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Sitting On The Edge

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:04:47 +0000

  It looks like ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is dangling his feet into the void. Actually he was on a spacewalk and together with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, he spent five hours and 58 minutes outside the Space Station to complete a battery upgrade to the outpost’s power system. Thomas commented on this picture: “This […]


Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:40:42 +0000

Probably one of our last views of Daphnis from Cassini. The moon appears to be traveling towards the right in this image. From Cassini: The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn’s rings on Jan. 16, 2017. […]

ALMA and Solar Science

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:07:20 +0000

Global cooperation is the hallmark of ALMA and much of science for that matter. The ALMA Solar campaign is one of the most diverse, take a look below the fold at the end of the press release. This image of an enormous sunspot was taken on 18 December 2015 with the Band 6 receiver at […]

Eugene Cernan 1934 – 2017

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:19:57 +0000

The last man to walk on the moon has died. Gene Cernan passed in a Houston Hospital 16 January 2017, he was 82 years-old. The Houston Public Library Digital Archives. 170:41:00 Cernan: Bob, this is Gene, and I’m on the surface; and, as I take man’s last step from the surface, back home for some […]

Space Weather Coming Our Way

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:01:33 +0000

Here comes an active region on the sun, But don’t worry, despite way you may hear on the internet, in the grand scheme of things this region is nothing to get too excited about. I’m sort of hoping this area gets busier as it rotates around to us. Yes, I am in need, the need […]

SpaceX Launch/Landing Replay

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:50:51 +0000

Here is the SpaceX launch of the Iridium satellite replay. This is the entire Hosted Webcast; launch is 20 minutes into the video if you want to skip ahead. Iridium Communications is reporting all 10 satellites were successfully deployed and will be in a testing phase for a few weeks. On a sad note, this […]

Iridium 1 Launch on Space X Falcon

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:12:14 +0000

Live event starts at 12:54 ET / 17:54 UTC, since this is the launch window opening time it is a little unclear how long between the start of the event time and launch. WOW!!!!!!!  FANTASTIC!!!!!! If you missed this fantastic launch, I will have a replay posted tomorrow, simply amazing, we got to watch not […]

A Crescent Juipter

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:00:54 +0000

One of the nice images coming from the Juno spacecraft.  The Juno mission invites people the try their hand at processing the raw images of Jupiter, see the link below. Description from NASA: This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data […]

Landing on Titan

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:06:27 +0000

Remember this? I do. The date was 14 January 2005 I posted the original video when it first came out – time flies! Video

A Bakers Dozen

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:22:27 +0000

Wow,very exciting! Congratulations to Einstein@home! The Astrophysical Journal presents 13 of 17 newly discovered pulsars found with the distributed computing project. “Einstein@Home searched through 118 unidentified pulsar-like sources from the Fermi-LAT Catalog,” says Prof. Dr. Bruce Allen, director of Einstein@Home and director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Hanover. “Colin has shown […]