Sunday, February 24, 2008

This Week in Space #17

Astronomy Picture of the Day
February 10: Atlantis on Pad 39A. Image Credit: NASA, Kim Shiflett
February 11: Abell 2218: A Galaxy Cluster Lens . Credit: Andrew Fruchter (STScI) et al., WFPC2, HST, NASA
February 12: Saturn's Moon Epimetheus from the Cassini Spacecraft. Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA
February 13: Echoes from RS Pup. Credit: Pierre Kervella (Obs. de Paris), Antoine Mérand (CHARA), et al., ESO
February 14: Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1132. Credit: NASA, ESA, M. West (ESO, Chile), and CXC / Penn. State / G. Garmire, et al.
February 15: Long Stem Rosette. Credit & Copyright: Adam Block (Caelum Observatory) and Tim Puckett
February 16: Young Stars in the Rho Ophiuchi Cloud. Credit: NASA JPL-Caltech, Harvard-Smithsonian CfA
February 17: Large Binocular Telescope. Credit & Copyright: Stefan Seip (TWAN)
February 18: M1: The Crab Nebula from Hubble. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester, A. Loll (ASU); Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory)
February 19: BLG 109: A Distant Version of our own Solar System. Illustration Credit: KASI, CBNU, ARCSEC, NSF
February 20: Columbus Laboratory Installed on Space Station. Credit: STS-122 Crew, Expedition 16 Crew, ESA, NASA
February 21: Moon Slide Slim. Credit & Copyright: Stefan Seip (TWAN)
February 22: NGC 4676: When Mice Collide . Credit: ACS Science & Engineering Team, Hubble Space Telescope, NASA
February 22: Orion's Horsehead Nebula . Credit & Copyright: Victor Bertol
February 23: Eclipsed Moonlight. Credit & Copyright: Jerry Lodriguss (Catching the Light)

Cosmic Log by Alan Boyle
February 11: Reality check for 'Trek'
February 12: Stars in a baby blanket
February 15: Was Mars too salty for life?
February 20: The next great planet debate
February 22: The many faces of Venus

February 16: The Shuttle Launch Date Shuffle by Tariq Malik
February 22: New Mexico Spaceport: Pressing Forward for 2010 by Leonard David

NASA Image of the Day
February 11: Atlantis Crew Heads to the Pad. Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
February 12: The Blackness of Space. Image Credit: NASA
February 13: The Air Up There. Image Credit: NASA
February 14: Becoming the Future. Image Credit: NASA
February 15: Inventing the Future. Image Credit: NASA
February 18: Future Tense. Image Credit: NASA
February 19: Window on the World. Image Credit: NASA
February 20: Atlantis, Welcome Home! Image Credit: NASA/Kevin O'Connell
February 21: Light Reflection. Image Credit: NASA
February 22: Voyage of Columbus. Image Credit: NASA

Sky & Telescope
February 11: A Superfast Star from Far, Far Away by Alan MacRobert
February 12: Light Echoes Refine Cepheid Distance by Alan MacRobert
February 14: A Triple Threat by Kelly Beatty
February 15: Space-Station Astronomy by Jonathan McDowell
February 15: UK Restores Gemini Commitment by Stuart Goldman
February 15: Meteorites from Mercury? by Kelly Beatty
February 17: See the Doomed Spy Satellite! by Kelly Beatty
February 19: A New Antarctic Observatory by Kristina Grifantini
February 22: Chasing a Supernova Progenitor by Govert Schilling
February 22: This Week's Sky at a Glance by Alan MacRobert
February 11: New Cosmic Theory Unites Dark Forces By Michael Schirber
February 11: Spacewalkers Help Deliver Station's New European Laboratory By Tariq Malik
February 12: 'Star Trek' Movie Gets Science Advice By Newsarama Staff
February 13: Farthest Galaxy Found, Perhaps By Clara Moskowitz
February 13: How Lunar Landers Sandblasted the Moon By David Powell
February 15: Titan Has More Oil Than Earth By Staff
February 15: Triple Asteroid Found Near Earth By Robert Roy Britt
February 15: Loneliest Observatory in Antarctica Looks to the Stars By Jeremy Hsu
February 15: See Mars in 3-D By Jeremy Hsu
February 18: Solar System Like Ours Found By Robert Roy Britt
February 20: Study: Earth-like Planets Common By Robin Lloyd
February 21: One Hour Warning: Solar Storms Get More Predictable By Clara Moskowitz
February 23: New Discovery on Mars: Ephemeral Polar Water Ice Mapped By Emily Wanderer
February 23: Mysterious Haze Found on Venus By staff
February 23: See Saturn Now: Lord of the Rings Rocks By Joe Rao
February 23: Ulysses Solar Probe Freezing to Death By The Associated Press

The Space Review
February 11: Space policy optimists and others. Taylor Dinerman
February 11: India and the US: partners or rivals in space? Jeff Foust
February 11: All along the watchtower. Dwayne Day
February 11: Somewhat as a clamor in the wilderness. Bob Mahoney
February 11: Recall and remembrance in Rocket City. Dwayne Day
February 18: Book Review: Robots in Space. Jeff Foust
February 18: Space myths 2. Wayne Eleazer
February 18: Screening and training for commercial human spaceflight. Jeff Foust
February 18: Spysat down! Dwayne Day
Febraury 18: An interview with Richard Garriott. Sam Dinkin
space news from around the web
Election may affect NASA future: Some see it as a time to re-examine aspirations for moon and Mars missions by Todd Halvorson and John Kelly, Florida Today
Live at KSC: Astronauts 'Meet The Press' by Todd Halvorson, Florida Today
Warning of catastrophe from mass of 'space junk' by Robin McKie and Michael Day, The Guardian
Broadband Internet satellite launched by Japan by Stephen Clark, Spaceflight Now
NASA names new space shuttle program manager by William Harwood, CBS/Spaceflight Now
Starship Kimchi: A Bold Taste Goes Where It Has Never Gone Before by Choe Sang-Hun, New York Times
Japan launches Internet satellite by Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
AEDC-tested Navy Standard Missile destroys errant satellite by Philip Lorenz III, US Air Force
Exploration of space is a key to our role as a global leader by David King, The Huntsville Times
CU space proposal given wings: NASA approves money for New Worlds Observer project by Spencer Everett, Univ. of Colorado Boulder Campus Press
This Should Mess With The Aliens' Heads by Susan Harlan Borghese, Hartford Courant
Space Center expansion plans threaten hot fishing spot by Jordan Kahn, Daytona Beach news-journalonline
Blast off for fun: It's the perfect time to visit the area where America's space-exploration program began by Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune
'Opposition' places ringed wonder Saturn in its best light for stargazing By Mike Lynch, Palm Beach Daily News
SLC-3 remodeled for new Atlas 5 By Janene Scully/Associate Editor, Lompoc Record

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