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Friday
Jul 25 2014
13:46 UTC

British MP Wants Astrology To Play A Part In Health Policy

<rant> Conservative MP David Tredinnick¬has recently spoken¬about his belief in astrology, and the fact that he thinks it should be integrated into UK health care. It's worth saying at the outset that astrology is bullshit. The MP for Bosworth, Mr Tredinnick, is well known for his whacky beliefs, so much so that he is often […]

Posted by Dark Sky Diary

Thursday
Jul 24 2014
02:06 UTC

Peeking Inside Vesta

The Dawn spacecraft has given us stunning images of Vesta to work through on the Asteroid Mappers project. It's also given some key data about the interior and history of this huge asteroid. Vesta is the second largest asteroid in the Solar System, meaning that it is very much like the planetesimals, or embryos that later formed the large planets we see today. It is also differentiated, in that it has a crust, a mantle, and a metallic core. Scientists

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Sunday
Jul 20 2014
01:04 UTC

Curiosity Claims the Biggest Meteorite Ever Found on Mars

If you're a¬heavy metal fan then you'll love this: this shiny, lumpy rock spotted by NASA's Curiosity rover is made mostly of iron and came from outer space! Dubbed “Lebanon” it's a stony iron meteorite, similar to ones found in years past by the¬Spirit and Opportunity rovers, but is considerably larger than any of […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Jul 18 2014
22:20 UTC

45th Anniversary of First Men on the Moon: Spot Apollo Landing Sites

This Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Learn how you can spy two of the Apollo landing sites with a set of binoculars.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Jul 18 2014
20:11 UTC

AAAS Symposium in Feb. 2015: Cutting-Edge Research with 1 Million Citizen Scientists

... symposium on citizen science at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in San Jose, CA in February 2015. (The AAAS is one of the world's largest scientific societies and is the publisher of the Science journal.) Our session will be […]

Posted by Galaxy Zoo Blog

Thursday
Jul 17 2014
19:00 UTC

#TBT: First MoonMappers Science Poster Being Presented

Welcome to¬ThrowBack Thursday! On Thursdays,¬we like to highlight a blog post from the early days of CosmoQuest. Now, 2012 wasn't that long ago, but we've grown quite a bit since the early days, and we'd like to make sure that everyone gets a chance to read some of the great introductory material that was written when the project launched. This week, we're featuring Stuart Robbins's post from March 20, 2012, titled “First MoonMappers Science Poster Being Presented Tonight” Enjoy! &

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Wednesday
Jul 16 2014
13:00 UTC

Feel The Heat! New Mars Map Shows Differences Between Bedrock And Sand

For years, NASA's Mars Odyssey has been working on some night moves. It's been taking pictures of the Red Planet during nighttime — more than 20,000 in all — to see how the planet's heat signature looks while the sun is down. The result is the highest-resolution map ever of the thermal properties of Mars, […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jul 16 2014
12:58 UTC

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds large iron meteorite on Mars Stuart Clark

The iron meteorite discovered by the Curiosity rover must once have been at the heart of a growing planet that was shattered aeons agoThe meteorite is made of iron and about 2 metres long, which is about the width of the Nasa rover that found it. It is the first meteorite that Curiosity has found on Mars. Scientists have named it Lebanon presumably because of its shape. Meteorites are lumps of rock and metal that fall from space and impact the surface of a planet. They are time capsules, usually

Posted by Across the universe

Friday
Jul 11 2014
15:44 UTC

Europa Is Covered In Bacon. That Is Why We Must Go.

Whether you're a trend-loving hipster, a breakfast lover, or just fan of meat products in general, you'd have to agree that it does look like a giant piece of bacon* running across the image above. And while the color and shape seems about right, the size and temperature is a bit off — that'd be […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Thursday
Jul 10 2014
18:31 UTC

Merging Giant Galaxies Sport Blue Bling' in New Hubble Pic

On a summer night, high above our heads, where the Northern Crown and Herdsman meet, a titanic new galaxy is being born 4. 5 billion light years away. You and I can't see it, but astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope released photographs today showing the merger of two enormous elliptical galaxies into a future ¬heavyweight […]

Posted by Universe Today

Thursday
Jul 10 2014
17:00 UTC

#TBT: How Many Craters Are On the Moon?

Welcome to ThrowBack Thursday! On Thursdays,¬we like to highlight a blog post from the early days of CosmoQuest. Now, 2012 wasn't that long ago, but we've grown quite a bit since the early days, and we'd like to make sure that everyone gets a chance to read some of the great introductory material that was written when the project launched. This week, we're featuring Stuart Robbins's post from February 7, 2012, titled “How Many Craters Are On the Moon?” It's

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

Wednesday
Jul 09 2014
16:00 UTC

Vulnerable' Earth-Like Planets Could Survive With Friction: Study

If you're a potentially habitable world orbiting in a zone where liquid water can exist — and then a rude gas giant planet happens to disturb your orbit — that could make it difficult or impossible for life to survive. But even in the newly eccentric state, a new study based on simulations shows that […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jul 09 2014
15:00 UTC

Something In Big Dipper Blob' Is Sending Out Cosmic Rays, Study Says

Behind the Big Dipper is something pumping out a lot of extremely high-energy cosmic rays, a new study says. And as astronomers try to learn more about the nature of these emanations — maybe black holes, maybe supernovas — newer work hints that it could be related to how the universe is structured. (...)Read the […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jul 07 2014
17:29 UTC

Virtual Summer Camp Alert! Maker Camp Kicks Off Today

If you're a high school student who's really into space, Maker Camp bills itself as a great spot for you to get involved. Every summer, the organization runs a virtual summer camp for six weeks, encouraging people to build fun things such as glowing bikes and stroboscopes. The festivities kick off today with a field […]

Posted by Universe Today

Friday
Jul 04 2014
03:59 UTC

Mars One Soliciting Your Research Ideas for 2018 Robotic Red Planet Lander

... mid-2020's, is now soliciting science and marketing proposals […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Jul 02 2014
16:41 UTC

NASA Launches Carbon Observatory

NASA's carbon dioxide monitor has reached orbit.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

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