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Posts in the past four weeks

Friday
Jul 03 2015
15:55 UTC

River of Fire Smoke Darkens Sun and Moon

My eyes are burning. The morning Sun, already 40¬ high, glares a lemony-orange. It's meteorologically clear, but the sky looks like paste. What's going on here? Forest fires! Many in the Midwest, northern mountain states¬and Canadian provinces have been living under a dome of high altitude smoke the past few days reflected in¬the¬ruddy midday Sun […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jul 01 2015
15:52 UTC

A Galaxy Walks Into A Bar…

We are pleased to announce that a Galaxy Zoo project is one of the first projects built on the new Zooniverse! Several years ago we measured the lengths of galactic bars in relatively nearby galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and Ben Hoyle wrote an excellent paper presenting new an interesting results on how […]

Posted by Galaxy Zoo Blog

Tuesday
Jun 30 2015
10:56 UTC

Brian May: Asteroid Day can help protect the planet

Astrophysicist Dr Brian May has spoken to the Guardian about Asteroid Day, and saving the planet from the threat of incoming space rocksBefore Queen, Brian May was an astrophysicist. He has held a life-long fascination with space and is now devoting more time promoting the study of the cosmos to others. He is a key figure behind Asteroid Day, a series of almost 100 events around the world. Related: Search for deadly asteroids must be accelerated to protect Earth, say experts Continue reading..

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Jun 30 2015
08:18 UTC

Brian May warns of catastrophic threat to Earth from asteroids — video

Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May warns of the threat to Earth from a meteor strike. He's among a group of experts calling for more effort to find and track potentially dangerous asteroids. 'We are under threat from a meteor strike. This is a catastrophe that could be averted,' he says to mark the first ever 'asteroid day' Continue reading...

Posted by Across the universe

Thursday
Jun 25 2015
13:04 UTC

Rosetta Orbiter Approved for Extended Mission and Bold Comet Landing

... plus up its bountiful science discoveries as well as been given the chance to accomplish one final and daring historic challenge, as engineers attempt to boldly go and land the probe on the undulating surface of the comet its currently […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Jun 25 2015
11:09 UTC

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the oldAstronomical data is and has always been big data. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This means we are creating a vast global repository that may already hold answers to some of the fundamental questions of the Universe we are seeking. Does this mean we should cancel our up-coming missions

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Jun 23 2015
11:08 UTC

dirty space news update

here are a few pieces of dirty space news that i've collected recently, all together in one happy place for your enjoyment. from a paper simulating magnetic fields called "High Energy Neutrino Emission from Astrophysical Jets in the Galaxy." i particularly like the last line of the abstract: "One of the main ingredients of the present work is the presence of a toroidal magnetic field that confines the jet flow and furthermore greatly affects the distribution of the high energy

Posted by astropixie

Tuesday
Jun 16 2015
11:33 UTC

Could Kickstarter-funded Lunar Mission One be the UN's first space mission?

... privately-funded space science mission. Anyone from individuals to governments will be able to buy into the mission. It aims to

Posted by Across the universe

Monday
Jun 15 2015
22:23 UTC

First Interplanetary CubeSats to Launch on NASA's 2016 InSight Mars Lander

... next great leap for science – departing Earth and heading soon for the fourth rock from the Sun. For the first time, two tiny CubeSat probes will launch into deep space in early 2016 on their first interplanetary expedition – aiming for the Red Planet as part of an experimental technology […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jun 15 2015
14:05 UTC

Philae's revival could advance science by 20 years

... waiting for more comet scienceSomewhere in the shadows of comet 67P, the Philae lander has woken up. The news arrived late on Saturday when an 85 second burst of communications was relayed to Earth by ESA's Rosetta mothership. A further three ten-second bursts were received on Sunday. Analysing that information shows that Philae has 24 Watts of power available, and this is enough to

Posted by Across the universe

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