- Beyond Hubble: MUSE Brings The Universe In 3-D
The MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope has given astronomers the best ever 3-D view of the deep Universe- in just 27 hours. By taking very long exposure pictures of regions of the sky, astronomers have created many deep fields that have rev ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 26 2015 - 9:22am
- Mysterious Bright Spot On Ceres Might Soon Have An Answer
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is approaching its historic orbit insertion at Ceres, which will happen on Friday, March 6th. Ceres is named for the Roman goddess of agriculture and harvests. Ceres is considered a 'dwarf planet', according to 237 ast ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 2 2015 - 5:51pm
- Planck Mission Challenges Einstein Again
From 2009 to 2013, ESA’s Planck satellite took measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), radiation that originated approximately13 billion years ago, around 380,000 years after the Big Bang. Due to the expansion of the universe, this light is ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2015 - 9:30am
- Destination Ceres: Inside The Dawn Spacecraft's Revolutionary Ion Engine
The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years traveling across the Solar System to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Now in orbit around Ceres, the probe has returned the first images and data from these distant objects. ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 6 2015 - 9:30pm
- No Money, No Process: Mars One Is Duping Supporters, Says Candidate
Space is exciting so it is easy to get sucked into bold claims. A few years ago one of our writers had the idea to launch Bloggy into space. He was going to do all the work and just needed the money to pay the company, Interorbital, a very reasonable-soun ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Mar 18 2015 - 7:30am
- In-flight Refueling For Commercial Airlines?
There’s real pressure on the aviation industry to introduce faster, cheaper and greener aircraft, while maintaining the high safety standards demanded of airlines worldwide. ...
Article - The Conversation - Apr 12 2015 - 8:00am
- Ground And Space Telescope Microlensing Combine To Find Distant Planet
A remote gas planet has been detected about 13,000 light-years away, making it one of the most distant planets known. The Poland-based Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) Warsaw Telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile scans the skies ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2015 - 3:29pm
- Eyes Are On The James Webb Space Telescope As Hubble's 25th Anniversary Approaches
With the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope next week, people are again thinking about its big successor. The very first month that this part of Science 2.0, the communications portal, went live, in January of 2007, we had an update on the Jame ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Apr 20 2015 - 3:06pm
- It's Hubble's 25th Birthday But We Get A Present
The Hubble Space Telescope is almost old enough to buy its own health insurance! Tomorrow, April 24th, the Hubble Space Telescope will turn 25. For much of that time, it has been a few hundred miles away, providing a peek into the cosmos. It has long exce ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2015 - 10:43am
- LRO Finds Impact Crater Of Largest Lunar Explosion Ever Recorded
On March 17th, 2013, an object the size of a boulder hit the lunar surface in Mare Imbrium and exploded in a flash of light nearly 10 times as bright as anything ever recorded before- the largest recorded explosion occurred on the surface of the moon. ...
Article - News Staff - May 6 2015 - 9:13am