- 25/02/2017LOOK UP! Rare "ring of fire" solar eclipse to appear Sundaywww.cbsnews.com The sky will be illuminated in a “ring of fire” Sunday as the Earth welcomes its first solar eclipse of...
- 22/02/2017Are YOU intrigued by space exploration and discovery? Are you a "rocket man" or woman (to quote the song by Elton John)? If yes, please join our hive and learn more about the latest space science news, such as the increasing discovery of so-called "exoplanets" in our galaxy which may harbor life -- and upcoming planned space missions to land humans on Mars and colonize the Red Planet...Universe, Space & BeyondUniverse, Space & Beyond Ready for a cosmic experience? The purpose of this hive is to share and discuss science news about the Universe, space and beyond. What's "beyond"? Good question. "Beyond" is what theoretically might be found inside and outside the quantifiable
- NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, Get details - http://go.nasa.gov/2lvTwcu
Comments22/02/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergThank you for posting this, George, as your buzzing contributions to this hive are always very much appreciated!
I've posted two videos above to supplement your buzz. These are indeed exciting times for space exploration and discovery. Now, if we could only figure out how to travel at or near light speed than astronauts or robotic probes could actually visit some of these exoplanets which might be habitable for life. Hopefully, that breakthrough will occur within our lifetimes so we can truly become an interplanetary species.
- NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. Details of these findings are embargoed by the journal Nature until 1 p.m.NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar Systemwww.nasa.gov NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's...
- Polar Ring Galaxy NGC 660 - Over 40 million light-years away and swimming within the boundaries of the constellation Pisces, NGC 660's peculiar appearance marks it as a polar ring galaxy. A rare galaxy type, polar ring galaxies have a substantial population of stars, gas, and dust orbiting in rings strongly tilted from the plane of the galactic disk. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2l5wHv9
- Solar System This Week: Has our Cassini Saturn mission inspired you? Learn more about dwarf planet Ceres, get the latest images from the Keck Observatory and more! Read NASA blog: http://bit.ly/2lDOqNz
- 21/02/2017NASA Juno mission to Jupiter will continue its current 55-day orbit for the remainder of the mission. During each orbit, Juno soars low over Jupiter’s cloud tops – as close as about 2,600 miles, peering beneath the obscuring cloud cover and studying Jupiter’s auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2li95ED
- 20/02/2017Space is bursting with activity and this field of bright celestial bodies offers a glimpse at entire galaxies. Some of these galaxies contain millions or even billions of stars, but are so distant that all of their starry residents are contained within just a small pinprick of light that appears to be the same size as a single star! Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2kBIEg6
- 17/02/2017The Tulip and Cygnus X-1 - Framing a bright emission region, this telescopic view looks out along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the nebula rich constellation Cygnus the Swan. Popularly called the Tulip Nebula. About 8,000 light-years distant and 70 light-years across the complex and beautiful nebula blossoms at the center of this composite image. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2kxwHb5
- 17/02/2017The Calabash Nebula from Hubble - Fast expanding gas clouds mark the end for a central star in the Calabash Nebula. The once-normal star has run out of nuclear fuel, causing the central regions to contract into a white dwarf. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2lcUbPV
- 15/02/2017The Rosette Nebula - Would the Rosette Nebula by any other name look as sweet? The bland New General Catalog designation of NGC 2237 doesn't appear to diminish the appearance of this flowery emission nebula. Inside the nebula lies an open cluster of bright young stars designated NGC 2244. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2lRnGWD
- 14/02/2017A tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away…NASA Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered the first example of a planet that seems to be causing a heartbeat-like behavior in its host star. The star’s pulsations are the most subtle variations of light from any source that Spitzer has ever measured. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2kngIg0 #ValentinesDay
- 14/02/2017Cloud Swirls around Southern Jupiter from Juno
Juno just completed its fourth pass near Jupiter. Launched from Earth in 2011 and arriving at Jupiter just last July, robotic Juno concluded its latest elliptical orbit around our Solar System's largest planet 11 days ago. Pictured here from that pass is a new high-resolution image of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter featuring a mesmerizing tapestry of swirling cloud systems. http://go.nasa.gov/2lfN9fB
- Comet 45P Passes Near the Earth
A large snowball has just passed the Earth. Known as Comet 45P/Honda–Mrkos–Pajdušáková", or 45P for short, the comet came 10 times closer to Earth yesterday than the Earth ever gets to the Sun.
