Sunday, February 03, 2008

This Week in Space #15

Astronomy Picture of the Day
January 19: Starry Night Castle. Credit & Copyright: P-M Hedén
January 20: Comet McNaught Over Chile . Credit & Copyright: Stéphane Guisard
January 21: Mercury's Horizon from MESSENGER . Credit: MESSENGER Teams, JHU APL, NASA
January 22: Shelf Cloud Over Saskatchewan . Credit: Jeff Kerr
January 23: Orbiting Astronaut Reflects Earth . Credit: Clayton C. Anderson, Expedition 15 Crew, NASA
January 24: Andromeda Island Universe. Credit & Copyright: Tony Hallas
January 25: Winter Night at Pic du Midi. Credit & Copyright: Alain Sallez (, David Romeuf (Université Lyon 1)
January 26: Crescent Mercury in Color. Credit: MESSENGER, NASA, JHU APL, CIW
January 27: Mercury on the Horizon . Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado
January 28: A Solar Eclipse Painting from the 1700s . Painting Credit: Cosmas Damian Asam; Digital Image Copyright: Jay Pasachoff
January 29: West Valley Panorama from the Spirit Rover on Mars . Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, Cornell, JPL, NASA
January 30: Asteroid 2007 TU24 Passes the Earth . Credit: Green Bank Radio Telescope, Arecibo Radio Telescope
January 31: Young Star Cluster Westerlund 2. Credit: X-ray; Y.Nazé, G.Rauw, J.Manfroid (Université de Liège), CXC, NASA Infrared; E.Churchwell (University of Wisconsin), JPL, Caltech, NASA
February 1: The First Explorer. Credit: Courtesy of Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
February 2: Venus and Jupiter in Morning Skies. Credit & Copyright: Babak Tafreshi (TWAN)

Cosmic Log by Alan Boyle
January 22: Your daily dose of science on the Web
January 23: First look at SpaceShipTwo
January 23: So when will it fly?
January 24: 'Life on Mars' explained
January 25: Spaceship sagas on the Web
January 25: Planetorama!
January 28: The unsung rocketeers
January 30: Must-see science on the Web (a break from astronomy, just interesting)
January 30: Nailing down dark energy
January 31: High strangeness on the Web
January 31: America's space age turns 50

LiveScience Blogs
January 21: Star Trek Teaser Trailer … ROCKS!!!!!!!!! by Anthony Duignan-Cabrera
January 22: NASA’s Chief Reacts to Human Asteroid Mission by Leonard David
January 25: Space Ship Two: Eerily Familiar… by Dave Brody
February 3: SETI Battle of the Bandwidth: Beatles Outsignaled by Bob Marley by Leonard David

NASA Image of the Day
January 21: Crescent. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington
January 22: Shuttle Plume. Image Credit: NASA, Ken Thornsley
January 23: Hot, Young Stars. Image Credit: NASA/CXC/Univ. de Liège/Y. Naze et al
January 24: Dwarf Galaxies in the Coma Cluster. Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, SDSS, Leigh Jenkins, Ann Hornschemeier (Goddard Space Flight Center) et al.
January 27: Out on a Limb. Image Credit: NASA
January 28: Isle Royale National Park. Image Credit: NASA
January 29: Viewing Copernicus. Image Credit: NASA, U.S. Geological Survey
January 30: Entering the Space Age. Image Credit: NASA
January 31: Lightness of Being. Image Credit: NASA

Sky & Telescope
January 23: Telescope Truce by Rick Fienberg
January 28: A Stardust-Free Comet by Kelly Beatty
February 1: Mercury's "Better Half" by Kelly Beatty
February 1: This Week's Sky at a Glance by Alan M. MacRobert
January 21: Black Holes Spin Near Speed of Light By Jeremy Hsu
January 22: Curious Clouds Seen at Mars By Staff
January 22: Spacecraft Beams Home New Images of Mercury By Tariq Malik
January 23: Pools of Invisible Matter Mapped in Space By Jeanna Bryner
January 23: Full Moon Names for 2008 By Joe Rao
January 23: There's Got to Be an Invisible Sky By Staff
January 25: Amazing Old Stars Give Birth Again By Jeanna Bryner
January 25: Sun's Magnetic Secret Revealed By Jeremy Hsu
January 25: A Whole New View: Hubble Overhaul to Boost Telescope's Reach By Tariq Malik
January 27: Virgin Galactic Unveils Suborbital Spaceliner Design By Tariq Malik
January 27: Astrobiologists to Convene at AbSciCon 2008 By Edna DeVore, Director of Education and Public Outreach, SETI Institute
January 27: Large Asteroid to Fly Past Earth By Jeanna Bryner
January 27: Female Figure on Mars Just a Rock By Benjamin Radford
January 27: Killer Space Rock Theory Is Soaking Wet By Staff
January 27: Mars' Natural Sculptures Pose Mystery By Jeremy Hsu
January 27: High-Energy X-Rays Detected at Galaxy Cluster By Clara Moskowitz
January 28: Space Shuttle Atlantis on Track for February Launch By Tariq Malik
January 28: Spectacular Sky Show: Venus, Jupiter and the Moon By Joe Rao
January 28: Giant Storms Erupt on Jupiter By Jeanna Bryner
January 29: NASA Remembers Three Space Tragedies By Clinton Parks
January 29: Dust Strangely Vaporized by Stellar Explosion By Clara Moskowitz
January 30: First Images of Approaching Asteroid By Jeanna Bryner
February 1: Rogue Stars: The Miscreants of Our Galaxy By Andrea Thompson
February 1: Space Rock Misses Mars, Barely By Jeremy Hsu
February 1: NASA Spots Mysterious 'Spider' on Mercury By Clara Moskowitz
February 1: Galactic Wi-fi? By Seth Shostak, SETI Institute
February 1: Solar Eclipse Mostly for Penguins By Joe Rao
February 1: NASA Takes The Beatles 'Across the Universe' Literally By Staff
February 1: NASA's Best Missions to Get High Definition Treatment By Jeremy Hsu
February 1: Video Interplayer: European Lab Sets Sail for ISS on STS-122

The Space Review
January 21: Book Review: The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook by Jeff Foust
January 21: Book Review: Mission to Jupiter by Taylor Dinerman
January 21: The dark side of space disaster theories by James Oberg
January 28: Book Review: America’s Deep Space Pioneer by Jeff Foust
January 28: Monster chopper by Dwayne A. Day
January 28: Virgin Galactic: marketing for the Earth? by Taylor Dinerman

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