- 3 Feb 2010
Chandra X-ray Obser...
Quasar Pair Captured in Galaxy Collision
This composite image shows the effects of two galaxies caught in the act of merging. A Chandra X-ray Observatory image shows a pair of quasars in blue, located about 4.6 ...
Huge Fireball Reported Over Ireland
We're seeing reports popping up on the internet of a huge fireball spotted over Ireland at around 6pm local time on Feb. 3, 2010, and this video was just posted ...
Globe at Night Podcast
Almost forgot…just saw iTunes downloaded today’s 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast and I am on today’s episode about the upcoming Globe at Night campaign. I am sure I will blog ...
Andrew spots a massive eruptive prominence
At the January meeting of Sydney City Skywatchers the guest speaker was Associate Professor Mike Wheatland from Sydney University. Mike presented “A Sunspot’s Tale”. Sunpots are regions on the Sun’s ...
Apropos of my recent post showing a Hubble image of two asteroids colliding, the website Word Spy just happened to have a funny choice for their word of the day: ...
How to build a motivated research group
Today we had an interesting discussion during ESO’s science coffee here in Garching. We were starting from two articles by Uri Alon that I would like to share with you:1) ...
More Stunning Images and Discoveries Ahead: Cassini Missi...
With the new 2011 NASA budget allowing for more space science activities, the space agency has extended the Cassini mission to explore Saturn and its moons to 2017. "This is ...
If you have been out looking at the sky between about 8h00 pm and 9h00 pm, you may have noticed a particularly bright orange/red star slightly to your west (to ...
The Planetary Socie...
Endeavour Crew Arrives at KSC
Planetary Society volunteer Ken Kremer is reporting for us from the Kennedy Space Center, where he is covering the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour, set to launch this weekend. Kremer ...
New Technique to Find Earth-like Exoplanets
Another technique has been added to the exo-planet hunters' toolkit, and it doesn't require huge ground-based telescopes or space-based observatories. A group of astronomers developed the new technique by using ...
Challenger Center B...
Challenger Learning Center at Paducah Hits Milestone with...
News Release For immediate releaseContact: Rob Cork, Director of Communicationsrcork@challenger.org, 703-535-1361Challenger Center for Space Science Education300 N. Lee Street, Suite 301, Alexandria, VA 22314 Challenger Learning Center at Paducah Hits ...
- NASA Administrator Names Braun NASA Chief Technologist- NASA Administrator Names Woodrow Whitlow Associate Administrator for Mission Support- Christensen Appointed Director for Ames International Space Station Program Office
CCDev and COTS Update
NASA Unveils Commercial Human Spaceflight Development Agreements and Announces $50 Million in Seed Funding for Commercial Crew "At a National Press Club event to "introduce new commercial space pioneers," the ...
The remarkable girl who named Pluto
Around this time last year I was planning a trip to New Zealand and celebrating publication of my new book Where Did Pluto Go? This was a look at how ...
Discovery News - Sp...
More Telescopes Join in Planet Hunt
The search for alien worlds -- and alien life -- just got a little easier.
Cosmos 4 U
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 in biggest outburst in a dec...
Spanish "data suggest that this comet is currently experiencing an unusual outburst, probably the brightest in the last decade according the recent photometric compilation," says an Astronomer's Telegram today: "Additional ...
P/2010 A2 Was An Asteroid Collision (Says Hubble)
What you see here is something mankind has never seen before, the aftermath of an asteroid collision. This conclusion comes after the Hubble Space Telescope was commanded to take a ...
Mars and Me
Opportunity Sol 366 (Spirit Sol 387)
So the last sol I was on shift, we drove 70m or so away from the heat shield, just to get the rover well clear of it. Since then, every ...
Kepler First Science
Blogging one sidereal day at a time
NASA and the Navajo Nation Project Hosts Teacher Workshop
Leroy Nelson and Scott Sandford take questions about both science and culture; The inter-cultural team facilitates the learning of classroom activities for the workshop participants. On January 28-29, 2010, the ...
The American Associ...
Special Notice #192
Update on the epsilon Aurigae eclipse
Lowell Observatory ...
Flagstaff 5th graders enjoy programs at Lowell compliment...
This morning 5th graders from Marshall Elementary School enjoyed a visit to Lowell highlighted by exciting science demonstrations, an in-depth tour of the Clark Telescope, and fun and educational activities ...
SDO mission: Exploring the Sun in High Definition
Space Frontier Foun...
