- 4 Feb 2015
Discovery News - Sp...
SpaceX Drone Boats Named After Sci-Fi Legend's Spaceships
Elon Musk has named SpaceX's two robotic landing platform boats after science fiction spacecraft created by Scottish sci-fi legend Iain M. Banks.
Enter the Coolest Space Facts Contest
Astronomy's March issue, on newsstands now, marks the 500th issue the magazine has had since it was first published in 1973. To mark the milestone, we're exploring "The 500 Coolest ...
By Jove: Jupiter Reaches Opposition on February 6th.
Did you see the brilliant Full Snow Moon rising last night? Then you might’ve also noticed a bright nearby ‘star’. Alas, that was no star, but the largest planet in ...
Colossal stars located ...
brightestofcentaurus:just—space: Colossal stars located inside the Carina Nebula
Hydrogen retention on pole-facing slopes
Lovelace (57.06 km; 82.08°N, 250.49°E) crater, of the Moon's far north, hosts a signature of volatiles within permanently shadowed regions (PSR) on the inside slope of its south wall. Long-term ...
IceCube Neutrino Ob...
Dawn Williams named APS Woman Physicist of the Month
'Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men' Team Up - 'Black Vort...
Writer Sam Humphries and artist Ed McGuinness take the helm of the upcoming Marvel comics crossover which sends the two teams in search of an ancient artifact with "immeasurable power."
Upcoming Event: The Sentinel Mission – Finding the Astero...
Related Stories100x Declaration – A Global Movement BeginsAsteroid Day: A Global Movement BeginsA Global Movement: Asteroid Day Save the date, Bay Area Sentinel Mission fans! Dr. Ed Lu will be ...
So, you would like to go on sabbatical…
Every seven years or so a professor in a US/Canadian University can apply for a sabbatical leave. It’s a very nice thing: your University allows you to catch up on ...
How Moon Phases Would Look From 'Otherside' | Video
This NASA animation flips the Moon’s phases and libration (wobble) to a vantage point beyond the lunar ‘far side’ from which our Earth’s phases can also be seen.
Discovery News - Sp...
Perimeter Institute Webcast: Cosmology in the 21st Centur...
Tonight at 7 p.m., live via Discovery News, we're streaming special public lecture by cosmologist Kendrick Smith, of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Ontario, Canada.
Around Aten – CometWatch 26 January
This four-image montage comprises images taken from a distance of 27.7 km from the centre of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 26 January. The image resolution is 2.4 m/pixel and the individual ...
Business On the Moon: FAA Backs Bigelow Aerospace
The FAA’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has given thumbs-up regarding private sector operations on the Moon.
Pulsating Star Pair Discovered Beyond Milky Way’s Haze | ...
While imaging the Trifid Nebula, Europe’s VISTA infrared telescope peered through our galaxy’s dusty center to reveal two new Cepheid Variable stars. Such stars brighten and fade predictably, giving astronomers ...
Physics + wine = plasma + fun
Ever fancied making your own particle accelerator? Fermilab posted a great blog entry last month (here) showing how anyone can make a particle detector for viewing cosmic rays. In this ...
New half-life for iron-60 gives astronomers a better cloc...
Australian researchers get a new, more accurate half-life for iron-60, thereby making immeasurable time less so. Artist’s illustration of a supernova via SmithsonianScience.org. The new measurement for the half-life of ...
Lecture tonight, TV, Jupiter & Venus, ISS, Science Events...
1: IAA LECTURE: Next IAA public lecture: TONIGHT, Feb 04, 7.30 p.m. by Tom O'Donoghue"Astrophotography: From Single Pane to Mega-mosaic"2. Documentary on Newgrange tonight3. Jupiter at opposition, Feb 6, Venus ...
Lights in the Dark
What Do Lunar Phases Look Like From the Other Side of the...
We’ve all seen the Moon go through its phases over the course of a month’s time (give or take a day or two) as it travels in its orbit around ...
Super Sizing Pegasus for SLS core transport
The famous Pegasus Barge is deep into its jumboisation phase, as work continues to prepare it for a role in transporting the massive Space Launch System (SLS) stages from their ...
ISS On-Orbit Status...
ISS Daily Summary Report – 02/04/15
Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV)-5 Status: Yesterday, ATV experienced a failure with Battery Power Chain #4. ATV ground teams have confirmed the failure is real and not a sensor issue. The ...
Jupiter and the Full Moon and a Quick Timelapse
Jupiter rose near the full Moon last night so I thought I would post a pic from my place in Tucson. Last night, I made a quick timelapse from some ...
The Solstice Blog
Stunning Astronomical Images & What They Teach Us
Today I found a few nice images that I wanted to talk about, and each one revealed something different about the object that was being imaged. I thought it would ...
SDO is GO
Today, February 4, 2015, SDO performed two maneuvers, the EVE FOV from 1315-1557 UTC (5:15-10:57 am ET) and the HMI/AIA Flat Field from 1630-1907 UTC (11:30 am - 2:07 pm ...
I'm Doing a Public Talk in Florida Feb. 26th
Hey Floridians! I’m coming to Melbourne—specifically, the Florida Institute of Technology—to sit on stage with my friend and astronomer Hakeen Oluseyi, where we’ll be discussing current topics and news in ...
On to Europa?
