We've cracked riddle of ANTIGRAVITY mountains on Saturn's Titan - boffins. High performance access to file storage.
These Are the Sad Remains of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program. Lights go dark on Philae BUT hibernating probot could phone home again as comet nears Sun. Earth Live Stream From ISS. NASANorth Korea (the dark area) and South Korea at night.
There's nothing as profound as seeing Earth from space. Yet, only the 543 people who have trained as astronauts ever get to experience the Earth in a way that boggles the human mind — called the overview effect — until now. Spin doctors crack 'impossible' asteroid hurtling towards Earth. Build a business case: developing custom apps Pic Scientists studying a mysterious asteroid that could hit Earth in the 29th century think they've found the reason why the fast-spinning object hasn't blown itself apart.
The asteroid, 1950 DA, is over a kilometer (0.62 miles) across and rotates completely every 2.1 hours, a speed once thought impossible since the forces involved should pull it apart. Radar imaging has shown that the asteroid is a clump of rubble that should have disintegrated – but a team from the University of Tennessee thinks it may have cracked the conundrum. "We found that 1950 DA is rotating faster than the breakup limit for its density," said postdoctoral researcher Ben Rozitis. "So if just gravity were holding this rubble pile together, as is generally assumed, it would fly apart. In a paper in Nature the team posits that van der Waals forces are keeping the rubble clump together. You spin me right round, baby, right round. Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity.
Cargo truck crammed with garbage explodes IN SPAAAAACE. Build a business case: developing custom apps.
Blighty in SPAAAACE: Brit-built satellite films the Earth. Two years on, Curiosity's still in the same crater. Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty Its wheels are eroding and its (parody) Twitter account is grumpy, but the Mars Curiosity Rover has celebrated two years in space.
Yes, it has been two years since we sat on the edges of our seats, watching (if we were able to) or listening (in the case of this scribe, who was in his car at the time, thankful for the broadcast) to the “seven minutes of terror” as we waited to hear whether the rover would land or merely smash itself to bits on the surface of the Red Planet.
Since then, we've had Curiosity selfies, speculation (damped down by NASA) that it had found organic compounds, sing Happy Birthday to itself for its first anniversary, turned up lakebed clay, sent buckets of photos home, and begun a three-kilometre trek towards Mount Sharp. NASA's second birthday announcement also notes that the rover has had to go through some extra computer work to stay on-mission. Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012. Near Miss: The Solar Superstorm of July 2012 July 23, 2014: If an asteroid big enough to knock modern civilization back to the 18th century appeared out of deep space and buzzed the Earth-Moon system, the near-miss would be instant worldwide headline news.
Two years ago, Earth experienced a close shave just as perilous, but most newspapers didn't mention it. The "impactor" was an extreme solar storm, the most powerful in as much as 150+ years. "If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces," says Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado. Baker, along with colleagues from NASA and other universities, published a seminal study of the storm in the December 2013 issue of the journal Space Weather.
"I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did," says Baker. Indian rocket set to sling five satellites. Integrated tiered storage for Big Data and HPC LIVE VID India will today attempt to launch several satellites that will include Earth imaging and microsatellite payloads.
The nation's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PLSV) specialises in hoisting satellites into sun-synchronous polar orbits, with 25 successful launches recorded by April 2014. Perhaps its highest-profile launch in international terms happened in November 2013, when it slung the country's Mars Orbiter Mission in the direction of the Red Planet. Quad Lasers Deliver Fast, Earth-Based Internet To the Moon. BAFFLING power cockup halts NASA's nuclear Mars tank Curiosity. NASA has halted its rover Curiosity on Mars for a few days while engineers on Earth attempt to figure out what caused an electrical fault in the robot.
Space selfie ... Curiosity in the Gale Crater on Mars (Credit: NASA) The space agency was quick to reassure everyone that their favorite nuclear-powered truck was still safe and stable, and even fully capable of operation. But engineers, who were alerted to the fault on November 17, still want a crack at figuring out what went wrong. "We are taking the precaution of investigating what may be a soft short," said Jim Erickson, Mars Science Laboratory project manager, referring to a type of electrical fault caused by something that's partially or temporarily conductive, rather than a hard short such as one wire touching another and conducting electricity. Puzzled Scientists Say Strange Things Are Happening On the Sun.
