- 11 Mar 2014
Physics World Blog
The cost of stereotypes
A new study indicates that stereotypes impair women's careers in science, regardless of how well-qualified they are
During Medical Emergencies on Deep-Space Flights Fluid-Fi...
A medical trauma in microgravity presents a unique set of problems. A sealed dome could isolate a wound to prevent blood droplets from drifting into a victim’s eyes, nose and ...
Soyuz TMA-010M leaves International Space Station leaving...
While Russian and the Western nations wrestle with the Ukranian annexation crisis, for the time being it is business as usual for the International Space Station (ISS)and its respective astronaut ...
Detailed NASA budget request offers details on SOFIA deci...
NASA released late Monday its detailed (713-page) fiscal year 2015 budget request, containing many additional details about its proposed budget now available last week. Some highlights: The budget document provides ...
Intensity enhancement of O VI ultraviolet emission lines ...
Bob Moler's Ephemer...
03/11/2014 – Ephemeris – Observing the moon tonight: Bay...
Ephemeris for Tuesday, March 11th. The sun will rise at 8:02. It’ll be up for 11 hours and 41 minutes, setting at 7:43. The moon, 4 days past first quarter, ...
ESA mission sees a rainbow-like "glory" in Venus' atmosph...
Venus Express spotted a series of concentric colored rings in our neighboring planet's atmosphere, the first such phenomenon to be imaged on another planet.
Nature World News
ISS Expedition 38 Crew Members Land Safely in Kazakhstan
Expedition 38 crew members Michael Hopkins of NASA, and Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) returned to Earth Monday, NASA announced. Their Soyuz spacecraft ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
Breaking News - Finland Bolide 10MAR2014
Breaking News - Finland Moon-Bright Bolide 19:44:16 10MAR2014 "click on image to enlarge" Finland Bolide 10MAR2014 Copyright (c) 2014 Timo Kantola All rights reserved. used by permission LunarMeteoriteHunter Original Post ...
On this day in 2004… Rosetta’s asteroids were chosen
Tweet On 11 March 2004, a little over a week after Rosetta launched, asteroids Steins and Lutetia were selected as two targets for Rosetta to fly by en route to ...
NASA Tech Briefs
Will You Use A Speed-Reading App?
Spritz, a Boston-based software developer, claims that users of its technology can read up to 1,000 words per minute (wpm) via its new technology. At that rate, readers could finish ...
Science World Repor...
Expedition 38 Crew Members Arrive Safely on Earth Ending ...
Three crew members from the International Space Station made a safe return to Earth on Monday, wrapping their 166 days mission in space.
Mojave Spaceport video
Spacefleet EARL-D4 RLV seeking cansat payloads
The Spacefleet EARL-D4 RLV demonstrator (max altitude ~35km) is seeking "Cansat" payloads for test flights: Detailed design in progress. Hull l= 2.54m. GTOW ~70kg, max apogee at least 30km. A ...
Is Richard Branson ready for blast off?
Jon Ronson posts a lengthy review of the current state of Virgin Galactic, and its prospective spaceflight customers: Jon Ronson is ready for blast-off. Is Richard Branson? -- Guardian
Night Log 2014-03-10
SA: Paul SO: Fred Others: Simon ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Summary ---------------------------------------------------------------------- - we were closed for most of the early part of the evening. opened just after 02:00 to partly cloudy and ...
At the equinox the setting Sun moves along the horizon at...
The movement of the setting Sun along the horizon from just before to just after the autumn equinox. The date and the azimuth in degrees (measured eastwards from north) is ...
Expedition 38 Lands In Kazakhstan Completing Mission
Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Expedition 38 Flight Engineers Mike Hopkins and Sergey Ryazanskiy landed in Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT. They landed inside the Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft ending their ...
In the Heart of the Rosette Nebula
In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only ...
David Hearn takes outreach to new level with Kissimmee Pa...
Public outreach is an oft used and abused term nowadays, but I find it the wrong label for astronomy. In Astronomy ...The post David Hearn takes outreach to new level ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 11MAR2014
NASA Wants You to Help Fight Asteroids The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News - 2 hours NASA is calling for coders to help develop algorithms to detect, track, identify and ...
U.S.-Russian Space Trio Lands Safely Despite Bad Weather
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Soyuz Spacecraft Returns US-Russian Space Station Crew to...
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy touched down on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 11:24 p.m. EDT Monday, about 3 1/2 ...
NASA: Earth Observa...
Rainfall Going Global
The newly launched Global Precipitation Mission expands on its predecessor, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, in its geographic coverage and its measurement capabilities.
