- 19 Jun 2014
Nature World News
Ancient Dwarf Starburst Galaxies Helped a Young Universe ...
Ancient star-forming "starburst" dwarf galaxies likely formed a great deal of the Universe we see today, according to new observations for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Nature World News
Demolishing a Mountain For Science: The E-ETL Groundbreak...
The top of a Chilean mountain will be demolished today during the literal groundbreaking for the construction of what will be the world's largest telescope. You can watch a live ...
Zzzzzz … Rosetta’s comet takes a nap
Comets are always full of surprises. That’s why we love them so. Take 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, better known as Rosetta’s comet. Back on April 30, the Rosetta spacecraft saw a very active ...
Elon Musk Plans to Put Man on Mars in the Next 10 Years
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, says the company is focused on creating technology that with enable large groups of people to travel to Mars. "I'm hopeful that the first ...
Paranal–Armazones to be Connected to Chilean Power Grid
ESO has signed an agreement with the company Grupo SAESA to connect its sites at Cerro Paranal and Cerro Armazones to the Chilean electric power grid. The new connection will ...
Spacewalk Photos: Cosmonauts Venture Outside Space Statio...
Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev spacewalked outside the International Space Station on June 19, 2014.
Discovery News - Sp...
Extreme Space Weather Phenomenon Detected at Mercury
A vast and powerful space weather event has been observed at the solar system's innermost planet for the first time. Continue reading →
gURLSs in space
"Plate tectonics are essential to life as we know it."
“"Plate tectonics are essential to life as we know it."” - Diana Valencia of Harvard University, Life on the Borderline (astrobio.net)
NASA Astronauts David Leestma and Andrew Thomas Retire
NASA has bid farewell to two veteran astronauts who have retired after a combined 66 years of federal service. David Leestma has retired after more than 44 years of government ...
How subseafloor bacteria cope with their harsh habitat
A new study shows that bacteria from the hostile sea-floor environment have adapted by over-activating stress response and DNA-repair mechanisms, to cope with the harsh conditions.
Whitesides Appearance on John Batchelor Show Now Online
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides was on the Hotel Mars segment of the John Batchelor Show last night, which was co-hosted by David Livingston of “The Space Show.” The segment ...
Doubts about big bang breakthrough won't kill inflation
Cosmic inflation is sound whether or not we have found primordial gravitational waves, says the theory's co-founder Andrei Linde
Mountain top blown up to make way for worlds largest tele...
Construction of the E-ELT monster telescope starts on Thursday with the blasting of a million tonnes of rock from a mountain top. Watch the livestream belowIt was one of the ...
NASA: Space Shuttle...
NASA, Partners Announce Top Achievements in Space Station...
NASA, the American Astronautical Society and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) have announced 14 awards for the top research and technology achievements of 2013 made ...
NASA: Earth News
College Students Study Earth From NASA's DC-8 Flying Lab
Thirty-two undergraduate college students are immersed in NASA's Earth Science research during the 2014 Student Airborne Research Program.
Giant Blast Marks Milestone for Future Monster Telescope
A giant telescope kicks off construction with a mountaintop blast today. Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The E-ELT will be the largest optical/infrared telescope in the ...
Video: SpaceX Tests New Steerable ‘Fins’ on the Falcon 9R
Well, this is cool: A new video from SpaceX shows the Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket during a 1,000 meter test flight at the SpaceX facility in McGregor, Texas. This ...
Nanowerk Space Expl...
BICEP2 researchers publish nuanced account of stunning pa...
Following a thorough peer-review process, the researchers who previously announced the detection of B-mode polarization in a patch of the microwave sky have published their findings today. Possibly primordial gravitational ...
The Planetary Socie...
We could find life on another planet, but do we have the ...
Are we alone in the universe? This month’s National Geographic cover story takes a look at the question, and I weighed in on the subject.
This week’s #tbt goes back two years when my...
This week’s #tbt goes back two years when my colleague-friends and I made our first parody video! We made it over just two days at .astro4 in Heidelberg, Germany. The ...
ULA Hits Back at SpaceX & Musk, Sees No Interruptions in ...
ULA has begun to hit back SpaceX and its founder Elon Musk after weeks of criticism. The Washington Post reports: In a meeting with reporters Wednesday, Michael Gass, the head ...
The Planetary Socie...
Rosetta completes another rocket burn, spies decreasing a...
Rosetta has now completed its three largest rendezvous burns as it approaches ever closer to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Beginning on July 2, Rosetta will now conduct weekly burns, through August 6. ...
The New York Times
Astronomers Hedge on Big Bang Detection Claim
Astronomers who said in March that they had detected remnants of the Big Bang now concede that dust from the Milky Way may have skewed their findings.
What Will Rosetta’s Comet Look Like? How Artists Over The...
Comets are notoriously hard to predict — just ask those people on Comet ISON watch late in 2013. So as Rosetta approaches its cometary target, no one really knows what ...
What's Up? The Spac...
Dwarf Galaxies - Champion At Star Formation
Hey Space Placers!The Universe is ALWAYS throwing us curves.You would think that the biggest galaxies would be the best at forming new stars. But a new study using the Hubble ...
