- 28 Feb 2014
Storms Bringing Needed Rains to California Seen From Spac...
New images from space reveal the storms that are bringing much needed rains to California. Though the storms will help, they won't make much of a dent in the historic ...
Astrophotographer’s Dream: Venus and Milky Way Galaxy Ove...
“My dream to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy in Singapore has finally come true this morning after the monsoon season is over,” said noted astrophotographer Justin Ng, who lives ...
The Planetary Socie...
Intro Astronomy Class 4: Eclipses, Mercury, Venus-Earth-M...
This video of class 4 of Bruce Betts' Introduction to Planetary Science and Astronomy class discusses eclipses, Mercury, Venus, and a comparison of the atmospheres of Venus, Earth, and Mars.
M6CME to give Keynote Presentation at IWD STEM Conference
Dr Lucy Rogers M6CME, author of It’s ONLY Rocket Science, will be giving the keynote presentation at the International Women’s Day (IWD) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference in ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Mars Meteorite Structures: Optimism for Alien Life?
A meteorite from Mars has been studied up-close and scientists have detected tiny structures that could be interpreted as having a biological origin. Continue reading →
Nature World News
Small but Powerful Black Hole has Enormous Sphere of Infl...
A small but exceptionally powerful black hole has been discovered by a team of Australian and American astronomers studying a nearby galaxy.
Women in Astronomy
AASWOMEN February 28, 2014
AAS Committee on the Status of Women AAS Committee on the Status of WomenIssue of February 28, 2014eds. Michele M. Montgomery, Daryl Haggard, Nick Murphy, & Nicolle ZellnerThis week's issues:1. ...
Space History Photo: Bernard Harris and Michael Foale Pre...
Two astronauts prepare to leave Discovery's airlock for a spacewalk.
Daily cosmobite: autumn is here
Today is first day of autumn in Australia, where it is traditional to change the seasons at the beginning of the month. This is unlike most other countries where the ...
American Meteor Soc...
Meteor Activity Outlook for March1-7, 2014
As seen from the northern hemisphere, March is the slowest month for meteor activity. No major annual showers are active and only a few very weak minor showers produce activity ...
Night sky for March 2014
Interesting things that Bellatrix Orionis is hoping to observe in the night sky for March 2014. Visual guide from Hubble Planets Mercury – Can be found in the constellation of ...
The Planetary Socie...
Comet Siding Spring Mars encounter: Why orienting Mars Ex...
Today's post continues where we started last week with an update from the Mars Express Flight Control Team at ESOC on their preparations for the 19 October Comet Siding Springs ...
Sky and Telescope
Tour March's Sky by Eye and Ear!
Tom's Astronomy Blo...
Asteroid 2006 DP14
I must confess I’ve never really considered this before and the way the press release is worded leaves me with the question: are these “contact binaries” actually two separate asteroids ...
Funding boost for British cargo-carrying airship
Airships capable of carrying 50 tonne payloads received a funding boost today with the award of £2.5m from the Technology Strategy Board.
Lights in the Sky
On Unknown Origins Radio, Monday Night, 3-3-2014
*Listen here: http://www.unknownoriginsradio.comor here: http://darkmatterradio.net/*Thanks to Mark Johnson for rescheduling the show. I look forward to being the guest this Monday, March 3, 2014!Listen here:http://www.unknownoriginsradio.com/Or here: http://darkmatterradio.net/~This will be the ...
The Original Rocket...
Perfect real-world subject for a 1.5:1 up-scale
Just found this on TRF. The Navy's latest guided missile, the Spike, is approximately 25" long and 2" in diameter. At that size, it would make a perfect full-scale build. ...
For ZERO-G, a supermodel photo shoot was no bust
You didn’t think we would run an article about Kate Upton’s zero-g flight without including a photo of it, did you? (credit: Sports Illustrated) Did you hear that Sports Illustrated’s ...
H-IIA launches GPM rain study mission successfully from T...
A spacecraft called Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory which has been to measure rainfall on Earth has been launched by an H2A launch vehicle from the Japanese launch site ...
Last Shuttle Commander Virtually Flies Boeing CST-100 to ...
HOUSTON, Feb. 27, 2014 — Chris Ferguson, Boeing’s director of Crew and Mission Operations and commander of the final Space Shuttle flight, virtually returned to space recently in the Boeing ...
Tiny ‘spherules’ hint at evidence of life in Mars meteori...
A team of scientists at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has found evidence of past water movement and tiny carbon-rich spherules ...
How Green Can a Planet in a Resonant Orbit Be?
Planets orbiting close to type-M dwarf stars are in the habitable zone, but if their orbits are in a 3:2 spin resonance, do their long, strange days and nights have ...
NASA Commercial Crew Partners Complete Space System Miles...
NASA's aerospace industry partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of spacecraft and rockets that will ...
Coming Around Again: Giant Sunspot Makes Third Trip Acros...
A giant sunspot – a magnetically strong and complex region on the sun's surface – has just appeared over the sun's horizon. This is the third trip for this region ...
