Saturday, April 29, 2017

Space and The Cosmos

  • In Case You Missed It
    Top news from around the world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Saturday, April 29th, 2017By Andrea Marks
  • Watch SpaceX Launch a Super-Secret Payload for the Feds
    *Cough cough* spy satellite *cough cough.* The post Watch SpaceX Launch a Super-Secret Payload for the Feds appeared first on WIRED. ... Read more...
    Source: Wired – Science – SpacePublished on Saturday, April 29th, 2017By Chelsea Leu
  • Cassini Preps For Death Plunge Into Saturn And Sends Farewell Image Of Tiny Earth
    As NASA’s amazing Cassini spacecraft takes on technological death-defying feats months before it goes into a final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, it continues to transmit images back to Earth of things never seen before this close to a giant planet.This week Cassini flew through the relatively short 1,500-mile gap that separates Saturn’s enormously intricate ring system from the top of the planet’s atmosphere, transmitting precious data back to Earthbound scientists.Cassini also this month beamed home ― ... Read more...
    Source: Huffington Post – Science – SpacePublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • ‘The Circle’ Is A Messy Adaptation And A Feeble Addition To The Cyber-Panic Genre
    The Circle” commits a terrible movie crime: It botches its own premise, coming up hollow and spineless. There’s no use trying to be more measured. The big-screen adaptation of Dave Eggers’ best-selling 2013 novel about a surveillance-happy internet corporation betrays stories that tackle techno-panic in our increasingly digital world. Eggers’ book is a pulpy page-turner that updates elements of 1984 and Brave New World, even if its execution isn’t as immersive or clever. In movie form, almost everything gets ... Read more...
    Source: Huffington Post – Technology – SpacePublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • Hubble’s bright shining lizard star
    The bright object seen in this Hubble image is a single and little-studied star named TYC 3203-450-1, located in the constellation of Lacerta (The Lizard). The star is much closer than the much more distant galaxy. ... Read more...
    Source: Science Daily – SpacePublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • Earth-Mass “Iceball” Planet Found 13,000 Light-Years Away
    The chilly, distant world is the smallest yet found via the “microlensing” planet-hunting technique -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017By Mike Wall
  • Earth-Mass “Ice Ball” Planet Found 13,000 Light-Years Away
    The chilly, distant world is the smallest yet found via the “microlensing” planet-hunting technique -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ... Read more...
    Source: Scientific American – SpacePublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017By Mike Wall
  • How Old are Martian Gullies
    Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 27, 2017 Gullies eroded into the steep inner slope of an impact crater at this location appear perfectly pristine in this image captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). Although at first glance it may appear that there are craters superimposed on the gully fans, inspection of HiRISE stereo coverage shows that the craters lie only on the pre-gully terrain. Distinctive colors in the gull ... Read more...
    Source: Space TravelPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • Mathematical model of a TARDIS takes the ‘fiction’ out of science fiction
    Vancouver, Canada (SPX) Apr 28, 2017 After some serious number crunching, a UBC researcher has come up with a mathematical model for a viable time machine. Ben Tippett, a mathematics and physics instructor at UBC's Okanagan campus, recently published a study about the feasibility of time travel. Tippett, whose field of expertise is Einstein's theory of general relativity, studies black holes and science fiction when he's not ... Read more...
    Source: Space TravelPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
  • Ripples in the cosmic web
    Santa Barbara CA (SPX) Apr 28, 2017 The most barren regions known are the far-flung corners of intergalactic space. In these vast expanses between the galaxies there is just one solitary atom per cubic meter - a diffuse haze of hydrogen gas left over from the Big Bang. On the largest scales, this material is arranged in a vast network of filamentary structures known as the "cosmic web," its tangled strands spanning billions of lig ... Read more...
    Source: Space DailyPublished on Friday, April 28th, 2017
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