Dawn is continuing to unveil a Ceres of mysteries at the first dwarf planet discovered. Mission Director Marc Rayman gives us an update.
Right now, Pluto is about 25 pixels across in the New Horizons space probe’s long-range camera. In a week it’ll be 50 pixels across. A few days later it’ll well to 100… and then it’ll grow by the hour. What will we see? I wrote about all this for my twice-monthly column for SEN.com. Go see! It’s subscription only, but c’mon. I’m worth it.
The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday July 9. Venus is prominent in the twilight evening sky with bright Jupiter very close by. The pair separate over the week. Saturn is in the head of the Scorpion and is easily visible in the evening. Mercury is below the bright star Aldebaran in the morning.The Last Quarter Moon is Thursday July 9. Show More Summary
I love fun illusions, and I happened upon one that’s pretty interesting to see: An artist draws a glass of water that is startlingly 3D: Oddly, the illusion is actually more convincing to watch at lower resolution and with a smaller window; that washes out the pencil strokes and actually makes the illusion more realistic. Show More Summary
Early evening sky on Tuesday June 30 looking north-west as seen from Adelaide at 18:30 ACST showing Venus and Jupiter close together. The inset shows a binocular view of the pair.Similar views will be seen elsewhere in Australia and most of the Southern Hemisphere at the equivalent local time. Show More Summary
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For Asteroid Day, Bruce Betts reviews 5 steps needed to prevent asteroid impact, as well as how The Planetary Society is involved in those.
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It's really happening. We're leaving our home of five years on South Grand and heading to our new home just two miles east on South Los Robles.
A bright young pulsar that seemed to be stable has slammed on its brakes. Understanding this shift in behaviour could help astronomers calibrate cosmic clocks
How do you weigh a black hole? That is, to be more precise (or pedantic), how do you figure out what the mass of a black hole is? There are actually lots of ways, but they all depend on a very simple law of gravity: If you’re orbiting...Show More Summary
Hopes that privately built rockets can restart crewed space flight from US soil have taken a blow with a Falcon 9 failure within minutes of launch
The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, built by Space Exploration Technologies, was destined for the International Space Station with a load of cargo.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded about 2 minutes and 20 seconds after launch this morning. No people were onboard; it was an uncrewed resupply mission. The cause is not yet known. Here...Show More Summary
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean during today's flight to the International Space Station.
Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:15 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. 6 second exposure at ASA400 with my Canon IXUS. Click to embiggen. Venus and Jupiter as seen at around 18:20 ACST from Largs Bay, Adelaide on 28 June. Show More Summary
California may be about to pass a law that only allows parents to opt their public-school-attending children out of vaccines for medical reasons. Personal or religious objections will no longer be accepted. This bill, SB-277, has been approved by the state Assembly, and is going to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto. Show More Summary
If you go outside after sunset — and can tear your eyes off of the spectacle of Venus and Jupiter slowly merging in the west — turn around and look to the east. Not long after the sky gets good and dark, you’ll see a trio of bright stars not far above the horizon. Show More Summary
The FLIR One is simply a handy tool that can be used to find a number of problems in your home, office, or even data center. Mobile infrared flir camera smartphone accessory