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Bolshoi Simulation

Newly released files from The National Archives. Edge of Space {Ep.43} - Άκρα του Σύμπαντος (χωρίς)

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Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky. Astrophotography. Thierry Legault - Astrophotography. International Astronomical Union. Recent Scenes from Antarctica - Alan Taylor - In Focus. Winter is coming back to Antarctica and, after a busy season for both scientists and tourists, most researchers stationed there have traveled north for the season.

Recent Scenes from Antarctica - Alan Taylor - In Focus

Among them were a Russian team that recently came within 30 meters of drilling into Lake Vostok -- a subglacial lake some 4,000 meters below the surface of the ice -- and the crew of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, who have been burying a massive array of detectors deep in the ice. (They placed their final detector in December.) Phil Hart - Astronomy, Photography and Peak Oil. Ride an SRB video into space. Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core. Neutron Stars (Illustrations) 12.

Neutron Stars (Illustrations)

Still Illustrations of White Dwarf Gravitational Wave MergerTwo white dwarf stars, orbiting each other in a death grip and destined to merge, may be flooding space right now with gravitational waves. These waves are ripples in space-time predicted by Einstein but never detected directly. Einstein predicted that accelerating, massive objects emit gravitational waves, which propagate through space at light speed. Quark star. IceCube Blog. Diagram of the Hubble Space Telescope, 1981. Building the Digital Optical Module (DOM) Professor Stephen W. Hawking.

News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids.


ESA ESO. Los Cielos de América. New Discovery about the Fabric of Space-Time. STEREO reveals the Entire Sun. The Supercomputer Supernova. LROC Image Browser. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera. View topic - Fireball48 Sign-up and Alert Page. To sign-up for the Fireball48 Network, please sign-up for The Asterisk (this very online bulletin board), come back to this page, and then click "Subscribe topic" at the bottom.

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Then whenever anyone posts a new Fireball48 Alert to this page, you will receive an email. 2005 March 28 - A Tether in Space. Discover the cosmos!

2005 March 28 - A Tether in Space

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2005 March 28 A Tether in Space Credit: TSS-1, STS-46 Crew, NASA. Official Source of Cassini images of Saturn, its rings & moons. Cassini Solstice Mission. Voyager - The Interstellar Mission. Curiosity Cam, Ustream.TV: THIS WEEK (NOV. 29): ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS ARE FINISHING SYSTEMS TESTS BETWEEN THE ROVER AND OTHER SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS (IN.

UPCOMING EVENT NASA Tech Benefits Earth 7 p.m.


PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC), Thursday, April 10, 2014 NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is known for missions that greatly impact our understanding of the solar system and the universe. But the ground breaking research and development done at JPL has also had many impacts on everyday life on earth. JPL innovations can be found everywhere, from farms to hospitals to our very own homes. Speaker: Indrani Graczyk, Manager, Commercial Program Office, JPL Follow the mission and the rovers on Twitter (@MarsRovers) and Facebook. For additional information on Spirit and Opportunity and the 10 year anniversary on Mars, visit For information about NASA's Curiosity mission, visit: and Follow the Curiosity rover on Twitter (@MarsCuriosity) and Facebook FAQsGet answers to some of the most common questions about Curiosity: Mission name: Mars Science Laboratory Rover name: Curiosity rover.

Titan flash v.12. Herschel Space Observatory. Galaxy Zoo: Hubble. News Blog - Mike Lynch's "Exploding" Telescope. Here's a cautionary story about someone who was careful with his observing gear — and still got burned.

News Blog - Mike Lynch's "Exploding" Telescope

Some of you probably know (or know of) Mike Lynch, an avid amateur astronomer who hosts frequent star parties in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. He's the author of several skywatching books, writes a column for the Twin Cities' Pioneer Press, and hosts an astronomy website. You might not know that he's been a meteorologist for radio station WCCO for nearly 30 years. A week ago Lynch headed off to the radio station after observing the night before with his 14½-inch Starmaster Dobsonian. Well, later that morning, Lynch got a frantic call from his wife. Pillow Astronaut. NASA-engineered collision spills new Moon secrets. Scientists led by Brown University are offering the first detailed explanation of the crater formed when a NASA rocket slammed into the Moon last fall and information about the composition of the lunar soil at the poles that never has been sampled.

NASA-engineered collision spills new Moon secrets

The findings are published in a set of papers in Science stemming from the successful NASA mission, called LCROSS for Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite. Peter Schultz and graduate student Brendan Hermalyn analyzed data from bits of the Moon’s surface kicked up by a NASA-engineered collision. They found unexpected complexity — and traces of silver. Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University Mission control at NASA Ames sent the emptied upper stage of a rocket crashing into the Cabeus crater near the Moon’s south pole last October. Astroblog. Computer Physics Lab. Latest Ionogram.