SPACE.com 26 Aug 2014, 01:39 UTC What happens when two black holes pass in the night?
Starts With a Bang! 25 Aug 2014, 22:55 UTC Through a telescope, this swarm of star appears extremely oblate. But is it really?Continue reading on Medium »
Discover 25 Aug 2014, 21:41 UTC Today marks not one but two milestones in planetary exploration. It is the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2's flight past Neptune, the most distant planet ever seen up close. It is also the exact day that the New Horizons spacecraft is crossing Neptune's orbit on its way to Pluto, the mysterious world that marks the boundary between the solar system we know and the one we don't. The known solar system has planets that come in three well-studied varieties: rocky (like Earth), gas giant (like
Universe Today 25 Aug 2014, 21:10 UTC The ‘Top 5’ landing site candidates have been chosen for the Rosetta’s orbiters piggybacked Philae lander for humankind’s first attempt to land on a comet. See graphics above and below. The potential touchdown sites were announce today, Aug. 25, based on high resolution measurements collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft over the past two weeks since […] Five candidate sites were identified on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for Rosetta’s Philae lander. The approximate locations of the five regions are marked on these OSIRIS narrow-angle camera images taken on 16 August 2014 from a distance of about 100 km. Enlarged insets below highlight 5 landing zones. Credits: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA Processing: Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken KremerThe ‘Top 5’ landing site candidates have been chosen for the Rosetta’s orbiters piggybacked Philae lander for humankind’s first attempt to land on a comet. See graphics above and below.The potential touchdown sites were announce today, Aug. 25, based on high resolution measurements collected by ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft over the past two weeks since arriving at the bizarre and pockmarked Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Aug. 6, 2014.Rosetta is a mission of (...)Read the rest of 5 Landing Site Candidates Selected for Rosetta’s Historic Philae Comet Lander (804 words) © ...
SPACE.com 25 Aug 2014, 20:06 UTC New Horizons — which is scheduled to zoom through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015 — passed Neptune's orbit today, 25 years to the day after NASA's Voyager 2 probe executed the first-ever flyby of faraway Neptune and its icy moon Triton.
Discovery News - Space News 25 Aug 2014, 19:22 UTC The space telescope has zoomed in on a galactic pair that are gravitationally disturbing one another's stellar populations. Continue reading →
NASA Blueshift 25 Aug 2014, 18:28 UTC We recently blogged about students from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) making animations inspired by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Another student, Turner Gillespie, also from MICA, spent the summer working on an animation of the “sound” of a gamma-ray burst (GRB). A scientist was working on turning a GRB into music, with one note for each photon detected, and Turner used that as a jumping off point for creating an animation. GRB suite from Turner Gillespie on Vimeo. We talked to Turner to learn more.NASA Blueshift – Hi Turner, tell us a little about yourself!Turner Gillespie – Hello! My name is Turner and I am an animator, a visualizer, communicator, artist, and story-teller. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation this past spring from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) located in Baltimore, Maryland. I grew up in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia and continue to perfect my own version of the Philly Cheese Steak. I spent a semester abroad in rainy, yet wonderful England studying Animation at the Arts University Bournemouth. While abroad I was able to travel through Germany, France, Italy, and the Czech Republic which greatly expanded my perspectives of animation, ...
Universe Today 25 Aug 2014, 17:02 UTC While this solar peak has been weaker than usual, from time to time we get a moderate punch from the Sun. Here’s an example — what NASA calls a “mid-level” solar flare blasting off the Sun at 8:16 a.m. EDT (1:16 p.m. UTC) yesterday (Aug. 26). While the related coronal mass ejection can cause auroras […] Hot material shines brightly in this close-up of a moderate flare erupting on the sun Aug. 24, 2014. Credit: NASA/SDOWhile this solar peak has been weaker than usual, from time to time we get a moderate punch from the Sun. Here’s an example — what NASA calls a “mid-level” solar flare blasting off the Sun at 8:16 a.m. EDT (1:16 p.m. UTC) yesterday (Aug. 26).While the related coronal mass ejection can cause auroras high in Earth’s atmosphere and (in more severe cases) cause telecommunications disruptions, in this case the U.S. government isn’t expecting much.(...)Read the rest of Kapow! Moderate Solar Flare Erupts From The Sun, But Likely Won’t Affect Earth (82 words) © Elizabeth Howell for Universe Today, 2014. |Permalink |No comment | Post tags: M5, Solar Dynamics Observatory, solar flare Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh