- 19 Jan 2015
Infrared Orion from WISE
The Great Nebula in Orion is an intriguing place. Visible to the unaided eye, it appears as a small fuzzy patch in the constellation of Orion. But this image, an ...
Tom's Astronomy Blo...
A Lenticular Galaxy
Hubble gives us this spectacular view of NGC 6861. I always thought this was an elliptical galaxy. Not so, it’s a hybrid of sorts between an elliptical and a spiral ...
NASA: Earth Observa...
Gulf of Taranto
Sediment and runoff plumes highlight the coast at the base of Italy’s boot.
Quick Comet Lovejoy Pics
Finally back from a long trip…clouds in Seattle and Florida kept me from getting good opportunities to see and photograph Comet Lovejoy (I saw it from Florida, but the light ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 19JAN2015
Russia Meteor Spacetrash? 18JAN2015blogspot.comMeteor-like object lights up sky over Russian Far East. Posted to YouTube by RT 301 views. Published on Jan 18, 2015. COURTESY: Konstantin ...Unknown Flying Object Explodes ...
JP Aerospace Blog
Our high altitude work is just to top of a large pyramid of research going on at JPA. We just completed the 178th firing our our hypersonic shock tube.The shock ...
Scaled Composites Wins Northrop Grumman Chairman’s Award
MOJAVE, Calif. (Scaled Composites PR) — Scaled Composites was presented the Northrop Grumman’s Chairman Award for Excellence at an event held recently in Washington, DC. This award is Northrop Grumman’s ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
Curiosity rover update: Drilling of ‘Mojave” crystal-rich...
NASA JPL reports on what the Curiosity rover will be up to next: Crystal-Rich Rock ‘Mojave’ is Next Mars Drill Target A rock target where NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is ...
The Original Rocket...
Tree disposal launch 2015
Best Photos of the Year for 3 Year Blog Anniversary
January 28, 2012 was the day I learned that my point and shoot camera has a long exposure mode. This brought the night sky much closer to home, and started ...
Inflation: A cold little swoosh
Max Tegmark says that when he was applying for graduate school in physics, you’d best not mention the idea of parallel universes if you wanted to be accepted. A quarter ...
Favorite Can't Miss National Air and Space Museum Highlig...
I took a spontaneous trip to the National Air and Space Museum so I didn't have the chance to plan ahead and map out every must-see can't-miss artifact in the ...
NASA Tech Briefs
Susan Draper, Materials Research Engineer, Glenn Research...
Susan Draper performs microstructural analysis of metals and determines where fractures have occurred and propagated. Draper is currently characterizing electron-beam-melted, additive-manufactured titanium-6 aluminum-4 vanadium, a titanium alloy. Her team is ...
NASA Tech Briefs
Should we deliver electricity from space?
This Week's Question: Scientists are exploring the possibility of utilizing space solar power for Earth-bound purposes. The United States, China, India and Japan all have projects at various stages of ...
- 18 Jan 2015
A plumber’s guide to Starships – Part V – Pumps and compr...
The Icarus starship will be powered by a glorious fusion drive pumping out tens of thousands of GigaWatts of power. This will serve as a handy power source for secondary ...
CASIS Launches New Investigations to International Space ...
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (CASIS PR) – The most recent series of payloads sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) were successfully launched to the ...
Science World Repor...
NASA MRO Spots Long-Lost Mars Lander, Beagle 2
A NASA orbiter has spotted a long-lost Mars lander.
Feb 2015 : Valentine’s Day at Sydney Observatory
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by watching the sunset over Sydney Harbour followed by stargazing with a drink in hand. Enjoy telescope viewing of the night sky (weather permitting), indulge in delicious ...
Feb 2015 : Stargayzing at Sydney Observatory
Enjoy the stars whilst sipping on a solar system inspired cocktail and canapés specially designed by renowned chef Claire de Lune. Claire is the executive chef at Claire’s Kitchen at ...
UKSEDS Branch Project Grants Available
Almost all hands-on projects undertaken by UKSEDS members are run by our branches. We therefore offer funding to branches in order to support these activities in the form of a ...
This Is What Happens When Lava Meets The Sea
This is a close-up of the very newest land in Hawaii, fresh lava dripping into the sea to build out a new layer of basalt on this island volcano. The ...
Beyond Earthly Skie...
A Hot Giant Planet as Black as Charcoal
Kepler-423b is a hot-Jupiter which zips around its host star every 2.7 days in a close-in orbit. On each orbit, Kepler-423b crosses in front of its host star, causing an ...
The Pillars of Creation show their dark side
STARSTUFF PHOTO OF THE WEEK: The iconic Pillars of Creation has been captured in stunning detail by the Hubble Space Telescope.
UKSEDS National Awards
Nominations are now open for the inaugural UKSEDS National Awards. These awards will be presented at the National Student Space Conference 2015. The award categories are listed below: Member of ...
