- 16 Jan 2015
Trees are poems
A lone tree on the stark slope of a granite dome in Yosemite National Park. Photo by Kurt Harvey. Visit Kurt Harvey on Google+.Trees are poems that the earth writes ...
Discovery News - Sp...
10 Years Later: When Huygens Landed on Titan: Photos
On Jan. 14, 2005, the European Huygens probe landed on Titan's foggy surface, revealing a very alien, yet familiar, world.
Sky and Telescope
This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 16 – 24
Some daily astronomical sights among the ever-changing Moon, planets, and stars.The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 16 – 24 appeared first on Sky & Telescope. Some daily ...
NEOWISE: A Yearlong Look at the Sky
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft discovered and characterized 40 near-Earth objects (NEOs) in the first year after the mission was re-started in December 2013. Eight of the ...
Nanowerk Space Expl...
Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe
Astronomers have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the Universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how quasars - extremely luminous objects powered by supermassive ...
Moon near Antares and Saturn, plus Orion and the Scorpion
Why Orion the Hunter and Scorpius the Scorpion don't appear in the sky at the same time. Plus ... Saturday morning's moon near Antares, Scorpius' brightest star. Before dawn on ...
JP Aerospace Blog
MHD Test 110, The Movie
Coming Down the Home Stretch: New Horizons Begins Histori...
Artist’s concept of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passes by Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Following its wake-up call from its hibernation late last year, ...
Night Log 2015-01-15
SA: AlexeiSO: TheaOthers: ----------------------------------------------------------------------Summary---------------------------------------------------------------------- => Very unstable night with strong wind, clouds and bad seeing. Were closed by humidity finally. => Some data were taken for the following programs:2014-2-SCI-014 P1 ...
A study published this week in the journal Nature conclud...
A study published this week in the journal Nature concludes that sea-levels rose more slowly during the 20th century than previously believed. That being said, if the revision is corroborated, ...
Swirling Starscape Over La Silla | Space Wallpaper
This stunning space wallpaper shows a swirling starscape above ESO’s La Silla Observatory. Also, if you look very closely, you can see not one, but three horizontal trails from three ...
National Geographic: First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos
Dark matter and dark energy can't be seen, but that doesn't mean they don't yield stunning images.
ISRO Names New Chairman
NEW DELHI, India (ISRO PR) — Mr A S Kiran Kumar, Distinguished Scientist (Apex) and Director, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, assumed the office of the Secretary, Department of Space, Chairman, ...
The Ellensburg, Was...
What's up in the Ellensburg, WA sky for the week of
Saturday: Who can forget that memorable song by Three Dog Constellations Night, “The sky is black. The stars are white. Together we learn to find the light.” Well, maybe it ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
Space art led Belbruno to better space travel
Edward Belbruno has become well known for developing new orbital mechanics techniques that allow spacecraft to move about the solar system more efficiently, i.e with less fuel than a conventional ...
Tom's Astronomy Blo...
NASA produced this image as part of a televised event back on 25 August the same day New Horizons passed the orbit of Neptune and 25 years after the Neptune/Voyager ...
Light Beyond the Bulb
A new international exhibition, "LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb," has been launched to celebrate the 2015 International Year of Light.
NASA: Earth Observa...
"Sea Sawdust" in the Southwest Pacific Ocean
November through March is the right time of year to spot a bloom of Trichodesmium, a colorful marine bacterium that plays a key role in the nitrogen cycle.
Beagle Found on Mars, SpaceX Crash Video, and Other Highl...
Today has been a busy day, with many interesting announcements from around the globe ranging from locating Europe's Beagle-2 lander on Mars to SpaceX's release of video of its Falcon ...
Curiosity Gets Crystal-Rich Martian rock at ‘Mojave’ as F...
This view from the wide-angle Hazard Avoidance Camera on the front of NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover shows the rover’s drill in position for a mini-drill test to assess whether a ...
Dear Jane Treacy and Isaac Mizrahi
Those Definitions—Oh, Please!!! Darlings, I just saw a little clip of your Astronomy 101 mockup on QVC and it was SO not fabby! First of all, Jane, dear what were ...
Ask a Spaceman!
Ask a Spaceman! 002: What's it like to fall into a black ...
What's it like to fall into a black hole? Would it be fun or horrible? Or both? But there are different kinds of black holes...would it be different to fall ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
Brasil Meteor 16JAN2015
Brasil Meteor 0143 Local 16JAN2015Multiple camera captures! Click ImageBrasil Meteor 0143 Local 16JAN2015c 2015 Bramon 2015 The SECOND Year of "CERTAIN Uncertainty" ™ / Meteors, Asteroids, Comets, and MORE!!
Ask a Spaceman!
Ask a Spaceman! 001: Is Pluto a planet?
Is Pluto a planet? Why do we care? Why did we ever call it a planet in the first place? How has our definition of "planet" changed over the millennia, ...
Name an Exoplanet Competition.
