Astronomy, Live Broadcasts
23 Apr , 2017 by Fraser Cain
Join Fraser and a panel of space friends for a marathon of COSMOS on Monday at 12:00pm PST. We’ll watch 13 episodes, back to back, answer questions, update the science, and try not to go insane.
21 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
For the first time ever, an international team of astronomers – using the ALMA array – have taken a clear image of an accretion disk around a young protostar.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, Extrasolar Planets
21 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
We assume that habitable exoplanets will have significant land masses, because that’s what we have on Earth. Are we wrong?
Astronomy, Cassini, NASA, Saturn, Solar System, Titan
21 Apr , 2017 by Bob King
Cassini took this rare photo of the Earth and moon on April 12 just before the start of its daring Grand Finale mission this weekend.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets, News
20 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
An international team of scientists has found another rocky planet (LHS 1140b) orbiting a nearby red dwarf star. And it looks to be our best bet to date for finding a habitable exoplanet.
Astronomy, Cassini, Solar System, Titan
20 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
Titan’s so-called “magic islands” are not islands at all, but nitrogen bubbles, according to researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
19 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
In the week’s FISO Telecon Series, NASA engineer Michael Paul presented a novel concept for an in-situ miission to Venus.
Asteroids, Astronomy, NASA, Observing
19 Apr , 2017 by Bob King
A relatively large potentially hazardous asteroid passed near Earth earlier today. Now, it’s visible in small telescopes tonight.
Astronomy, Guide to Space
18 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Given its extreme distance from the Sun and slow orbital speed, a year on Neptune last as long as 164.5 years here on Earth.
17 Apr , 2017 by Matt Williams
Given its considerable distance from the Sun, Saturn takes about 29.5 Earth years to complete a single orbit around the Sun.
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