Northern lights visit southern UK
Rare sightings of aurora borealis as far south as Essex and Jersey, with grand displays in Scotland and north-east England• Did you spot the northern lights? Send us your images• ...
New fast and furious black hole found
A team of Australian and American astronomers have been studying nearby galaxy M83 and have found a new superpowered small black hole, named MQ1, the first object of its kind ...
A Scientist Proposes New Naming System for All Life on Ea...
A Virginia Tech researcher has developed a new way to classify and name organisms based on their genome sequence.
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
NEO Asteroids Close Approach to Earth March 2014 - Early
NEO Asteroids Close Approach to Earth March 2014 - Early date recorded 24FEB2014 1 known with LD less than 10LD (2014 CU13) 2014-Mar-110.02088.1120 m - 280 m21.719.38 UPCOMING CLOSE APPROACHES ...
Year-long Mock Mars Mission Picks Semifinalists for Canad...
The nonprofit Mars Society has selected 62 semifinalists from a total of more than 200 applicants for its Mars Arctic 365 (MA365) mission, which aims to help prepare humanity for ...
NASA Hack Space
More CubeSats Deployed From ISS
The deployment of miniature satellites from the International Space Station continued Thursday.
Physics World Blog
Homework help from NASA, rescue missions, top technologie...
Excerpts from the Red Folder
No Limits: Canada's Astronauts Climb, Test, Fly, And Expl...
Whether it's surviving in the harshest environments on the planet or testing innovative technologies, there are no limits for Canada's Astronauts.
'Astroskin,' an Astronaut Smart Shirt, Gets Icy Test in A...
An eight-person expedition is testing out Astroskin, a wearable shirt with sensors embedded in it, during a challenging trip to Antarctica. The shirt, developed for the Canadian Space Agency, could ...
The Daily Galaxy
Pristine Dwarf Galaxy Provides a Time Capsule of the Big ...
A tiny neighbor of the Milky Way houses invaluable clues to how the Big Bang unfolded. Using one of the world’s premier telescopes, University of Minnesota astrophysicists Evan Skillman and ...
Sky and Telescope
Rocky Encounter with Stellar Lighthouse
Did An Icy Collision Produce The Odd Shape Of Asteroid 62...
Two icy asteroids could have crashed into each other early in the solar system’s history to form the strange-looking 624 Hektor, new research reveals. The 155-mile (250-kilometer) asteroid is the ...
Free UK CubeSat Workshop
The UK CubeSat Workshop, planned for Tuesday, May 13, 2014, will include presentations on the amateur radio satellites FUNcube-1 and UKube-1. The free workshop will take place at the Satellite ...
Dart-Shaped Vehicle Tests NASA's Orion Spacecraft's Parac...
The vehicle was dropped from a C-17 airplane flying at 35,000 feet. The shape of the vehicle put more stress on the drogue parachutes, to simulate the high speed re-entry ...
Horizon: Man on Mars - Mission to the Red Planet
A one-hour Horizon special on the challenges of a manned mission to Mars:
National Student Space Conference 2014 programme online
The programme for the National Student Space Conference 2014 to be held at the University of Leicester on 1 & 2 March is now online.
Bloodhound SSC assembly: fitting HTP tank
Assembly of world land speed record car Bloodhound SSC is progressing. Here, the HTP oxidiser tank is being fitted in the vehicle monocoque. Time to trial fit the abc stainless ...
Richard Branson meets Chris Hadfield
Richard Branson meets celebrity astronaut Chris Hadfield on online chat show The Fox Problem:
A decade of Rosetta mission highlights… and we’re not eve...
Tweet On Sunday, Rosetta celebrates ten years since launch. Although the primary goal of Rosetta’s mission – to study a comet up close as it orbits around the Sun – ...
Quantum Dropleton: Weird New Particle Acts Like Liquid
Made out of a cluster of electrons and positive charges called 'holes,' the newly created quasiparticle could help physicists locate the boundaries between the quantum world of the very small ...
Economist: Global growth in space budgets
An infographic from the Economist illustrates the global growth in space budgets over the last decade. (Also shows how much the UK underspends compared with other G7 nations...). Today's #Dailychart ...
A Stargazing Adventure: Climbing a Volcano for Cosmic Sig...
After seeing incredible sunrise photos of Mount Bromo — an active volcano in Indonesia — I decided that it was time to pay it a visit.
Ignoring The Mars Flyby Sticker Shock
Cooke: America needs a plan for space exploration, Opinion, Houston Chronicle "Through logical progression and meaningful missions, I believe Americans will be motivated to support appropriate but reasonable budgets, that ...
MQ1 Microquasar: Super-Powered Small Black Hole Is Only 6...
Astronomers studying nearby galaxy M83 have found a new super-powered small black hole, named MQ1. M83, the iconic Southern-sky galaxy, is being mapped with the Hubble Space and Magellan telescopes ...
Jaw-Dropping Stargazing Views from Indonesia's Mount Brom...
Astrophotographer Justin Ng took a trip to Mount Bromo in Indonesia. See the amazing photographs here.
Sky and Telescope
Black Hole Ate Too Much