With the 2016 budget cycle beginning, it’s heartening to see that Europa factors in as a target amidst a White House budget request for NASA of $18.5 billion, higher than ...
The New York Times
Out There | Raining Fire
Though it is sedate in comparison with other stars, our sun is a volatile neighbor, a thermonuclear furnace fueling spectacular storms that send high-energy particles and radiation far out into ...
The Helium Dilution Refrigerator in CUORE
The dilution refrigerator is the coldest cooling stage for the CUORE detector. It keeps the crystals cold enough that the heat can be detected from a single radioactive decay. The ...
The New York Times
Out There: Living With a Star
Even a slight change in the precariously controlled violence of the sun, an enormous thermonuclear furnace, can have drastic consequences on Earth.
Rosetta swoops in for a close encounter
ESA’s Rosetta probe is preparing to make a close encounter with its comet on 14 February, passing just 6 km from the surface.
Carnival of Space #391
The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Amy T. at the Is Universe blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #391. (...)Read the rest ...
The Planetary Socie...
Mars Orbiter Mission images Mars' moons, including the fa...
Today I'm excited to show you some previously unreleased images from Mars Orbiter Mission, containing Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos.
We want startorialists to start young, but we’ve also...
We want startorialists to start young, but we’ve also noticed that space-y & science-y clothes for girls can be lacking. Luckily Eva & Rebecca, two talented moms & designers, noticed ...
What's Up? The Spac...
New View of Trifid Nebula
Hey Space Placers!Astronomers have obtained a new view of the famous Trifid Nebula, a conglomeration of gas, stars and dust located in our Milky Way Galaxy near its center. The ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
Copenhagen Suborbitals: Rugged copy writer wanted
The volunteer rocket development group Copenhagen Suborbitals posted this job ad today: CopSub on Twitter: Are you a copy writer fired up on rocketfuel? Take part in sending the worlds ...
Excited Quarks and Early Discoveries at LHC Run II
The LHC turns back on this year for Run II. What might we see day 1?The highest-p_T jet event collected by the end of September 2012 (Event 37979867, Run 208781): ...
Sky and Telescope
Range Astronomy Club
NAME Range Astronomy Club ADDRESS 1515 East 25th Street Hibbing, MN USA CONTACT Dale Kentoph PHONE (218) 245-1763 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org URL http://www.rangeastronomy.org NUMBER OF MEMBERS 11 OTHER INFORMATION An informal ...
Sky and Telescope
How to See and Shoot the Zodiacal Light
The ethereal zodiacal light returns to view this month. Learn how to see and photograph it with your digital camera.It's back! Practically a sign of spring, the zodiacal light pokes ...
New infrared view of the Trifid Nebula reveals new variab...
Source: ESO Photo Release eso1504 Image cVISTA views the Trifid Nebula and reveals hidden variable stars. Image credit: ESO/VVV consortium/D. Minniti A new image taken with ESO’s VISTA survey telescope ...
Space Safety Magazi...
Space Economy: an Overview
Space economy is the full range of activities and the use of resources that create value and benefits to human beings in the course of exploring, researching, understanding, managing, and ...
In Memoriam: Alberto Behar
Dr. Alberto Behar. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechThe Astrobiology community deeply mourns the loss of Dr. Alberto Behar, a JPL employee, explorer, colleague, and friend to many. He died in the crash ...
Welcome to a new weekly theme on STARtorialist - Wee Wedn...
Welcome to a new weekly theme on STARtorialist - Wee Wednesday! We’ll post clothes, toys, & more for the littlest startorialists.We’re starting off with an adorable blue constellation organic newborn ...
Watch Live Today: The Future of Cosmology [Video]
Cosmologist Kendrick Smith will present a free live Webcast on the quest to understand the origin of the universe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Science World Repor...
Astronomers Peer at the Galactic Structure to Understand ...
Scientists have taken a closer look at the evolution and formation of hundreds of nearby galaxies. Now, they're unveiling new scientific images of these galaxies that reveal their internal structure ...
Coalition for Space...
CSExtra – Top Space News for Wednesday, February 4, 2015
To subscribe to CSExtra via RSS feed click here. If you would prefer to receive CSExtra in e-mail format, e-mail us at Info@spacecoalition.com with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject ...
Cosmic inflation's 'smoking gun' goes up in smoke
Last March, cosmologists celebrated what seemed like evidence of gravitational waves. But 11 months later, they're nursing a hangover
Book Review: The New Moon
You’ve watched Star Wars and Star Trek and you believe people are destined to live in space. Heck, we’ve even got a laboratory orbiting a few hundred kilometres over our ...
Rosetta swoops in for a close encounter
SA’s Rosetta probe is preparing to make a close encounter with its comet on 14 February, passing just 6 km from the surface. ESA’s Rosetta probe is preparing to make ...
back-to-the-stars-again:The whirling disc of NGC 4526.Cre...
back-to-the-stars-again:The whirling disc of NGC 4526.Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASAAcknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
Licensing Astrophysics Codes session at AAS 225: Link
For those of you not in the know, at the past AAS meeting, a session was held on Licensing Astrophysics Codes based on suggestions that such a session would be ...
Life and Physics
Symmetry, and breaking it | Jon Butterworth | Life & Phy...
How symmetries, and broken symmetries, help physics to be objective and help me to keep my equanimitySymmetry is a very important idea in physics; it lies behind basic laws such ...