- 25 Dec 2014
Sky and Telescope
What to See with Your New Telescope
Thousands of telescopes are given and received as gifts during the holidays. But once you've assembled your new treasure, then what? The editors of Sky & Telescope magazine point the ...
Venus close to sunset. Moon and Mars December 25. Jupit...
Planets to watch on Christmas night 2014. Tonight – December 25, 2014 – the waxing crescent moon and red planet Mars appear in your sky at nightfall. As seen from ...
This Comet Lovejoy
Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, is framed like a cosmic Christmas tree with starry decorations in this colorful telescopic portrait, snapped on December 16th. Its lovely coma is tinted green by ...
Night Log 2014-12-24
SA: EncarniSO: VeronicaOthers: Ana, Liam, Stephen and Mrs. Potter. ----------------------------------------------------------------------Summary---------------------------------------------------------------------- ** Merry Christmas!!! ** Feliz Navidad!!! ** Beautiful, warm and clear Christmas Eve with decent seeing. Tried to spot Santa ...
The Mars Society
Holiday Greetings from MDRS
A very warm Christmas greeting from Crew 145 of the Mars Society's Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in southern Utah.
Tom's Astronomy Blo...
New Science from Voyager 1
The Voyager 1 spacecraft is still returning science data. When the Sun lets off a Coronal Mass Ejection or CME that wave moves outward. It can be responsible for auroral ...
Astrobiology Top 10: Lessons from Venus
At number 9 on the Astrobiology Top 10 for 2014 is Venus.
AstroWomen: Mini Interview with Caroline Freissinet
This mini-interview comes from the SAM Science Team website at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
NASA: Earth Observa...
Bursting with Holiday Energy
Satellites detect increases in lighting around the holidays, particularly in suburbs and rural areas. While the trend says interesting things about culture, it also tells us something important about energy ...
The Meridiani Journ...
Comment on Kepler finds ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet in first ...
Station Astronauts Send Christmas Greetings from the Inte...
There is a long tradition of Christmas greetings from spacefarers soaring around the High Frontier and this years is no expectation! The Expedition 42 crew currently serving aboard the International ...
SPACE: 2014Living and Reproducing on Low Gravity Worlds Cosmic Radiation and the New Frontier Lori Garver Questioned Astronauts about NASA's Next Destination?Utilizing Space Shuttle Main Engines (SSME) for Early SLS ...
New Study Suggests Europa Is Far Less Geophysically Activ...
An artist’s impression of Jupiter and its moon Europa, based on actual visible light images. Last year, a team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope, had reported the detection ...
In the Aftermath of a Star Explosion
This image of the star Eta Carinae, taken almost two decades ago by the Hubble Telescope, reveals something extraordinary. Though it blew up, releasing as much visible light as a ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
Spain Fireball Meteor/s 24DEC2014
Spain Fireball Meteor/s Approx. 2100/2200 24DEC2014 Check your security cameras! YOUR report is important!Please file your meteor sightings for this event or others HERE-http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html Initial Meteor Reports- 24DEC2014 norman garrett ...
Science Blog from S...
Seasons Greetings from SDSS
Seasons Greetings from all of us in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Collaboration.Don’t worry we’ll be keeping our eyes open at the SDSS telescope this year.The SDSS 2.5m Telescope.
Eagle's Eye on the ...
Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 – Xmas Eve
I knew it wouldn’t be easy being so low down, BUT!!!As is typical, beautiful clear skies, apart from towards the south where Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 was.I managed to find ...
Russian Soyuz 2-1B tasked with Lotos-S launch
Russia’s Soyuz-2-1b rocket will make its penultimate flight of the year Thursday morning, tasked with carrying the second Lotos-S reconnaissance satellite into orbit in a morning launch from the Plesetsk ...
- 24 Dec 2014
Lights in the Dark
The First Christmas From the Moon
“We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.”– Bill Anders, Apollo 8“Earthrise” from Apollo 8, December 24, 1968 ...
i'm staying in the southern hemisphere this year for the holidays, which is a change of plans due to still recovering from surgery. i've been house-sitting for some friends who ...
Starts With A Bang!
The Christmas Tree Cluster (Synopsis)
“Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark? Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights.” -National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation With Christmas upon us, what would you ask for from ...
Starts With a Bang!
The Christmas Tree Cluster
Light up your holidays with the greatest natural show the sky has to offer!Continue reading on Medium »
Discovery News - Sp...
Discovery Channel Telescope's Epic Cosmic View: Photos
The Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory in Arizona is online and giving the world a brand new look into the furthest-most reaches of our universe.
Parabolic Arc is taking Christmas Day off.* To my readers worldwide, I close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you – all of ...
Will Sea Launch End Up in Brazil?
Russia’s efforts to find a new home for its failure-prone Sea Launch company has taken officials to rising South American power — and charter BRICS member — Brazil.That’s the word ...
Tilted Aquaplanets Might Still be Habitable, Study Sugges...
