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Posts in the past four weeks

Saturday
Jan 24 2015
21:49 UTC

CATS Out of The Bag, Crawling Around ISS for Science Down Below

Robotic controllers let the CATS out of the bag! So says NASA spokesman Dan Huot in a cool new NASA timelapse video showing in detail how CATS crawled around the space stations gangly exterior and clawed its way into its new home – topped off with a breathtaking view of our home planet that will […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jan 20 2015
15:06 UTC

Esa favours moon not Mars for next crewed mission Stuart Clark

... new video from the European Space Agency talks about an international effort to return humans to the moon as a stepping stone for future crewed missionsThe European Space Agency has outlined its vision for what lunar exploration could be in the future in a new video released onto the internet today. It comes in the wake of a decision to look into collaborating with the Russians over sending a lander to the Moon's south pole. The video is general and contains no reference to any specific futur

Posted by Across the universe

Sunday
Jan 18 2015
12:34 UTC

the sirens of titan

... recently finished reading Kurt Vonnegut's second novel, The Sirens of Titan. overall, an enjoyable read. i like how vonnegut plays with words and patterns and patterns of words so nonchalantly. it feels like an efficiently written story, deceivingly simple, yet so much happens throughout!Saturn's largest moon, Titan (Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) it seems fitting that just as i finish reading this book, NASA published a new video, Approaching Titan

Posted by astropixie

Friday
Jan 09 2015
07:13 UTC

SpaceX Launch and Historic Landing Attempt Reset to Jan. 10

The oft delayed launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the CRS-5 cargo resupply mission for NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) has been reset to Saturday, Jan. 10. Liftoff is currently targeted for 4:47 a. m. EST Saturday, Jan. 10, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jan 07 2015
16:23 UTC

E Pur Si Muove: Galileo’s Big Night

Note: This is an edited repost of an article from 2014. 405 years ago tonight, January 7, 1610, the Pisan astronomer Galileo Galilei looked up at a bright Jupiter at opposition through his handmade telescope and saw three little “stars” next to it, which piqued his natural scientific curiosity. He soon realized that these little […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Jan 07 2015
03:30 UTC

Student Scientists Get Second Chance to Fly Experiments to ISS Aboard Falcon 9 After Antares Loss

When it comes to science and space exploration, you have to get accustomed to a mix of success and failure. If you're wise you learn from failure and turn adversity around into a future success. Such is the case for the resilient student scientists who learned a hard lesson of life at a young age […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
23:30 UTC

Hubble’s Stunning Star-Filled View of the Andromeda Galaxy

It's Hubble's 25th anniversary in space this year but it seems like we're the ones getting all the presents! Yesterday NASA released two new high-def versions of the famous “Pillars of Creation” image, and now today there's this: Hubble's most detailed┬image ever of the Andromeda Galaxy! Containing over 100 million stars it's not just the […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
23:21 UTC

Hearing the Early Universe's Scream: Sloan Survey Announces New Findings

Imagine a single mission that would allow you to┬explore the Milky Way and beyond, investigating┬cosmic chemistry, hunting planets, mapping galactic structure, probing dark energy and analyzing the expansion of the wider┬Universe. Enter the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a┬massive┬scientific collaboration that┬enables┬one thousand astronomers from 51 institutions around the world to do just that. At┬Tuesday's AAS briefing […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Jan 06 2015
01:19 UTC

SpaceX and NASA On Track For Spectacular Predawn Jan. 6 Launch of Critical Cargo Mission to ISS

SpaceX is on track to rollout their Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo freighter this evening, Monday, Jan, 5, 2015 to launch pad 40 on a mission bound for the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver critical supplies. The Dragon CRS-5 mission is slated to blast off at 6:20 a. m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 6, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jan 05 2015
19:50 UTC

Amazing Imagery Captures Plummeting Chinese Rocket Seen by Villagers

Amazing images of falling rocket debris from a spent Chinese booster were captured in the final moments of its plummet back to Earth outside a remote village located in southwest China. The images were taken by a photo journalist during the final seconds of the descent of the first stage of the Long March 3A […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jan 05 2015
15:12 UTC

Defining Life I: What are Astrobiologists Looking For?

How can astrobiologists find extraterrestrial life? In everyday life, we usually don't have any problem telling that a dog or a rosebush is a living thing and a rock isn't. In the climatic scene of the movie Europa Report' we can tell at a glance that the multi-tentacled creature discovered swimming in the ocean of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Saturday
Jan 03 2015
20:08 UTC

A Postcard from Mars: Salsberry Peak Panorama

Every now and then I get unexpectedly caught up in a project that I originally intended to be a quick just-for-fun thing and ends up taking an hour and a half of my time (usually long after I should have gone to bed.) This was one of those. Made up of 28 raw images acquired […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Dec 31 2014
22:40 UTC

Here’s the Last Moon of 2014

Here's the last Moon of 2014 and she's a beauty! I love the light on the mountainous rim of Sinus Iridum along the northern terminator, the remains of a 3. 7-billion-year-old lava-filled crater aka the “Bay of Rainbows.” Thanks to all of my readers and fans for following along throughout┬2014, and here's to yet another exciting […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Wednesday
Dec 31 2014
16:00 UTC

Asteroids Don't Break Up Like You Think They Do: Study

The early Solar System was a shooting gallery. Smaller-body collisions happened far more frequently than we see it today, pockmarking the Moon and Mercury. On a larger scale, simulation show the Earth came close to blowing apart when a Mars-sized object crashed into us long ago. So we'd be forgiven for thinking that it's asteroid […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Dec 30 2014
19:44 UTC

Jupiter’s Moons Make Ghostly Auroral “Footprints”

We have all marveled at incredible photos and time-lapse videos of Earth's auroral displays, captured┬by talented photographers that have braved┬the frigid nighttime temperatures of remote high-latitude locations as well as by those privileged few living in orbit aboard the International Space Station. But our planet isn't the only one with curtains of light crowning its […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Monday
Dec 29 2014
16:05 UTC

Space-y Charity: Some Ideas To Respond To Astronaut Hadfield's Challenge

While the world was enchanted with Chris Hadfield's social media posts last year, a new video has the retired astronaut talking about loftier things. Say, for example, how humanity landed a camera on the Saturn moon Titan back in 2005. Or to be more practical, the fact that smallpox was eradicated in its naturally occurring […]

Posted by Universe Today

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