Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: David Dickinson, Matthew Francis, Casey Dreier, Jason Major This week’s stories: David Andrew Dickinson: Watch the Close Pass of NEO 2014 DX110 Daylight Saving time: A Spring Forward or a Step Back?
Sunday is going to be a once-in-a-generation moment. For those of us who were too young to remember the original Cosmos (writer puts hand up) or those who are eager to see the classic 1980 Carl Sagan series updated with discoveries since then, we’re all in luck.
A Saturn-mass planet might be lurking in the debris surrounding Beta Pictoris, new measurements of a debris field around the star shown.
A 25-acre sinkhole near Bayou Corne, Louisiana that formed in Aug. 2012. An analysis of NASA radar data found that the sinkhole was evident in that information before its collapse.
Like anyone else who’s ever looked up at the night sky in any but the smallest cities, I’ve seen light pollution first-hand.
THEMIS has observed how dense particles can “snake up” along magnetic field lines as cold plasma plumes.
Josh Worth’s HTML scale model of the Solar System One of my favorite pet peeves is the inability of conventional models to accurately convey the gigantic scale of the Solar System.
Blastoff! A new space show aimed at preschoolers aims to showcase the joy of space, while making sure that the youngsters learn as much as they can about the science. Space Racers (which is being distributed by Maryland Public Television) is coming to television screens across several countries this year, including the United States.
This series of images shows the asteroid P/2013 R3 breaking apart, as viewed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in 2013.
An artist’s conception of the only known planets that are likely to be habitable. Image Credit: Planetary Habitability Laboratory, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo.
And we have a big foom and a big flight! The Morpheus prototype lander, which is intended to see how well automated technologies would work to fly spacecraft and land them on other planets, finished up its latest free-flight test yesterday.
The International Space Station (ISS) in low Earth orbit The sole way for every American and station partner astronaut to fly to space and the ISS is aboard the Russian Soyuz manned capsule since the retirement of NASA’s Space Shuttles in 2011.
This photo combination shows the quasar RX J1131-1231 imaged by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope.
The tricky business of keeping time… the Astronomical Clock in Prague, Czech Republic. Credit: Godot13 under a Wikimedia Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 unported license.
NASA astronaut Bill Pogue prior to the launch of Skylab 4 in 1973. Credit: NASA As the International Space Station prepares to host its first one-year visit next year, it’s worth remembering that NASA didn’t just decide to send one of its astronauts into space that long suddenly.
SOFIA, accompanied by an F/A-18 during the open-door testing in December of 2009. Image Credit: NASA/Jim Ross Just weeks after becoming fully operational, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is facing storage in 2015.
NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy 747SP aircraft flies over Southern California’s high desert during a test flight in 2010.
Expedition 38 crew members proudly sport their national flags in this March 2014 picture from the International Space Station.
The orbital path and position of Apollo NEO asteroid 2014 DX110 just a week prior to discovery. Credit- Created using NASA/JPL’s Solar System Dynamics Small-Body Database Browser.
A gas stream from galaxy ESO 137-001 shines brightly in X-rays captured by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.