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Fri Nov 21



Herschel Spacecraft Eyes Asteroid Apophis
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Scientists using the Herschel Space Observatory made new observations of asteroid Apophis as it approached Earth this past weekend. [...]




Thu Nov 20



NASA Instruments on European Comet Spacecraft Begin Countdown
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Three NASA science instruments are being prepared for check-out operations aboard the European Space Agencys Rosetta spacecraft to a comet. [...]




Fri Nov 21



Galaxies in filaments spaced like pearls on a necklace
Newscientist [SPACE]
What began as a project looking at the statistics of galaxy distributions found an underlying pattern that could help astronomers learn how the universe evolved [...]




Thu Nov 20



NASA Selects Student Teams for High-Powered Rocket Challenge
Nasa.gov [NASA]
NASA has selected eight teams from middle and high schools across the country to participate in the 2014-2015 NASA Student Launch Challenge. [...]




Thu Nov 20



The riddle of the missing stars
Spacefellowship.com [STARS]
Hubble observations cast further doubt on how globular clusters formed. Thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, some of the most mysterious cosmic residents have just become even more puzzling. New observations of globular clusters in a small galaxy show they are very similar to those found in the Milky Way, and so must have formed in a similar way. One of the leading theories on how these clusters form predicts that globular clusters should only be found nestled in among large quantit [...]




Thu Nov 20



Milky Ways Monster Black Hole Ignores Its Snack, and Debate Swirls
Space [BLACK]
A mysterious object orbiting our black hole has not yet revealed its identity as a gas cloud or a star, and two groups with a history of competition are each hoping to solve the puzzle. [...]




Wed Nov 19



Us vs universe: Adventures in breaking light speed
Newscientist [LIGHT]
Its the ultimate speed limit – but in some places, it seems the cosmic traffic cops are letting things slip [...]




Thu Nov 20



Communicating Across the Cosmos, Part 1: Shouting into the Darkness
Universetoday [DARK]
Over the last 20 years, astronomers have discovered several thousand planets orbiting other stars. We now know that potentially habitable Earth-like planets are abundant in the cosmos. Such findings lend a new plausibility to the idea that intelligent life might exist on other worlds. Suppose that SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers succeed in their [...]




Thu Nov 20



What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?
jpl.nasa.gov [VESTA]
Something is forming intriguing gullies on the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists with NASAs Dawn mission are trying to figure out what could be creating these features. [...]

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