This Geological Field Notebook is An Elegant Look at Moun...
Notebooks are the fundamental similarity between all scientists. I am utterly in love with this 1880s notebook by Henry M. Cadell, a work of science and art recording his observations ...
Spacewalkers Working Outside Zvezda for Installation and ...
Spacewalkers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev exited the Pirs docking compartment at 10:10 a.m. EDT for about 6.5 hours of spacewalking tasks outside the Russian segment of the International Space ...
NASA's Swift Satellite Tallies Water Production of Mars-b...
In late May, NASA's Swift satellite imaged comet Siding Spring, which will brush astonishingly close to Mars later this year. These optical and ultraviolet observations are the first to reveal ...
Space History Photo: MA-1 Capsule Reassembled After Explo...
NASA engineers reassembled the MA-1 Capsule to determine what caused the explosion.
Watch Live: 180th Spacewalk for the International Space S...
Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev are working outside at the International Space Station today! They will spend about 6.5 hours outside installing an ...
Cosmonauts Venture Outside Space Station for Spacewalk
Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station this morning (June 19) to install equipment and swap out parts of scientific experiments.
NASA Officials Discuss Orion Spacecraft Progress
Less than six months from now, a rocket is scheduled to blast NASA's Orion exploration capsule into space for the first time. On Wednesday, we got a close up look ...
The Daily Galaxy
Richard Dawkins on the "Origin of Life in the Universe"
Richard Dawkins -famed Oxford evolutionary biologist reflecting on the emergence of life on Earth and the evolutionary process in his classic The Ancestor's Tale. "The universe could so easily have ...
Sky and Telescope
Summer Quest for Noctilucent Clouds
Noctilucent clouds form at the boundary between Earth and space. Their electric blue billows incite the imagination and inspire us to keep watch at dusk for their arrival.The post Summer ...
The Daily Galaxy
Starbursting Galaxies Played a Key Role in Early Epoch of...
New observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show that starbursts in dwarf galaxies played a bigger role than expected in the early history of the Universe. Although galaxies across ...
Watch A Mountain Top Get Blasted Off To Make Room For A T...
The European Southern Observatory is ready to blast the top of Cerro Armazones to make room for what will be the world's largest optical telescope. The explosion is scheduled for ...
Russian spacewalkers prepare for antenna installation and...
Two Russian spacewalkers are about to head into the void today (June 19) to do several tasks on the outside of the International Space Station. You can watch it live ...
Faulkes Telescope N...
Update on the status of observing with the telescopes
Unfortunately we are still waiting for the new control interface (OnSky – the replacement for the RTI system that previously allowed live observing with FTN and FTS) to be finished ...
Starburst Dwarf Galaxies Played Big Role In Early Univers...
Using new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have been able to determine that dwarf galaxies were producing stars at a faster rate than previous studies. FULL STORY: http://goo.gl/j3ZB8m
Outer Planet Exploration Strategies
I’ll wrap up this week’s outer planet coverage with a look at recent Cassini flybys of Titan, but I also want to put these accomplishments in the context of what ...
NASA Issues 3D Printing in Space Challenge
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — America has always been a nation of tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs. In recent years, a growing number of Americans have gained access to technologies such as ...
Science World Repor...
Hubble Reveals Powerful Starbursts in Dwarf Galaxies Had ...
The Hubble Space Telescope has revealed that powerful starbursts in dwarf galaxies may have had a larger role to play that previously expected.
Expect the unexpected!
Tweet An image taken earlier this month – 4 June – by Rosetta's OSIRIS camera, shows comet 67P/C-G has quietened. It is the most recent full-resolution image from the narrow-angle ...
Ancient Dwarf 'Starburst Galaxies' Shed Light on Early Un...
Galaxies are churning out new stars all the time, but most of the universe's stars formed between two and six billion years after the Big Bang. The new observations, by ...
Nanowerk Space Expl...
Starbursts in dwarf galaxies played a bigger role than ex...
They may only be little, but they pack a star-forming punch: new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show that starbursts in dwarf galaxies played a bigger role than expected ...
EVA-38: Russian duo set for Thursday spacewalk
Two Russian cosmonauts, Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev, will venture out into the vacuum of space for a spacewalk on Thursday, tasked with carrying out important work – including the ...
Astronomers Use Hubble to Study Bursts of Star Formation ...
They may only be little, but they pack a star-forming punch: new observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope show that starbursts in dwarf galaxies played a bigger role than ...
Hubble Space Telesc...
Hubblecast 75: Dwarf Galaxies that Pack a Punch
This new Hubblecast episode looks at starburst dwarf galaxies in a time when most of the stars in the Universe were formed. New NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations show that ...
Small but significant
Astronomers use Hubble to study bursts of star formation in the dwarf galaxies of the early Universe. They may only be little, but they pack a star-forming punch: new observations ...
December Test Flight Huge for NASA's Next Manned Spacecra...
NASA's Orion capsule, which is designed to take astronauts to Mars and other farflung destinations, will blast into space for the first time in December. During the mission, Orion will ...