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Thu Jun 22



NASAs Response To That White House Downsizing Thing
Nasawatch [NASA]
Interior Secretary Advocates For Cutting Up To 4,000 Jobs At Agency, Huffington Post "In written testimony submitted Tuesday to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke noted that President Donald Trumps 2018 budget request would slash funding by $1.6 billion - to $11.7 billion - and support just shy of 60,000 full-time staff, a reduction of roughly 4,000." Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Feder [...]




Thu Jun 22



SpaceQ Podcast Episode 3 – The Space Security Index and Canada
SpacerefCanada [SPACE]
My guest for episode 3 is Jessica West who is the Project Manager for the annual Space Security Index published by Project Ploughshares. The Space Security Index tracks developments and activities related to four indicators of the security of outer space - environmental sustainability, access to and use of space, technologies for space security, and ... The post <a rel="nofollow" href="href=" [...]




Thu Jun 22



Rosettas Comet Landing Site Close Up
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
An annotated mosaic from the Rosetta spacecraft shows "Site J," the primary landing site on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the missions Philae lander. [...]




Thu Jun 22



Dawn Gets Closer Views of Ceres
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft, on approach to dwarf planet Ceres, has acquired its latest and closest-yet snapshot of this mysterious world. [...]




Thu Jun 22



Will Augusts Eclipse Be Most Watched Ever? Totally
Space [ECLIPSE]
The total solar eclipse that will sweep across the U.S. on Aug. 21 may very well be the most-watched solar eclipse in history, NASA scientists said at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (June 21). [...]




Thu Jun 22



Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Astronomers using NASAs Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASAs proposed Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). [...]




Thu Jun 22



Is It Time to Rethink How We Search for Alien Life?
Space [SEARCH]
Intelligent, extraterrestrial life could be advanced in ways that would stymie efforts to find them. [...]




Thu Jun 22



Rosetta Lander Captured Before/After Bounce
jpl.nasa.gov [LANDER]
The descent of its comet lander Philae was captured by the Rosetta spacecrafts main camera as the lander approached - and then rebounded off - the comets surface. [...]




Wed Jun 21



This Is One of the Coolest Shots of the Mars Curiosity Rover Weve Ever Seen
Gizmodo.com [SEEN]
See that faint, blue dot in the middle of this NASA image? That’s the Curiosity rover making its way up the rocky slopes of Mount Sharp. The robotic lander, now approaching its fifth year of operation, has never looked so lonely. [...]




Wed Jun 21



Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
Spacefellowship.com [THEORIES]
By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASAs Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery—the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang. Finding such a galaxy early in the history of the universe challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, say researchers. The remote galaxy is three times a [...]

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