Carnival of Space. Image by Jason Major. The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog.
Tension and concentration in the control room at Lockheed Martin shortly before MAVEN successfully entered Mars orbit tonight September 21, 2014.
MAVEN Meets Mars on Sept. 21, 2014. Credit: NASA. Watch here live, below, for the Mars orbital insertion of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, on Sunday, September 21 (or early Sept.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon cargo capsule packed with science experiments and station supplies blasts off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, at 1:52 a.m.
SpaceX Falcon 9 awaits launch on Sept 20, 2014 on the CRS-4 mission. Credit: NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX is on the cusp of launching the company’s fourth commercial resupply Dragon spacecraft mission to the International Space Station (ISS) shortly after midnight, Saturday, Sept.
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The International Space Station. Credit: NASA NASA’s anticipated $3 billion to $4 billion annual budget for the International Space Station is “overly optimistic”, a new report from NASA’s Inspector General says.
Some of the many thousands of merging galaxies identified within the GAMA survey. Credit: Professor Simon Driver and Dr Aaron Robotham, ICRAR.
An artist concept of MAVEN in orbit around Mars. (Credit: NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center). NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter is oh-so-close to its destination after a 10-month journey.
A density map of part of the Milky Way’s disk. The axes show galactic latitude and longitude, coordinates that relate to the position of the center of the galaxy.
Aurora over a Glacier Lagoon. Credit and copyright: James Woodend, UK The winners of the 2014 “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” competition have been announced at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich England, and British photographer James Woodend’s gorgeous image of the aurora dancing across the Icelandic night sky was named the overall winner.
“I never imagined that flying to space would give me a different view of our entire galaxy,” tweeted Expedition 41 astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station in September 2014.
Optical and X-ray images of the star WASP 18. X-ray Credit: NASA / CXC / SAO / I.Pillitteri et al; Optical Credit: DSS; Illustration Credit: NASA / CXC / M.Weiss Hot young stars are wildly active, emitting huge eruptions of charged particles form their surfaces.
A September 2014 image from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter showing transverse aeolian ridges.
Titan’s thick haze. Image: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Is the surf up yet on Titan? As the moon of Saturn moves towards northern summer, scientists are trying to spot signs of the winds picking up.
United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 8:10 p.m.
Artist’s conception of the NASA Dawn spacecraft approaching Ceres. Credit: NASA NASA’s Dawn spacecraft experienced technical problems in the past week that will force it to arrive at dwarf planet Ceres one month later than planned, the agency said in a statement yesterday (Sept.
‘Astrophotography’ by Thierry Legault, now in English. Image courtesy Rocky Nook. A newly published English version of the book, “Astrophotography” by Thierry Legault provides detailed, step-by-step instructions of how to start or improve your photography of astronomical objects.
Artist’s conception of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy’s center. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech In a finding that could turn supermassive black hole formation theories upside-down, astronomers have spotted one of these beasts inside a tiny galaxy just 157 light-years across — about 500 times smaller than the Milky Way.
‘Astrophotography’ by Thierry Legault, now in English. Image courtesy Rocky Nook. If you’re looking for detailed, step-by-step instructions of how to start or improve your photography of astronomical objects, look no further.