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Mon May 25



Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Origins of crunchy crusts on comets explained in new laboratory research. [...]




Mon May 25



NASA Administrator Visits JPL, Talks Asteroids
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with members of the asteroid initiative team at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. [...]




Mon May 25



NASA Highlights Mars, Earth and Other Science at AGU Event
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
NASA researchers, including some from JPL, will present new findings on Earth and space science topics at the next weeks American Geophysical Union meeting. [...]




Sun May 24



Carnival of Space #406
Universetoday [SPACE]
This week's Carnival of Space is hosted by Stefan Lamoureaux at the Links Through Space blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #406. (...)Read the rest of Carnival of Space #406 (91 words) © susie for Universe Today, 2015. [...]




Mon May 25



Bright Spot on Ceres Has Dimmer Companion
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASAs Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. [...]




Sun May 24



Rosetta to Deploy Lander on November 12
jpl.nasa.gov [ROSETTA]
The European Space Agencys Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12. [...]




Sat May 23



Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [WATER]
Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. [...]




Mon May 25



Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms
Universetoday [EP]
Physicists knew the interior of the atom contained protons, neutrons and electrons, but they didn't understand exactly how they were organized. It took Ernest Rutherford to uncover our modern understanding. (...)Read the rest of Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms (46 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. [...]




Sun May 24



Team Attempts to Restore Communications
jpl.nasa.gov [ATTEMPTS]
Ground controllers have been unable to communicate with NASAs long-lived Deep Impact spacecraft. [...]




Mon May 25



Busy Neighbor
Stardate.org [NEIGHBOR]
A planet (right) orbits close to Alpha Centauri B, the second-largest star of the triple Alpha Centauri system, in this artists concept. The most massive star of the system, Alpha Centauri A, is at lower left. (The third star, Proxima Centauri, is out of view.) The bright star at top right is the Sun. Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to our own, at a distance of just 4.3 light-years. [ESO/L. Calçada/Nick Risinger] Text ©2015 The University of Texas at Austin McDonald ObservatoryFor m [...]

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