) NASA’s Project Morpheus nailed it again today with yet another successful free flight of their prototype lander, soaring higher, faster, and farther than ever before!
False colour composite of a ‘glory’ seen on Venus on 24 July 2011. The image is composed of three images at ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared wavelengths from the Venus Monitoring Camera.
Opportunity rover’s 1st mountain climbing goal is dead ahead in this up close view of Solander Point at Endeavour Crater.
Excerpt from the infographic “An Early History of Satellites.” Credit: Broadband Wherever. It’s not often that one associates a satellite with French folk songs, but this infographic does that and more.
Engage! This video shows some results of the the Galaxy and Mass Assembly catalogue, including the real positions of galaxies.
Like many kids his age, 4-year-old Lucas Whiteley is fascinated about space and astronauts and has a lot of questions to ask.
A panoramic view of the Great Orion Nebula and the Horsehead Nebula including the very familiar three bright stars of Orion’s belt.
They fixed a broken space station and participated in a space Olympic torch relay. And now that they’ve spent their allotted six months in space, it’s time for Expedition 38 to come home.
A false-color image, taken by the Cassini spacecraft, of a huge hurricane at Saturn’s north pole. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI With the premiere of the revamped “Cosmos” series, NASA used this opportunity to showcase the imagery and missions that are such a big part of our explorations of the Universe, live-Tweeting during the show: (...) Read the rest of Real Images From NASA Show the ‘Cosmos’ as a Space-Time Odyssey (355 words) © nancy for Universe Today, 2014.
There’s a lot you can learn by just staring at an object, watching how it changes in brightness. This is the technique of photometry, and it has helped astronomers discover variable stars, extrasolar planets, minor planets, supernovae, and much more.?
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson contemplates the Big Bang. Image courtesy of Fox. With much anticipation from the astronomy and science community, the opening episode of the new and updated version of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” series premiered to the masses on television in North America last night.
The projected path of the March 20th occultation of Regulus by 163 Erigone. Credit: Ted Blank/IOTA. Live in the New York City tri-state area, or anywhere near the path above?
Hypothetical astronaut mission to an asteroid. Credit: NASA Human Exploration Framework Team Fancy yourself an asteroid hunter?
Artist’s impression (not to scale) of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
We hold the Virtual Star Party every Sunday night as a live Google+ Hangout on Air. We begin the show when it gets dark on the West Coast.
An upgraded SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon cargo capsule bound for the ISS is slated to launch on March 16, 2014 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral, FL.
Lambda Geminorum at 10:43 p.m. March 11 just two minutes before disappearing behind the moon as seen from Minneapolis, Minn.
Yutu rover drives around Chang’e-3 lander – from Above And Below. Composite view shows China’s Yutu rover and tracks driving in clockwise direction around Chang’e-3 lander from Above And Below (orbit and surface).
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.