“Life in a puzzling universe.”
By Cormac O’Rafferty.
9 months ago
4th International Conference on the History of Physics
This week, the 4th international conference on the history of physics finally took place at Trinity College Dublin. The event, supported by the Institute of Physics and the European Physics Society, was the fourth in …
Average 504 words.
“Obscured by Clouds. The rough and ready blog of a cloud benighted biologist and amateur astronomer.”
By Ian Musgrave.
a day ago
Thursday March 23 to Thursday March 30
The First Quarter Moon is Wednesday, March 29. Venus is just above the thin crescent Moon on the 24th. Saturn is low in the morning twilight. Bright Mars, the stars Elnath and Zeta Taurii, the …
By Ian Musgrave, 472 words
Average 667 words.
Astro Bob | Duluth News Tribune
“Bob King's 'Astro Bob' is astronomy for everyone. Mars, Milky Way, Northern Lights, constellations, star gazing and much more.”
2 days ago
Astro Bob: Sun shouts spring, but Minnesota keeps winter close
Spring officially begins on Monday, March 20, at 4:24 p.m. Central Time. Not that you'd know it in Minnesota.
Average 28 words.
“Imagining and Planning Interstellar Exploration.”
By Paul Gilster.
a week ago
Oceanic Surprise: Pushing Europa’s Ice
Getting Europa Clipper to its target to analyze the surface of Jupiter’s most interesting moon (in terms of possible life, at least) sets up a whole range of comparative studies. We have been mining data …
Average 917 words.
“Source for space history, space artifacts, and space memorabilia. Learn where astronauts will appear, browse collecting guides, and read original space history-related daily reports.”
By Robert Pearlman.
5 days ago
Launching a maple leaf to the moon
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has debuted its first new logo in nearly 30 years. The new mark retains the maple leaf and four-pointed star from the agency's original identifier, but rearranges them in a …
Average 74 words.
Comets & Asteroids - Small Bodies of the Solar System
“Latest news about Comets and Neo by Remanzacco Astronomical Observatory, Italy. Images and information about recent minor planets discoveries provided by our observer team.”
By Ernesto Guido.
a month ago
Small Asteroid 2023 CX1 (NEOCP Sar2667) impacted Earth on February 13
On 2023 February 12.8 (20:18:07 UTC), K. Sarneczky found a small asteroid with the 0.60-m Schmidt + CCD of the Piszkéstető Observatory in Hungary (K88 MPC code) that was soon after put on the NEOCP …
Average 268 words.
“A Deeper Future View.”
By Adam Crowl.
a week ago
Project Hail Mary – A Crowlspace Review, Erratum
A slight correction is required. I initially assumed the acceleration of the Starship “Hail Mary”was 1.5 gee, but that’s not quite right. The audiobook, which I’m listening to currently, reminds me it’s actually 15 m/s^2. …
Average 60 words.
Dreams of Space - Books and Ephemera
“Non-fiction children's space flight stuff 1945-1975.”
By John Sisson.
4 days ago
Gumby and Pokey Coloring Book (1966)
Since part of this blog is reliving the joys of my childhood I need to talk about Gumby and Pokey. Gumby was a television show for children that ran (at least for me) from 1953-1969. …
By John Sisson, 149 words
Average 87 words.
Drew Ex Machina | Posts
“My website is dedicated to the presentation and discussion of my past and current professional work. My areas of interest include remote sensing, spaceflight, astronomy and astrobiology.”
By Andrew LePage.
a month ago
Habitable Planet Reality Check: TOI-700e Discovered by NASA’s TESS Mission
During a press conference held on January 6, 2020 at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Honolulu, Emily Gilbert (then a graduate student at the University of Chicago) announced the discovery …
By Andrew LePage, 3,508 words
Average 3,104 words.
Exploring the Universe with Andrew Fraknoi
3 days ago
Zoom Into the Andromeda Galaxy
Check out an Older Hubble Telescope Image that will Leave You Star-struck We astronomers often talk about the vastness of things out there — the sheer, mind-boggling numbers of stars and galaxies that make up …
Average 464 words.
