- 18 Nov 2014
UK Space Agency to invest up to £32 million in global spa...
(Source: UK Space Agency press release) The UK Space Agency is investing up to £32 million to open opportunities for the UK space sector to share expertise in real-world satellite ...
Rosetta, Philae, and Comet 67/P
On November 12, 2014, in one of the great feats in the history of space exploration, the European Space Agency (ESA) landed a tiny robotic spacecraft on the surface of ...
Organic Molecules Found on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenk...
After a triple landing, positioning it in a new, unplanned location, conditions were not optimal, but ESA's Philae lander was able to work for more than 60 hours sniffing the ...
This Could Finally Explain How Mars Got Its Liquid Water
Evidence suggests that Mars had water flowing on its surface at various points in its ancient history. But the evidence also points to temperatures being far too cold at those ...
Epic Space Costume Photos by Space.com Fans
Halloween is cool. A space age Halloween is even cooler. See our favorite space costume photos from Space.com readers from our 2014 space costume contest.
Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
Images taken by the Rosetta spacecraft's OSIRIS imaging system show the portions of the journey its Philae comet lander undertook on Nov. 12, as it approached and then rebounded off ...
Here's Your World Today, Explained (November 18, 2014)
Your world is a beautiful place, most of its inhabitants aside. The wonder of looking at our pale blue dot from hundreds of miles in space will never get old. ...
Philae Lander Returns Wealth of Comet Data
DLR PR – Before going into hibernation at 01:36 CET on 15 November 2014, the Philae lander was able to conduct some work using power supplied by its primary battery. ...
Nature World News
Volcanoes May Have Warmed Mars Enough to Harbor Water
Volcanoes may have warmed Mars enough to harbor liquid water - but only for tens or hundreds of years at a time, according to a new study.
How Water Could Have Flowed on Mars
Ample evidence of ancient rivers, streams, and lakes make it clear that Mars was at some point warm enough for liquid water to flow on its surface. While that may ...
What the Hell Is This Tentacled, Geometric Structure?!
What is in this picture? Grout building up on industrial equipment? A melting screw and bolt? Seaweed on a recovered bit of the Titanic? I'll give you a hint. It's ...
Mr. Clark Goes to Goddard
Occasional Blueshift blogger Amber Straughn is currently working on Hubble’s 25th anniversary celebration. Currently working for her as an intern is Carl Clark. Carl has written the following blog for ...
Congress’s “Rocket Scientist” to Take Helm of World’s Lar...
Rep. Rush Holt on science in Congress: “There are some real frustrations. I’ll leave it at that” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Warm, Flowing Water on Mars Was Episodic, Study Suggests
Though the surface of Mars is a dry, dessicated and bitterly cold place today, it is strongly believed that the planet once had rivers, streams, lakes, and flowing water on ...
My #scishirt has the approval of @AMNH colleagues, includ...
My #scishirt has the approval of @AMNH colleagues, including @neildegrassetyson! http://ift.tt/1vmKG2T
Mottled mound at Firsov
Low-angle incidence view of a curious mound on the floor of Firsov crater (51 km; 4.204°N, 112.697°E). 2.2 km field of view from LROC NAC observation M187506567R [NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University].Hiroyuki ...
IceCube Neutrino Ob...
Week 44 at the Pole
The Night Sky Guy
Moon and Spica
Early risers on Wednesday, November 19, can look for the waning crescent moon in the low southeast sky at dawn next to the bright, blue-white star Spica. Spica, the 250-light-year-distant ...
Philae Lander On Comet Could Wake Up As It Nears Sun: Sci...
It's likely that increased doses of solar power will allow the Philae comet lander's secondary battery to power up sufficiently to renew communications via the Rosetta spacecraft orbiting overhead, mission ...
Lake Effect Snow: How Nature's Greatest Snow Machine Work...
The above photo, taken from a plane above Buffalo yesterday by photographer Jeff Suhr, shows the brutal lake effect snow storm in effect over Western New York right now. Some ...
Starts With A Bang!
The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber (Synopsis)
The particles of the standard model, some type of dark matter and dark energy, and the four fundamental forces. That’s all there is, right? Image credit: Wikimedia Commons user MissMJ, ...
Life in Space Affects Men's And Women's Health Very Diffe...
For the past three years, NASA scientists have been examining the differences between how male and female astronauts' health is affected by spaceflight. The results are fascinating.Read more...
Airbus to Build Service Module for NASA's Orion Spacecraf...
Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with ESA for the development and construction of the service module for Orion, the future American human space capsule. The contract is ...
Women in Astronomy
How to Apologize
The astronomy community has been reeling this past week from the aftermath of the Rosetta #ShirtStorm incident. The scientist who made this mistake has apologized -- which is very difficult ...
NASA's Orion Spacecraft - Latest News, Videos and Photos
NASA's Orion spacecraft is designed to take humans deeper into space than ever before. Get the latest Orion news, videos and images here.
