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Remembering the first Christmas in space: Here’s how it happened

Dec 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In the midst of the chaos of 1968, three men left the earth behind, trading the strife of the world... Read more

NASA’s Webb captures a dying star’s Final ‘Performance’ in fine detail: A planetary nebula, shaped like an irregular oval, with lacy, reddish orange plumes of gas and dust.

Vatican astronomer: Webb telescope space images are ‘food for the human spirit’

Jul 14, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The first images from the James Webb space telescope reveal God’s creation and feed our souls, a Jesuit brother and... Read more

Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., pictured on March 3, 2012.

Vatican astronomer: ‘Trust the science’ does not convince those who most need to be convinced

Jan 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

Brother Guy Consolmagno said the phrase left him ‘puzzled.’ Read more

Br. Guy Joseph Consolmagno, SJ, at UNISPACE+50, in Vienna, Austria, June 21-22. Courtesy of the Holy See Mission Vienna

Give space peace a chance, Holy See says

Jun 22, 2018

After U.S. President Donald Trump called Monday for a new military branch referred to as the “space force,” the Holy... Read more

A total solar eclipse.

Vatican astronomer: solar eclipse recalls beauty, truth of creation

Aug 21, 2017

As Americans prepare to view a total solar eclipse passing from Oregon to South Carolina, the director of the Vatican... Read more

Vatican astronomer: If you're afraid of science, you don't have faith

May 10, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, who has worked as an astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican for... Read more