- 3 Oct 2014
The New York Times
Martin Perl, Physicist Who Discovered Electron’s Long-Los...
Dr. Perl was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1995 for discovering the tau lepton, a subatomic particle that is one of the building blocks of the universe.
The Space Elevator ...
Vote for Sky Line!
I have blogged earlier about Sky Line, the new Space Elevator Documentary being produced by Going Up! Films and have asked all of you to support their Kickstarter campaign (and ...
Space Station Astronauts Prepare for Spacewalk
On Tuesday ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA's Reid Wiseman will exit the Quest airlock on the International Space Station to spend the day outside working. They will open the ...
Bizarre Shape of Uranus' 'Frankenstein' Moon Explained
Researchers suggest they may know why the Uranus moon Miranda resembles Frankenstein's monster, a jumble of mismatched parts: Constant squeezing and stretching from Uranus caused the moon to heat up ...
Four Potential Mars Landing Sites Revealed for Europe's E...
European space officials are eyeing four possible landing sites on Mars for a life-seeking rover that is set to launch in 2018.
Swirling Cloud at Titan’s Pole is Cold and Toxic
Scientists have discovered that a giant, toxic cloud is hovering over the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, after the atmosphere there cooled dramatically.
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite New 03OCT2014
UT ID Fireball Meteor 02OCT2014Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News - BloggerInitial Meteor Sighting Reports- 02OCT2014 While driving on the I-15, near Washinton Parkway, Utah, my partner and I, we're truck drivers, ...
October 6-12, 2014 / Vol 33, No 40 / Hawai`i Island, USA
World Space Week 2014: Space – Guiding Your Way World Space Week 2014 celebrated October 4-10 will focus on benefits of satellite navigation to society. Over 450 events are registered ...
Watch the Bárðarbunga Eruption From Inside the Volcano
Iceland's Bárðarbunga eruption has unleashed a huge quantity of lava — enough to create a landmass the size of Manhattan . What would it be like to watch that terrifying ...
The Planetary Socie...
Orion's Ride to Space is at the Launch Site. Why So Early...
On Tuesday, Orion's massive Delta IV Heavy rocket rolled from its Horizontal Integration Facility out to the launch site. Launch is still eight weeks away. Why so early?
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 04OCT2014
Meteor photobombs Quebec weather reportLondon Free PressWhile viewers were turning to TVA's Colette Provencher for their nightly weather report, many spotted a bright green light over her shoulder, believed ...Montreal ...
2014 Eclipse Fact Sheets
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, most of the United States and Canada will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun. To find out why the eclipse is happening, when to ...
Women in Astronomy
AASWOMEN Newsletter for October 3, 2014
AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of October 3, 2014eds: Daryl Haggard, Nicolle Zellner, Meredith Hughes, & Elysse VoyerThis week's issues:1. Worrying News from the Royal Society 2. Becoming ...
Station Crew Wraps Up Week of Spacewalk Preps With Resear...
The six-person Expedition 41 crew of the International Space Station conducted a range of scientific experiments Friday to benefit life here on Earth, closing out a busy workweek primarily focused ...
One Universe at a T...
E. E. Barnard is an astronomer perhaps best known for measuring the proper motion of a faint red dwarf about six light years away, now known as Barnard’s star. But ...
Daily cosmobite: Daylight Saving Time begins tonight, Sun...
Daylight Saving Time begins in NSW, Victoria, SA, Tasmania and the ACT tonight. Dont forget to put your clocks forward by one hour before going to bed. The face of ...
SPIE leaders delighted with photonics manufacturing insti...
SPIE Newsroom 3 October 2014
Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 3, 2014: Islands, Earwigs and...
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) David Dickinson (Astroguyz.com / @astroguyz) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. ...
Solar Dynamics Observatory Watches Giant Filament on the ...
A snaking, extended filament of solar material currently lies on the front of the sun - some 1 million miles across from end to end. Filaments are clouds of solar ...
New navcam image of 67P shows stunning activity
After a pause of several days, ESA has released another set of four images of Comet 67P taken by the navcam on the ROSETTA probe. These images can be assembled ...
What is Dark Energy?
There is a dark side to the universe; in fact, most of what makes up our cosmos is dark. In our post, entitled ‘What Is Dark Matter?,’ we introduced this ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Rosetta Sees Jets Blast from Comet's 'Neck'
Orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at a distance of only 16 miles, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft imaged several discreet jets blasting from the lumpy comet. Continue reading →
Nos limites do Brasil! (Versão em português)
por Eduardo Penteado Próxima parada, Mâncio Lima, município localizado no extremo oeste do Acre, portanto, nos limites do Brasil! Viajamos logo após trabalharmos na última escola de Cruzeiro do Sul. ...
Reaching the edges of Brazil! (English Version)
by Eduardo Penteado Next stop, Mâncio Lima, a municipality located in the extreme west of Acre, therefore, within the edges of Brazil! We traveled after working in the latter school ...
