Starts With a Bang! 27 Jun 2014, 01:23 UTC The most common source for radioactive dating depends on our Universe being active.Continue reading on Medium »
The Planetary Society Blog 27 Jun 2014, 01:13 UTC A new composite image of the eight named moons that orbit closest to Saturn, and a list of all the best Cassini observations of these moons.
Discovery News - Space News 26 Jun 2014, 23:41 UTC NASA's next-generation spaceship has successfully completed its most challenging test to date: being dropped from a plane at 35,000 feet (6.6 miles) and parachuting to Earth safely. Continue reading →
Nature World News 26 Jun 2014, 21:43 UTC NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is celebrating its Martian year (687 Earth days) anniversary this week while traversing ground once covered with massive ancient glaciers, according to a recent analysis of geological images.
One Universe at a Time 26 Jun 2014, 21:07 UTC SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a method of trying to game search engines in order to raise the impact of your website or post. One of the common ways has traditionally been through the use of keywords. In astronomy a similar method is used to raise the impact of new research. One of the most effective methods is to use the keywords Exoplanet, Earth, and Habitable. If you can add a nice concept sketch of a watery landscape with double suns, that’s good too.It’s no wonder then that news of the discovery of three super Earths in the habitable zone of Gliese 667C was so popular. It’s a type of finding that can get a strong signal over the internet noise. Of course, search optimization is exactly the type of method the researchers needed to do to find the planetary signals in the noise.These particular planets were confirmed using a variety of data from multiple sources. They used data from the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, which is a high resolution visible spectrum telescope, to determine the properties the star Gliese 677C. Since these planets were confirmed using the Doppler motion, they needed to know the star’s precise ...
Discovery News - Space News 26 Jun 2014, 18:55 UTC Scientists are attempting to map Pluto's icy depths using old telescope data before a NASA spacecraft reaches the distant dwarf planet in 2015.