- 15 Jan 2015
Daily cosmobite: Jupiter returns to the evening sky
Jupiter, King of the Planets, is returning to the evening sky. It rises just before 9:30pm AEDT now, and will rise earlier night to night. Look for the bright yellow ...
ESA Ready to Launch Its Own Spaceplane
On its first launch of the year, Europe’s Vega rocket will loft ESA’s unmanned spaceplane to test reentry technologies for future vehicles. The launch campaign has resumed, aiming for a ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Large Asteroid to Fly (Safely) Through Earth's Backyard
On Jan. 26, astronomers will be keeping their eyes peeled for a large space rock that is due to make a fast dash past the Earth-moon system.
space inspired looks for valentino pre-fall 2015
space inspired looks for valentino pre-fall 2015
A solar eclipse and the M...
priceofliberty: hugsfromhugo: A solar eclipse and the Milky Way seen from the ISS I am practically in tears over how beautiful this image is. Dry your tears, because it’s a ...
Polar Lights in Real Time
I’ve written a few times* about how the aurorae—the northern (and southern) lights—aren’t just static or slow-moving displays but can positively flash and flap in real time, moving in waves ...
All About Space
Could the Big Bang have been a black hole?
We find out if our universe came from the high gravity objects known as black holes Black holes are responsible for phenomena such as quasars, rather than the Big Bang ...
The Planetary Socie...
Year of the 'Dwarves': Ceres and Pluto Get Their Due
This year we achieve the first exploration of these curious but fascinating objects. Paul Schenk explains what we may learn about them.
Nature World News
Meteorites Might Not Have Created Solar System
Despite conventional belief, meteorites might not have led to the creation of the solar system, according to a new study.
NASA Education Chief Needs To Do His Homework
James claims that #NASA engaged 1 million students in 2014. That's all? America has more than 300 million citizens.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 15, 2015 #NASA Education AA Don James ...
TBT to the American Astronomical Society winter meeting (...
TBT to the American Astronomical Society winter meeting (AAS225) in Seattle last week: Dr. Elizabeth Tasker (aka @girlandkat) shows her love for Rosetta & Philae with her ESA t-shirt (available ...
Nature World News
Worms In Space Battle Bone and Muscle Loss
While it took some time and the sacrifice of a great many animals, humanity has become much better acquainted with the dangers of space and how to better keep explorers ...
My #TBT this week is all the way back to last winter’s...
My #TBT this week is all the way back to last winter’s American Astronomical Society meeting (#AAS223), where we launched startorialist!Dr. Lanika Ruzhitskaya, who is now the director of the ...
Satellite’s Nearly 20 Foot Antenna To Study Soil | Video
NASA's SMAP’s (Soil Moisture Active Passive) large antenna will give let the satellite measure wide swaths of land. Obtaining worldwide soil moisture measurements every 2 or 3 days, SMAP may ...
Chang'e-5 T1 service module tightens its lunar orbit
The Chang'e-5 T1 service module (with profile of the Xiaofei "Little Flyer" reentry test vehicle that hitched a ride to the Moon in late October, in profile) has been inserted ...
NASA Space Station ...
Crew Back at Work Studying Immune System in Space
The International Space Station residents were back at work Thursday after an ammonia leak indication sent the crew over to the Russian segment. Flight controllers determined there was no leak ...
Trans-Neptunian objects suggest that there are more plane...
There could be at least two unknown planets hidden well beyond Pluto, whose gravitational influence determines the orbits and strange distribution of objects observed beyond Neptune. This has been revealed ...
Broadband Satellite Constellation Obtains Financing From ...
OneWeb Ltd., formerly known known as WorldVu Satellites Ltd., has received financing from Virgin Group and to launch a constellation of 650 satellites to provide global broadband coverage, according to ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
Nhandeara, Sao Paulo, Brasil Meteor 15JAN2015
Nhandeara, Sao Paulo, Brasil Meteor 0045 UTC 15JAN2015 "clcik image"Brasil Meteor 0045 UTC 15JAN2015c 2015 RCP1/SP Bramon Astrocan - Clube de Astronomia de Nhandeara -VideoRegistro incrível de um meteoro nesta ...
What's Up? The Spac...
Sky Guy Viewing ALERT 1-17-15 Saturn & Moon
Hey Space Placers!Before dawn on Friday, 1-17-15, the waning crescent Moon will be joined by the planet Saturn in the south-eastern sky.If you have binoculars they will help in looking ...
A twist on planetary origins
New study finds meteorites were byproducts of planetary formation, not building blocks.
ISS On-Orbit Status...
ISS Daily Summary Report – 01/15/15
External Thermal Control System (ETCS) Loop B Recovery Status: Ground teams are methodically working towards repressurizing and recovering ETCS Loop B and the systems which were deactivated as a result ...
Naming Names in the Cosmos
How objects in the sky get named is always interesting to me. You may recall that the discovery of Uranus prompted some interesting naming activity. John Flamsteed, the English astronomer ...