Daily cosmobite: Constellation Piscis Austrinus – the Sou...
Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish, is high overhead for southern hemisphere observers at present. It’s a challenge to discern the ‘fish’ shape but its brightest star, Fomalhaut, is easily seen ...
This Is the Slowest and Most Destructive Process on Earth
Rocks are not eternal. Even the tallest mountain will eventually dissolve and disintegrate. Geologists call this process "weathering." It sounds harmless enough, but weathering is one of the most destructive ...
Asteroid’s Amazing Travels Could Reveal Solar System’s Se...
NASA Osiris-REx mission plans to return samples from Asteroid Bennu in 2023. The space rock's amazing journey began in the ‘chaos of creation’ more than 4.7 billion years ago.
Discovery News - Sp...
Milky Way's Black Hole May Be Neutrino Factory
For the first time, physicists may have traced the source of the highest energy neutrinos -- sub-atomic particles with no electrical charge that race through the universe -- to the ...
Philae’s Parking SpotThis mosaic image shows the primary ...
Philae’s Parking SpotThis mosaic image shows the primary landing site (Site J) on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the first mission to attempt a soft landing on a comet. The European Space ...
Nanowerk Space Expl...
Physicists suggest new way to detect dark matter
For years physicists have been looking for the universe's elusive dark matter, but so far no one has seen any trace of it. Maybe we are looking in the wrong ...
The Solstice Blog
Space Junk: An Infographic
I like this picture – it gives good insight into just how much garbage is up there floating around in low Earth orbit. Space Junk has become a serious problem, ...
Starts With a Bang!
The Chameleon in the Vacuum Chamber
A new proposal for an experiment that could test the presence of a fifth force with unprecedented precision.Continue reading on Medium »
Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected with GPS
The everyday use of a GPS device might be to find your way around town or even navigate a hiking trail, but for two physicists, the Global Positioning System might ...
Is mystery Russian spacecraft a satellite-killer?
A Russian spacecraft is visiting satellites, raising fears it could be part of an anti-satellite programme – if it's not an inspection craft
What Philae Did During Its 60 Hours on a Comet
The simple reason why the lander was sent all the way to a comet was to do chemistry that can explain the origin of life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
The Night Sky Obser...
MY RETURN TO SPACE
Hello again my fellow backyard observers, I am back to my astronomy life after two orbits around the sun of life turned upside down and trees blocking my night sky ...
Winter got you down already? Sample spring and a lovely c...
November nights are long, long, long. You can start the evening with the Summer Triangle, catch wintery Orion at midnight and by dawn it’s already spring! Celestially speaking anyway. Here ...
Space Safety Magazi...
Virgin Galactic, a Brief History
On October 31, 2014, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo broke up during a test flight, killing the co-pilot and injuring the pilot. The tragedy signals a setback for Branson’s persisting dream of ...
Science World Repor...
New Map Reveals How Many Fireballs Impact Earth's Atmosph...
You wouldn't think our planet experiences many close encounters from asteroids. Yet a new map shows exactly how often Earth's atmosphere is hit by small asteroids, called bolides.
The Night Sky Obser...
My Return To Space
Hello again my fellow backyard observers, I am back to my astronomy life after two orbits around the sun of life turn upside down and trees blocking my night sky, ...
Philae lander sleeps but Rosetta mission lives on
The European Space Agency has announced that Philae has detected organic molecules on comet 67P – and there are many more scientific discoveries to come
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Philae Lander Early Science Results: Ice, Organic Molecul...
An uncontrolled, chaotic landing. Stuck in the shadow of a cliff without energy-giving sunlight. Philae and team persevered. With just 60 hours of battery power, the lander drilled, hammered and ...
Science World Repor...
Gravity May Have Saved the Early Universe After the Big B...
Why didn't the universe collapse immediately after the Big Bang? That's a question that physicists have been struggling with for years. Now, they may just have their answer.
NASA Space Station ...
Routine Maintenance on Station While Ground Crew Relaxes
Commander Barry Wilmore worked throughout the day Tuesday in the Destiny laboratory’s Combustion Integrated Rack replacing hardware that fuels experiments. Afterward, he drained a waste water tank in the Tranquility ...
Made in Space 3D Printer Installed on Space Station
WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — Today, NASA took a big step toward changing the way we plan for long-duration space voyages when astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore successfully installed and prepared the ...
Geologic mapping of asteroid Vesta reveals history of lar...
A project to map the impact sequence on the asteroid Vesta is helping scientists compare its history to other solar system objects.
How The Search For Aliens Could Save Us From Environmenta...
It's hard to assess the sustainability of our civilization when climate scientists and ecologists have nothing to compare ourselves to. Which is why we need to learn from the success ...
The Mars Society
Mars Arctic 365 Finalists Test at MDRS
Finalist candidates for the Mars Arctic 365 Mission (MA365) are currently participating in field testing and training at the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah as ...