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Thursday
Aug 28 2014
21:05 UTC

Making Radio Galaxies in a Computer

At a conceptual level the formation of radio galaxies is pretty simple. According to a basic picture first introduced in the 1970s, a supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy generates a symmetric pair of oppositely directed, high speed jets or beams of hot, ionized gas as a by-product of energy released or […]

Posted by Galaxy Zoo Blog

Tuesday
Aug 26 2014
14:55 UTC

Australian Astronomy Envy: This Video Is Like A Telescope Brochure

Performing observations in Australia is on many astronomers' bucket lists, and this video timelapse shows you precisely why. Famous, world-class observatories, dark sky and the beautiful desolation of the desert combine in this award-winning sequence shot by Alex Cherney and posted on Vimeo. (...)Read the rest of Australian Astronomy Envy: This Video Is Like A […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Aug 25 2014
17:14 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Teapot Steams While Neptune Hits Prime Time

Moonless nights offer starry delights to stargazers this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Aug 18 2014
19:16 UTC

6 Sky Events This Week: Chance of Sky Lights and Shooting Stars

  Lunar and planetary spectacles fill theĀstarry skies this week, alongside theĀchance of auroras and shooting stars. Perseids trickle. Late night on Monday, look for stragglers from the Perseids meteor shower. While it peaked a week ago, the shooting stars will continue to fly until August 24. According to the international observing reports, the Perseids…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Aug 14 2014
02:26 UTC

James Webb Space Telescope's Pathfinder Mirror Backplane Arrives at NASA Goddard for Critical Assembly Testing

The central piece of the pathfinder backplane that will hold all the mirrors for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has arrived at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland for critical assembly testing on vital parts of the mammoth telescope. The pathfinder backplane arrived at Goddard in July and has now been hoisted […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Aug 13 2014
15:17 UTC

New Horizons Captures Pluto and Charon Orbiting

Whether you think Pluto is a planet, a dwarf planet, a Kuiper Belt Object — or something else entirely — you should still be fascinated by this: a video of the dwarf planet Pluto and its largest moon Charon showing the two distinctly separate worlds actually in motion around each other! Captured by the New […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Aug 12 2014
02:12 UTC

Coma Dust Collection Science starts for Rosetta at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

... ground breaking up close science at this bizarre world has begun while the team diligently and simultaneously searches for a landing site for the attached Philae comet lander. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Aug 11 2014
15:00 UTC

Photo Gallery: Step Right Up And Tour Rosetta's Comet! Where Shall We Land?

What's one of the first things you do when arriving at a new destination? Likely it would be scoping out the local neighborhood. Getting a sense of its terrain and the good things to do around there. That's part of what Rosetta's team is working on since arriving at its comet early in the morning […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Aug 08 2014
17:40 UTC

Moon's Insides Still Hot, Hot, Hot After Billions Of Years Of Formation: Study

Rather than being dead inside, the Moon still has a warm interior that is due to the effect of the Earth's gravity on our closest major celestial neighbor, a new study says. The results came after looking at results from the SELENE (SELenological and ENgineering Explorer) spacecraft as well as other missions exploring the Moon. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Aug 06 2014
21:29 UTC

Rosetta's Exploration

... the analysis and the science. And that's great. But

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Wednesday
Aug 06 2014
15:12 UTC

Yes, Rosetta, We Are There! ESA’s Spacecraft Arrives at Comet 64P/C-G and Returns Amazing Images

... taken with its OSIRIS science imager. The one above was acquired at a distance of 130 km (80 […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Aug 06 2014
12:52 UTC

Rosetta comet rendezvous is a triumph for the European Space Agency Stuart Clark

... the start of its main science phase. The spacecraft will now track comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for a year, following it through its closest approach to the sun to monitor how the extra heating aff

Posted by Across the universe

Wednesday
Aug 06 2014
02:08 UTC

Get Ready for Rosetta’s Rendezvous with a Comet!

How exciting – it's almost time! After over ten years of travel ESA's comet chaser Rosetta is mere hours away from its first rendezvous with the 4-km-wide comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko! We've all been seeing better and better images of the comet since it first became visible to Rosetta a few months back, with the past couple […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Aug 05 2014
16:15 UTC

Boom! Io Explodes With Volcanic Eruptions Hundreds of Miles High

Three enormous volcanic eruptions on Jupiter's moon Io were witnessed by scientistsĀlast year using the Keck II and Gemini telescopes in Hawaii.ĀThe only other confirmed volcanically-active world in the solar system besides Earth, Io is constantly being resurfaced by eruptions and lava flows, due to internal heat and pressures caused by tidal stresses as a […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Aug 05 2014
11:16 UTC

Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet Zahaan Bharmal

The race is on to land people on Mars. But its not just Nasa taking part. Guest blogger Zahaan Bharmal reviews the competitors in this amazing dash for the red planetTwo years ago tomorrow, a nuclear-powered rover, the size of an SUV and weighing almost a tonne, was lowered onto the surface of Mars. Touching down ever so gently, Nasas Curiosity landed with an almighty roar. It sent a message to the world that a new space race a race to eventually set foot on Mars was well under way. Continue

Posted by Across the universe

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