Save the Date: NewSpace 2010 Conference
The NewSpace 2010 Conference is set for July 23-25 at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. The Space Frontier Foundation’s annual conference is an opportunity for NewSpace industry ...
The Space Advocate
If I Were President
Scary thought, no? :) But, I need to vent. Here is what I would do on a few topics if I were in charge:Jobs and Economy:Science and Technology is the ...
Chandra X-ray Obser...
Chandra Joins U.S.A. Science & Engineering Festival
The Daily Planet
Are they lying…flat?
Last week, Air New Zealand announced in breathless language that they had finally solved the problem of sleeping in economy class. “Air New Zealand will transform international air travel later ...
Falcon 9 one step closer to launch
Does this cluster make my mass look fat?
What’s better than a gorgeously stunning image of a massive cluster surrounded by delicate, wispy nebulosity?Well, nothing, really. Unless you can use it for SCIENCE! [Click to gigantisize.]Purty, ain’t it? ...
Picture of the Day - Mystery of the Fading Star
Using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have found a likely solution to a centuries-old riddle of the night sky. Every 27 years, a bright star called Epsilon Aurigae fades over ...
Picture of the Day - Mystery of the Fading Star
For some years now, an unorthodox idea has been gaining favor among astronomers. It contradicts old teachings and unsettles thoughtful observers, especially climatologists. "The sun," explains Lika Guhathakurta of NASA ...
Wayne Hale's Blog (...
A pertinent history lesson for our time
The Planetary Socie...
Hooray! Cassini's tour has been extended for SEVEN MORE ...
Woo hoo! NASA has just announced that once Cassini's Equinox Mission runs out in June of this year, they will extend it a further seven more years, long enough for ...
The Once and Future...
The release of the new proposed budget for NASA has unleashed a blizzard of news articles and commentary. The administration proposes to terminate Constellation, the agency effort to design and ...
Association of Bang...
Sky this month
Winter is the best season for observing the night sky. Just by going out and looking up at the sky, one can see many stars, planets, constellations and so on.PlanetsMars: ...
"Worlds of the Sky": the first live webcast from a profes...
On Saturday, February 13, 2009 the exoplanet XO-3b will transit its parent star. Although the phenomenon itself is not spectacular, as this planet orbits its star in less than four ...
APOD: Mars & Lunar Bow from Haleakala
Mars and a Colorful Lunar Fog Bow: Even from the top of a volcanic crater, this vista was unusual. For one reason, Mars was dazzlingly bright two weeks ago, when ...
Time Travel Done Right: A Book Excerpt
From Eternity to Here addresses the problem of the arrow of time — why is the past different from the future? But Chapter Six is all about time travel, and ...
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Articulating the Vision: Haikus
The Vision Has changed More work for some, less for you Resume update Stop, Start, Stop, Start, Stop Start, Stop, Start, Stop, Start, Stop, Start Stop, Start, Stop, Start, Stop ...
Articulating the Vision: Limericks
There once was the program Constellation Which was fettered with much consternation Though considered a boon For a ride to the moon It ultimately died of starvation When I think ...
GEO Missions & Systems Engineer
My client, a long established provider of satellites for various space missions is seeking a Systems Engineer for their internal GEO programme. Based in Guildford, the GEO Missions and Systems ...
Spacecraft Operations Engineer (Data Handling Subsystems)...
My client, an established provider of software in both the UK & Germany to the Defence and Space industries is looking to recruit a Spacecraft Operations Engineer for their base ...
Spacecraft Ops Engineer (Data Handling Subsystems) Sentin...
My client is a long established provider of software in both the UK & Germany into the Defence & Space industries. They are currently looking to recruit a Spacecraft Operations ...
Seeding life from outer space and giving ETI its first im...
Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:g Stars - Astronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have ...
New Era of Innovation and Discovery?
Senior Power Engineer
My client, a provider of satellites and spacecraft solutions, is looking for a Senior Power Engineer to be based out of their offices in Surrey. Key Purpose of JobTo support ...
My client, an established supplier of software, engineering and information systems to the ESA and Defence/Aerospace industry are looking for 2 experienced Software Engineers to assist in the development of ...
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The Future of the International Space Station
As part of the re-invisioning of NASA (more on this tomorrow), the work of the International Space Station will be extended through at least 2020. This will allow scientists to ...
VIDEO: Save Constellation?
Constellation supporters sent Hyperbola this video, watch and make your on mind up