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19/11/2020 17:38 Arecibo telescope faces a catastrophic collapse, must be deconstructed: A sad day for radio astronomy and for science.
12/11/2020 13:37 SpaceX is about to send four astronauts to the ISS for six-month stay: “The Crew Dragon spacecraft is expected to lift off from Cape Canaveral in Florida atop a Falcon 9 rocket on 15 November.”
6/11/2020 15:22 The sky will literally be the limit at new Mayland planetarium this spring: “Construction is underway on a new planetarium located at the Mayland Community College’s Bare Earth to Sky Park in Yancey County and will open to the public spring of 2021.” The location has international dark sky certification.
6/11/2020 14:36 NASA Langley Wants Virtual-Inspired Art for 2021 Student Art Contest: The art contest is open to all children grades K-12 who are residents of the United States, and children grades K-12 of U.S. military stationed overseas. The submission period begins Dec. 1, 2020 and concludes on Dec. 31, 2020 at midnight EST.
30/10/2020 18:02 NASA’s Asteroid Mission Packs Away Its Cargo. Next Stop: Earth: “The OSIRIS-REX mission has been investigating a carbon-rich asteroid named Bennu for the last couple of years.”
27/10/2020 12:58 Juno Data Indicates “Sprites” or “Elves” Frolic in Jupiter’s Atmosphere: New results from NASA’s Juno mission at Jupiter reveal for the first time these flashes (transient luminous events, or TLEs) on another planet. The findings were published on Oct. 27, 2020, in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.
27/10/2020 9:59 Asteroid samples escaping from jammed NASA spacecraft: “A NASA spacecraft is stuffed with so much asteroid rubble from this week’s grab that it’s jammed open and precious particles are drifting away in space”.
22/7/2020 17:53 First Ever Image of a Multi-Planet System around a Sun-like Star Captured by ESO Telescope
6/9/2018 17:41 Jocelyn Bell Burnell wins $3 million prize for discovering pulsars: We regularly recognize J. B. Burnell’s birthday here, and her role in discovering pulsars, with a commemorative illustration. Now she has been rewarded with the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. She is using the money to establish a scholarship.
27/7/2018 12:02 There Was No Big Bang Singularity: Descriptions of the Universe’s origins as a singularity, although common even on the part of cosmologists, are out of date.
26/7/2018 9:01 Gravitational redshift observed from star orbiting black hole: An impressive confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity.
18/7/2018 10:28 Ten New Moons Discovered Around Jupiter: ‘The newly plotted moons of Jupiter include one “oddball” that orbits in the wrong direction and may be the remnant of a head-on collision.’
15/7/2018 11:18 Space Debris Lands in Kazakhstan: A fireball in the sky leads to a fire on the ground and the discovery of rocket parts, as yet unidentified.
13/7/2018 22:01 Get Some Heaven on Earth at Observatory Park at Turner Farm: ‘Take a guided tour of the heavens at “Family Fun Night at the Telescope” at Observatory Park at Turner Farm.’ The cost is ＄8 per person. Visit the link for location and details.
6/7/2018 15:27 The aphelion occurs today: “On Friday, Earth will swing toward the outermost point in its orbit, known as aphelion. You, me and everyone on the planet will be three million miles farther from the sun than when we are closest to it.”
6/6/2018 9:09 Tiny Asteroid Discovered Saturday Disintegrates Hours Later Over Southern Africa: With video of the fireball.
26/1/2018 14:47 Astronomers enraged by huge man-made star: “This is stupid, vandalises the night sky and corrupts our view of the cosmos”.
15/1/2018 22:47 Mystery funders of Arecibo radio telescope can celebrate an early success: “Dish saved from demolition gets best look yet at fast radio bursts.”