- 20 Apr 2014
Sun Emits a Mid-level Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejec...
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 9:03 a.m. EDT on April 18, 2014, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event. This flare is classified ...
Dark Sky Diary
International Dark Sky Week 20-26 April
Today marks the start of International Dark Sky Week, a global initiative to get people out of towns and cities and seeing a night sky as it’s meant to be ...
Discovery News - Sp...
DNews: Can We Grow Plants on Mars?
Last year, NASA announced that they had found water on Mars. This posed a question to scientists: Could we grow plants in the soil of Mars? Trace explains what is ...
SatTrackCam Leiden ...
The SpaceX Dragon CRS-3, the ISS and a piece of Dragon la...
Last Friday at 19:25 UT, SpaceX launched the Dragon CRS-3 commercial supply ship to the International Space Station ISS. It passed over Europe 20 minutes later but unfortunately I was ...
Russia to Keep Working With Astronauts From US, Europe, J...
Russian cosmonauts will continue to work with their colleagues from the US, Europe and Japan, despite a number of recent NASA statements about curtailing space cooperation, the head of the ...
Red Tape Hinders Study of Asteroid Impacts on Earth
At issue is the ability to combine space data with outputs from a global network of seismic, infrasound and hydroacoustic sensors that have been deployed worldwide to provide treaty verification ...
Easter Sunday Space Station Rendezvous and Berthing for S...
The SpaceX 3 Dragon cargo freighter successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Easter Sunday morning, April 20, as planned and was deftly captured by Expedition 39 Commander ...
SpaceX Dragon Makes Easter Delivery at International Spac...
A commercial Dragon cargo ship built by SpaceX made an Easter delivery to the International Space Station Sunday (April 20) to deliver tons of gear, supplies and even some treats ...
Space Exploration N...
Meteorites help scientists probe Mars' early atmosphere
Scientists have analysed 40 meteorites from Mars that were found on Earth to discover more about the early history of the Red Planet's atmosphere. Light scatters in the martian atmosphere ...
Astro Photos by Bob...
A Sunflower in the night
Last night’s target was M63, aka the Sunflower Galaxy. 24 x 5min exposures, Atik 460 and 190MN, processed in PixInsight. There would have been another 6 or so exposures to ...
Andrew's Astronomy ...
Back to the Whale
A clear evening, the moon approaching third quarter and a long weekend courtesy of the Easter bank holiday; what to do… No debate really; add some data to my Whale ...
The 2014 Australian Lyrid Meteor Shower, Morning 23 April
The morning sky looking north as seen from Brisbane at 5:00 am AEST on April 23. The Lyrid radiant is marked with a yellow cross. Similar views will be seen ...
White Dwarf Acts as Cosmic Magnifying Glass
A planet-hunting telescope has observed long-predicted gravitational lensing of a star in a binary system by its companion -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Happy Easter SUN day!
Today is Easter Sunday, a Christian holiday. It actually has a tie-in with astronomy, since it’s celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full Moon after the March equinox. ...
One Universe at a T...
State of Decay
One aspect of quantum particles is that they can decay into lighter particles, releasing energy. For example, a free neutron will tend to decay into a proton, electron, and anti-neutrino. ...
Station Crew Captures Dragon
The International Space Station’s Expedition 39 crew successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon resupply vehicle with the station’s robotic arm at 7:14 a.m. EDT Sunday. Controlling the 57-foot Canadarm2 from a ...
Endeavour’s Radar Love: 20 Years Since STS-59 (Part 2)
Endeavour rockets into the dawn on 9 April 1994. Photo Credit: NASA Twenty years ago this week, the crew of Endeavour on STS-59 demonstrated that the shuttle program was imbued ...
Night Log 2014-04-19
SA: Paul SO: Veronica Others: Lisa, Luke ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Summary ---------------------------------------------------------------------- - struggled with cloud at the beginning of the night, could not observe for a while. it cleared and turned ...
Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano
Why did a picturesque 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeable because ...
Happy Easter Sunday: the first Sunday after the Full Moon that occurs on or after the vernal equinox. they really take the hot cross buns tradition seriously here in australia. ...
NASA: Earth Observa...
Ship Wave Clouds Behind the Crozet Islands
Cloud shapes reveal the fluid-like nature of the atmosphere.
Dragon Arrives at ISS Delivering 150 Science Experiments,...
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was successfully grappled by Japanese astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Koichi Wakata using Canada's robotic arm, Canadarm2. Capture was exactly on time at 7:14 am ...
What's Happening in Space Policy: April 21-27, 2014
Here is our list of space policy-related events for the upcoming week and any insight we can offer about them. The House and Senate remain in recess; they will return ...
New Study Shows Global Warming is Not Natural
A new study shows that, with more than 99 percent certainty, warming trends in the industrial era are not due to natural fluctuation in Earth s climate.
The Daily Galaxy
"Darwin's DNA?" Eight % of Human Genome Comes from RNA Vi...