February 12, 2017; via NASA http://ift.tt/2kGZb0R
- Here is more interactive information about NASA Cassini mission to Saturn. (Navigate through - Timeline; Spacecraft; Behind the Scenes menu).Cassini: Mission to Saturn: Timelinesaturn.jpl.nasa.gov Cassini is one of the most ambitious effort in planetary space exploration ever mounted. A joint endeavour of NASA, ESA and the Italian space agency, Cassini is a sophisticated spacecraft exploring the Saturnian system since...
- NASA Cassini spacecraft during its journey to and near Saturn. Watch the short movie, part of - #CassiniInspires project.The Cassini Journey - A short film by Jeroen Weghvimeo.com Follow the Cassini spacecraft during its journey to and near Saturn. Director and Visuals: Jeroen Wegh Music composer and audio-postproduction: Noah Grim Poem...
- NASA Cassini mission to Saturn is a scientific one, but a part of the planet's allure has long been its beauty. To celebrate the ways Cassini's exploration of Saturn has sparked curiosity and wonder, NASA launching "Cassini Inspires," and are inviting the public to share their original Saturn-inspired artistic creations. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2l46lNH
- 12/02/2017Our sun is ever-changing, and a satellite called the Solar Dynamics Observatory has a front-row seat. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2kzcFcb
- 12/02/2017Mars is a dynamic planet and has witnessed many surface changes over the past ten years, including hundreds of new craters formed by ongoing impacts. These craters can help scientists see the underlying rock beneath the dust-coated terrain. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2lBUVy7
- 11/02/2017Melotte 15 inthe Heart
Cosmic clouds form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula IC 1805. The clouds are sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from massive hot stars in the nebula's newborn star cluster, Melotte 15. About 1.5 million years young. February 10, 2017; via NASA http://ift.tt/2kb8Ii1
- 11/02/2017Halley's comet? Nope. New discovery is 100,000 times biggerwww.yahoo.com Astronomers in Germany have found a massive, comet-like object packed with the essentials of life: Water, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen and sulfur. The icy object has been ripped apart, scattering debris near a burned-out star. It's also similar in...
- 11/02/2017This Is The Highest Resolution Image Of Europa We Have ... For Now - Universe Todaywww.universetoday.com Take a gander at this high resolution view of Europa and learn of NASA's plans to look for life...
- 10/02/2017Milky Way with Airglow Australis. Captured last April after sunset on a Chilean autumn night an exceptionally intense airglow flooded this scene. The panoramic skyscape is also filled with stars, clusters, and nebulae along the southern Milky Way including the Large and Small Magellanic clouds.. http://go.nasa.gov/2kvap5H
- 10/02/2017Hubble Sees Spiral in Andromeda
The Andromeda constellation is one of the 88 modern constellations and should not be confused with our neighboring Andromeda Galaxy.
February 10, 2017; via NASA http://ift.tt/2kcRMCB
Comments11/02/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergAgain, very cool, George, You probably know that the Andromeda Galaxy is the closest galaxy to the Milky Way. Moreover, space scientists say ultimately the two galaxies will collide to form a new one, in like 4 billions of years.
- 09/02/2017A future mission to land a robotic probe on Jupiter's icy moon Europa may be in the cards. Our report on the potential science value of such a mission seeks to engage the broader science community on the merits of such a quest. The primary goal is to search for evidence of life (LIFE !!!). Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2kt6F7i