The largest image of the Andromeda Ga...
infinity-imagined: The largest image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever created. (69536 x 22230 pixels) Source; NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope I can’t deal with how densely-packed with stars this is.
On the Edge of Unknown: NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Cl...
The mysterious, distant and yet unexplored by any probe world of Pluto and its moons, located on the edge of our solar system, is about to get visited. NASA’s New ...
Video of SpaceX Falcon 9 crashing and burning in the ocea...
I realize this might not be your first thought when watching the video clip, but it really is. Those seven seconds of carnage were a great sign of success. That ...
Two undiscovered planets as big as Earth ‘could be on edg...
Scientists say belt of space rocks known as ‘extreme trans-Neptunian objects’ appear to be influenced by gravitational pullAt least two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may ...
GLXP Update: Team HAKUTO Completes Milestone Prize Tests
TOKYO (HAKUTO PR) — Happy New Year! HAKUTO finishes tests for the milestone prize, and awaits the announcement of the results. HAKUTO, the Japanese team selected to compete for the ...
Science World Repor...
Kepler Discovers Three Earth-like Planets Orbiting a Near...
Scientists have discovered a star with three Earth-sized planets. Not only that, but one of the planets may just have temperatures that are moderate enough for liquid water, and possibly ...
'Nike Meteorite' Seen Over Russia’s Far East Region
The residents of Russia’s Amur region woke up Sunday morning to notice an unusual celestial phenomenon – a shining object flying through the sky, leaving a white trail that some ...
"Sorry if this is a silly question. My knowledge of space...
Laurel's Pluto Blog
Pluto mission accelerates; Lowell Observatory Celebrates ...
Pluto mission accelerates
Starts With A Bang!
Weekend Diversion: Revenge of the Sparkles (Synopsis)
“There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.” ...
Starts With a Bang!
Weekend Diversion: Revenge of the Sparkles
How a funny idea to ship your enemies glitter turned into an empire.Continue reading on Medium »
NASA Undecided on Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept as Ne...
This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2004 BL86, which will come no closer than about three times the distance from Earth to the moon on Jan. 26, 2015. Due ...
The Ongoing Scientific Legacy of Old But Not Oudated Sola...
These satellites first started looking at Earth-Sun interactions when green text on black backgrounds was stylish (with cutting-edge blink tags! ) and pagers were a key part of pop culture, ...
NASA to ESA: We found your dog!
Ruff-ruff! The long-lost Beagle 2 lander has been found. Wish I could say it’s still wagging its tail, but at least we finally know where it is after 11 years ...
The Ties That Bind
A few weeks ago, I found myself in one of the most beautiful places on earth: wedged between a metallic cable tray and a row of dusty cooling pipes at ...
The focus is on Pluto
Lights in the Sky
I'm back, sort of... and No, I am not Big Brother.
Hi folks,Sorry I've been negligent of this site but I am only 'human', after all.I've had to take a hiatus from the work load, due to health issues. I'm not ...
Electrifying view inside a cyclone from ISS
If you love extreme weather, outer space and photography, you'll love this image of lightning inside Cyclone Bansi in the Indian Ocean, taken from ISS. Tropical Cyclone Bansi on January ...
Tom's Astronomy Blo...
New Horizons Launch
New Horizon launch on 19 January 2006. After nine years the spacecraft is nearing its primary goal – Pluto.The spacecraft is speeding along at 14.61 km/sec (relative to the sun) ...
One Universe at a T...
The Other White Meat
Why are lenticular galaxies so ... lenticular?The post The Other White Meat appeared first on Brian Koberlein. When you picture a galaxy, you probably imagine a graceful spiral galaxy. While ...
VALENTINO Pre-Fall 2015 — Galaxy...
fashion-runways: VALENTINO Pre-Fall 2015 — Galaxy details Re-blogging for the gorgeous detail on these Valentino pieces. I spy constellations like Bootes, Cepheus, perhaps Orion on the cape, the crescent Moon, ...
NASA Space Technology Progress in 2014
WASHINGTON, DC (NASA PR) — NASA’s technological toolkit to further America’s space exploration goals is on sound footing thanks to major accomplishments in 2014 by the space agency’s Space Technology ...
Best Space Stories of the Week - Jan. 18, 2015
From a false alarm on the International Space Station, to finding a long-lost lander on Mars, this has been a big week for news. Here are Space.com's picks for the ...
I’ve had a very busy couple of days hunting for Comet Lovejoy…First of all, Friday night… wow, what a hunt that was! A HUGE thanks goes to my fellow EAS ...
The Solstice Blog
Three New Earth Sized Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star
As the Kepler Space Telescope continues work on its second mission, the slow trickle of new exoplanet discoveries has begun. In the past few weeks scientists working with Kepler data ...
Ask an Astronomer
Will We Ever Catch-Up to Voyager One?
Question: If at some point in the extreme future we overtake Voyager One will we return it to earth, increase its speed or just let it continue? – ThomasAnswer: As ...