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Scientists' Favorite Sun Photos by Solar Dynamics Observa...
On Jan. 19, 2015, the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft obtained its 100 millionth image of the sun. In honor of this milestone, researchers working on ...
By the Power of PanSaturn’s thin ring of material has som...
By the Power of PanSaturn’s thin ring of material has some notable blank spaces in it. Perhaps the most prominent of them is the Encke Gap, located within the A ...
NASA: Earth Observa...
Ashfall from Karymsky Volcano
Karmsky, a volcano on the Kamchatka peninsula, regularly emits plumes of ash and volcanic gases.
'Good Luck Captain': President Obama Salutes Astronaut Ke...
When President Obama needed someone new pioneer in space exploration, he pointed to NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and his upcoming 1 year mission to the International Space Station (ISS). During ...
Roscosmos Merged With United Space & Rocket Corporation
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is being merged with the United Rocket and Space Corporation, the government-owned company that is consolidating all of the nation’s space assets under its control. ...
How NASA Plans to Explore Mars With Microsoft's Holograph...
During Microsoft's demo of its fascinating holographic headset HoloLens today, the company barely mentioned the coolest way it's already using it: to develop software with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that ...
NASA's New Curiosity Rover Science Chief Takes Charge On ...
Ashwin Vasavada has taken over the top science slot for the Curiosity Mars rover mission, and is ready to climb Mount Sharp.
Rosetta’s comet: Seasons are changing!
Two photos from the Rosetta spacecraft's NAVCAM - one from last November, and one from a few days ago - show the seasons changing on a comet! View larger. | ...
MESSENGER Images Lobate Scarps on Mercury
The cliff-like feature crossing today's image from top to bottom is one of Mercury's famed lobate scarps, and is called Pourquoi-Pas Rupes. Lobate scarps (termed "rupes" in geologic nomenclature, pluralized ...
The beauty of 67P
Well, another day and another stunning navcam mosaic release from those wonderful people at ESA’s ROSETTA mission. This time we’re seeing an area of the comet I’m not sure we’ve ...
NASA Commercial Cre...
Launch America: Commercial Crew Path Forward
Want to learn more about NASA’s Launch America initiative and the exciting work Boeing and SpaceX will do to prepare to fly astronauts? Tune into the Commercial Crew Path Forward ...
NASA Space Station ...
Crew Works Botany and Physics as Robotic Arm Preps New Ex...
The six-member Expedition 42 crew worked Dragon cargo transfers and science on the International Space Station Wednesday. Commander Barry Wilmore conducted botany research and harvested plants grown for the Advanced ...
Weekend Stargazer: January 23 – 25
Comet Lovejoy’s position is shown for the January 23 – 25 weekend.This weekend will be your last chance to enjoy Comet Lovejoy at its brightest and in a relatively Moon-free ...
Phil's Astronomy Bl...
Getting back into it, new binoculars and a view of Comet ...
Well, hello there!It's been a LONG time since I have posted here. Life, work and bad weather made for a rubbish astronomy year for me last year. Plus, guiding issues ...
NASA Tech Briefs
White Paper: Alternative Linear Motion Solution
Learn how Nexen’s Roller Pinion System (RPS) delivers a revolutionary alternative to today’s linear motion solutions – with unlimited run length, superior positional accuracy, zero backlash and more.
Could This Be The Answer To Ceres's Mysterious White Spot...
As Dawn slowly approaches Ceres, this dwarf planet's inexplicable white spot is increasingly coming into focus . Thanks to xkcd's Randall Munroe, we may finally have the answer. Read more...
Discovery News - Sp...
Most Extreme Photo of Comet Snapped by Astronaut in Space
NASA astronaut Terry Virts managed to photograph Comet Lovejoy from orbit.
Rosetta Gets a Peek at Comet 67P’s “Underside”
A particularly dramatic view of comet 67P/C-G due to the angle of solar illumination, this is a mosaic made from four images acquired by Rosetta’s NavCam on January 16, 2015, ...
Seattle, Mojave Duel to be Silicon Valley of Space
With last week’s visit of Elon Musk and his announcement of a new facility to design and build a 4,000-satellite constellation, Seattle Weekly is reviving the region’s claim to be ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
Explore the Moon in 3D
Get out your red-blue glasses and check out this cool collection of 3D images of features on the Moon: The Moon, In Depth – The Planetary Society. The images were ...
This ghostly puff of smoke is actually a huge mass of swirling gas and cloud at planet Venus’ south pole, as seen by ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft. Image credit: ESA/VIRTIS/INAF-IASF/Obs. ...
Let’s Help Write a New Mnemonic for the Solar System. My ...
The current most-used Solar System mnemonic for remembering the planets and their order from the Sun is “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles.” But, it’s the “Year of ...
In the March 2015 Sky & Telescope
The swath of Milky Way running south through Canis Major and into Puppis is rich with open clusters. In this issue's Binocular Highlights, I describe a trio of fine objects ...
The American Associ...
AAVSO Newsletter for January 2015 is published
AAVSO Newsletter 63, January 2015 is now available to members The AAVSO Newsletter is a periodic, general forum that supports our various observing programs with lists of new targets, observing ...
Is our Milky Way a wormhole?
