Latest Space science Stories

Space Weather Damaging Satellites
2013-09-16 14:32:14

Scientists say space weather could be causing some satellite malfunctions due to high-energy electrons.

Researchers Compile Virtual Atlas Of Asteroid Vesta
2013-09-13 08:59:41

Astronomy enthusiasts can now take a virtual tour of the asteroid Vesta thanks to an atlas created from images captured during the Dawn Mission’s Low Altitude Mapping Orbit (LAMO).

Atmospheric Drag Impacts On Satellite Orbits
2013-09-12 04:13:35

A beach ball-sized satellite designed to investigate the impact that atmospheric drag can have on satellite orbits is slated to be launched by NASA on Sunday, September 15.

No Planetary Influence On Solar Activity
2013-09-05 14:37:53

A new study refutes a report last year which claimed the planets have an effect on solar activity.

Another Earth-Directed Coronal Mass Ejection
2013-08-22 06:59:09

On August 21, 2013 at 1:24 am EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, or CME, a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of particles into space and reach Earth one to three days later.

NASA’s Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory Sees An Earth Directed Coronal Mass Ejection
2013-08-20 12:53:40

On August 20, 2013 at 4:24 am EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon which can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later.

Solar Flip Soon
2013-08-06 13:41:02

Solar experts are anticipating a major event to happen within the next three or four months - the sun is going to flip.

Asteroid Grand Challenge First Round Reviews Complete
2013-08-01 04:35:09

The first step toward NASA's mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable Earth-lunar orbit, and send humans to examine it, has been completed.

GOES-R Satellite Magnetometer Boom Deployment Test Successful
2013-07-30 10:33:57

The GOES-R Magnetometer Engineering Development Unit made an important development in the construction of the spacecraft recently after completing a successful boom deployment test at an ATK facility in Goleta, Calif.

Latest Space science Reference Libraries

Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

Planetary Astronomy
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational Planetary Astronomy Even within the field of Planetary Astronomy, there are several divisions to...

Planetary and Space Science
2012-05-28 10:21:45

Planetary and Space Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1959 and published by Elsevier 15 times per year. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Rita Schulz (The Netherlands). The journal publishes original research articles and short communications. The main focus is on solar system processes which encompass multiple areas of the natural sciences. Research that involves planetary and space sciences involves many disciplines. Celestial mechanics is part of these...

Ring Current
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Ring Current -- A ring current is an electric current carried by charged particles trapped in a planet's magnetosphere. It is caused by the longitudinal drift of energetic (10-200 keV) particles. Earth's Ring Current Earth's ring current is responsible for geomagnetic storms. The ring current system consists of a band, at a distance of 3-5 RE(1), which lies in the equatorial plane and circulates clockwise around the Earth (when viewed from the north). The particles of this region...

2004-10-19 04:45:42

Planetary Ring -- A planetary ring is a ring of dust and other small particles orbiting around a planet in a flat disc-shaped region. The most spectacular and famous planetary rings are those around Saturn, but all four of the solar system's gas giant planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune) possess ring systems of their own. The origin of planetary rings is not precisely known, but they are thought to be unstable and dissipate over the course of tens or hundreds of millions of...

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