- 16 Nov 2009
NASA: Earth Observa...
NASA's GOES Project Offers Real-Time Hurricane Alley Movi...
Thanks to NASA's GOES Project, individuals can now access real-time satellite data from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Launch of Atlantis on STS-129 11/16/2009
See the launch itself at 9:00 in to the video. Space Shuttle Atlantis on a beautiful fall day. From T-9 to MECO
Postales / Postcards
Por Jorge / by Jorge Mi canción se ha terminado, todo se ha quedado atrás. Al fin llegué a mi norte, con la pena del viajero que regresa y la ...
Help Chose The Best Aerospace Innovation Challenge Public...
Keith's note: Please look at all six videos and then chose the one that best conveys its message. Your vote (and comments) will help judges select the best video for ...
NASA ‘Drops’ Next Generation Robotic Lander During Autono...
NASA has successfully completed a series of autonomous “drop” tests of a robotic lander test article – in a record 10 months – to demonstrate the ability to perform a ...
Shooting stars on the Web
S. Abe and H. Yano / NASA / ISAS Meteors flash brightly in a picture taken from an aircraft flying at an altitude of 39,000 feet during the 1999 Leonids ...
In the Dark
Les Feuilles Mortes
After the strain of writing a long post about something halfway interesting yesterday, as well as spending most of today at work composing and sending out umpteen letters of recommendation ...
Penelope crater on Saturn’s moon Tethys
Penelope crater lies near the center of the image. See Odysseus and Penelope to learn more about the prominent features on Tethys. This view looks toward the trailing hemisphere of ...
NASA 'drops' Next Generation Robotic Lander during autono...
NASA has successfully completed a series of autonomous "drop" tests of a robotic lander test article – in a record 10 months – to demonstrate the ability to perform a ...
National Space Soci...
NSS Praises NASA for Successful LCROSS Mission
According to Mark Hopkins, Senior Vice President of the National Space Society, “The discovery of water on the Moon dramatically improves the case for the development of lunar resources. All ...
Go to Bed for NASA
If you don't quite have the right stuff, but always thought being an astronaut would be cool, here's a way for you to contribute to the US space program. Go ...
Second Exoplanet with Retrograde Orbit Discovered
The exoplanet HAT-P-7b has been observed to have a very curious orbit. It either has a highly tilted orbit – passing almost over the poles of its parent star, HAT-P-7 ...
The American Associ...
Special Notice #179
Request for observations of TT Ari in support of GALEX observations
ISS Crew Preparations for Atlantis’s Arrival
Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., at 2:28 p.m. EST Monday, beginning STS-129, the 31st shuttle flight to the International Space Station. Expedition 21 Commander Frank ...
JP Aerospace – Toshiba Space Chair Commercial
Today, Monday 16th November, a commercial JP Aerospace shot for Toshiba aired across Europe and Japan. Here is a link to the commercial and another video regarding the making of ...
Space shuttle Atlantis is up!
Wow. At 2:28 pm Eastern Standard Time, the space shuttle Atlantis left Earth. It was a flawless launch. It is, of course, hard to describe the experience of watching it ...
The Sky This Week - Thursday November 19 to Thursday Nove...
The First Quarter Moon is Wednesday November 25. Jupiter is is easily seen as the brightest object in the evening sky, and the waxing Moon is near Jupiter on Tuesday ...
The American Associ...
Data Services May Run Slow Tonight
AAVSO Data Services (WebObs, VSX, VSP, Citizen Sky) may run slowly tonight as we complete a transition to a new data server.
Nick and Geoff explain why there are two tidal bulges on ...
Unfortunate Astronaut Fred falling head-first into a black hole. The red arrows indicate the gravitational force acting different parts of Fred’s body. Drawing Nick Lomb The cause of tides has ...
2009 Annual Meeting of LEAG
The 2009 Annual Conference of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) is underway in HoustonHTML clipboard Conference Program Monday evening Poster Session Monday afternoon, November 16, 2009:INTRODUCTION TO THE MEETING ...
Why settle the Moon?
G. Jeffrey TaylorHawai'i Institute of Geophysics and PlanetologyUniversity of Hawaii - HonoluluThe space program needs a viable long-term goal. I suggest that the central goal should be to learn to ...
an astronomer's periodic table
speaking of periodic tables, what chemists call the periodic table of elements is very different from what astronomers consider! listen as dr. omar almaini describes an astronomer's periodic table, followed ...
Opportunity - Sols 2011 & 2022 - A couple of craters
I'm still catching up on the last month or so of Oppy's life. What seems an age ago now she passed by these two craters taking quick mosaics: Nautilus Crater ...
Liftoff of Space Shuttle Atlantis!
Space shuttle Atlantis and its crew of six astronauts are headed for space, ready to begin their 11-day mission to the International Space Station. The climb to orbit takes about ...
Space Shuttle Atlantis launched successfully
The milestones of STS-129 Space Shuttle Atlantis launch (reverse order): ~ 19:37:43 GMT @ T+09:45 – Nominal MECO, OMS-1 not required. - 19:36:31 GMT @ T+08:33 – External Tank (ET) ...
