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The Awesome Margaret Hamilton. Astronomer Captures Enormous True-Color Photo of Night Sky. Armed with a Laptop and Six Digital Cameras, an Amateur Astronomer Created a 5,000-Megapixel Panorama of the Universe from Tens of Thousands of Digital Images The Milky Way Galaxy.

Astronomer Captures Enormous True-Color Photo of Night Sky

Image courtesy Nick Risinger. (Flickr image) On his way to snapping 37,440 digital photos, Nick Risinger never once asked anyone to look at his camera and smile. Risinger’s subjects were the millions upon millions of stars and solar systems and galaxies filling the night sky. New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b’s Discovery. On Aug. 24, astronomers announced they had found a possibly Earth-like planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun.

New Planet 2016: Complete Coverage of Proxima b’s Discovery

The planet, called Proxima b, is about 1.3 times the mass of Earth and is 4.22 light-years away. Main Story: Found! Potentially Earth-Like Planet at Proxima Centauri Is Closest Ever Scientists have found clear evidence of a planet around Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. The planet, called Proxima b, appears to be rocky and might be warm enough to host liquid water, and thus be habitable. Project Daedalus – Interstellar Mission. Daedalus Interstellar Probe - image copyright Adrian Mann This was a thirteen member volunteer engineering design study conducted between 1973 and 1978, to demonstrate that Interstellar travel is feasible in theory.

Project Daedalus – Interstellar Mission

Kielder Observatory.

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Telescopes. James Oberg's Pioneering Space. From: "Space World Magazine" January 1975 issue.

James Oberg's Pioneering Space

Editor's Introduction Twelve years ago Major Yuri Gagarin made the world's first manned space flight. There were many contemporary rumors that earlier manned shots had failed, killing a series of unknown cosmonauts. Without access to the actual Russian space files, no one can ultimately say whether or not these alleged secret fatal flights ever really took place. Vostochny (formerly Svobodny) Cosmodrome. One of the many problems the Russian government faced upon the collapse of the Soviet Union was access to space launch facilities.

Vostochny (formerly Svobodny) Cosmodrome

Baikonur Cosmodrome, the largest Soviet space center, was in the newly-independent Kazakhstan. During 1991-1993, negotiations over the status of the facility were not easy. The Drake Equation. "What do we need to know about to discover life in space?

The Drake Equation

" How can we estimate the number of technological civilizations that might exist among the stars? While working as a radio astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Dr. Frank Drake conceived an approach to bound the terms involved in estimating the number of technological civilizations that may exist in our galaxy. The Drake Equation, as it has become known, was first presented by Drake in 1961 and identifies specific factors thought to play a role in the development of such civilizations.

Although there is no unique solution to this equation, it is a generally accepted tool used by the scientific community to examine these factors.-- Frank Drake, 1961 Where, What is beyond our Solar System? WIRED Explains the mystery of the icy Kuiper Belt. Whether it's 'my very early morning jam sandwich' or 'many vile earthlings', everyone has a memorable way to list off the planets in our Solar System.

What is beyond our Solar System? WIRED Explains the mystery of the icy Kuiper Belt

But beyond the mnemonics, some of the most interesting and unexplored objects lurk beyond the stuff of textbooks in an icy region known as the Kuiper Belt. This area of our Solar System, which stretches out for billions of miles past Neptune, has been providing astronomers with a host of mysteries to solve over the past few years. The most famous among the objects lurking beyond Neptune is many people’s favourite ‘planet’ Pluto which was robbed of the aforementioned title in 2006. When Professor Mike Brown from Caltech discovered the dwarf planet Eris, the biggest object to be found in the Solar system over the past 150 years, Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status. But planet or no planet, since Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto in 2015 it has been repainting the picture we had of the world. Some Satellite Photos of Earth at Night. (After clicking on a photo-link to show a photo, click on the Back button of your browser to return to this page.

Some Satellite Photos of Earth at Night

Alternatively: In most browsers, you can click the right mouse button when the cursor is over a link, then choose to open the link in a separate window.) Table of Contents: (of this page) For more images, you can use an Image search engine, like Google Images, and use keywords like "lights night satellite". End of Table of Contents. A 6,000 year old telescope without a lens - prehistoric tombs enhanced astron...

Astronomers are exploring what might be described as the first astronomical observing tool, potentially used by prehistoric humans 6,000 years ago.

A 6,000 year old telescope without a lens - prehistoric tombs enhanced astron...

They suggest that the long, narrow entrance passages to ancient stone, or 'megalithic', tombs may have enhanced what early human cultures could see in the night sky, an effect that could have been interpreted as the ancestors granting special power to the initiated. The team present their study at the National Astronomy Meeting, being held this week in Nottingham. Horizon, 1997-1998, Mir Mortals. Welcome to your planet - Planet Labs. DigitalGlobe. Sarah Parcak, Space Archeologist. With countless ancient cities and pyramids still buried below Egypt's endless sand, where do you point your shovel?

Sarah Parcak, Space Archeologist

Ask a satellite floating 400 miles overhead. IAU Minor Planet Center. Helicopters on Mars? Why Not? Helicopters on Mars? Why Not? 3-D Exploration! Researchers want a vehicle that can cover ground quickly but also move slowly to examine an area. Planet Four. Science. The Moon. But it's not for drinking, scientists say. It’s one of the most intriguing questions in science: Could life exist on Mars today?

On Monday came an answer: Yes, quite possibly. Scientists using observations from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter said they’ve found powerful evidence that briny water routinely flows on the Martian surface. A Year Of Sunrises. Inflatable, 20km tall 'space elevator' could replace rockets. A Canada-based space company has patented an inflatable "space elevator" designed to propel astronauts up into the stratosphere before they blast off into space. If the maverick "ThothX Tower" were ever actually built, it would soar 20km (12.4 miles) into the sky, and would reduce the cost of space launches by 30 percent in fuel costs alone, according to estimations.

Insight: Introduction. This mesmerizing video shows how incredibly vast space really is. Light travels at about 186,000 miles per second. Wow! signal. The Wow! Biosphere 2. Black hole glimpsed playing cosmic billiards - BBC News. 6-billion-year-old quasar spinning nearly as fast as physically possible. Supermassive black holes are powerful engines, pumping matter and energy into their environments. Despite their size and influence, they are also relatively small, making detailed observations a major challenge. Moons of Jupiter. A montage of Jupiter and its four largest moons (distance and sizes not to scale)

Astrophotography. Space Shuttle. Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and space shuttle mockup to become centerpiece of new exhibit at Space Center Houston visitor center near NASA's Johnson Space Center. Moon Base Possible through Lava Tubes. Open Space Agency. Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space? Mars One. The Space Race. Kepler Orrery Animation. Lunar Missions Ltd - Lunar Mission One. Space and NASA News – Universe and Deep Space Information. StarTeach Astronomy Education. The UK's best astronomy magazine. Space News From SpaceDaily.Com. Dawn Mission: Dawn - Home Page.

Astrobiology Magazine Exploring the Solar System and beyond. Helioseismology. Solar System Visualization Project. SETI Institute. ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment on USTREAM: The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) was activated ...

ISS Space Station over Greece !!! Hellas!!! Open source open access personal space exploration. Celestial happenings you can see from your own backyard. Spacehack. ESA. Rosetta / Space Science / Our Activities / ESA. Nasa.gov. Outer Space Flight Videos & Pictures. China National Space Administration. Welcome To Indian Space Research Organisation - Home Page. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

BBC Space – Explore the planets, black holes, stars and more. Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. NEAR-EARTH ASTEROID TRACKING. Space, Stars, Mars, Earth, Planets and More.