Rob Sheridan

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What is Object 2014-28E – a Russian military satellite or a piece of unidentified debris?

<b>Name:</b> Object 2014-28E.<p><b>Age:</b> Unknown.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Unknown.<p><b>What is it?</b> Unknown.<p><b>Yes, but what does it actually do?</b> Unknown.<p><b>This is going to get quite tedious quite soon.</b> I’m sorry, but we know so little about Object 2014-28E that it is hard to be specific.<p><b>Tell me what we do know then.</b> Well, it is …

Exoplanet tally soars above 1,000

<b>The number of observed exoplanets - worlds circling distant stars - has passed 1,000.</b><p>Of these, 12 could be habitable - orbiting at a distance where it is neither "too hot" nor "too cold" for water to be liquid on the surface.<p>The planets are given away by tiny dips in light as they pass in front of …

Universe

What would life found in water dating back to more than a billion years ago look like? Scientists are hoping to find out. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/fbea Deep in a mine in Timmins, Ontario, scientists extracted samples of water that is more than two billion years old. Now, they are on a quest to see if any life exists in the liquid. This image is a stunning mosaic of the geologically active Enceladus after a Cassini flyby.

Astronauts Practice Launching in NASA’s New Orion Spacecraft

Astronauts Rick Linnehan and Mike Foreman try out a prototype display and control system inside an Orion spacecraft mockup at NASA’s Johnson Space …

How Do We Know When Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space?

Whether and when NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, humankind's most distant object, broke through to interstellar space, the space between stars, has been …

Space

Boeing’s CST-100 Completes Interface Test at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft has successfully completed a pivotal integration test at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. This image of NASA …

The hunt for microscopic black holes

The energy required for a black hole like the one at the center of our galaxy to form—the amount contained in a dying, super-massive star collapsing …

China finds ancient tomb of 'female prime minister'

<b>The ancient tomb of a female politician in China, described as the country's "female prime minister", has been discovered, Chinese media say.</b><p>The tomb of Shangguan Wan'er, who lived from 664-710 AD, was recently found in Shaanxi province. Archaeologists confirmed the tomb was hers this week.<p>She was …

Archaeology

Multiple NASA websites hacked

Nearly a dozen NASA websites run from the heart of Silicon Valley were hacked on Tuesday and remain offline days later, following a politically motivated digital broadside against the space agency.<p>“My understanding is the entire NASA Ames Center had a hack attack that took the website down,” …

New groundbreaking research may expose new aspects of the universe

No one knows for sure, but it is not unlikely that the universe is constructed in a completely different way than the usual theories and models of …

The Dark Energy Survey begins

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Dark Energy Survey. Its five-year mission: to map a portion of the southern sky in …

Inca Child Sacrifice Victims Were Drugged

Mummy hair reveals that young victims were heavy users of coca and alcohol.<p><b>Three Inca mummies found near the lofty summit of Volcán Llullaillaco in Argentina were so well preserved that they put a human face on the ancient ritual of capacocha—which ended with their sacrifice.</b><p><b>Now the bodies of</b> …

The Coolest and Weirdest Artworks That Are Visible from Space

How do we know that aliens aren't watching us right now? We don't. There could be cloaked vessels right on our doorstep. Luckily, some intrepid souls …

Leonardo Da Vinci

What the Earth and Moon Look Like From Saturn

Did you smile and wave at Saturn on Friday? If you did (and even if you didn’t) here’s how you — and everyone else on Earth — looked to the Cassini …

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King David's Palace Found Near Jerusalem, Archaeologists Say

King David’s palace was discovered by a team of archaeologists, who said the ruins near Jerusalem are “indisputable proof” there was authority in …

Archaeology

Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Lunar citizen science by 2016!<p>Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world's first mission to the Moon's sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015.<p>Moon Express, a private 'lunar commerce' startup, and the …

NASA's historic Apollo 11 moon mission landed the first astronauts on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. This infographic shows how the historic landing worked: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/826k

APOD: The Seasons of Saturn (2013 Jul 21) Image Credit: R. G. French (Wellesley College) et al., NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130721.html Explanation: Since Saturn's axis is tilted as it orbits the Sun, Saturn has seasons, like those of planet Earth ... but Saturn's seasons last for over seven years. So what season is it on Saturn now? Orbiting the equator, the tilt of the rings of Saturn provides quite a graphic seasonal display. Each year until 2016, Saturn's rings will be increasingly apparent after appearing nearly edge-on in 2009. The ringed planet is also well placed in evening skies providing a grand view as summer comes to Saturn's northern hemisphere and winter to the south. The Hubble Space Telescope took the above sequence of images about a year apart, starting on the left in 1996 and ending on the right in 2000. Although they look solid, Saturn's Rings are likely less than 50 meters thick and consist of individually orbiting bits of ice and rock ranging in size from grains of sand to barn-sized boulders. http://heritage.stsci.edu/2001/15/ http://hubblesite.org/news/2001/15 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130721 #APOD