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Wednesday
Dec 17 2014
05:14 UTC

It’s Time to Say Bon Voyage to Venus Express

Launched in 2005, the European Space Agency's Venus Express successfully entered orbit around our cloud-shrouded neighboring world. Now, after more than eight and a half years of scientific observations Venus Express has run out of fuel and will soon go gentle into that good night — that is if by “going gentle” you mean death-diving […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Monday
Dec 15 2014
17:56 UTC

All About That Space

The Pathways Interns of NASA's Johnson Space Center have been working very hard lately with the successful Orion launches. They decided it was time to celebrate, and to remind everyone what they're really excited about. So they've taken the hit song “All About that Bass,” by Meghan Trainor, and rewritten the lyrics to be a […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Dec 15 2014
07:30 UTC

Searching for life on Mars: ESA narrows choice of ExoMars landing sites

The European Space Agency's ExoMars rover is due to land on Mars sometime towards the end of this decade. Dr Peter Grindrod at Birkbeck, University of London, brings us up to date on the search for a safe, scientifically interesting landing siteRound two. This time it's geological. It's been nine months since the last workshop about where Europe's ExoMars rover will land on Mars. Over the summer the proposed eight landing sites for the ExoMars rover were officially reduced to four. We wer

Posted by Across the universe

Friday
Dec 12 2014
19:46 UTC

New OSIRIS Image of 67P Shows a Color Picture of a Black and White World

Many of the images we've been seeing of the craggy surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as incredible as they are, are still monochrome. Now Rosetta's¬OSIRIS team has released a true-color image of the comet taken with it high-res science imaging instrument… but even then it's still pretty much¬grey. As it turns out, 67P/C-G looks dark grey, […]

Posted by Lights in the Dark

Friday
Dec 12 2014
03:59 UTC

#tbt I’m all about that… SPACE.

The wonderful folks at ReelNASA, out of Johnson Space Center, have done it again! Previously, they've done parodies of “Gangnam Style”¬(see below) and this tremendous video of Earth's atmosphere now came out with their parody of¬“I'm All About That Bass”¬today. That video, and their original viral video (“NASA Johnson Style”) are below. Enjoy!!

Posted by PaleBlue.blog

Saturday
Dec 06 2014
20:34 UTC

173 — Assoc Prof Brad Carter — Space Weather

In today's episode, I speak to Associate Professor Brad Carter from the University of Southern Queensland about Space Weather. What is it? How do we measure it? And what does it mean for the formation of life? Download MP3 of Ep 173 This episode is supported by the Monash Centre for Astrophysics .

Posted by Brains Matter

Friday
Dec 05 2014
18:35 UTC

Nasa's Orion spacecraft completes 'picture perfect' test flight — as it happened

... Mars test flight Orion spacecraft recovered after Nasa completes successful test flight 6. 35pm GMT 6. 34pm GMT As Nasa continues its analysis of today's textbook Orion flight, it seems like the right point to bring this blog to a close. This is hopefully the beginning of a road that will take hum

Posted by Across the universe

Friday
Dec 05 2014
12:57 UTC

Orion spacecraft launches on first Mars test flight — live

... Nasa launches Orion spacecraft in Mars test flight 12. 57pm GMT Even if there are no astronoauts in Orion today, there is a lot riding on the mission. Dr David Baker, a former Nasa engineer who now edits Spaceflight, the magazine of the British Interplanetary Society, has sent in this comment:With a new Republican Congress looking at NASA's budget early next year, the

Posted by Across the universe

Monday
Dec 01 2014
14:00 UTC

Carnivals of Space for the Holidays!

... taken a vacation from space news, too? Well catch up with the Carnival of Space! Week 380 is hosted by¬Stefan Lamoureux at Links Through Space. Read on for stories of: a black hole neutrino factory, the reasons behind the color of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and the next generation planet hunting telescope. Week 381 is hosted at Photos for Space by Joe, with updates about: crew swap

Posted by CosmoQuest Blog

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