Jim Meeker

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5 Reasons Rocket Launches Are Still a Risky Venture - Listosaur | Hungry for Knowledge

A routine supply mission to the International Space Station launched April 28 from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome. Shortly after launch, flight …

Four in a Row

Quasars were once known as quasi-stellar radio sources due to their intense but nearly point-like source of radio energy. When first discovered in …

Astronomy Picture of the Day

<b>Kepler's House in Linz</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Erich Meyer (Astronomical Society of Linz)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Four hundred years ago today (May 15, 1618) …

Photo Release: Celestial fireworks celebrate Hubble’s 25th anniversary

The glittering tapestry of young stars flaring to life in this new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image aptly resembles an exploding shell in a …

CRS-6 First Stage Landing

SpaceX conducts tanking test on In-Flight Abort Falcon 9

As preparations continue for next week’s Falcon 9 launch of the CRS-6 Dragon spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, SpaceX’s Vandenberg team has put the …

Purple and Green Aurora in Alaska

NASA Considering Options To Save Opportunity Rover

NASA, which proposed ending the Mars Opportunity rover’s mission for the second year in a row in its 2016 budget request, is still trying to figure …

Blue Origin to Launch Private Spaceship Test Flights This Year

Blue Origin, the secretive private spaceflight company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, will begin suborbital flight tests this year of an …

Life's building blocks found in young star's disc

Artist's impression of complex organic molecules found in a protoplanetary disc. Image credit: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF)<p>Artist's impression of complex …

NASA favors propulsive Mars landings over supersonic parachutes

NASA’s Human Architecture Team (HAT) has opted to remove supersonic parachutes as an option for landing “human-scale hardware” on the surface of …

Watch the First Artificial Gravity Experiment

High above Baja California, the first artificial gravity experiment (Credit: NASA)<p>Gravity, as the old joke goes, sucks.<p>It drags us down, pulls on our …

Blood Moon Haleakala

Blood Moon

Bloody Moon

2015 April 6 - NGC 3293: A Bright Young Star Cluster

<b>NGC 3293: A Bright Young Star Cluster</b> <b><br>Image Credit & License:</b> ESO/G. Beccari<p><b>Explanation:</b> Hot blue stars shine brightly in this beautiful, recently …

Ground Control, the Beer with Space Yeast!

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Migratory Jupiter: A Theory of Gas Giant Formation

An interesting model of planetary formation suggests that the architecture of our Solar System owes much to the effects of the giant planets as they …

How Dense is the Asteroid Belt?

Asteroids

Eye Checks for Crew as Station Boosts Orbit – Space Station

Medical science and training took a significant portion of the Expedition 43 crew’s schedule Thursday. The newest three crew members are getting used …

NASA Space habitat NextStep is to get to 60 days in Cislunar Space and then scale for manned Mars Missions

Home<p>Uncategorized<p>NASA Space habitat NextStep is to get to 60 days in Cislunar Space and then scale for manned Mars Missions<p>Pin It<p>Seven NASA NextSTEP …

The blood moon returns! Everything you need to know about Saturday’s historic lunar eclipse

NASA predicts the eclipse will be the shortest of the century<p>On Saturday, people in the United States will be able to see a total lunar eclipse, known as a blood moon because of its reddish hue. But those hoping to catch a glimpse will have to act fast -- NASA has predicted that the eclipse will …

Strange 'Hollows' on Mercury Revealed by NASA Probe as Mission End Nears

Mercury, the barren planet closest to the sun, may seem like a dead world, but new images taken by a NASA probe nearing the end of its life reveal …

Astronomy

Planetary Society: We Can Afford to Orbit Humans at Mars by 2033

Start your clocks. If the Planetary Society gets its wish, humans will be lifting off for the Red Planet eighteen years from now. That’s the …

SpaceX, Sierra Nevada get more time to finish flight tests

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Ancient Mars May Have Had Slow-Moving Monster Waves

Surfing may have been a more epic undertaking on ancient Mars than it is on modern-day Earth because of the possible existence of giant, slow-moving …