The International Astronomical Union is holding a competition to assign common names Astronomy clubs and other public groups may submit names. The general public will then get to vote on ...
ISS returning to normal following false ammonia leak aler...
Following a preliminary review of data into the suspected International Space Station (ISS) ammonia leak, NASA ground control teams are now confident that an initial false indication, compounded by the ...
Experiments in Education: Kicking Off A Semester of Activ...
We have entire education systems set up to transition novices to experts, but do they work? Research repeatedly establishes that traditional university lectures are ineffective, and that active learning is ...
Look Up To See Latest Comet Lovejoy @sciam Space podcast ...
Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy’s latest comet find is naked-eye visible in the southeast sky til January 24th. Clara Moskowitz reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
High-Speed Video Reveals The Source Of That Incredible Af...
That smell has a name. It's called petrichor . For decades, scientists have speculated on where this smell comes from , but the mechanism behind the phenomenon has remained elusive. ...
Cardboard astronauts make the best selfies
I don't know why this collection of cardboard astronauts cracks me up so much.Read more...
Onward To Pluto - New Horizons' Epic Journey Animated
The NASA probe launched in January 2005 and will encounter Pluto in the summer of 2015.
A "Bullet" Galaxy Is Piercing Through Other Galaxies At L...
European astronomers using using the XMM-Newton X-ray space telescope have captured a glimpse of an unprecedented rogue galaxy that's smashing through other galaxies at a rate of 814 miles (1,310 ...
New Horizons' Historic Pluto Encounter Has Officially Beg...
We are 179 days away from New Horizon's closest approach to Pluto, but that doesn't mean the NASA spacecraft will be twiddling its robotic thumbs until then. As of today, ...
- 15 Jan 2015
Digging for Space History in Surplus Sale of NASA-Flown G...
A federal surplus auction is selling a NASA flown-in-space artifact that may be worth its weight in gold — because it is gold. The six 24 karat gold plates reportedly ...
A One-Year Mission to the International Space Station
NASA and Russia are launching a joint one year mission to the International Space Station. NASA's Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will blast off to the orbiting outpost on ...
Dawn Spacecraft Will Introduce Us to a Strange New World
I don’t like to yell “fake” but these are ...
sci-universe: I don’t like to yell “fake” but these are just some of the hoaxes I keep seeing circling around Tumblr
Competitiveness key for future space rockets
Marc Toussaint, Ariane rapport officer for ESA, pays glowing tribute to SpaceX's reusability programme in an interview with Die Welt:- Competitiveness key for future space rockets -- Die Welt
NASA: Earth Observa...
Dust Storm off West Africa
The MODIS instrument on Terra caught a glimpse of airborne sand and dust heading out over the ocean.
Newton Launch Systems supports rocket development PhDs at...
Newton Launch Systems is supporting three postgraduate rocket research projects at the University of Kingston: Jack James is developing vortex generation techniques for combustion chamber wall cooling, with validation hot ...
What is that Pluto shirt basically saying?
Essentially the shirt says that Pluto shouldn’t be a planet, but that the definition of a dwarf planet is also not perfect. I have some rather strong opinions about Pluto ...
Two planets beyond Pluto?
New calculations by astronomers in Spain and the UK suggest that not one, but two unknown planets might exist in our solar system, beyond Pluto's orbit. Artist’s illustration of a ...
UK space industry seeks talented postgrads
“The space industry is growing massively in the UK,” says Chris Bridges, lecturer at the University of Surrey’s MSc in space engineering. “Space is a good place to be as ...
U.S. Must Go Deeper into Space, Says New Head of the Sena...
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), appointed last week as the chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, wants to go where no man has gone before. ...
First SLS Engine Blazes to Life in Mississippi Test Firin...
NASA’s goal of sending astronauts to deep space took a major step forward when the first engine destined to power the mighty Space Launch System (SLS) rocket blazed to life ...
See Saturn, the Moon and More Before Dawn This Weekend
There are always interesting and unusual things to see in the night sky, even if you don’t own a telescope. Saturn, the moon and several other night sky objects are ...
TBT to 2006 when the International Astronomical Union (IA...
TBT to 2006 when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially demoted Pluto to dwarf planet status. This awesome Nuanced Opinion on Pluto T-Shirt from teespring commemorates that momentous and controversial ...
Saturn and the Moon Share Predawn Close Encounter on Frid...
Early Friday morning, if skies are clear, you have a good chance to catch sight of a lovely waning crescent moon pairing off with the ringed wonder of the solar ...
Exoplanets May Be More Hospitable To Life Than Thought
A new paper believes that planets outside our solar system - exoplanets - may be a lot more agreeable to life than assumed. The astrophysicists suggest that exoplanets are more ...
Galaxy Zoo Blog
New ATLAS images for Radio Galaxy Zoo
Dear Radio Galaxy Zoo volunteers, Thanks again for all your help so far in classifying radio galaxies through RGZ. We’re rapidly approaching our 1 millionth classification, probably by the end ...