In the Dark
“A blog about the Universe, and all that surrounds it.”
By Peter Coles.
a day ago
The Vernal Equinox 2023
The Vernal Equinox, or Spring Equinox, (in the Northern hemisphere) takes place on Monday 20th March 2023, at 21.24 UTC (which is this evening at 9.24pm local Irish Time). I’m posting this 12 hours in …
Average 252 words.
“This is a blog advocating the overturning and/or ignoring of the controversial IAU planet definition that demoted Pluto, the adoption of a broader planet definition that includes all dwarf planets, and the chronicling of worldwide efforts toward these goals.”
By Laurel Kornfeld.
2 weeks ago
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Carolyn Porco and Scott Tremaine are Wrong about Pluto!
In a Facebook announcement dated February 14, 2023, planetary scientist Carolyn Porco takes on the role of planetary town crier, stating, “Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Scott Tremaine, renowned celestial dynamicist & a founder (along w/ …
By Laurel Kornfeld, 1,515 words
Average 111 words.
Leonard David's INSIDE OUTER SPACE
a day ago
Curiosity Mars Rover: The Road Ahead
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3775 duties. It was a jam packed weekend for the robot on Mars reports Sharon Wilson, a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian’s National Air …
By Leonard David, 62 words
Average 63 words.
Light from Space
“Thomas Fuchs' amateur astrophotography. Photos, tutorials and tidbits.”
3 weeks ago
The Rosette Nebula
Next to the Orion Nebula, the Rosette Nebula is definitely a must-do on the list of every aspiring astrophotographer. Located not too far from Orion in Monoceros, this large H II region has spectacular features, …
By Thomas Fuchs, 148 words
Average 200 words.
By Marc Kaufman, Elizabeth Tasker.
a week ago
What Would Happen If Our Solar System Had a Super-Earth Like Many Others? Chaos.
Our solar system’s rocky planets are tiny compared with the larger gas and ice giants. Exoplanet research has found, however, that the most common planets in the galaxy appear to be super-Earths and sub-Neptunes, types …
By Marc Kaufman, 509 words
Average 492 words.
“the blog about vintage and modern space toys.”
2 hours ago
PROPHETS AND LOSS: THE WADDINGTONS OUIJA BOARD
Car booting on Sunday I was amazed to see a Waddington's Ouija, a very obscure board game from the Sixties occult craze.I haven't seen this board game for years.Showing some interest in the thing propped …
Average 104 words.
Music of the Spheres
“Space flight, simulators, astronomy, books, flying, music, science, education: whatever the obsession of the moment might happen to be.”
2 months ago
Mendelssohn & Monet
I was listening to a favorite symphony this morning, Mendelssohn’s Fourth, the Italian Symphony. The first movement is as sunny as I’ve ever known it to be in Italy, even in Tuscany. I started wondering …
By FlyingSinger, 742 words
Average 746 words.
Nonhuman Autonomous Space Agency
“This is the research blog for the Nonhuman Autonomous Space Agency, an investigation into the potential deployment of networks of nonhumans to colonize the solar system.”
7 years ago
Boston Dynamics steals Japanese kawaii tech for its latest robot:
durf: Boston Dynamics steals Japanese kawaii tech for its latest robot:
Average 120 words.
No Shortage of Dreams
“The story of spaceflight told through missions and programs that did not happen - that is, the great majority of them.”
By David S. F. Portree.
2 weeks ago
Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) Applications, Part One: ET as Space Facility (1982)
Big tank: External Tank-1, with the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia and twin Solid Rocket Boosters attached, arrives at Launch Pad 39-A at NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida, after its roll-out from the Vehicle Assembly Building …
Average 69 words.
“The latest science news on astronomy, astrobiology, and space exploration from Phys.org.”
2 hours ago
Ultra-lightweight multifunctional space skin created to withstand the extreme conditions in space
A new nanobarrier coating could help protect ultra-lightweight carbon composite materials from extreme conditions in space, according to a study from the University of Surrey and Airbus Defence and Space.
Average 41 words.