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Thu Aug 21



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




Thu Aug 21



Giant Asteroids Troughs Suggest Stunted Planet
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Data from NASAs Dawn spacecraft suggest troughs sculpted around Vestas middle are likely dropped blocks of terrain bounded by faults. [...]




Wed Aug 20



Rosetta Sets Sights on Destination Comet
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The Rosetta spacecraft caught its first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20, 2014. [...]




Wed Aug 20



Dawn Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy
jpl.nasa.gov [SPACE]
Dawn receives prestigious National Air and Space Museum Trophy. [...]




Wed Aug 20



Dawn Mission Video Shows Vestas Coat of Many Colors
jpl.nasa.gov [VIDEO]
A new video from NASAs Dawn mission reveals the dappled, variegated surface of the giant asteroid Vesta. [...]




Wed Aug 20



Microbes Found Beneath Antarctic Ice: What It Means for Alien Life Hunt
Space [LIFE]
The discovery of a microbial ecosystem deep beneath the Antarctic ice doesnt necessarily mean that life teems on frigid worlds throughout the solar system, researchers caution: subglacial Lake Whillans is not a closed system like Jupiters moon Europa. [...]




Wed Aug 20



Star Cluster, Nebula Glow Red in Amazing New Photos
Space [RED]
A telescope in the Southern Hemisphere captured an amazing view of two star-forming regions in the Milky Way. [...]




Wed Aug 20



Nearby galaxy may be victim of dark matter hit-and-run
Newscientist [GALAXY]
A massive hole in a small spiral galaxy may have been punched by a huge "subhalo" of dark matter – and the same thing may have happened to the Milky Way [...]




Thu Aug 21



What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?
jpl.nasa.gov [VESTA]
Something is forming intriguing gullies on the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists with NASAs Dawn mission are trying to figure out what could be creating these features. [...]




Wed Aug 20



A spectacular landscape of star formation
Sciencedaily [SPECTACULAR]
A new image shows two dramatic star formation regions in the southern Milky Way. The first is of these, on the left, is dominated by the star cluster NGC 3603, located 20,000 light-years away, in the Carina–Sagittarius spiral arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The second object, on the right, is a collection of glowing gas clouds known as NGC 3576 that lies only about half as far from Earth. [...]

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