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07/03/2015 06:32 PM
Russian Progress Launch Restores Critical Cargo Lifeline to Space Station
A sigh of relief was heard worldwide with today’s (July 3) successful launch to orbit of the unmanned Progress 60 cargo freighter atop a Soyuz-U booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, signifying the restoration of Russia’s critical cargo lifeline to the International Space Station (ISS), some two months after the devastating launch failure of the prior […]

07/03/2015 08:55 AM
River of Fire Smoke Darkens Sun and Moon
My eyes are burning. The morning Sun, already 40° high, glares a lemony-orange. It’s meteorologically clear, but the sky looks like paste. What’s going on here? Forest fires! Many in the Midwest, northern mountain states and Canadian provinces have been living under a dome of high altitude smoke the past few days reflected in the ruddy midday Sun […]

07/02/2015 10:10 AM
Rosetta’s Comet Sparkles with Ice, Blows Dust From Sinkholes
Comet 67P/C-G may be tiny at just 2.5 miles (4 km) across, but its diverse landscapes and the processes that shape them astound. To say nature packs a lot into small packages is an understatement. In newly-released images taken by Rosetta’s high-resolution OSIRIS science camera, the comet almost seems alive. Sunlight glints off icy boulders and pancaking sinkholes […]

07/02/2015 07:33 AM
Falcon 9 Failure Investigation Focuses on Data not Debris as SpaceX Seeks Root Cause
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – SpaceX and NASA are diligently working to “identify the root cause” of the June 28 in flight failure of the firms Falcon 9 rocket, as the accident investigation team focuses on “flight data” rather than recovered debris as the best avenue for determining exactly what went wrong, a SpaceX spokesperson […]

06/30/2015 08:20 PM
Dragon Dazzles at Liftoff’s Dawn on Doomed SpaceX Launch to ISS with Crew Docking Adapter
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – In the span of mere moments, euphoria at the dawn of a dazzling Dragon liftoff atop a commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying critical science, supplies and docking components for NASA’s upcoming crewed spaceships to the International Space Station (ISS), turned to doom and gloom as the Dragon cargo ship […]

06/30/2015 12:10 PM
Astronomy Cast Ep. 383: Approaches to Absolute Zero
The coldest possible theoretical temperature is Absolute Zero, this is the point at which no further energy can be extracted from a system. How are physicists working to get as close as possible to this extreme cold? (...)Read the rest of Astronomy Cast Ep. 383: Approaches to Absolute Zero (46 words) © Fraser for Universe […]

06/30/2015 12:02 PM
Carnival of Space #412
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Zain Husain at the blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #412. (...)Read the rest of Carnival of Space #412 (91 words) © susie for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Carnival of Space Feed enhanced by Better Feed from […]

06/30/2015 10:13 AM
See Pluto for Yourself Ahead of New Horizons’ Historic Encounter
Are you ready for July? The big ticket space event of the year is coming right up, as NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is set to make its historic flyby targeting a pass 12,500 kilometres (7,750 miles) from the surface of Pluto at 11:50 UT on July 14th. Already, Pluto and its moons are growing sharper […]

06/30/2015 08:55 AM
Is That a Big Crater on Pluto? Pyramidal Mountain Found on Ceres
You’re probably as eager as I am for new images of Pluto and Ceres as both New Horizons and Dawn push ever closer to their respective little worlds. Recent photos, of which there are only a few, reveal some wild new features including what appears to a large crater on Pluto.(...)Read the rest of Is That […]

06/29/2015 01:25 PM
Cause of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Failure Unknown; Launch Explosion Photos
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The root cause of Sundays (June 28) devastating launch failure of the commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is “still unknown” says SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk, following the loss of the NASA contracted resupply mission carrying crucial gear and research experiments to the crew serving aboard the Earth orbiting […]

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