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Tuesday
Nov 11 2014
02:42 UTC

Orion's Rocket Ready to Rock n' Roll for Critical December Test Flight

The huge rocket that will blast NASA's first Orion spacecraft into orbit is ready to Rock n' Roll on a critical two orbit test flight scheduled for December. And Orion is so big and heavy that she's not launching on just any old standard rocket.(...)Read the rest of Orion's Rocket Ready to Rock n' Roll […]

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
Nov 08 2014
05:01 UTC

Saturn and Titan Show Off Their Crescents

... the second-largest moon in our solar system, after Jupiter's Ganymede — from their night sides, both showing their┬crescents against the blackness of space. Titan's crescent nearly wraps all […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Nov 05 2014
16:58 UTC

Building A Space Base, Part 3: Making Remote Robots Smart

We're still a few years away from the cute robots in Moon or Interstellar that help their human explorers. But if we want to build a base off of Earth, robotic intelligence will be essential to lower the cost and pave the way for astronauts, argues Philip Metzger, a former senior research physicist at NASA's […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Nov 04 2014
14:58 UTC

Building A Space Base, Part 2: How Much Money Would It Take?

How much would it cost to establish a space base close to Earth, say on the Moon or an asteroid? To find out, Universe Today spoke with Philip Metzger, a senior research physicist at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, who has explored this subject extensively on his website and in published papers. Yesterday, Metzger outlined the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Nov 02 2014
21:00 UTC

Chinese Unmanned Lunar Orbiter Returns Home Safely, Paves Path for Ambitious Lunar Sample Return

... Chinese robotic probe has just successfully completed the first round trip to the Moon and back home in four decades that paves the path for China's next great space leap forward – an ambitious mission to return samples from the lunar surface later this decade. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the unmanned Chang'e-5 T1 test […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Nov 02 2014
19:33 UTC

Making the Moon: The Practice Crater Fields of Flagstaff, Arizona

Between the years of 1969 and 1972 the astronauts of the Apollo missions personally┬explored the alien landscape of the lunar surface, shuffling, bounding, digging, and roving across six sites on the Moon. In order to prepare┬for their off-world adventures though, they needed to practice extensively here on Earth so they would be ready to execute┬the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 30 2014
22:30 UTC

LADEE Crater Found

On the heels of a natural crater recently discovered by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a human-made crater was also imaged this week. LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, spent several months studying the exosphere, or thin, tenuous atmosphere, around the Moon. LADEE searched for, and did not find, high altitude dust that had been argued over since the days of the Apollo missions. It was sent on a controlled descent to the Moon's surface in April after it

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Thursday
Oct 30 2014
15:05 UTC

In the beginning was Theia

The Giant Impact Hypothesis is the most widely accepted theory for the creation of the Moon; the authors here investigate possible configurations of the early Solar System to produce the right conditions for impact between Earth and the doomed proto-planet Theia.

Posted by astrobites

Wednesday
Oct 29 2014
17:07 UTC

New Moon Crater

The Moon is covered in craters, and it's so hard to count them all, as you well know! It probably doesn't help that there are new craters┬being formed all the time, as the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's constant monitoring reminds us. Another new crater was found by comparing images from before a “flash” event detected on the Moon in September of 2013 and images from this past spring. An 8-second long flash was detected by MIDAS (Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Wednesday
Oct 29 2014
16:25 UTC

Here's What it Looks Like When a Refrigerator Hits the Moon

Ever wonder what your refrigerator's impacting at the speed of a tank artillery shell would do to the Moon? The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's (LRO) primary camera has provided an image of just such an event when it located the impact site of another NASA spacecraft, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). The fridge-sized […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 29 2014
00:46 UTC

Image Gallery: Earth and Moon from Chang'e 5 T1

... beautiful new image of Earth and Moon from the┬Chinese Chang'e 5 T1 spacecraft. The post Image Gallery: Earth and Moon from Chang'e 5 T1 appeared first on The Meridiani Journal.

Posted by The Meridiani Journal

Tuesday
Oct 28 2014
16:49 UTC

China's Lunar Test Spacecraft Takes Incredible Picture of Earth and Moon Together

The Chinese lunar test mission Chang'e 5T1 has sent back some amazing and unique views of the Moon's far side, with the Earth joining in for a cameo in the image above. According to the crew at UnmannedSpaceflight. com the images were taken with the spacecraft's solar array monitoring camera. Add this marvelous shot to previous […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 27 2014
14:44 UTC

Make a Deal for Land on the Moon

Whether its asteroid prospecting, mining interests, or space tourism, a lot of industries are taking aim at space exploration. Some pioneering spirits – such as Elon Musk – even believe humanity's survival depends on our colonizing onto other planets – such as the Moon and Mars. It's little surprise then that lunar land peddlers have […]

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
Oct 25 2014
15:00 UTC

China's Newest Moonshot!

