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Thursday
Feb 04 2016
02:07 UTC

China Shares Stunning New Moon Photos With the World

China has released hundreds of images of the Moon, taken by its Chang'e 3 lander and its companion rover, Yutu. It's been 50 years since¬the first lunar photos were taken by astronauts on NASA's Apollo 11 mission. China is the third nation to land on the Moon, with the USA and the USSR preceding them. Even though the Yutu rover's engine failed after a short time on the lunar surface, the mission's camera systems have captured hundreds of images. Thanks to the hard work of Emily Lakdawalla at The

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Feb 03 2016
21:59 UTC

50 Years Ago We Got Our First Picture from the Moon

... ago the Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft made humanity's¬first-ever soft landing on the surface of the Moon. Launched from Baikonur on Jan. 31, 1966, Luna 9¬lander touched down within Oceanus Procellarum somewhere in the neighborhood of¬7. 08¬N, 64. 37¬E* at 18:44:52 UTC on Feb. 3. The fourth successful mission in the USSR's long-running Luna series, Luna 9 sent us our first views of the Moon's surface from the surface and, perhaps even more importantly, confirmed

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Feb 03 2016
06:00 UTC

Saturn's Rings Continue to Surprise Scientists

If you try to apply simple common sense to how Saturn's rings really work you're going to be sorely mistaken: the giant planet's signature features run circles around average¬Earthly intuition. This has been the case for centuries and is especially true now after recent news from Cassini that the most opaque sections of rings aren't necessarily the densest; with Saturn looks literally are deceiving. While rings are features shared by all of the gas and ice giant planets in our Solar System, Satu

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Jan 25 2016
15:04 UTC

Public Service Broadcasting: glorious celebration of Cosmonauts at the Science Museum

... JFK and the Cold War space race inspired an

Posted by Across the universe

Tuesday
Jan 12 2016
16:03 UTC

Air & Space Museum at Dulles, Virginia

... amazing aircraft and space assets. Notable exhibits include the Space Shuttle Discovery, an SR-71 "Blackbird

Posted by Phil's Astronomy Blog

Tuesday
Jan 12 2016
13:31 UTC

Gravitational wave detection could be a false alarm

Caution is needed over claims that gravitational waves have been found. It could be a fake to test the detectors and scientists involved — it has been beforeThere is a strong rumour that gravitational waves — one of astronomy's holy grails — have been found. Rumours have been circulating since November that something' was detected in September 2015. Analysis is currently ongoing and if everything checks out an announcement is expected in February. The rumour of this possible detect...

Posted by Across the universe

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