Funding for Europa Mission Ephemeral in NASA Budget
NASA requested $15 million in FY2015 for a robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, but as the detailed budget documents released late yesterday illustrate, that is a one-year request only. ...
Pinwheel Living Crystals and the Origin of Life
Scientists have discovered that spinning nanoparticles have a tendency to organize themselves, and the process may shed new light on the origin of life.
Best of Beyond Apollo II
Wednesday marks the beginnning of Beyond Apollo’s third year as a WIRED Science Blog. To celebrate, I am posting links to five of my favorite Beyond Apollo posts each day ...
Soyuz TMA-10M lands
One-hundred-sixty-six (166) days after leaving the Earth for the International Space Station (ISS), the Soyuz TMA-10M crew returned Monday (March 10) to a landing in Kazakhstan. Oleg Kotov and Sergey ...
Soyuz Landing Photos: US-Russian Expedition 38 Crew Retur...
See photos from the March 10, 2014 landing of the a Russian Soyuz TMA-10 spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy to wrap ...
Soyuz TMA-10M crew lands on Earth after 166 days on space...
Two cosmonauts and an astronaut returned to a frigid homecoming Monday (March 10), landing on the windswept and snow covered steppe of Kazakhstan after 166 days aboard the International Space ...
Soyuz TMA-10M returns to trio to Earth
The three crewmembers of Soyuz TMA-10M have safely returned to Earth, following their landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of Dzhezkazgan. Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov, along with Flight ...
COSMOS Then and Now, Keith Cowing "The new incarnation of "COSMOS" hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson debuted the other night. Highly anticipated, this new effort seeks to reboot, rekindle, and ...
Science in the Media Okay, so the new Cosmos series premiered last night, and I’ve been amused and gratified to see a large spectrum of people commenting on it on ...
I’ll admit… I didn’t see the original Cosmos when it was on television. In fact, I didn’t even see it until I had already decided on astronomy as a major. ...
A Planet for Every M Dwarf Star?
A recent result on the commonality of exoplanets has made headlines, but has it for the right reasons? Title: Bayesian search for low-mass planets around nearby M dwarfs. Estimates for ...
Starts With A Bang!
Messier Monday: A Spiral Sliver Headed Our Way, M98 (Syno...
“[L]ife is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.” -Virginia Woolf One of the only members of the Virgo Cluster… that ...
Starts With a Bang!
Messier Monday: A Spiral Sliver Headed Our Way: M98
“[L]ife is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”
SGAC Launches Space is Business Paper Competition
The Space Generation Advisory Council is pleased to announce its partnership with the IAF’s Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee (EIC) to organise and run the 2014 IAF-EIC/SGAC Emerging Commercial Space Paper ...
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Mystery of planet-forming disks explained by magnetism
While the idea of magnetic atmospheres on planet-forming disks is not new, this is the first time they have been linked to the mystery of the observed excess infrared light.
Science World Repor...
Lets Build Galactic Gas Stations to Refuel Spaceships On ...
MIT team proposes storing extra rocket fuel in space for future missions.
Space Safety Magazi...
Call for Papers Now Open!
Since 2005, the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) has been celebrating important conferences around the world, and now it is time for the seventh IAASS space ...
Team Unicorn: An intergalactic force of awesome
By all accounts, Team Unicorn should not exist. Like the fabled unicorns of ancient mythology, geek girls are also supposed to ...The post Team Unicorn: An intergalactic force of awesome ...
a little bit of poetry
Text from “The Dublin University Magazine” (1849) redacted into a poem.
Virgin Galactic Shoots Down Puerto Rico Spaceport Report
FYI: There is no truth to reports about us buying land or renting hangars in Puerto Rico (though we’re sure it’s lovely there)” — Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) March 10, 2014
NASA Astronaut, 2 Cosmonauts Heading Home from Space Stat...
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy left the station in a Soyuz spacecraft at 8:02 p.m. EDT Monday (March 10; 0002 GMT on March ...
B612 Foundation Teams Up With Broken Bells
MENLO PARK, CA / LOS ANGELES, CA (B612 PR) – Broken Bells are proud to announce an exciting partnership with the B612 Foundation beginning with the band’s April West Coast ...
Intergalactic Voids Are Not So Empty - 'Tendrils' Pierce ...
Astronomers observing with the Anglo-Australian Telescope have found a strangely arranged population of faint galaxies penetrating what were thought to be huge empty regions of space. Termed 'tendrils' these strings ...
- 10 Mar 2014