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type_1a_supernova_explosion
2015-05-21 09:27:17

While type Ia supernovae are commonly used to locate dark energy in the universe, their origins have remained somewhat mysterious.

one earth message crowdsource
2015-05-20 14:54:30

What would you upload to the One Earth Message project? In a project very similar to the "golden records" on the Voyager, artist Jon Lomberg wants to get everyone involved.

janus moon
2015-05-20 09:15:41

A moon that shares its orbit with another moon seems like an unlikely candidate to be considered the “loneliest moon in the solar system,” but such is the case with Janus, scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California explained on Monday.

2015-05-19 23:06:17

The 5th International Workshop on Lunar Surface Applications (LSA 5) billed itself at the premier showcase for Lunar Landers in 2015 and presentations from Moon Express, Astrobotic, Masten, Part

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2015-05-18 00:00:00

The efforts of NASA and the European Space Agency have brought us tantalizingly close to concrete evidence of life on Mars, even discovering evidence that the planet was once covered with water, but the “aha!” moment where we find biological life is yet to come.

dv070005
2015-05-18 00:00:00

We can see dead galaxies all over the universe-- but what causes them to die?

dn27516-1_300
2015-05-14 09:57:23

Astronomers discovered that in very rare cases, an exoplanet can spiral around the axis connecting its two stars.

2015-05-13 23:05:45

United States’ space agency to provide Mars focused skills workshops and exhibit stations at Destination Imagination season ending event CHERRY HILL, N.J.

killer asteroid
2015-05-14 06:00:17

According to some articles circulating the internet, a "monster" asteroid will "skim" by Earth tomorrow, and we all may die. We talk to Vanderbilt astronomer David Weintraub, who clarifies what's really going to happen.

prensa935_1402_hi
2015-05-12 10:51:56

This super-Jupiter is the closest exoplanet for which an image and a spectrum have been obtained, and it's a good picture of what Jupiter could have looked like back in the good old days.


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
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).