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I Heart France - Things I Miss

Our time in Lyon and Bordeaux was just wonderful. We got to re-connect with the things that we love about France. Like...<p>Bikes<p>If I close my eyes, …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Got 5 minutes? Learn to see Saturn

June, July and August are especially good months for viewing Saturn in 2017. But you can find Saturn in May, 2017, too, especially when the moon …

Astronomy

Mars rover Opportunity breaks record for longest NASA drive off Earth

NASA's Curiosity rover has stolen much of the spotlight on Mars lately with its discoveries of once-watery environments and strange, door-handle shaped rocks. But this week, NASA's older rover Opportunity drove into the history books, becoming the furthest NASA object to travel on the surface of …

Meteoroid impact triggers bright flash on the moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An automated telescope monitoring the moon has captured images of an 88-pound (40 kg) rock slamming into the lunar surface, creating a bright flash of light, NASA scientists said on Friday.<p>The explosion on March 17 was the biggest seen since NASA began watching …

NASA: 40 Kilogram Meteoroid Hit Moon in March Creating Very Bright Explosion

NASA reports that the moon was impacted by a 40-kilogram meteoroid on March 17. The boulder was 0.3 to 0.4 meters wide. The explosion packed a punch …

Scientists respond to planet hunter's plight with pointers – and poetry - Cosmic Log

An artist's conception shows NASA's Kepler space telescope observing a planetary transit.<p>NASA is getting plenty of advice — and sympathy — as it assesses whether its Kepler planet-hunting telescope can be revived after the failure of its reaction-control system. The reactions from scientists and …

How far away is Deneb?

Here is the beautiful Summer Triangle asterism, now about to come back into convenient evening view for another season. An asterism isn’t a …

APOD: Comet PanSTARRS Anti-Tail (2013 May 18) Image Credit & Copyright: Marco Fulle (INAF) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130518.html Explanation: Once the famous sunset comet, PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) is now visible all night from much of the northern hemisphere, bound for the outer solar system as it climbs high above the ecliptic plane. Dimmer and fading, the comet's broad dust tail is still growing, though. This widefield telescopic image was taken against the starry background of the constellation Cepheus on May 15. It shows the comet has developed an extensive anti-tail, dust trailing along the comet's orbit (to the left of the coma), stretching more than 3 degrees across the frame. Since the comet is just over 1.6 astronomical units from planet Earth, that corresponds to a distance of over 12 million kilometers. In late May Comet PanSTARRS will pass within a few degrees of the north celestial pole. http://www.swisseduc.ch/stromboli/about/index-en.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130518 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0518

Spacewatch: Solar maximum

There is no greater influence on the Earth and its space environment than that of our local star, the Sun. The level of solar activity, as indicated …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Meteor crashes into moon's surface causing flash – video

A Nasa telescope captures the moment a 40kg (88lb) rock crashes into the moon's surface on 17 March. The impact caused a flash 10 times brighter than …

Astronomy

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APOD: Earth's Richat Structure (2013 May 19) Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130519.html Explanation: What on Earth is that? The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is easily visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Once thought to be an impact crater, the Richat Structure's flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise. The possibility that the Richat Structure was formed by a volcanic eruption also seems improbable because of the lack of a dome of igneous or volcanic rock. Rather, the layered sedimentary rock of the Richat structure is now thought by many to have been caused by uplifted rock sculpted by erosion. The above image was captured by the ASTER instruments onboard the orbiting orbiting Terra satellite. Why the Richat Structure is nearly circular remains a mystery. http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery-detail.asp?name=Richat Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130519 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0519

Arc to Arcturus, spike to Spica

Tonight, look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: <i>follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike (or speed</i> …

Astronomy

Why sign up for a one-way Mars trip? Three applicants explain the appeal - Cosmic Log

Mars looms large in a Hubble Space Telescope photo - and in the imaginations of those who have signed up for a one-way trip to the Red Planet. "It's not that I'm trying to get away," says 18-year-old Kayli McArthur, one of tens of thousands of applicants. "It's like I'm trying to strive for …

Russian space lizards return to Earth

A Russian capsule carrying mice and lizards has returned to Earth after spending a month in space.<p>Scientists say the experiment is intended to test …

UK astronaut Tim Peake 'thrilled' at space opportunity

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/979000/979879_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518114567_43d749f68fc3ee5d7fa722a081fb78ca<p><b>Tim Peake says he is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to go to the International Space Station (ISS).</b><p>The UK astronaut told BBC News it was a …

Space Science

Briton picked for five-month mission on International Space Station in 2015

Britain's first official astronaut, Major Tim Peake, has been selected to fly on a five-month mission on the International Space Station in 2015, it …

Space Science