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  • Science Daily: Comets and Asteroids | astrofoto.org
    regions of our own galaxy around 70 million years ago Now the cloud is on a return collision course and is expected to plow into the Milky Way s disk in about 30 million years Astronomers believe it will ignite a spectacular burst of star formation then Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Thu 01 28 2016 11 38 Scientists have gathered tiny fungi that take shelter in Antarctic rocks and sent them to the International Space Station After 18 months on board in conditions similar to those on Mars more than 60 percent of their cells remained intact with stable DNA The results provide new information for the search for life on the red planet Lichens from the Sierra de Gredos Spain and the Alps Austria also traveled into space for the same experiment Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Thu 01 28 2016 11 38 Scientists have gathered tiny fungi that take shelter in Antarctic rocks and sent them to the International Space Station After 18 months on board in conditions similar to those on Mars more than 60 percent of their cells remained intact with stable DNA The results provide new information for the search for life on the red planet Lichens from the Sierra de Gredos Spain and the Alps Austria also traveled into space for the same experiment One trillion kilometers apart A lonely planet and its distant star Tue 01 26 2016 09 10 Astronomers have found a planet until now thought to be a free floating or lonely planet in a huge orbit around its star Incredibly the object designated as 2MASS J2126 is about 1 trillion 1 million million kilometers from the star or about 7000 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun One trillion kilometers apart A lonely planet and its distant star Tue 01 26 2016 09 10 Astronomers have found a planet until now thought to be a free floating or lonely planet in a huge orbit around its star Incredibly the object designated as 2MASS J2126 is about 1 trillion 1 million million kilometers from the star or about 7000 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun Fishing for answers on bone loss in space Mon 01 25 2016 18 45 Crew members reared small freshwater fish aboard International Space Station for 56 days and examined the animals jawbones and teeth for any potential effects from microgravity Investigators report that they found increased volume and activity of osteoclasts and significant reduction of bone mineral density in the fish aboard the station Fishing for answers on bone loss in space Mon 01 25 2016 18 45 Crew members reared small freshwater fish aboard International Space Station for 56 days and examined the animals jawbones and teeth for any potential effects from microgravity Investigators report that they found increased volume and activity of osteoclasts and significant reduction of bone mineral density in the fish aboard the station How

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  • Science Daily: Kuiper Belt | astrofoto.org
    kicked out of star s neighborhood Tue 12 01 2015 15 23 The Gemini Planet Imager and the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed details of an unusual exoplanet and its star that suggest the planetary system underwent a violent episode in its early history that ejected the planet to a distance equivalent to 16 times the Earth Pluto distance and roiled the comet belt closer to the star This resembles what many people think happened in our solar system s past Exiled exoplanet likely kicked out of star s neighborhood Tue 12 01 2015 15 23 The Gemini Planet Imager and the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed details of an unusual exoplanet and its star that suggest the planetary system underwent a violent episode in its early history that ejected the planet to a distance equivalent to 16 times the Earth Pluto distance and roiled the comet belt closer to the star This resembles what many people think happened in our solar system s past Simpler way to define what makes a planet Tue 11 10 2015 13 45 A professor of planetary astronomy has described a simple planet test that can be readily applied to bodies orbiting the sun and other stars According to this new test all eight solar system planets and all classifiable exoplanets are confirmed as planets Simpler way to define what makes a planet Tue 11 10 2015 13 45 A professor of planetary astronomy has described a simple planet test that can be readily applied to bodies orbiting the sun and other stars According to this new test all eight solar system planets and all classifiable exoplanets are confirmed as planets Navigation Calendar Gallery Constellations Messier Objects M27 The Dumbell Nebula Resources Astronomy Books Buying A Star Buying A Telescope Clubs and Organizations General Interest Imaging and Astrophotography Magazines Mailing Lists and News Groups Science Toy Suppliers Software Weather Information Tips and Tricks Roland s Corner Recent content About Copyright Search form Search User login Username Password Request new password Science Daily Mercury Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke More Science Daily Venus The aliens are silent because they re dead The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Mars Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Jupiter New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on small star NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on small star Simulating the jet streams and anticyclones of Jupiter and Saturn More Science Daily Saturn Cassini completes final close Enceladus flyby Cassini completes final

