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Wed Mar 29



NASA made it easy for everyone to trawl its media archives
Engadget [NASA]
You wont have to go through dozens of mission websites anymore just to find space photos to print or to use as desktop or mobile wallpapers. NASA has launched a new library to host its best high-res images, videos and audio files from across 60 collections. Best thing about it? Its searchable and available to anyone who has an internet connection. Source: NASA Image and Video Library [...]




Wed Mar 29



As Seen by Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
New Rosetta image shows the diversity of surface structures on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. [...]




Tue Mar 28



Dawn Sends Sharper Scenes from Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
The closest-yet views of Ceres, delivered by NASAs Dawn spacecraft, show the small worlds features in unprecedented detail, including Ceres tall, conical mountain; crater formation features and narrow, braided fractures. [...]




Wed Mar 29



Star Wars: US Must Prep for Space Battles, Commander Says
Space [SPACE]
The United States needs to make clear that its ready and able to fight a war that extends into space, a top military official said. [...]




Wed Mar 29



Asteroid Will Safely Pass Closer Than Moon Wednesday
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
As happens about 20 times a year with current detection capabilities, a known asteroid will safely pass Earth Wednesday closer than the distance from Earth to the moon. [...]




Wed Mar 29



Decommissioned Earth Science Satellite to Remain in Orbit for Decades
Space [ORBIT]
A NASA Earth science satellite whose mission is ending this week will remain in orbit through the middle of the century, far longer than the limit set by orbital debris mitigation guidelines. [...]




Wed Mar 29



Life Outside Our Solar System Might Exist on Exomoons
Space [MOON]
The discovery of an exomoon could be years away, but researchers are already theorizing the conditions under which liquid water might be found on their surfaces. [...]




Mon Mar 27



Stars Born in Winds from Supermassive Black Holes
Spacefellowship.com [STARS]
ESO’s VLT spots brand-new type of star formation. Observations using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have revealed stars forming within powerful outflows of material blasted out from supermassive black holes at the cores of galaxies. These are the first confirmed observations of stars forming in this kind of extreme environment. The discovery has many consequences for understanding galaxy properties and evolution. The results are published in the journal Nature. A UK-led group of Europea [...]




Tue Mar 28



J Marks the Spot for Rosettas Lander
jpl.nasa.gov [LANDER]
The European Space Agencys Rosetta mission has chosen the primary and backup cometary landing sites for its November landing attempt. [...]




Tue Mar 28



Image of the Day
Space [IMAGE]
These two interacting galaxies seem to have lost their identity when they met one another. Gravitational forces between them have distorted their figures so much that astronomers arent sure how to classify them. [...]

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