... admit… I wasn't paying the most careful of attention and all of a sudden, China is sending another mission to the Moon! I wasn't the only one caught off guard, as much of their space mission progress is not often available to Western media outlets. But you can count on our friend Emily Lakdawalla to be on the case over at the Planetary Society blog. In fact, it was her tweeting about the launch that got my attention. This

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Friday
Oct 24 2014
18:54 UTC

Weekly Space Hangout — Oct. 24, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 24, 2014 (12 words) ┬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Black Holes, Cassini, China, Fermi Satellite, Hubble, Kepler, MESSENGER, milky way, Moon, Orion, solar eclipse, space plane Feed enhanced by […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Oct 24 2014
03:18 UTC

China Launches Moon Mission to Test Key Lunar Sample Return Technologies

China launched a robotic mission to the Moon today (Oct. 23 EDT/Oct. 24 BJT) that will test a slew of key technologies required for safely delivering samples gathered from the Moon's surface and returning them to Earth later this decade for analysis by researchers. Today's unmanned launch of what has been dubbed Chang'e-5 T1 is […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Oct 24 2014
01:21 UTC

Beautiful Images of the October 23, 2014 Partial Solar Eclipse

“The Sun looks like it has a bite taken out of it!” said one enthusiastic viewer of the partial solar eclipse on October 23. Although I only had my paper plate pinhole projector that I shared with a crowd of folks (you can see an image of it near the bottom of the images here), […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
20:30 UTC

New Volcanism on the Moon

Though we focus pretty heavily on craters here at CosmoQuest, we also encourage marking of any unusual features on the surfaces of the Moon, Vesta, and Mercury. Sometimes you can give a descriptor, such as “bright albedo feature” or “boulder field.” Other times, you just see something… weird. Mark it as an unusual feature, because you never know what interesting science can come of it! One such “unusual feature” spotted in the Apollo 15 photography was d

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
13:07 UTC

Apollo 12: 1969's Other Moon Landing

The second human Moon landing might have ended in disaster 36 seconds after liftoff. It was 14 November 1969 and the mighty Saturn 5 rocket carrying the crew of Apollo […]

Posted by Astronotes

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
12:59 UTC

Today’s Partial Solar Eclipse

North Americans will enjoy a partial solar eclipse this afternoon. Read more to find out the best ways to view the eclipse!

Posted by astrobites

Wednesday
Oct 22 2014
17:09 UTC

Beastly Sunspot Amazes, Heightens Eclipse Excitement

That's one big, black blemish on the Sun today! Rarely have we been witness to such an enormous sunspot. Lifting the #14 welder's glass to my eyes this morning I about jumped back and bumped into the garage. (...)Read the rest of Beastly Sunspot Amazes, Heightens Eclipse Excitement (729 words) ┬ Bob King for Universe […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Oct 21 2014
14:20 UTC

How to Take Great Photographs of the October 23rd Partial Solar Eclipse and More

Get those solar viewers out the final eclipse of 2014 occurs this Thursday on October 23rd, and most of North America has a front row seat. Though this solar eclipse will be an exclusively partial one as the Moon takes a bite' out the disk of the Sun, such an event is always fascinating to […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 20 2014
20:53 UTC

Water On The Moon Was Blown in by Solar Wind

When they first set foot on the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts painted a picture of the landscape as a bone-dry desert. So astronomers were naturally surprised when in 2009, three probes showed that a lot of water is locked up in minerals in the soil. There has been some debate as to where the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 20 2014
16:33 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Orion’s Meteors, Hidden Sun, and Zodiacal Light

October's skies delight the eyes, for stargazers this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Oct 20 2014
14:13 UTC

How to Safely Enjoy the October 23 Partial Solar Eclipse

2014 – a year rich in┬eclipses.┬The Moon dutifully slid into Earth's shadow in April and October gifting us with two total lunars.┬Now it's the Sun's turn. This Thursday October 23 skywatchers┬across much of the North America┬and Mexico will witness┬a partial solar eclipse. From the eastern U. S. the eclipse will reach maximum around the time of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 16 2014
02:36 UTC

steve and the stars

i'm SO EXCITED to finally get to reveal this short film "steve and the stars" to everyone. i worked with the bluebottle group to produce it for the AAO. i think it captures the excitement and wonder, that cosmic vertigo that comes when thinking about our place in this unfathomably huge universe of ours. so lucky to be able to do this as my job! the official blurb and behind-the-scenes shots while filming in july 2014! Ever wonder what it's like to stay up all night using a world class 4

Posted by astropixie

Wednesday
Oct 15 2014
13:00 UTC

Observing Wow! 28 Moon Pictures Captured In A Single Collage

We think of the Moon as a grey and unchanging world, but throw in the effects of Earth's atmosphere and orbit and you get some really cool effects. It can look yellow or red or almost blue. It changes from a full disc to a crescent and back again. It gets bigger and smaller as […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 15 2014
01:15 UTC

an eclipse triptych

for the three eclipse visible in australia this year, geoff sims (beneath beyond) managed to rush away from most clouds to film each event! he gorgeously captures australian landscapes, cloud motions, and lunar and solar eclipses in this time-lapse video. - Total Lunar Eclipse (April 15th) near Byron Bay- Partial Solar Eclipse (April 29th) on the edge of the Blue Mountains- Total Lunar Eclipse (October 8th) near Lithgow An Eclipse Triptych from Geoff Sims on Vimeo. the final eclipse shown, w

Posted by astropixie

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