Air & Space Magazin...
Describing Mars to the Rest of the World
NASA’s new translation project introduces the Red Planet in Icelandic, Esperanto, and more.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Fires Jets of Dust and Ga...
The four images that make up a new montage of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were taken on September 26, 2014 by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft. At the time, Rosetta was ...
Incredible Solar Flare Video Captured by NASA Spacecraft
A NASA satellite charged with staring at the sun captured an incredible image of the star bursting forth with a moderately sized solar flare Thursday.
Las Cumbres Observa...
Robotic scheduling of comets now available
We are continually updating our systems with hardware and software, to improve the capabilities of our network. One major upgrade we have recently made is to allow adaptive scheduling of ...
Red Moon Coming Your Way
Moon’s Being Chased by an Earth Shadow There’s another lunar eclipse coming up — the second total one this year — and people in most of North and South America, ...
SNC Protest Halts NASA Commercial Crew Efforts
Boeing, SpaceX told to stop work under crew contracts, Spaceflight Now "NASA has directed Boeing and SpaceX to halt activities under contracts awarded last month to build commercial space taxis ...
Four Candidate Landing Sites for ExoMars 2018
Four possible landing sites are being considered for the ExoMars mission in 2018. Its rover will search for evidence of martian life, past or present.
Sally Ride's Biographer Talks Women & Spaceflight on 'Col...
Lynn Sherr — the author of the recently-released book, "Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space" — paid tribute to the late astronaut Thursday (Oct. 2) on the satirical news ...
Rosetta’s comet grows feathers – see it in 3D
She’s gonna blow! These four separate images window-paned together were taken on September 26 by Rosetta as it orbited Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 16 miles (26 km). They ...
The World's First Clean Coal Commercial Plant Just Opened...
Canada switched on its Boundary Dam Carbon-Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) Project yesterday. In doing so, it has become the only country on Earth with a commercial-scale, coal-fired power plant ...
The Quest to Build an Elevator to Space
Forget buying a stairway to heaven. Serious people are trying to build an elevator to space.Read more...
Ten Questions for the Philosophy of Cosmology
Last week I spent an enjoyable few days in Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, for a conference on the Philosophy of Cosmology. The slides for all the talks are ...
30 People Pay $40K Each for Ansari X Prize 10th Anniversa...
We’re getting our first updates on the exclusive $40,000 per person Ansari X Prize 10th Anniversary trip being lead by X Prize Foundation Founder Peter Diamandis. It appears as if ...
Discovery News - Sp...
NASA Eyes Crew Deep Sleep Option for Mars Mission
A NASA-backed study explores an innovative way to dramatically cut the cost of a human expedition to Mars -- put the crew in stasis.
The Planetary Socie...
Preparing for A-MAVEN Science!
How can we use MAVEN to learn about Comet Siding Spring, passing very close by Mars this month?
Physics World Blog
Nobel mania – predictions, discussions, hangouts and more
Excerpts from the Red Folder
Physicists Have Found A Particle That's Also Its Own Anti...
Back in 1937, an Italian physicist predicted the existence of a single, stable particle that could be both matter and antimatter. Nearly 80 years later, a Princeton University research team ...
The Daily Galaxy
"ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE" --New NASA Mission to Europa w...
NASA is ignoring Arthur C Clarke's warning to avoid exploring Juipter's moon, Europa. In 2010: Odyssey Two, a 1982 the science fiction novel by Arthur C. Clarke, the Earth mission ...
Vast glaciers carved out Martian Grand Canyon
Mineral discoveries high up on the walls of Valles Marineris, the largest, deepest canyon in the solar system, suggest it once hosted glaciers
Learning From Mount Ontake How To Survive An Eruption
A sudden pyroclastic flow erupted in Japan on September 27th, sending hikers fleeing to the dubious safety of mountain lodges. Here's an update covering your questions on what happened, why ...
NASA's SDO Watches Giant Filament on the Sun
A snaking, extended filament of solar material currently lies on the front of the sun-- some 1 million miles across from end to end. Filaments are clouds of solar material ...
Cyanide Cloud Puts a Chill in Titan's Air
Icy particles high above the south pole of this Saturnian moon are upending some ideas about weather patterns on Titan -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
NASA Tech Briefs
New Material Steals and Stores Oxygen from Air
Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations.The stored oxygen can be released again when and where it ...
Russia May Send Repeat Mission to Martian Moon Phobos in ...
MOSCOW – Russia may attempt to repeat its mission to Mars' moon Phobos in 2023, Lev Zeleny, the head of the Russian Space Research Institute told RIA Novosti Friday. The ...
Q&A: Professor Brian Cox
Where would I most like to be right now? On the moon wearing a spacesuitBorn in Oldham, 46-year-old Cox studied at Manchester University, where he joined the band D:Ream. He ...
Astronomers find ‘cousin’ planets around twin stars
Astronomers have found two new Jupiter-sized extra-solar planets, each orbiting one star of a binary-star system.