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Colour composite view of the Pillars of Creation from MUSE data
2015-05-01 11:28:23

For the first time, astronomers have produced a fully 3D view of the Pillars of Creation using the Very Large Telescope to capture the iconic billowing dust pillars in new detail and discover never-before-seen features.

MMS mission
2015-04-29 15:18:04

In a feat of modern-day engineering, NASA’s upcoming Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission will fly four spacecraft about the size of Fenway Park in tight formation while gathering 4 megabytes per second.

sombrero galaxy
2015-05-01 06:00:28

Astronomy enthusiasts have a golden opportunity to see what National Geographic refers to as a “stunning galaxy” on Friday night, as Messier 104 – better known as the Sombrero Galaxy – will be visible in the southern part of the sky, according to the website.

america hell
2015-04-29 08:20:19

Kathryn Gin Lum’s book Damned Nation: Hell in America from the Revolution to Reconstruction examines the deep and long-lasting effects of belief in hell within American history. In a post-revolution America that had rejected the control of monarchy and colonial rule, fear of damnation and the desire to “save” gave structure to potential chaos as much as any other value system.

2015-04-27 23:07:56

Author Jeremy Gosnell's thriller explores past civilizations and the lessons they hold for the future. (PRWEB) April 27, 2015

2015-04-27 16:21:14

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) joined Griffith Observatory April 24-26 with daily events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of

space-spiders-670
2015-04-27 10:33:16

If this image gives you the heebie jeebies, you might not want to wait around for New Horizons to get a good look at the spider-like patterns on Pluto.

90539_web
2015-04-26 10:28:48

Sorry Star Trek fans, but it looks like Tau Ceti is not conducive to host life.

hires
2015-04-25 09:52:10

Meet the loneliest galaxies in the universe as they were flung from their home clusters due to gravitational turbulence.

hubble space telescope
2015-04-24 09:18:41

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s launch, and the instrument’s science team is marking its silver anniversary by releasing a brand new image of the star cluster Westerlund 2, located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation Carina.


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”).