In theory, our home galaxy - the Milky Way - could be a galactic transport system, says a team of Indian, Italian and North American astrophysicists. Artist’s concept by Davide ...
Dying star could be behind immensely powerful radio burst...
Astronomers may be one step closer to discovering origins of mysterious signals after detecting the millisecond-long blip live for the first timeA fleeting but immensely powerful celestial signal has been ...
The Habitable Zone ...
The 2 square-inch detector at the heart of HPF
A little history Among the variety of components that make up HPF, the mammoth 10m Hobby-Eberly Telescope and the hefty 200lb diffraction grating are certainly the most imposing. Although these ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
GSA auctioning gold that went to space and back
NASA is selling space gold: GOLD PLATES, 6,015.5 GRAMS – General Services Administration Robert Pearlman explains how the gold came to fly in space: Digging for space history in surplus ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Space Telescope Snaps 100 Million Epic Solar Photos
Jan. 19, 2015, was a red letter day for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory -- one of its instruments, having continually stared at the sun for 5 years, captured its 100 ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
Mars One update – Jan.2015
Here’s the latest Mars One newsletter : The year 2014 through the eyes of Mars One. It includes items about The Start of Round Two Interviews Mars Exchange – blog ...
Ukrainian Space Workers Rally for Back Pay
Interfax-Ukraine reports that workers at the A.M. Makarov Southern Machine-Building Plant (PA Yuzhmash) in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine held a rally to protest the lack of pay and work. The workers build ...
Spectacular Time-Lapse Video Shows Wonders of the Night S...
An amazing new time-lapse video shows the Milky Way, dancing auroras and skies full of stars above stunning locations in areas free of light pollution.
Magnetic Fields of Asteroids Lasted Hundreds of Millions ...
These rocky bodies' magnetic fields were apparently generated by the same process that drives Earth's global magnetic activity and could have persisted for hundreds of millions of years after the ...
Ocean Floor Dust Gives New Insight into Supernovae
Scientists plumbing the depths of the ocean have made a surprise finding that could change the way we understand supernovae, exploding stars way beyond our solar system. They have analysed ...
There were so many astronomers at AAS in Seattle with awe...
There were so many astronomers at AAS in Seattle with awesome startorial fashion, that we are still working through our backlog of pictures!Today’s Wednesday in the Wild features three fabulous ...
Daily cosmobite: The Astrographic Catalogue
The aim of the Astrographic Catalogue project was to photograph the entire sky and measure the positions of all the recorded stars. It began in 1887. Sydney Observatory’s section was ...
Wind eroded mantle
A piece of Mars: The curving ridge of a mountain has signs of many small landslides. Mantled on top of these is an older set of landslides that has been ...
Eta Carinae in Stunning DetailWe have had several recent ...
Eta Carinae in Stunning DetailWe have had several recent posts on the Carina Nebula and some of its details (1, 2, 3). The one aspect of the nebula that I ...
Hidden Magnetic Messages From Space Discovered
Geologists have discovered hidden magnetic messages from the early solar system in meteorites measured using the PEEM-Beamlineat the BESSY II synchrotron located in The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie ...
Nature World News
Massive Binoculars 'Clear the Dust' in Search for New Ear...
Experts are pointing one massive set of binoculars at the night sky, hoping to "clear the dust" from our search for habitable worlds just like Earth.
Night Launch Photos: US Military Satellite MUOS-3 Blasts ...
On Jan. 20, 2015, an unmanned Atlas V rocket launched MUOS-3, the third Mobile User Objective System satellite, for the U.S. Navy. See the launch photos here.
Science World Repor...
Milky Way Galaxy May be a Massive Wormhole and 'Galactic ...
Our galaxy could be a massive wormhole, according to a new study. Based on the latest evidence and theories, the Milky Way could also potentially be "stable and navigable," which ...
Video: NASA, Scott Kelly Get SOTU Shout Outs From Preside...
President Barack Obama recognizes NASA and Astronaut Scott Kelly at the 2015 State of the Union Address.
How to build your own particle detector
This article ran in symmetry on Jan. 20, 2015 The scale of the detectors at the Large Hadron Collider is almost incomprehensible: They weigh thousands of tons, contain millions of ...
Milky Way Moonset
Michael Shainblum is a photographer whose favorite target is the Milky Way (though he took one of the most amazing photos of 2014, lightning hitting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Galactic 'Skeleton' Reveals Milky Way Secrets
Scientists are finding more evidence of a galactic 'skeleton' lurking inside the appendages of the Milky Way, and studying these massive 'bones' could help researchers get a better idea of ...
ULA Successfully Launches MUOS-3 Satellite for the U.S. N...
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the third Mobile User Objective System satellite (MUOS) for the United States Navy was launched at 8:04 p.m. EST Tuesday from ...
Some Of The Most Surprising New Products That Came From N...
A skin cream, an algae-based pet food, a hand-held cabin pressure monitor, speakers built with magnetized fluid and a machine designed to fix your golf swing. What do they all ...
MACS J0416 Data is Complete
Observations of another Frontier Fields galaxy cluster and parallel field are complete. This time, we have new images for you of MACS J0416.1-2403. Here’s the galaxy cluster: And here is ...