STS-129 Launch Video
The first few secs of video are jumbled - just wait it is perfect after that.
Space Shuttle Atlantis is headed for the ISS after almost...
November 16, 2009 at 19:28:08 GMT, NASA successfully launched the Space Shuttle Atlantis on its 31st flight and the 31st shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Atlantis is ...
The Space Advocate
The LCROSS Finding
Hello everyone,I bet some of you are wondering why I have not yet written about the most recent news that LCROSS found a lot of water. Well, I was at ...
Atlantis Makes Orbit on Way to ISS
The Atlantis space shuttle was launched on-time at at 2:28 PM EST from the Kennedy Space Center today for docking with the International Space Station Wednesday morning for the last ...
Busting astronomy myths
As the editorial staff of the world’s best-selling astronomy publication, we get a lot of e-mails. Some suggest story ideas, some praise a column, feature, or image, and many ask ...
Dawn Takes up Residence in Asteroid Belt
The Dawn spacecraft – which is on a course to study the asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres – has taken up permanent residence in the asteroid belt as of ...
Tomorrow is Here
Carnival of Space 129 is Live
Afet a period of suspended animation whilst traversing the solar system, I have awoken to find that autumn is here along with The Carnival of Space 129 (http://www.tinymantras.com/2009/11/carnival-of-space-129.html). Enjoy
Leonids Light Up The Night – 2009 Leonid Meteor Shower In...
The annual Leonid Meteor Shower is about to light up the night… And the time to start watching is now. The year 2009 will not see a Leonid storm, but ...
Watch the Leonids!
The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks this year on or around Tuesday night. It’s a slow-peaking shower, so even if you go out tonight, or later than Tuesday, you’ll probably ...
Water Is Wet–And So Is The Moon?
Despite it’s dry appearance, it looks as if Earth’s little brother has some water after all. After NASA “bombed” the moon (or rather smashed two objects into the surface), the ...
The Mars Society
Statement of Mars Society President Robert Zubrin on the ...
"While the results obtained from the LCROSS mission are of some scientific interest, it needs to be understood that the amount of water discovered was extremely small. The 30 m ...
Congress Falls For Time Magazine's Ares Award Too
Chairman Gordon and Subcommittee Chairwoman Giffords Congratulate NASA on Receiving TIME Magazine's Best Invention of the Year Award for Its Ares Rockets "House Committee on Science and Technology Chairman Bart ...
Spending twenty four hours at Kennedy Space Center, one absorbs all sorts of trivia. Here are some tidbits: - 5 astronauts have masters degrees. 3 were successful football players. 1 ...
The Lunar Water Rush Begins
An article on Parabolic Arc has noted the belief by some members of the space industry that the discovery of significant amounts of lunar water is going to usher in ...
Taking a Bite of Antarctic Ice
University Valley, Antarctica.Members of NASA’s IceBite team will spend the next six weeks studying the only place on Earth where the terrain resembles that of the Phoenix landing site on ...
Avatar: A Stunning New World That NASA Is Ignoring
Keith's note: "Avatar", a film by former NASA Advisory Committee member James Cameron, will debut across the planet on 18 December. Widely hailed as "ground breaking" the film may well ...
Atlantis’ Hatch is Closed and Latched
At NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A, space shuttle Atlantis’ crew access hatch has been closed and locked for flight. All six STS-129 astronauts are safely strapped into their ...
The Launch Pad
STS-129 Shuttle Launch, Social Media Style
Am I reading my tweets correctly? Did a group of people just cheer when they announced that the Space Shuttle hatch to the crew compartment passed the leak check? And ...
Discovery News - Sp...
Kings of Leonid
Tuesday is shaping into a big night for star gazers, since that's when the 2009 Leonid meteor shower will peak, giving those in Asia in particular something of a spectacular ...
New Movie Reveals Birth of Super-Suns
A two-year look at "proplyds," or protoplanetary disks in the constellation Orion has provided astronomers with a new high-resolution time-lapse movie that reveals the process of how massive star form. ...
Lowell Observatory ...
Lowell Observatory Postdoc Scientist Radiates Enthusiasm,...
Research Using Planetary Disks as Probes for Studying Face-on Spiral Galaxies Takes Her from Arizona to Chile to Spain to Malta Flagstaff, Ariz. – Kim Herrmann greets each visitor to ...
It's the size of Earth with lots of oxygen, but not a nic...
Image Credit: Sloan Digital Sky Survey Some acquaintances of mine in the United Kingdom have discovered two white dwarf stars that have a lot of oxygen in their atmospheres. One ...
NASA to Fund Primate Radiation Research
Monkeys have made contributions to spaceflight before, and NASA plans to start using them again to test the effects of radiation exposure on their performance of various tasks. With renewed ...
Hatch is closed. We are currently at T-45 minutes, but I just learned that there are “holds” in the middle, so we are actually closer to an hour and 36 ...