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Tuesday
Mar 24 2015
18:50 UTC

Turning Stars Into Art

We all have cameras, and the sky's an easy target, so why not have a little fun? Ever since I got my first camera at age 12 I wanted to shoot time exposures of the night sky. That and a tripod are all you need. Presented here for your enjoyment are a few oddball and […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Mar 20 2015
16:29 UTC

What’s all the fuss about bars in galaxies?

Since our discovery in 2010 that the red spirals identified by your classifications in the first phase of Galaxy Zoo were twice as likely to host galactic scale bars as normal blue spirals, a lot of our research time has focused on understanding which types of galaxies host bars, and why that might be.   […]

Posted by Galaxy Zoo Blog

Tuesday
Mar 17 2015
21:26 UTC

Hubble science results on Voorwerpjes – episode 1

After two rounds of comments and questions from the journal referee, the first paper discussing the detailed results of the Hubble observations of the giant ionized clouds we've come to call Voorwerpjes has been accepted for publication in the Astronomical Journal. (In the meantime, and freely accessible, the final accepted version is available at http://arxiv. org/abs/1408. 5159 […]

Posted by Galaxy Zoo Blog

Saturday
Mar 14 2015
17:05 UTC

Esa's Solar Orbiter mission passes crucial milestone

The European Space Agency's ambitious mission to fly closer to the Sun than ever before is now ready for testing, ahead of its 2017 launchIt is hard not to be impressed with the spacecraft standing in the clean room at Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage. It is a test model for a spacecraft that will travel closer to the Sun than any mission yet flown. Called Solar Orbiter, it will have to contend with almost 13 times more solar energy than we receive on Earth. This will cause the temperature

Posted by Across the universe

Friday
Mar 13 2015
11:01 UTC

NASA's MMS Satellite Constellation Blasts to Orbit to Study Explosive Magnetic Reconnection

... state-of-the-art magnetospheric science satellites successfully rocketed to orbit late Thursday night, March 12, during a spectacular nighttime launch on a mission to unravel the mysteries of the process known as magnetic reconnection. The $1. 1 Billion Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is comprised (...)Read the rest of NASA's MMS […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Mar 12 2015
16:12 UTC

Will the March 20th Total Solar Eclipse Impact Europe's Solar Energy Grid?

The first eclipse of 2015 is coming right up on Friday, March 20th, and may provide a unique challenge for solar energy production across Europe. Sure, we've been skeptical about many of the websites touting a ‘blackout' and Y2K-like doom pertaining to the March 20th total solar eclipse as of late. (...)Read the rest of […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Mar 12 2015
15:15 UTC

NASA Unravels Mysteries of Magnetic Reconnection with Nighttime Blastoff of MMS Satellite Quartet — Watch Live

... quartet of identical science satellites aimed at unraveling the mysteries of the process known as magnetic reconnection is slated for a spectacular nighttime blastoff tonight, March 12, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket on Cape Canaveral, Florida. The $1. 1 Billion Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Mar 06 2015
18:10 UTC

Mars Loses an Ocean But Gains the Potential for Life

It's hard to believe it now looking at Mars' dusty, dessicated landscape that it once possessed a vast ocean. A recent NASA study of the Red Planet using the world's most powerful infrared telescopes clearly indicate a planet that sustained a body of water larger than the Earth's Arctic Ocean. If spread evenly across the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Mar 03 2015
12:43 UTC

European Space Agency's gravity probe leaves UK for final tests before launch

Pioneering UK-led gravity probe is designed to open a unique window on the universe but the technology can only be tested in space. Fingers crossed for LISA-PathfinderThis is the first of a new breed of spacecraft, says Cesar Garcia, Esa Project manager for the LISA-Pathfinder mission, It is exquisite. He is speaking to me in the giant cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage. On Friday 27 February, LISA-Pathfinder was painstakingly lifted onto its propulsion module, and se

Posted by Across the universe

Sunday
Mar 01 2015
04:52 UTC

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Spacecraft Set for March Blastoff to study Earth's Magnetic Reconnection Events

NASA's first mission dedicated to study the process in nature known as magnetic reconnection undergoing final preparation for launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida in just under two weeks time. The Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is comprised of a quartet of identically instrumented observatories aimed at providing the first three-dimensional views of a(...)Read the rest of […]

Posted by Universe Today

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