- 3 Dec 2014
M-Dwarf Planets With Oxygen in Their Atmospheres?
This artist's concept illustrates a young, red dwarf star surrounded by three planets. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-CalTechNAI astrobiologists at the University of Washington, graduate student Rodrigo Luger and professor Rory Barnes, ...
Starts With A Bang!
The Moment of Truth for BICEP2 (Synopsis)
“The paradigm of physics — with its interplay of data, theory and prediction — is the most powerful in science.” -Geoffrey West So earlier this year, the BICEP2 team shook ...
Starts With a Bang!
The Moment of Truth for BICEP2
Sometime over the next few weeks, Planck will release their new results. What will that mean for gravitational waves from inflation?Continue reading on Medium »
Motors installed and pier constructed.
Power supply (right)Dome control (with open door) Now that there is power to the observatory the motors for rotating the dome were installed. The two motors were mounted as well ...
Japanese H-IIA rocket set to begin Hayabusa 2’s asteroid ...
The Japanese are preparing to launch the country’s second sample return mission to an asteroid, with a JAXA H-IIA rocket carrying the Hayabusa 2 probe into orbit on the first ...
The New York Times
NASA Sees Capsule Test as a Step Toward Mars
If the Orion test flight succeeds Thursday, it will be the first time since Apollo 17 in 1972 that NASA has lofted an astronaut capsule to soar beyond low Earth ...
Orion poised for first trip to space
Orion's first flight test is expected to be one for the books: the first mission since Apollo to carry a spacecraft built for humans to deep space.
A Distant Galaxy Explodes with Light
Captured by the W. M. Keck Observatory, this is an image of a distant galaxy hosting one of the brightest supernovae ever observed.Read more...
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"Dealing with Creat...
Geocentrism: According to Hoyle?
This is another post in the followups to the claim that Geocentrists @ Galileo Was Wrong (GWW). Specifically, this is a partial response to the post:GWW: Newton versus Einstein: The ...
KIPAC Newsletter #5 (December 2, 2014)
Dear KIPACers, Welcome back to our newsletter. Lots of exciting things going at the Institute as always. This one comes just in time before our holiday party on Friday that ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 03DEC2014
Meteorite stirs life-on-Mars debate AFP via Yahoo UK & Ireland News - 2 hours Analysis of a meteorite that fell in the Moroccan desert three years ago revives theories about ...
ESA Ministers Agree to Build Ariane 6 & Vega-C, Continue ...
European space ministers have agreed to spend about $10 billion over the next decade to develop the new Ariane 6 launcher and to upgrade the Vega launcher in what ESA ...
Orion Text Flight: Next Step on #JourneyToMars
Space Apps 2014 global winners are flying in from around the world to witness the historic Orion test launch. Thursday, NASA embarks on a major milestone for human spaceflight — ...
The Milky Way Proje...
Our Sentimental Galaxy
More than 25,000 comments have been made on Milky Way Project Talk since the project began in 2010. That’s a lot of content in itself – beyond the main classification ...
NASA Tech Briefs
Brian Trease, Mechanical Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion ...
Brian Trease, JPL Mechanical Engineer, uses origami principles to design large-scale and small-scaled deployable structures. In 2013, Trease collaborated with experts to develop an 82-ft circular solar array that folds ...
- 2 Dec 2014
Spudis Lunar Resour...
The Flight of Orion
New post up at “Once and Future Moon” on the Orion spacecraft, its upcoming test flight this week, and some observations on the program in general. Comment here if you ...
Go Orion Go!: NASA's Next-generation Spacecraft Ready to ...
Orion's first flight test is expected to be one for the books: the first mission since Apollo to carry a spacecraft built for humans to deep space, the first time ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Time Always Marches Forward -- Why?
How does time stop everything from happening at once? What mechanism drives time forward, but not backward? Continue reading â†’
Is This Webcomic How Jurassic Park Would Play Out In The ...
The Jurassic Park films let us imagine a world where humans are prey, hunted by mighty and fearsome predators. This webcomic by cartoonist Boulet imagines a much grimmer reality, one ...
Tweeting up at @intrepidmuseum to see #Hubble25!!!!...
Tweeting up at @intrepidmuseum to see #Hubble25!!!! http://ift.tt/1pPJ1An
Breakfast of Champions
nevver: Breakfast of Champions
NASA Commercial Cre...
SNC Tests Dream Chaser Propulsion System
Sierra Nevada Corporation, one of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program partners through the agency’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, recently performed incremental tests of its reaction control system, which will ...
Small Impacts Likely Erased Much of the Earth’s Primordia...
Today’s atmosphere likely bears little trace of its primordial self: Geochemical evidence suggests that Earth’s atmosphere may have been completely obliterated at least twice since its formation more than 4 ...
