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Search. New Ships and Manned Missions. Telescopes. Local sol. Colony. FTL. Big Dumb Objects. Big Space Engineering. Astrophysics. Pics. Space Debris. Our Universe. Space Simulations and Sky Charts. Space science. Team Asrtronomy. Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System. Eso1513 — Science Release Hints that the building blocks of the chemistry of life are universal 8 April 2015 For the first time, astronomers have detected the presence of complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, in a protoplanetary disc surrounding a young star.

Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System

The discovery, made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), reaffirms that the conditions that spawned the Earth and Sun are not unique in the Universe. The results are published in the 9 April 2015 issue of the journal Nature. Fragile Humans Spacewalk To Upgrade Space Station Communications. Can you help me identify what I captured here? : astrophotography. Taking a time-lapse this morning (CANON 6D 35MM @ f1.4 10" ISO1600 with a 10" delay between frames) and captured what I first thought was just a plane passing by... but I didn't see it in any other frames and what I assume is a vapor trail was rather odd.

Can you help me identify what I captured here? : astrophotography

Is this a meteor? Thanks for any input. Captured frames (unedited besides crop) below: EDIT: Wow, had no idea - that is pretty awesome. Thank you all for informing me. EDIT2: WOW. Here is the full-frame captured (25% original size). 10 Apps That Are The Next Best Thing To Being In Space. I may have to take a closer look at some of these tonight with the kids.

10 Apps That Are The Next Best Thing To Being In Space

Just this morning we were having a discussion about the movement of the earth, moon, the milky way etc... It would be neat to help them get a good visualization of what I meant. You know, instead of pretending my fist is the earth and my index finger is the moon "this is how is moves! " Far-future-timeline.png (976×3241) Space/Astronomy Questions and Answers [Archive] - Cosmoquest Forum. Universe Today — Space and astronomy news. The Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule stand ready for launch prior to the detection of a helium leak in one of the engines forcing a scrub of the launch attempt on April 14. 2014 – now reset to April 18, 2014.

Universe Today — Space and astronomy news

Credit: nasatech.net. Space Science Stories to Watch in 2014. Want to stay on top of all the space news?

Space Science Stories to Watch in 2014

Follow @universetoday on Twitter Orion moves towards its first EFT-1 spaceflight later this year. (Credit: NASA) There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “May you live in interesting times,” and 2013 certainly fit the bill in the world of spaceflight and space science. The past year saw spacecraft depart for Mars, China land a rover on the Moon, and drama in low Earth orbit to repair the International Space Station. But it’s a brave new world out there. An artist’s conception of ESA’s Rosetta and Philae spacecraft approaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta to Explore a Comet: On January 20, 2014, the European Space Agency will hail its Rosetta spacecraft and awaken it for its historic encounter with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko later this year in August. The October 19th, 2014 passage of comet C/2013 A1 Siding Springs past Mars. National Aeronautics And Space Administration celebrates 50th anniversary.

Live From The International Space Station! The International Space Station (ISS) is a habitable satellite that was launched on October 31 2000 and has had continued human occupation ever since, the longest on record.

Live From The International Space Station!

It's an observatory and research laboratory in low Earth orbit with crew conducting experiments in Biology, Physics and Astronomy, amongst other things. The station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, and in 2010 it had racked up almost 60,000 orbits, accruing a whopping 1.5 billion miles. To give you an idea of its size, in total it's about the area of a U.S. football field, and weighs over 400,000 kilograms. Space in Videos - ESA Live. NASA develops 3D printing factory in space. News: NASA is developing an orbiting factory that will use 3D printing and robots to fabricate giant structures such as antennas and solar arrays of up to a kilometre in length, as part of its ongoing search for extra-terrestrial life.

NASA develops 3D printing factory in space

The US space agency this week announced it was awarding technology firm Tethers Unlimited Inc (TUI) a $500,000 contract to develop the facility. The NASA funding - a second-phase contract that follows an initial contract issued earlier this year - will allow TUI to continue work on its SpiderFab technology, which allows large-scale spacecraft components to be built in space, avoiding the expense of building the components on earth and transporting them into space using rockets. “On-orbit fabrication allows the material for these critical components to be launched in a very compact and durable form, such as spools of fiber or blocks of polymer, so they can fit into a smaller, less expensive launch vehicle.”

Said TUI CEO and chief scientist Dr Rob Hoyt. Nasa-backed space spider concept to build giant satellites in orbit. Space is a place for finished products.

Nasa-backed space spider concept to build giant satellites in orbit

The satellites we send into orbit are checked, rechecked and then triple checked to make sure that nothing will fail. That finished product is then neatly folded, packed away atop a giant rocket, and blasted off into orbit. But one company in the US, recently awarded $500,000 (£320,000) by Nasa, wants to change this paradigm. Tethers Unlimited wants to change the way we think about the things we put into space. In their words, they want to "launch the process, not the product". Introducing SpiderFab, a potentially revolutionary idea for constructing satellites and other piece of kit in orbit, instead of building them on Earth and launching them ready-made. How Asteroids Can Save Mankind. How Asteroids Can Save Mankind How Asteroids can save mankind Asteroid mining may seem like science fiction, but with resources running short on Earth, mining the sky could be humanity's only hope.

How Asteroids Can Save Mankind