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circular orbit exoplanets
2015-06-02 16:02:11

The news that circular orbits are not uncommon for smaller exoplanets is great for extraterrestrial life.

moon swirls comets
2015-06-02 09:25:21

What gave the moon so many swirlies? New research suggests it was none other than the bullies, crashing comets.

92637_web
2015-05-30 12:58:28

Using the ALMA telescope in Chile, researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology have detected what appears to be a gigantic flare on the surface of one of the closest, most well known red giants in the universe – the red giant Mira.

2015-05-29 16:20:39

Leveraging scientific and high-tech expertise while supporting jobs and growth CAMBRIDGE, ON, May 29, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Federal Economic

lightsail contact
2015-05-29 09:21:39

Oops! Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft has left the prototype satellite unable to communicate with mission control, preventing (at least for now) the scheduled deployment of its solar sails to ensure that they work as planned.

supernovas clean galaxies
2015-05-27 14:31:23

Clean up in Centaurus A! Research shows that supernovae may be the cleaners of space, working with supermassive black holes and sweeping out gas to prevent the process from restarting.

2015-05-26 23:08:55

Embracing ideas like an expanding universe and exploring top tech trends are just a few of the topics futurist Jack Uldrich tackles in his keynote speeches.

2015-05-26 23:03:21

Partnership Provides Powerful Data Source for Use in Smarter Applications Norcross, GA (PRWEB) May 26, 2015 Hexagon Geospatial is pleased to announce

europa mission instruments
2015-05-26 17:13:41

NASA's not sending violins and trumpets out to space. These scientific instruments will be used to determine if life could exist on Europa. Cross your fingers!

Pluto
2015-05-26 09:05:59

This summer, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will complete a flyby of Pluto, studying among other things the surface composition, geology, morphology, atmosphere and surface temperature of the dwarf planet and its moons. The goal is to understand how the system formed.


Latest Space Reference Libraries

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

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...

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

sts-52
2012-03-24 10:39:24

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on October 22, 1992 at 1:09 PM EDT and landed at Kennedy on November 1 at 9:05 AM EST. The shuttle orbited 159 times at an altitude of 163 nautical miles at an inclination of 28.45 degrees and travelled 4.1 million miles. The mission lasted 9 days, 20 hours, 56 minutes, and 13 seconds. The mission launched several satellites for international partners. The primary mission objectives were the deployment of the Laser Geodynamic Satellite II...

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Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'