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04/25/2015 11:01 PM
Astronomy Cast Ep. 375: The Search For Life in the Solar System
With the discovery of water ice in so many locations in the Solar System, scientists are hopeful in the search for life on other worlds. Guest Morgan Rehnberg returns to Astronomy Cast to explain the best places we should be looking for life. (...)Read the rest of Astronomy Cast Ep. 375: The Search For Life […]

04/25/2015 09:06 PM
Weekly Space Hangout – April 26, 2015: Special Cosmoquest Hangoutathon Edition
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Nicole Gugliucci (cosmoquest.org / @noisyastronomer) Nancy Atkinson (UniverseToday.com / @Nancy_A) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – April 26, 2015: Special Cosmoquest Hangoutathon Edition (497 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: ALMA, Antares, Asteroids, […]

04/24/2015 11:56 AM
Weekly Space Hangout – April 24, 2015: Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One
Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg ) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – April 24, 2015: Bas Lansdorp, CEO of Mars One (478 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. […]

04/24/2015 10:00 AM
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 9: Avoiding Gimbal Lock
It was an unlikely case, having an Apollo command ship disabled thousands of miles from Earth. But during the Apollo 9 mission, the crew had actually conducted a test of firing the Lunar Module’s engines while it was docked to the Command Module. It turned out to be fortuitous to have considered such a situation, […]

04/23/2015 07:25 AM
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 8: The Indestructible S-Band/Hi-Gain Antenna
The explosion of a liquid oxygen tank in Apollo 13’s Service Module violently propelled debris and a 13-foot (4 meter) outer panel of the SM out into space. Later, the crew saw the damage when they jettisoned the SM prior to reentering Earth’s atmosphere. Commander Jim Lovell described the scene: “There’s one whole side of […]

04/23/2015 06:36 AM
Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years in Space With Spectacular New Image
Images from space don’t get any prettier than this. A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope was released today to commemorate a quarter century of exploring the Solar System and beyond since the launch of the telescope on April 24, 1990. It shows a giant cluster of about 3,000 stars called Westerlund 2, located […]

04/22/2015 12:31 PM
13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 7: Isolating the Surge Tank
Join Universe Today in celebrating the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13 with insights from NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill as we discuss various turning points in the mission. Within minutes of the accident during the Apollo 13 mission, it became clear that Oxygen Tank 2 in the Service Module had failed. Then Mission Control radioed up […]

04/22/2015 11:13 AM
Carnival of Space #402
The tent is up! This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Pamela Hoffman at the Everyday Spacer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #402. (...)Read the rest of Carnival of Space #402 (89 words) © susie for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Feed enhanced by Better […]

04/22/2015 10:58 AM
10 Facts About Planet Earth You May Not Have Known
Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is good time to think about the beauty of our home planet and reflect on our stewardship of environmental resources like air and water. Sometimes, though, our planet can be a bit unpredictable. The folks at HooplaHa have put together this entertaining 2-minute look at a few of our planet’s […]

04/21/2015 08:27 AM
The 2015 Lyrid Meteors Peak Tomorrow Night!
April showers bring May flowers, and this month also brings a shower of the celestial variety, as the Lyrid meteors peak this week. And the good news is, 2015 should be a favorable year for the first major meteor shower of the Spring season for the northern hemisphere.  The peak for the shower in 2015 […]


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