- 29 Dec 2013
January 2014 astronomy events
A crescent Venus passes between Earth and the sun, the moon helps you find Mercury at greatest elongation, Earth's at perihelion, and two asteroids pass close to each other. Continue ...
- 28 Dec 2013
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
Video- Meteor Alert: Large Bolide Meteor Events Expected ...
Video- Meteor Alert: Large Bolide Meteor Events Expected from 26 Dec2013 to 12 Jan 2014 Report your meteor sightings please- http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html Please help get the word about this event so ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
Breaking News- MI Daytime Fireball 28DEC2013
Breaking News- MI Daytime Fireball Approx. 17:15 EST 28DEC2013 Report your meteor sightings please- http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html Please help get the word about this event so that we might recover security camera ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
MBIQ Detects UK Meteor 28DEC2013
MBIQ Detects UK Meteor 28DEC2013 Report your meteor sightings please- http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html Please help get the word about this event so that we might recover security camera video or cell phone ...
Mars doubles up with Virgo’s loveliest double tomorrow mo...
Mars will slide only 3/4 of a degree south of the striking double star Gamma Virginis tomorrow morning. Also known as Porrima, the close proximity of star and planet will ...
The Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Lunar Transportation ...
[Note: I haven't quite finished with my Venus ISRU series, but some of the articles I've read over the past few days drew me back to this series on propellantless ...
China to Take Free Navigation System Global
The world can expect to use China's "reliable" global positioning and navigation services for free by 2020, the director of the country's satellite navigation office said on Friday. "The Beidou ...
Yutu Flexes Robot Arm then Enters Hibernation During Luna...
As night fell on the Earth’s Moon, China’s Yutu rover and lunar lander have both entered a state of hibernation to survive the frigidly harshly lunar night. Yutu went to ...
SpaceX Set to Launch Thaicom 6 Satellite on January 3
SpaceX is targeting the Cape’s first launch of 2014 on Jan 3. A Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to blast off with Thaicom Plc.’s Thaicom 6 television satellite at 5:50 ...
6 Biggest Space Science Discoveries of 2013
From extrasolar planets to extraterrestrial neutrinos, these scientific findings have made sure that 2013 has been an unforgettable year.
Best Night Sky Photos of the Week: Dec. 28, 2013
From a stunning time-lapse video showing observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii, to an image of the International Space Station crossing a crescent moon, don't miss these stunning night sky photos ...
The Top 5 Comets of the Past 20 Years
Magnificent Comet Hale-Bopp on April 3, 1997. It is unquestionably one of the finest comets of the past two decades, but is it the best one of all? Few celestial ...
YIR (Part II) – Lunar and Saturnian exploration captures ...
Capturing and holding the attention of the general public for space exploration purposes is often a difficult thing to achieve. But 2013 saw not only NASA but also the China ...
NASA's Orion Space Capsule Inches Closer to 2014 Test Fli...
NASA's Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, the next-generation spacecraft that could be used for future manned missions to Mars, is less than a year away from its debut test launch in ...
Tom's Astronomy Blo...
Mark your calendars, tomorrow (29 December 2013) ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft will flyby the Martian moon Phobos at just 45 km / 28 miles! That’s close! So close in fact, ...
The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica
Each winter, a team of scientists sets out on a search for those rare shooting stars that make it to the ground instead of burning up in the sky. There ...
SXC Targets Growing Chinese Market for Lynx Flights
An update on SXC’s expansion into Asia, where it is targeting the growing number of wealthy Chinese adventure travelers: Chinese travellers will be able to undertake space trips by 2014 ...
The Daily Galaxy
"Entire Solar Systems are Needed to Kick-Start Life" (A 2...
Solar systems are needed to generate life, not just terrestrial planets with water. Life probably needs a solar system similar to our own to start, although autogenic processes --where something ...
Comet Lovejoy keeps on giving / Bright comet prospects fo...
Things have gotten awfully quiet around here ever since Comet ISON left the stage. The half dozen or so comets sprinkled about morning and evening skies are faint and require ...
Russian Cosmonauts Complete Record-Breaking Spacewalk to ...
Two Russian cosmonauts in Orlan spacesuits wrapped up a 8-hour, 7-minute spacewalk to attempt the installation of photographic equipment on the exterior of the International Space Station at 4:07 p.m. ...
Lithuanian CubeSats launch next month
To celebrate the upcoming launch of LituanicaSAT-1 the special event station LY2013SAT operated by Vilmantas Morkunas LY3BY has been on the air. Andy Thomas G0SFJ was one of the those ...
Bigelow Aerospace Seeks Astronaut-in-Space Simulation Par...
Bigelow Aerospace Closed Volume Spacecraft Simulation Crew Members This is a part time position. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or ...
Why Does Space Florida Need Its Own Spaceport?
FAA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: Shiloh Launch Complex "Based on comments received during the scoping period, the FAA may analyze additional alternatives. However, at this ...
Russia Successfully Launches Maiden Flight of Soyuz 2-1v
A Russian Soyuz 2-1v lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome on Saturday, successfully orbiting a satellite and two calibration spheres in the first launch of the new booster. The “light” ...
Spacewalkers Battle Camera Glitch, Pull Back For Another ...
Customers eager to watch live, high-definition images of Earth may have to wait a bit longer. Two Russian spacewalkers were unable to get two UrtheCast cameras to function despite spending ...