GalileoMobile – In the Land of Beauty
A glimpse on Uganda and its education system The account of a journey Discussions on the relation between science and religion Words by many promising students Linguistic games A viewpoint ...
Boeing Completes First Milestone for NASA’s Commercial Cr...
NASA has approved the completion of Boeing’s first milestone in the company’s path toward launching crews to the International Space Station from the United States under a groundbreaking Commercial Crew ...
The Planetary Socie...
Orion L-2 Report: The Old Gives Way to the New
With less than two days before Orion's maiden voyage, NASA and United Launch Alliance are cautiously optimistic the flight will launch Thursday as scheduled.
NASA Commercial Cre...
CCP Part of NASA’s Parallel Path to Human Space Explorati...
America’s human space exploration goals for the 21st Century include destinations both in low-Earth orbit to the International Space Station and deep space missions to an asteroid and even to ...
Orion is GO for flight test
Opening the African Sky: New Receiver to Be Build for the...
A new radio astronomical receiver project of the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Germany, has received full funding by the Max Planck Society. The scientific defined frequency range from ...
The Planetary Socie...
Reviews of space-themed books for kids (2014)
It's that time of year again! I have a pile of great space-themed books for kids of all ages to recommend, both fiction and nonfiction.
We Lose A Chunk Of Antarctic Ice The Size Of Mt. Everest ...
An analysis of the past 21 years of West Antarctica's rapidly dwindling glacier cover has revealed some troubling news: The rate of melting has tripled in the past decade alone. ...
Our Night Sky for December 2014
This month we’ll look at what’s up in the evening skies. That includes several planets, the Geminid meteor shower, and an exploration of a famous star-birth region among the stars. ...
Universe @ CSIRO
Hayabusa 2: The Sequel
The return to Earth in June 2010 of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) Hayabusa spacecraft over the South Australian desert signalled the triumphant end of one of the most ...
Was Colbert Colberted by Corbett?
I’m a big fan of Stephen Colbert (duh), and of nerdiness in general. So I was pretty happy when Colbert flew his geek flag high and spent a whole segment ...
Space Safety Magazi...
The Overview Effect: A Review
One can’t knock around the space world for long without bumping into the Overview Effect. Its ubiquity is a sign of Frank White’s success in putting a name to that ...
Best Public Viewing Locations to Watch Thursday’s Orion E...
The ULA Delta-IV Heavy in action. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace Thousands of space enthusiasts and spectators are flocking to Florida’s “Space Coast” this week to witness the world’s ...
The Moon in My Palm
Re-posted from My Head is in the Stars by ASP Astronomy Educator Vivian White. Original posting date: October 3, 2014 I started this post claiming that the questions from the ...
Sierra Nevada Completes Commercial Crew Milestone
SPARKS, Nev., Dec. 2, 2014 (SNC PR) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the successful completion of a major milestone relating to the Reaction Control System (RCS) propulsion risk reduction ...
A Relentless Blitz Of Small Rocks Obliterated Earth's Ear...
The Earth went through some tough times after its formation 4.5 billion years ago. Geochemical evidence indicates that its atmosphere was obliterated at least twice. One theory is that a ...
e! Science News
Strange galaxy perplexes astronomers
With the help of citizen scientists, a team of astronomers has found an important new example of a very rare type of galaxy that may yield valuable insight on how ...
More 3D Printing and CO2 Maintenance Work
Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts were back at work Tuesday for more maintenance on the Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly. The device removes humidity and carbon ...
Stardust Not Likely to Block Planet Portraits
Planet hunters received some good news recently. A new study concluded that, on average, sun-like stars aren't all that dusty. Less dust means better odds of snapping clear pictures of ...
Weather Looks Good for NASA's Orion Spacecraft Test Fligh...
Weather is looking reasonably good fro the planned unmanned test launch of NASA's newest space capsule Thursday. The spacecraft, called Orion, is designed to deliver humans to deep space destinations ...
NASA: Earth Observa...
Ashfall on Zhupanovsky Volcano
Explosive events continued at a Russian volcano, turning white snow grey with ash.
NASA's New Countdown Clock Heralds New Era of Space Explo...
The new generation of human space exploration spacecraft is getting a new generation clock to count it down for launch on December 4. The new forms of both the spacecraft ...
Light at Night
What are Its Effects? Light pollution is an ever-present but eminently fixable problem around the globe. It happens when people don’t use shielded lighting, overuse their lighting, and shine lights ...
Air & Space Magazin...
The Flight of Orion
A new spacecraft takes flight, but to where?
Space Angels Network and CASIS Orbits Align
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 2, 2014 (Space Angels PR) -- Space Angels Network and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) announced their agreement today to promote angel ...
Let’s make #ThatOtherShirt featuring women in STEM a...
Let’s make #ThatOtherShirt featuring women in STEM a reality!