New Horizons' flyby of Pluto this summer taught us a lot about the dwarf planet, including that it's 1,597 miles across and has a mountain range the size of the Rockies. But new surprises are emerging as data continues to be beamed back from 3.1 billion miles away....
A new image of Pluto was sent back to Earth from the far, far distant New Horizons space probe, and it’s a doozy: It shows Pluto from the other side, backlit by the Sun. While we’ve seen pictures like that before, this one is in color. And...Show More Summary
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NASA's New Horizons mission keeps sending home the hits. This week: blue skies and frozen water! The post Pluto Has Skies of Blue and Frozen Water appeared first on WIRED.
Drones are filling the skies before our eyes — and not everyone is happy about it. Three British technology firms — Blighter Surveillance Systems, Chess Dynamics and Enterprise Control Systems — have teamed up to create the Anti-UAV Defense System (AUDS), which is designed to stop drones that are engaging in harmful and malicious activity. Show More Summary
Take a stroll through this Vietnamese park and you might never know you were 22 stories in the air. In New York City, apartment rooftops tend to be the domain of HVAC ducts, water towers, and the occasional barbecue, accessible to a few residents. Show More Summary
This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky Pluto has blue daytime skies, just like the Earth, Nasa revealed today, and there are patches of water ice on the distant world too. The post Blue skies and patches of water ice on Pluto appeared first on Skymania News. [[ This is a content summary only. Show More Summary
Following on from my adventures at Glasgow’s Comic-Con, which you can read about here, I promised four comic-book/graphic novel reviews. Here’s the second of them. Controversial as it is Kickstarter has definitely opened the door to a variety of projects that may never have gotten to exist using […]
Pluto has a blue sky, NASA announced today, offering up more information revealed by the New Horizons probe’s visit to the planet last month: Pluto’s haze layer shows its blue color in this picture taken by the New Horizons Ralph/Multispe… The post Pluto Has a Blue Sky and Water Ice, NASA Announces appeared first on Towleroad.
Sky Sports and BT Sport have once again announced their upcoming TV coverage schedules for the 2015-16 Premier League season, this time for the busy festive period over December and January. Sky are showing 16 live matches, including Premier League staples Newcastle United vs. Show More Summary
This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky EARLY-RISERS will be treated to some spectacular alignments of the planets over the next few weeks as three worlds pirouette in the morning sky. Venus,...Show More Summary
Anyone hoping to get a good look at this year's Draconid meteor shower should tune their eyes to the sky Thursday night. Though meteors should be visible in some parts of the northern hemisphere—including the US, Canada, Europe, and northern Asia, per Time —on Thursday and Friday evenings, the...
Filmmaker Julian Tryba's technique collages time-lapse footage for an even cooler effect. The richly painted hills, jagged canyons, and huge open sky of the Southwestern desert make it one of the most epic landscapes in the U.S. Filmmaker...Show More Summary
"No Man's Sky" still has no release date in sight and this is despite the special attention it got during the Late Show with Stephen Colbert recently, where Sean Murray of game developer Hello Games showed off the game to Colbert himself. Show More Summary
Another week, another sense that the sky is falling on NASCAR. The stands this past weekend showed a less than stellar crowd in attendance. Whether that can be credited to the threat of rain and overall gloomy weather, the popularity...Show More Summary
If you're on the East Coast, keep your eyes on the skies this evening--you might see something rare up there. (more…)
East coasters should turn their gaze skywards this evening, as NASA performs a flight test that will provide a free show in the sky. Between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., colorful vapors will be released 130 miles above Earth as a result of a rocket launch. The sounding, or suborbital, rocket will take off from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Show More Summary
Here, from someone who spent years policing the skies, are lessons in vigilance and scenario planning from 30,000 feet. From 1991 to 1997, Guy Praisler rarely flew without a gun. Read Full Story
The next time a drone is being bothersome, a ‘death ray’ might solve the problem. Three companies in the UK (Blighter, Enterprise and Chess) have partnered up to develop a ‘gun’ that fires an interference signal at a drone, which pretty much just drops it cold onto the ground. Show More Summary
Since the first moon landing, residents of this here planet Earth have been obsessed with returning to that silvery orb in the sky. Humans haven’t walked on the moon since 1972, although space agencies around the globe have been busy exploring other parts of the solar system. Show More Summary