"The next great war will start inside us. In the next stage of evolution, mankind is history," said Greg Bear, author of Darwin's Radio. Michael Crichton would have loved this ...
CRS-3 Dragon set for Easter Sunday ISS arrival
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft is closing in on the International Space Station (ISS) for an Easter Sunday arrival. Following a slight hiccup with her quad thrusters, the spacecraft has enjoyed a ...
Space Exploration N...
SpaceX Dragon reaches space station
A Dragon cargo capsule owned by Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) positioned itself alongside the International Space Station Sunday for an orbital pickup, ending a 36-hour journey. The station's robot arm ...
The Original Rocket...
Launch Report 2014-4
Location: NARHAMS, Mt. AiryWeather: max temp. in high 50's, a few high clouds, gusty winds to 15mphTotal flights: Today - 13; YTD - 28Total motors: Today - 14; YTD - ...
Turned fly then swallowed by her husband she no doubt mulled annulment from inside his belly. She could have wallowed encrusted with his innards but smart mother smirked and spent ...
Virgo is up all night in late April. She's not the only female in the zodiac, but she's the only one who is an entire constellation. Who is Virgo? It ...
- 19 Apr 2014
Systemic - Characte...
Kepler 168f has been the subject of substantial media coverage over the past week. This newly confirmed planet orbits a red dwarf with roughly half the mass and radius of ...
Echoes of Chelyabinsk: Another Fireball Explodes Over Rus...
Why does Russia seem to get so many bright meteors? Well at 6.6 million square miles it’s by far the largest country in the world plus, with dashboard-mounted cameras being ...
The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on o...
Engineers are about to blast away the top of a Chilean mountain to create a site for the European Extremely Large Telescope. It will allow us, for the first time, ...
PHOTOS: Pad Cameras Capture Falcon’s Explosive Ascent wit...
AmericaSpace photographers Alan Walters and John Studwell have, again, produced some stunning imagery, this time from the recent SpaceX CRS-3 launch to send Dragon on its third ISS resupply mission ...
Space Veggies to Improve Cuisine on International Space S...
By Linda Herridge NASA’s Kennedy Space Center A plant growth chamber bound for the International Space Station inside the Dragon capsule on the SpaceX-3 resupply mission may help expand in-orbit ...
Story Time From Spa...
NASA Covers Story Time From Space
Uranus as Seen from Saturn
Pretty cool detail caught by two imagers whose work I have been noticing more and more of late. That small blue dot is not Earth, but it is Uranus as ...
NASA’s LADEE spacecraft crashes into the moon – prelimina...
What it may sound like a huge disaster, destroying the $263 million dollar spacecraft was NASA’s intention from the start. At 8:59 p.m. CDT April 17, the agency confirmed the ...
Just in case you weren’t on the moo...
high-ryanlion-flyin: Just in case you weren’t on the moon last night. This is what earth looked like from the moon’s perspective
Up Close With Comet ISON
Showcasing the winners of our Comet ISON Photo Contest.
JP Aerospace Blog
This balloon carried 400 PongSat student experiments to the edge of space. Support PongSat at Kickstarter. Only nine days to go! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1569698176/2000-student-projects-to-the-edge-of-space
Impact Glass Stores Biodata for Millions of Years
Asteroid and comet impacts can cause widespread ecological havoc, killing off plants and animals on regional or even global scales. But new research from Brown University shows that impacts can ...
JP Aerospace Blog
PongSat Infographic of the Day (7)
Everyone who flies a PongSat takes a journey. It is the ‘Way of the PongSat’. OK, it sounds silly but if you can have ‘Tao of Pooh’ and the ‘Te ...
NASA Innovative Advanced Concept Program Seeks Phase II P...
NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is seeking proposals for technologies that could be used on future exploration missions. The new proposals will build on the most promising ideas developed ...
One Universe at a T...
Brown Dwarf Desert
A brown dwarf is larger than a planet, but not large enough to be considered a star. Stars undergo fusion in their cores, but a brown dwarf lacks the mass ...
Hubble Sees Galaxies Spiraling around Leo by NASA Goddard...
Hubble Sees Galaxies Spiraling around Leo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr.
The Contested Future of Space Tourism
(Source: British Interplanetary Society) Speaker: Mark Johnson Date: 23 April 2014, 7-8:30 pm Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ The space industry is currently developing a number ...
UKube-1 launch date confirmed
The launch date of UK cubesat technology demo UKube-1 is confirmed: Time to start the countdown! UKube-1 launch confirmed; 19 June, Baikonur, Soyuz-2 rocket :o) #cubesat pic.twitter.com/2OeuYZJVKb — Clyde Space ...
UK satellites in the search for MH370
Two SSTL-built imaging satellites tasked in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner: Flight MH370: Space-eyes on the ocean in hunt for debris -- The IET Magazine Space scientist Duncan ...
Lights in the Dark
Fireball Explodes Over Russia… Again
Why does Russia seem to get so many bright meteors? Well, at 6.6 million square miles it’s by far the largest country in the world plus, with dashboard-mounted cameras being ...