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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

Tuesday
Oct 28 2014
16:58 UTC

Film funded by ESA tells the story of comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta

... This is how the short science fiction film Ambition was announced at its premiere on Friday 24 October. Funded by ESA, it is a collaboration between the space agency and digital film company Platige Image. Oscar-nominated director Tomek Bagiskis seven minute film explores the philosophy behind the Rosetta mission. It

Posted by Across the universe

Monday
Oct 27 2014
19:11 UTC

Keeping Time with Craters

We've talked a whole lunch about using craters to figure out the relative ages of surfaces in the Solar System. Well, here is a short, succinct, and super-adorable animated video explaining just that process! Thanks to Meg Rosenburg, aka @trueanamolies, for putting this together.

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Monday
Oct 27 2014
16:04 UTC

Why Watch ESA Rosetta's Movie Ambition'? Because We Want to Know What is Possible

NASA has taken on space missions that have taken years to reach their destination; they have more than a dozen ongoing missions throughout the Solar System and have been to comets as well. So why pay any attention to the European Space Agency's comet mission Rosetta and their new short film, “Ambition”? ‘Ambition' might accomplish […]

Posted by Universe Today

Sunday
Oct 26 2014
19:38 UTC

The First Photo of Earth From Space Was Taken 68 Years Ago

These days we get to see photos of our planet taken from space literally every day. Astronauts and cosmonauts living and working aboard the ISS, weather and Earth-observing satellites in various orbits, even distant spacecraft exploring other planets in our Solar System… all have captured images of Earth from near and far. But there was […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
20:56 UTC

Surprise: it can snow on Venus! (But it’s made of metal.)

Our neighboring planet Venus is pretty badass. Sulfuric acid-laden clouds, crushing atmospheric pressure, and broiling surface temperatures soaring to nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit (480 degrees Celsius) make Earth's sister world quite the alien horror show. And now there may be another strange phenomenon to add to Venus' list of extreme oddities: heavy metal ferroelectric snow […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
20:30 UTC

New Volcanism on the Moon

... 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
19:21 UTC

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Mr. Sun is angry, and Earth better look out.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
18:55 UTC

Astronomy Cast Ep. 354: Mars vs Comet Siding Spring

Visit the Astronomy Cast Page to subscribe to the audio podcast! We record Astronomy Cast as a live Google+ Hangout on Air every Monday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. You can watch here on Universe Today or from the Astronomy Cast Google+ page. ┬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 22 2014
16:49 UTC

Mars Spacecraft Snag Comet Views

... comet cruises past Mars, and a rover there catches a snapshot.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

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

Sunday
Oct 19 2014
14:02 UTC

What’s the point of conferences?

Well, here I am back in the office making a start on my extensive to-do list. Writing it, I mean. Not actually doing any of it. It was nice to get away for a couple of weeks, to meet up with some old friends I haven't seen for a while and also to catch up […]

Posted by In The Dark

Saturday
Oct 18 2014
12:00 UTC

Comet’s Near Miss with Mars on Tap for Sunday

Heads up, a comet is coming to Mars.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Oct 17 2014
13:45 UTC

Solar Bombs' And Mini-Tornadoes Spotted By Sun-Watching Spacecraft

My, the Sun is a violent place. I mean, we knew that already, but there's even more evidence for that using new data from a brand-new NASA spacecraft. There's talk now about tornadoes and jets and even “bombs” swirling amid our Sun's gassy environment. A huge set of results from NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Oct 16 2014
20:21 UTC

#TBT #Astrobiology a new look at an old meme

... some of our favorite┬science related memes. Remember when these were a thing?! This one was created by yours truly, Julia DeMarines┬(<– click […]

Posted by PaleBlue.blog

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

Tuesday
Oct 14 2014
10:00 UTC

This is the new blog. Same as the old blog.

Hi, everyone. Shawn here. So, since I moved into our new house I haven't been blogging much. Or at all. And when I look in the mirror, this is who I see: So I'm bringing some awesome friends into the blog, as co-lead people, to help generate more content. Let me introduce you all to […]

Posted by PaleBlue.blog

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
17:17 UTC

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

... Blood Moon came calling and skywatchers caught its snapshot.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Tuesday
Oct 07 2014
20:46 UTC

REAL Images of Eclipses Seen From Space

That ‘amazing astro-shot that isn't' is making the rounds of ‘ye ole web again. You know the one. See an Amazing Image of an Eclipse From SPACE!!! screams the breathless headline, with the all-too-perfect image of totality over the limb of the Earth, with the Milky Way thrown in behind it for good measure. (...)Read […]

Posted by Universe Today

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