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2014-11-10 16:55:38

Neil deGrasse Tyson weighs in on Christopher Nolan's newest sci-fi thriller "Interstellar."

2014-06-19 08:20:59

CANNES, France, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated Astrophysicist, former NASA Advisory Council member, and New York Times best-selling author Dr.

2014-05-24 23:01:55

Inspired by the celebrity of one of the world’s most infamous astrophysicists, Neil deGrasse Tyson, GradSchools.com released an infographic that emphasizes the importance of understanding that

Hubble Space Telescope Catches Asteroid Breaking Up Due To Sunlight
2014-03-06 12:11:47

Astronomers publishing a paper in the Astrophysical Journal Letters say they witnessed an asteroid breakup into as many as 10 smaller pieces. The team used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the asteroid as it shredded when nearing the sun.

2014-03-04 16:24:34

Original Series Set to Air in Two-Day NGC Marathon This Weekend, Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9, 2014 WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 34 years after it originally

Copernicus Spacecraft Trajectory Design And Optimization System
2013-11-15 12:40:54

Copernicus, a generalized spacecraft trajectory design and optimization system, is capable of solving a wide range of trajectory problems such as planet or moon centered trajectories, libration point trajectories, planet-moon transfers and tours, and all types of interplanetary and asteroid/comet missions.

Six-Tailed Asteroid Caught By NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
2013-11-07 15:50:06

Astronomers using the NASA Hubble Space Telescope have witnessed an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust. NASA said the asteroid, designated P/2013 P5, resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler with the dust radiating from it like water being whipped around a yard.

2013-08-14 23:24:18

Physicist Louis A.

2013-04-19 08:58:32

At a major planetary defense conference in Flagstaff, AZ, last evening, the Planetary Society announced the winners of its 2013 Shoemaker Near Earth Object (NEO) grants and was recognized itself for the Society’s long history of international leadership in the detection and mitigation of threatening asteroids, and other planetary discoveries.


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2009-04-28 11:47:36

The Reverend Thomas William Webb (December 14, 1807 "“ May 19, 1885) was a British astronomer and faithful clergyman. The lone son of a clergyman, the Rev. John Webb was raised and educated by his father in absence of his mother who died in Webb's early childhood. He travelled to Oxford to attend Magdalen College. Soon after, he was ordained a minister by the Anglican Church in 1829. In 1843, he married Henrietta Montague. Mrs. Webb died on September 7, 1884. Webb followed shortly...

Sagan, Carl
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 - December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer who pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and science in general. He is less well known for his skepticism. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sagan attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree (1955) and a master's degree (1956) in physics, before earning his doctorate (1960) in astronomy and astrophysics. He taught at Harvard University...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.