Artist’s conception of an ocean-covered aquaplanet. Image Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT With so many exoplanets now being discovered on a regular basis by astronomers, the focus has turned to what number ...
Macy's Takes Window Shoppers on Cosmic Christmas Journey ...
A Christmas tradition in New York City has taken on a decidedly cosmic twist at Macy's.
December 29, 2014 – January 11, 2015 / Vol 33, No 52 – Vo...
Himalaya Neighbors India and China Advance into 2015 with Clear Goals toward Moon, Mars and Beyond India is currently operating MOM ‘Mangalyaan’ orbiter at Mars and will progress in its ...
ATK, NASA to Collaborate on Space Logistics, Transportati...
ARLINGTON, Va. (ATK PR) – ATK (NYSE: ATK) and NASA have announced an agreement to support near-term core technologies for space logistics, hosted payloads, and space transportation. The Space Act ...
A Last-Second Science Gift Guide For The Unprepared
While science doesn't have a time machine to retroactively address your lack of adequate preparedness for the holiday season, we can still help you with that dawning realization that you ...
Space-For-All at Ho...
Five theories for a Christmas star
Here’s an info-graphic from astroshop.eu about possible astronomical explanations for the Star of Bethlehem:
NORAD Santa Tracker Tails St. Nick for Christmas
NORAD — short for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, a joint effort of the United States and Canada— is keeping an eye on the jolly old elf's annual gift-giving ...
Weekend Stargazer: December 26 – 28
First-quarter is arguably the Moon's most rewarding phase for telescope users. This weekend is a fine one for some Moon gazing. The terminator (the line that divides night and day ...
Gecko Grips Tested in Microgravity
PASADENA, Calif. (NASA PR) — There are no garbage trucks equipped to leave the atmosphere and pick up debris floating around the Earth. But what if we could send a ...
ISS astronauts send Christmas greetings to the world
Expedition 42 Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts send greetings and talk a little about their own Christmas Day in space. Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 42 ...
Sky and Telescope
ESA Bids Farewell to Venus Express
A highly successful spacecraft has ended its mission after returning nearly a decade of data on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.Chances are good that you've never heard of an interplanetary spacecraft ...
NASA's Ape-like RoboSimian Set for DARPA Robot Challenge
A NASA team is putting the finishing tweaks on its amazing, and somewhat creepy, climbing robot RoboSimian, a four-limbed automaton built to compete in a U.S. military robotics challenge in ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
MBIQ Detects UK Fireball Meteor 24DEC2014
MBIQ Detects UK Fireball Meteor 24DEC2014- Appears to have been widely seen and by 100s. Check your security cameras! YOUR report is important!Please file your meteor sightings for this event ...
Astronauts Deck the Zero-G Halls for Space Station Christ...
Astronauts in space have decked the halls of the International Space Station in honor of the holiday season.
The Space Elevator ...
Because nothing says “The Holidays” like four comedians in a space elevator… Check the sidebar of the blog for all “40” of the episodes…
Discovery News - Sp...
The Frosted Slopes of Mars
Although this crater rim is entering summer, its south-facing slopes are still festively frosted in ice.
What's Up? The Spac...
Welcome Our New Galactic Neighbor
Hey Space Placers!Our Milky Way Galaxy (MWG) and the Local Group - the 50+ galaxies that form our galactic cluster of which the MWG is part of - got a ...
Have a Wonderful Holiday
I’m cooking all afternoon in anticipation of a family dinner tonight. The first fruits of my labors are in the photo below. I cultivated the sourdough starter I use for ...
Air & Space Magazin...
Follow the Methane!
Scientists ponder their next steps in the search for life on Mars.
All About Space
What is the Earth’s most likely fate?
NASA's Patrick Troutman speculates on the future of our planet It’s hoped that we’ll be out of the way when our Sun turns into a red giant I’d say the ...
The Time That Britain Wanted To Empty The Nile
In the 1950s, Egypt and Britain played an old version of tit-for-tat. Egypt took the Suez Canal. The British decided to pay them back by stealing the river Nile itself. ...
The Planetary Socie...
A Visit to India: New Space Collaborations and New Friend...
NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan discusses her recent trip to India to speak at the India-U.S. Technology Summit in Delhi and Miranda House a the University of Dehli on women ...
The Solstice Blog
For the Holiday! Earth Snapshot from Orbit around the Moo...
This is one of the best Space photos ever, the Earth as viewed from the Apollo 8 craft, snapped by the Astronauts as they orbited the Moon. You’re looking at ...
The Solstice Blog
A Solar Flare vs. All the Holiday lights on Earth: Which ...
I’ve talked at length about Solar Flares. They are massively energetic, and due to the Sun’s 11 year maximum period of activity, we have seen a lot of powerful ones ...
12,500 Photos From Space Create A Timelapse That Leaves M...
Astronaut Alex Gerst was a delight to have on the International Space Station, teaming up with NASA's Reid Wiseman to bring us snippets of life in orbit from the mundane ...