United Nations agrees to establish Asteroid Warning Group to defend Earth against impacts. Former NASA astronaut Ed Lu says the earth needs to be protected against potential rogue asteroids with the Sentinel Space Telescope. Courtesy B612/TEDx news+ Hi, to access news+ premium content, please Continue. New 'FREAK' ASTEROID: Spinning sprinkler spews six streams in SPAAACE.
Pic A bizarre spinning object, described by NASA as "weird and freakish" and shooting jets of matter that cause it to move, has been spotted in our Solar System.
The mysterious rock, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, was seen spewing matter from its surface by the Hubble space telescope on September 10. Then in a second image taken on September 23 the asteroid, dubbed P/2013 P5, appeared to have swung around significantly. Spaffing all over space ... What happens when the Sun gets pushy (Click for more info. Credit: NASA/ESA) That 'DIAMOND SUPER EARTH' may actually be WORTHLESS ball of gas. 7 elements of radically simple OS migration A "diamond super Earth" discovered a year ago may not be anywhere near as valuable as previously suggested.
A graduate student at the University of Arizona has examined data that appeared to point to the existence of a diamond-stuffed world circling 55 Cancri, a star which is 40 light-years away from Earth. Scientists at Yale had earlier suggested that the precious planet 55 Cancri e was a rocky globe with a shell of graphite surrounding a thick layer of diamond, but this has now been thrown into doubt. Shine on, you crazy diamond ... 55 Cancri e as imagined by Haven Giguere/Yale University. Why Do We Go to Space, Anyway? - Megan Garber. The space program was forged from paranoia and fear.
Our first rockets were weapons. Our first moves into the world beyond our own were motivated by competition. But when we finally got ourselves into space -- when we first traveled around our lonely planet, and took our first bounding leaps on the moon -- many of those baser motivations transformed into something more transcendent and profound: Space came to mean something much more than ideology. Space ended up teaching us about life on Earth. The life and death of Buran, the USSR shuttle built on faulty assumptions. Space truck Cygnus left idling outside ISS after data format snafu borks docking.
The operators of Cygnus – a commercial unmanned spacecraft sent on a demonstration mission to the International Space Station – have been forced to delay its docking with the microgravity laboratory after they discovered a software glitch. It means that Cygnus won't dock with the ISS until Saturday, 28 September, at the earliest, it has been confirmed. Reuters: NASA Mars rover finds no sign of methane, telltale sign of life. Is There Life on Mars? No - Megan Garber. Sorry, David Bowie. DRAMA at 75,000 FEET: Our Playmonaut's TERROR PLUNGE from EDGE of SPACE. Pulsars: the GPS beacons of the cosmos. High performance access to file storage. Space-walker nearly OPENED HELMET to avoid DROWNING.
High performance access to file storage Back in July, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano went for a spacewalk from the International Space Station. Boldly Going ... Going ... Gone! Why Voyager 1's Entrance Into Interstellar Space Is Such a Big Deal - Megan Garber. Japan Controls Rocket Launch With Just 8 People and 2 Laptops. Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN. Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates. Secret space plane lands at US air force base after unknown two-year mission. A top-secret space plane landed Friday at an air force base on the southern California coast. The plane spent nearly two years circling Earth on a classified mission. Why are images from space probes always in black and white?
January 11, 2013. Keep Track of Every Mission Throughout The Solar System With This Handy Map. Cassini tickles Saturn's rings ahead of final death plunge. Rosetta: Scientists await news of 'bouncing' comet probe. Dark side of the DUNE: Comet probot snaps shadowy surface selfie. SCORE: Rosetta probe hits orbit of far-flung comet. We sent a probe SIX BILLION km to measure temperature of a COMET doing 135,000 km/h. Rosetta Achieves Orbit Around Comet.