Anne's Astronomy Ne...
Anne’s Image of the Day: Emission Nebula NGC 6820
December 28, 2013 NGC 6820, an emission nebula surrounding NGC 6823 Image Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler (http://www.robgendlerastropics.com) NGC 6820 (also known as Sh 2-86) is an emission nebula that ...
Coalition for Space...
NASA’s Red Planet Patrol: A Status Check
Mars is a busy place! NASA’s Curiosity rover, the most technologically advanced rover ever built, landed in Mars’ Gale Crater the evening of Aug. 5, 2012 Pacific Daylight Time using ...
have a good day being a scientist!
i have visited a few classrooms of 7-10 year old students this holiday season to talk about the solar system and what it's like being a scientist. so many fantastic ...
What's Up? The Spac...
Got A New Telescope?
Hey Space Placers!Did Santa bring you a new telescope or binoculars perhaps? Not sure what to look at with it?Before you head out under the stars make sure you read ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
OK TX Meteor 28DEC2013 with video
OK TX Meteor approx. 2252 CST 28DEC2013 with video over central Texas. 04:52:45 UTC 28 Dec Sandia Senrtinel Allsky Network, OKC Station, James Beauchamp Report your meteor sightings please- http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html ...
Malc's Astro Page
Winter Project. Rosette Nebula.
This is a processd image from last night. 2 Hours worth of data in 10 minute subs. I would like to collect at least 6-8 hours plus calibration frames. No ...
NASA Prepares for First Orion Test Flight in 2014
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (NASA PR) — Orion’s first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, or EFT-1, is less than a year away now, and the team building the spacecraft is meeting ...
WebSDR for 434 and 1296 MHz
For those of you out of range of the flotilla of 434 MHz balloon launched on Saturday, December 28, you can still receive the signals! Noel G8GTZ, Martin G8JNJ and ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 27/28DEC2013
Alert! Large Bolide Meteor Events Expected from 26DEC-12JAN2014We will have some large meteor events from today, 26DEC2013- 12JAN2014. Expect that there will be several new NEOs found in the next ...
In the Dark
Von deiner Güt’, o Herr und Gott
This morning I listened to Building a Library on BBC Radio 3, a programme in which music experts discuss the best available recordings of classic works; the work under consideration ...
Two Views to Earth
We live in the future. As proof, I present two new services: UrtheCast, and Skybox. Both are cameras in space pointed down at Earth that provide high-resolution nearly-lie views — ...
Space Exploration N...
Mars Express due for daring flyby of Phobos
On 29 December ESA’s Mars Express will make the closest flyby yet of Mars' largest moon Phobos, skimming past at only 45 km above its surface. Phobos in 3D. Image ...
Astro Photography A...
The Magellanic Clouds – front and centre
New print available for order: The Magellanic Clouds. Showing the Magellanic Clouds front and centre where they belong, This is another photograph from my Kalbarri series. The Magellanic Clouds are ...
Kevin Jardine's Blo...
Benjamin versus Benjamin
Carnival of Space #333
Right on schedule, Ray Sanders of Dear Astronomer brought us the 333rd Christmas Edition of the Carnival of Space. Every week, space science and astronomy bloggers from around the Internet ...
All About Space
Could a human survive on the surface of Mercury?
How hospitable is Mercury to life? Answered by Josh Barker from the National Space Centre Mercury is not a planet that would be easy to survive on but it may ...
Night Log 2013-12-27
SA: Paul SO: Thea Others: Cara, Rudi + friends ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Summary ---------------------------------------------------------------------- - a productive night with moderate seeing and clear skies. - obtained data for the following programs: - ...
New Link and Blog Layout Update
Earlier today, Trent Waddington tweeted about a blog post about lunar robotics on Hop David’s blog. I’ve interacted with him on NASASpaceflight.com over the years, so decided to check it ...
Lunar Meteorite Hun...
MN IA Fireball Meteor 27DEC2013
MN IA Fireball Meteor Approx. 2230 CST 27DEC2013 Report your meteor sightings please- http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.jp/2000/11/meteor-fireball-report-form.html Please help get the word about this event so that we might recover security camera video ...
$1-Billion per Year Space Industry Maturing
More and more companies are offering us a way to get off this earth and get in to outer space. It's all about merging old technologies with new ones, in ...
NASA's Plans to Reduce Risk From Toxic Moon and Martian D...
Traveling to the Moon or Mars means astronauts and space exploration equipment have to cope with space dust. NASA has some ideas on how to reduce that risk.
NASA: Earth Observa...
Two Sides of Curtis Island
Is it a remote paradise, a major industrial complex, or somehow both?
Astrobiology Top 10: Exoplanets: 1,000 and Counting
As 2013 draws to a close, Astrobiology Magazine highlights the year s top stories. At number 6 is the expansion of the Extrasolar Planets Catalog to now over 1,000 planets. ...
Happy Holidays from Beyond Apollo: The Last Moon Lander
Today’s Soviet-era space-themed New Year greeting card features what is probably the most realistic depiction of a spacecraft in my collection. The spacecraft is a Luna sample returner. Three were ...
Mars Express to Flyby Mars Moon Phobos
On Sunday, 29 December 2013, ESA's Mars Express will make the closest flyby yet of the Red Planet's moon Phobos, skimming past only 45 km above its surface. As the ...