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  • Astronomy News | astrofoto.org
    Nov 26 NASA s Spitzer Space Telescope entered into a standby mode while executing regular calibration observations This mode is triggered by the spacecraft s fault protection system when an anomaly occurs It puts Spitzer in a standby configuration until further instructions from the ground are received Categories Astronomy News NASA Space Telescopes See Magnified Image of Faintest Galaxy from Early Universe Spitzer Space Telescope Wed 12 02 2015 19 00 Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe It existed about 400 million years after the big bang 13 8 billion years ago Categories Astronomy News Strange Star Likely Swarmed by Comets Spitzer Space Telescope Mon 11 23 2015 19 00 A star called KIC 8462852 has been in the news recently for unexplained and bizarre behavior New clues emerge in the mystery of a star with odd light patterns Categories Astronomy News The Birth of Monsters VISTA Pinpoints Earliest Giant Galaxies Spitzer Space Telescope Tue 11 17 2015 19 00 ESO s VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the Universe was in its infancy By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ever before astronomers have for the first time found out exactly when such monster galaxies first appeared Categories Astronomy News Whopping Galaxy Cluster Spotted with Help of NASA Telescopes Spitzer Space Telescope Mon 11 02 2015 19 00 Astronomers have discovered a giant gathering of galaxies in a very remote part of the universe thanks to NASA s Spitzer Space Telescope and Wide field Infrared Survey Explorer WISE The galaxy cluster located 8 5 billion light years away is the most massive structure yet found at such great distances Categories Astronomy News Navigation Calendar Gallery Constellations Messier Objects M27 The Dumbell Nebula Resources Astronomy Books Buying A Star Buying A Telescope Clubs and Organizations General Interest Imaging and Astrophotography Magazines Mailing Lists and News Groups Science Toy Suppliers Software Weather Information Tips and Tricks Roland s Corner Recent content About Copyright Search form Search User login Username Password Request new password Science Daily Mercury Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke More Science Daily Venus The aliens are silent because they re dead The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Mars Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Jupiter New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on small star NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on

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  • Astronomy Pictures | astrofoto.org
    08 36 This image taken by the NASA ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a peculiar galaxy known as NGC 1487 lying about 30 million light years away in the southern constellation of Eridanus Categories Astronomy Pictures Dwarf Planet Ceres Astronomy Picture of the Day Fri 02 05 2016 07 54 Dwarf Planet Ceres Categories Astronomy Pictures Floating Hills on Pluto s Sputnik Planum NASA Image of the Day Thu 02 04 2016 11 59 The nitrogen ice glaciers on Pluto appear to carry an intriguing cargo numerous isolated hills that may be fragments of water ice from Pluto s surrounding uplands These hills individually measure one to several miles or kilometers across according to images and data from NASA s New Horizons mission Categories Astronomy Pictures Galaxy Wars M81 versus M82 Astronomy Picture of the Day Thu 02 04 2016 07 32 In the lower left corner surrounded by blue spiral arms is spiral galaxy Categories Astronomy Pictures Feb 3 1995 Astronaut Eileen Collins at the Pilot s Station on Shuttle Discovery NASA Image of the Day Wed 02 03 2016 11 24 In this Feb 3 1995 image taken onboard space shuttle Discovery on flight day one of the STS 63 mission astronaut Eileen M Collins the first woman to pilot the shuttle is at the pilot s station during a hotfiring procedure prior to rendezvous with the Russian Mir Space Station Categories Astronomy Pictures Comet 67P from Spacecraft Rosetta Astronomy Picture of the Day Wed 02 03 2016 07 06 Spacecraft Rosetta continues to circle and map Comet Churyumov Gerasimenko Categories Astronomy Pictures Successful Deployment of University Satellites From Space Station NASA Image of the Day Tue 02 02 2016 10 41 Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA captured this photo on Jan 29 2016 from the International Space Station as the robotic arm in Japan s Kibo laboratory successfully deployed two combined satellites AggieSat4 built by Texas A M University students and BEVO 2 built by University of Texas students Categories Astronomy Pictures Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Navigation Calendar Gallery Constellations Messier Objects M27 The Dumbell Nebula Resources Astronomy Books Buying A Star Buying A Telescope Clubs and Organizations General Interest Imaging and Astrophotography Magazines Mailing Lists and News Groups Science Toy Suppliers Software Weather Information Tips and Tricks Roland s Corner Recent content About Copyright Search form Search User login Username Password Request new password Science Daily Mercury Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke More Science Daily Venus The aliens are silent because they re dead The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Mars Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers The aliens are silent because they re dead