Is the Universe Too Dangerous for Life?
It may be the biggest question in science: does life exist elsewhere in the universe? For those who hope the answer is “yes”, the recent harvest of exoplanets by NASA’s ...
NASA Education Expr...
NASA Education Express — Jan. 15, 2015
Check out the latest NASA Education opportunity announcements.
Physics World Blog
Debating UK science
Hearing what the three main political parties have to say about science
NASA: Earth Observa...
Eruption at Mount Aso
Landsat 8 observed a thick plume of ash from the Japanese volcano on January 13, 2015.
Challenge Yourself! See an Astronomical Event that Only H...
Challenge Yourself! See an Astronomical Event that Only Happens Once Every 26 Years: A truly fascinating event may be in the offing this month. Picture two distant burning embers (candles, ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
Ten years since Cassini deployed Huygens to land on Titan
NASA and ESA mark the 10th anniversary of the landing of the Huygens probe onto Saturn’s moon Titan: NASA and ESA Celebrate 10 Years Since Titan Landing Ten years ago, ...
Big Asteroid 2004 BL86 Buzzes Earth on January 26: How to...
A lot of asteroids pass near Earth every year. Many are the size of a house, make close flybys and zoom out of the headlines. 2004 BL86 is a bit ...
See comparative sizes of ocean giants
This image shows the body size for 25 marine species, including whales, sharks, squids, and other ocean giants. Check out the little human swimmer in each row! Researchers analyzed sizes ...
Like a BOSS: How Astronomers are Getting Precise Measurem...
Astrophysicists studying the expansion of the Universe with the largest galaxy catalogs ever assembled are ushering in an exciting era of precision cosmology. Last week, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey ...
Artificial Intelligence Helps Physicists Predict Dangerou...
Solar flares can release the energy equivalent of many atomic bombs, enough to cut out satellite communications and damage power grids on Earth, 93 million miles away. The flares arise ...
One Universe at a T...
Wishing Doesn’t Make It So
When our science fiction dreams run into the limitations of science itself, some barriers simply can’t be broken.The post Wishing Doesn’t Make It So appeared first on Brian Koberlein. I ...
Hubble Space Telesc...
New web pages for Hubble’s birthday
On 24 April 2015 the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope will celebrate 25 years since its launch and new web pages on the ESA/Hubble website let you know how you can ...
SOFIA Begins 2015 Science Campaign
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) Program began its third season of science flights on Jan. 13, 2015. SOFIA is NASA's next generation flying observatory and is fitted with ...
In the Dark
The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock
S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo ...
'Mojave' Rock Is the Next Drill Target for Curiosity Rove...
A rock target where NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is using its sample-collection drill this week may have a salty story to tell. This target, called "Mojave," displays copious slender features, ...
I'm a little funny
What I do in the library when I have a bad hair day ;) The shirt was a Christmas present from my mother. I happened to wear it that day ...
Nanowerk Space Expl...
New telescopes to search for planets outside the Solar Sy...
The Next-Generation Transit Survey (NGTS) telescope at the Paranal Observatory, operated by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, has achieved 'first light'.
Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy Observations (15 January 2015)
Comet Lovejoy imaged with my Canon IXUS. A stack of 10x15 second images at ISO 800. The comet is indicated by the yellow lines (click to embiggen)Comet Lovejoy imaged with ...
SDO is GO
100,000,000 on my Mind
The number 100,000,000 has been on my mind this week, especially as Monday approaches. If I traveled 100,000,000 miles I could have gone to the Sun and been 7,000,000 miles ...
The Solstice Blog
Another Big Asteroid will Fly Past Earth: Why does this k...
It seems that in recent years, asteroids have been flying past Earth with increasing frequency. Does it mean that more asteroids are coming around? Is it the beginning of the ...
Coalition for Space...
CSExtra – Top Space News for Thursday, January 15, 2015
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Al Gore's Dream Spacecraft Gears Up for Launch
The delayed DSCOVR probe will monitor conditions on Earth as well as solar storms in space -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
NASA Plans Three February EVAs to Kick Off 50th Year of S...
Expedition 41 astronauts Reid Wiseman (top) and Barry “Butch” Wilmore (right) work at the zenith face of the Harmony node during EVA-28 in October 2014. Part of this spacewalk was ...
The Theory of Everything
Last night I went to see The Theory of Everything, the biographical film about Stephen Hawking, adapted from the memoir of his ex-wife, Jane Wilde Hawking. Arguably today’s most famous ...
NASA to Preview Yearlong Space Station Mission Today: Wat...
What do you want to know about the upcoming one-year mission to the International Space Station? NASA officials will discuss the yearlong station mission in a series of news conferences ...
Sweet! Deep-Space Sugars May Reveal Clues About Origins o...
Sugars may form in the types of ice found in deep space — a finding that could help to explain how comets and meteorites could have seeded the primordial Earth ...