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Tuesday
Oct 28 2014
16:58 UTC

Film funded by ESA tells the story of comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta

... collaboration between the space agency and digital film company Platige Image. Oscar-nominated director Tomek Bagiskis seven minute film explores the philosophy behind the Rosetta mission. It

Posted by Across the universe

Sunday
Oct 26 2014
19:38 UTC

The First Photo of Earth From Space Was Taken 68 Years Ago

... orbits, even distant spacecraft exploring other planets in our Solar System… all have captured images of Earth from near and far. But there was […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
20:56 UTC

Surprise: it can snow on Venus! (But it’s made of metal.)

Our neighboring planet Venus is pretty badass. Sulfuric acid-laden clouds, crushing atmospheric pressure, and broiling surface temperatures soaring to nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit (480 degrees Celsius) make Earth's sister world quite the alien horror show. And now there may be another strange phenomenon to add to Venus' list of extreme oddities: heavy metal ferroelectric snow […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
19:21 UTC

Monster Sunspot Threatens Earth With Solar Storms

Mr. Sun is angry, and Earth better look out.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Thursday
Oct 23 2014
18:55 UTC

Astronomy Cast Ep. 354: Mars vs Comet Siding Spring

Visit the Astronomy Cast Page to subscribe to the audio podcast! We record Astronomy Cast as a live Google+ Hangout on Air every Monday at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern. You can watch here on Universe Today or from the Astronomy Cast Google+ page. ┬ Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 22 2014
16:49 UTC

Mars Spacecraft Snag Comet Views

... comet cruises past Mars, and a rover there catches a snapshot.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Oct 22 2014
15:39 UTC

No, This Is Not a Photo of India on Diwali

Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, falls on Thursday, Oct. 23 this year and with it come celebrations, gift-giving, and brilliant┬lighting and firework displays all across the subcontinent┬of India but this isn't a picture of that. What is it exactly? Find out below… (...)Read the rest of No, This Is Not a Photo of India […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 20 2014
22:33 UTC

NASA’s Opportunity rover shows us what a comet looks like from Mars

It may not look like much but it's actually quite a lot: that bright smudge is Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) as it approached Mars to make its historic and much-anticipated close pass┬on Sunday, Oct. 19! The mountain-sized comet shot past Mars at an estimated distance of 88,000 miles traveling about 35 miles a second… […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Monday
Oct 20 2014
16:33 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Orion’s Meteors, Hidden Sun, and Zodiacal Light

October's skies delight the eyes, for stargazers this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Saturday
Oct 18 2014
12:00 UTC

Comet’s Near Miss with Mars on Tap for Sunday

Heads up, a comet is coming to Mars.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Oct 13 2014
22:32 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Buzzes Beehive, Comet Barnstorms Mars

Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.┬ Sinking Saturn. Starting Tuesday, October 14, sky-watchers get their last chance to see Saturn as it quickly continues to sink in the…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Sunday
Oct 12 2014
17:00 UTC

Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Lunar volcanoes look surprisingly long-lived to astronomers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Saturday
Oct 11 2014
16:25 UTC

Watch the Blood Moon Eclipse from Mercury

Yes, it's another time-lapse of the October 8 lunar eclipse that was observed by skywatchers across half the Earth except that these images weren't captured from Earth at all; this was the view from Mercury! (...)Read the rest of Watch the “Blood Moon” Eclipse from Mercury (284 words) ┬ Jason Major for Universe Today, 2014. […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
17:17 UTC

Blood Moon Thrills Sky-Watchers

... Blood Moon came calling and skywatchers caught its snapshot.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Oct 08 2014
16:54 UTC

Getting the Measure of Space

Astronomy is one of the oldest scientific disciplines. Human beings have certainly been fascinated by goings-on in the night sky since prehistoric times, so perhaps astronomy is evidence that the urge to make sense of the Universe around us, and our own relationship to it, is an essential part of what it means to be […]

Posted by In The Dark

Monday
Oct 06 2014
20:05 UTC

Carnival of Space #374

... tour of all the great space blogging from around the Universe. First off,┬it's back! Mystery Island' in Titan sea makes unexpected reappearance┬with the Meridiani Journal. Elsewhere in the Solar System, see glorious global 3-D Mars from ISRO's MOM and ESA's Rosetta┬with Universe Today, who also bring us the case for a mission to the Martian moon Phobos. Urban Astronomer writes about two recent outreach experiences, speaking to v

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

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