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  • Space Exploration | astrofoto.org
    s Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled for Thursday March 10 during a 30 minute window that opens at approximately 3 a m EST Categories Space Exploration NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk NASA Breaking News Fri 01 29 2016 11 07 NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a 5 5 hour spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station beginning at 7 30 a m EST Wednesday Feb 3 Categories Space Exploration NASA to Announce Science Technology Missions for First Flight of Space Launch System NASA Breaking News Thu 01 28 2016 12 39 NASA Television will air the announcement of the selection of a fleet of small satellites to launch on the inaugural flight of the agency s Space Launch System SLS The event is at 11 a m EST 10 a m CST Tuesday Feb 2 from NASA s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama Categories Space Exploration UPDATE NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes 30th Anniversary of Challenger Accident NASA Breaking News Wed 01 27 2016 16 52 NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia as well as other NASA colleagues during the agency s Day of Remembrance on Thursday Jan 28 the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident NASA s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of Categories Space Exploration NASA Remembers Its Fallen Heroes 30th Anniversary of Challenger Accident NASA Breaking News Fri 01 22 2016 11 51 NASA will pay will tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia as well as other NASA colleagues during the agency s Day of Remembrance on Thursday Jan 28 the 30th anniversary of the Challenger accident NASA s Day of Remembrance honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of Categories Space Exploration Media Invited to See NASA s Orion Crew Module for its Journey to Mars NASA Breaking News Wed 01 20 2016 14 15 NASA s Orion crew module will be available to media at two NASA locations Jan 26th and in early February as engineers continue to prepare the spacecraft to send astronauts deeper into space than ever before including to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit and on the journey to Mars Categories Space Exploration NASA NOAA Analyses Reveal Record Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015 NASA Breaking News Wed 01 20 2016 10 30 Earth s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880 according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Categories Space Exploration Jason 3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise NASA Breaking News Sun 01 17 2016 15 28 Jason 3 a U S European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter century record of tracking global sea level rise lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in

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  • Planet Earth | astrofoto.org
    40 According to recent NASA research findings the United States Europe and Japan have improved air quality thanks to emission control regulations while China India and the Middle East with their fast growing economies and expanding industry have seen more air pollution Categories Planet Earth NASA Studies High Clouds Saharan Dust from EPIC View NASA Earth News Mon 12 14 2015 12 00 From a dusty atmosphere stretching across the Atlantic Ocean to daily views of clouds at sunrise a new NASA camera keeping a steady eye on the sunlit side of Earth is yielding new insights about our changing planet Categories Planet Earth As Earth Warms NASA Targets Other Half of Carbon Climate Equation NASA Earth News Thu 11 12 2015 11 30 During a noon EST media teleconference today NASA and university scientists will discuss new insights tools and agency research into key carbon and climate change questions as the agency ramps up its efforts to understand how Earth s ocean forest and land ecosystems absorb nearly half of emitted carbon dioxide today Categories Planet Earth NASA Holds Media Briefing on Carbon s Role in Earth s Future Climate NASA Earth News Mon 11 09 2015 13 44 NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EST on Thursday Nov 12 to discuss the latest insights into how Earth is responding to rising levels of heat trapping gases in the atmosphere and what this means for our future climate Categories Planet Earth NASA Hosts Media Day Featuring OLYMPEX Precipitation Field Campaign NASA Earth News Mon 11 02 2015 17 12 Media are invited to go behind the scenes of a comprehensive field campaign focused on yielding new insights into global precipitation at a special event on Nov 11 2015 Categories Planet Earth Navigation Calendar Gallery Constellations Messier Objects M27 The Dumbell Nebula Resources Astronomy Books Buying A Star Buying A Telescope Clubs and Organizations General Interest Imaging and Astrophotography Magazines Mailing Lists and News Groups Science Toy Suppliers Software Weather Information Tips and Tricks Roland s Corner Recent content About Copyright Search form Search User login Username Password Request new password Science Daily Mercury Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke More Science Daily Venus The aliens are silent because they re dead The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Mars Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Jupiter New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on small star NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on small star Simulating the jet streams and anticyclones

