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May 27 2015
06:30 UTC

Watch the skies: the season for rare and mysterious noctilucent clouds is here

Noctilucent clouds shimmer in the twilight summer sky on the very edge of space itself. These rare apparitions could be warning us about climate change Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere prepare: the 2015 noctilucent cloud season has begun. These beautiful, rare and mysterious clouds only appear between late-May and late-August at latitudes of 4080 degrees North. They are generally unpredictable but can be seen on clear summer evenings, soon after the sun has set. Composed of ice crystals

Posted by Across the universe

May 27 2015
02:52 UTC

Galaxy's snacking habits revealed

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Posted by astropixie

May 26 2015
21:00 UTC

NASA Selects Mission Science Instruments Searching for Habitability of Jupiter's Ocean Moon Europa

... long awaited planetary science mission to an intriguing world that many […]

Posted by Universe Today

May 20 2015
19:13 UTC

X-37B Air Force Space Plane Launches on 4th Mystery Military Mission and Solar Sailing Test

The X-37B, a reusable Air Force space plane launched today, May 20, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on its fourth mission steeped in mystery as to its true goals for the U. S . military and was accompanied by ten tiny cubesat experiments for NASA and the NRO, including a solar sailing demonstration test for The Planetary […]

Posted by Universe Today

May 15 2015
18:09 UTC

Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think

The merger of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxy┬won't happen for another 4 billion years, but the recent discovery of a massive halo of hot gas around Andromeda may┬mean our galaxies are already touching.(...)Read the rest of Andromeda and Milky Way Might Collide Sooner Than We Think (740 words) ┬ Bob King for Universe Today, […]

Posted by Universe Today

May 12 2015
22:43 UTC

I'm speaking around sydney

... and want to hear some sciencey astro goodness - i'm speaking at a few events you can attend in the next week and a half. I'll think i'll be incredibly exhausted by the end of this run, but i'm really looking forward to ALL the events. let me know if you will be attending any!1) The Storytelling of Science - Saturday, 16 May 2015, 2-5pm2) Pint of Science - Tuesday, 19 May 2015, Doors Open at 6:30 for 7pm start3) Astronomy Open Night at

Posted by astropixie

May 11 2015
12:21 UTC

To the lightshow: how astronomy and Virginia Woolf inspired the Royal Ballet

Woolf Works by the Royal Ballet takes its inspiration from Virginia Woolf and her fascination with the huge changes in scientific thought during her lifetimeVirginia Woolf lived and worked at a time of monumental change in our understanding of the universe. The initial decades of the 20th century saw the biggest revolution in our thinking since Isaac Newton in the seventeenth century and this generated a great deal of popular interest in the subject, too. Related: Who's afraid of Virginia Wool

Posted by Across the universe

May 07 2015
15:15 UTC

Progress 59 spacecraft: what are your chances of being hit by falling debris?

The dead Russian supply ship Progress 59 is predicted to fall to Earth sometime in the next 24 hours. How much of a danger will it pose?The sky is falling! Well, not really, but a dead Russian spacecraft certainly is. It's a seven-tonne Progress cargo vessel that was attempting to take supplies to the International Space Station. However, minutes after launch on 28 April, things went wrong. It started spinning uncontrollably and contact was lost. Now it's going to fall back to Earth some tim

Posted by Across the universe

May 06 2015
12:00 UTC

For one flower, bad hair days are the best days AoB Blog

There's a flower that gets pollinated despite having its flowers close to the ground, where it would be harder for flying insects or bees to access them. In fact even when there are no insects or birds, it can still...

Posted by AlunSalt: Ancient Science and the Science of Ancient Things

Apr 30 2015
15:25 UTC

Mercury MESSENGER Mission Concludes with a Smashing Finale!

The planet Mercury will soon have a brand new 52-foot-wide crater. At 3:26 p. m. ┬EDT this afternoon, NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft will finally bite the Mercurial dust, crashing into the planet's┬surface at over 8,700 mph near the crater Janacek. Because the impact will happen out of sight and communication with the Earth, the MESSENGER team plans […]

Posted by Universe Today

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