dwarf planets later. The…
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Earth Around Animation

A travel around Earth as it would be seen from a space probe. Rediscovered Astronomy will publish Solar System animations and space general info this coming 2016 as part of our effort to renew our content for our audience. Earth Around Animation, 4x speed. Animation by J.J. Del Mar © 2015 Rediscovered Astronomy

Mars Animation

Mars Realistic Animation The following animation was rendered using real NASA photos. It displays a 180° turn of the red planet. It also features realistic topography and atmosphere. Animation by J.J. Del Mar Rediscovered Astronomy will publish Solar System animations and space general info this coming 2016 as part of our effort to renew our…
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Will a Mars Direct approach put man on Mars?

Mars Direct | Cheapest way to get to Mars NASA recently confirmed the presence of liquid flowing water on Mars. With this anticipated confirmation, the vision of humans landing on the red planet, Mars, is being revived. Space scientists have finally confirmed what they had long suspected for at least a 100 years. Will a…
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Stargazing | Sky Watch October 2015

Stargazing | SkyWatch October 2015 The sky features a close apparent proximity of Jupiter, Venus, and Mars in October. Do an early Sky Watch, get up before sunrise and look up at the eastern night sky. You will find the three planets Jupiter, Venus, and Mars close to each other from Earth’s perspective. Image: Stellarium…
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Supermoon Eclipse Video

Supermoon Eclipse | Blood Moon | Red Moon This is Rediscovered Astronomy footage of the Supermoon Eclipse last weekend. It was filmed from a location deep in United States southwest desert. I did not use a DSLR camera, as I did not have one available at the time. The recording was mostly improvised, but I…
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