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  • JPL Podcasts | astrofoto.org
    we honor the retirement of Director Charles Elachi we look back at the JPL achievements of the past 15 years Categories Mulitimedia Podcasts A Breathing Planet Off Balance Thu 11 12 2015 03 00 Earth s land and ocean currently absorb about half of all carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels but it s uncertain whether the planet can keep this up in the future Categories Mulitimedia Podcasts What s Up November 2015 Tue 11 03 2015 03 00 See all the phases of the moon this month by day and by night Categories Mulitimedia Podcasts Halloween Asteroid Thu 10 29 2015 03 00 JPL scientist Marina Brozovic explains how radar will be used to study asteroid 2015 TB145 when it safely passes Earth on Oct 31 2015 Categories Mulitimedia Podcasts Deep Dive into Enceladus Plume Mon 10 26 2015 03 00 On Oct 28 2015 NASA s Cassini spacecraft will take the deepest dive ever through the plume of Saturn s moon Enceladus Categories Mulitimedia Podcasts Navigation Calendar Gallery Constellations Messier Objects M27 The Dumbell Nebula Resources Astronomy Books Buying A Star Buying A Telescope Clubs and Organizations General Interest Imaging and Astrophotography Magazines Mailing Lists and News Groups Science Toy Suppliers Software Weather Information Tips and Tricks Roland s Corner Recent content About Copyright Search form Search User login Username Password Request new password Science Daily Mercury Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke Mercury gets a meteoroid shower from Comet Encke More Science Daily Venus The aliens are silent because they re dead The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Mars Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Antarctic fungi survive Martian conditions on the International Space Station Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers Rotation speed may be bad news for Red Planet pioneers The aliens are silent because they re dead More Science Daily Jupiter New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts New study challenges Jupiter s role as planetary shield protecting Earth from comet impacts NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on small star NASA telescopes detect Jupiter like storm on small star Simulating the jet streams and anticyclones of Jupiter and Saturn More Science Daily Saturn Cassini completes final close Enceladus flyby Cassini completes final close Enceladus flyby How water escapes from Saturn Magnetic reconnection How water escapes from Saturn Magnetic reconnection Explosive energy in Saturn s magnetic bubble More Science Daily Neptune Evidence of a real ninth planet discovered Evidence of a real ninth planet discovered Mars to lose its largest moon Phobos but gain a ring Mars to lose its largest moon Phobos but gain a ring Simulation of 3 D exotic clouds on an exoplanet More Science Daily Uranus Jupiter bumped giant planet from our solar system This solar system isn t big enough for the both of us Jupiter More Science Daily Pluto Earth like planets have Earth

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    parts and go But Tags IOTA Mighty Mini Astronomy Read more about Preliminary Testing of Focal Reducers and the Mighty Mini for Occulation Timing Log in to post comments ASI120MM Astronomy Camera Submitted by Roland Roberts on Tue 08 25 2015 18 03 I received this last year at the Rockland Astronomy Club s Summer Star Party as a raffle prize Nice camera designed as a planetary camera with 1280x960 resolution small pixels at 3 75μm compact and light weight and best of all it has an autoguider port Read more about ASI120MM Astronomy Camera Roland Roberts s blog Log in to post comments BSA Astronomy Submitted by Roland Roberts on Tue 08 25 2015 17 07 Summers are always busy and this one was no different But at least I finally got to do a little astronomy First there was the update on writing a curriculum for Ten Mile River to try to get the scouts through the astronomy merit badge Read more about BSA Astronomy Roland Roberts s blog Log in to post comments Gravity Tunnels Falling through the Earth Submitted by Roland Roberts on Mon 06 22 2015 20 16 I think I stumbled across this a while back but I can t remember where The classic freshman physics question is assuming a uniform density for the Earth and a perfect frictionless tunnel cut through the Earth in a straight line how long would it take to travel between any two points on the surface of the Earth The answer is interesting It s the same no matter how far apart the two points are 42 minutes Read more about Gravity Tunnels Falling through the Earth Roland Roberts s blog Log in to post comments Superball Physics Submitted by Roland Roberts on Mon 06 22 2015 20 00 I m trying to catch up on my reading by skimming through back issues of American Journal of Physics when I found this one in the March issue Impact behavior of a superball Am J Phys Read more about Superball Physics Roland Roberts s blog Log in to post comments Testing Astro Video Capture in Linux Submitted by Roland Roberts on Thu 06 04 2015 13 52 I recently picked up an older Thinkpad T400 that had Windows 7 installed After a bit of angst I went ahead with my plan to scrub the disk and install Fedora 21 Why the angst Well I had originally thought of using Windows 7 32 bit to control my older Canon Digital Rebel XT cameras They are no longer supported by Canon and not at all on 64 bit platforms But the T400 came with the 64 bit version of Windows 7 thought they seller did provide a 32 bit install disk Read more about Testing Astro Video Capture in Linux Roland Roberts s blog Log in to post comments Pages 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next last Navigation Calendar Gallery Constellations Messier Objects M27 The Dumbell Nebula

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