Sunday, March 09, 2008

This Week in Space #19

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Mar 2: Mauna Kea Shadow Play. Credit & Copyright: Alex Mukensnable
Mar 3: Comet Hale Bopp Over Val Parola Pass. Credit & Copyright: A. Dimai, (Col Druscie Obs.), AAC
Mar 4: Sand Dunes Thawing on Mars . Credit: HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona), NASA
Mar 5: NGC 6334: The Cats Paw Nebula . Credit & Copyright: T. A. Rector (U. Alaska), T. Abbott, NOAO, AURA, NSF
Mar 6: The International Space Station Expands Again. Credit: STS-122 Shuttle Crew, NASA
Mar 7: Vela Supernova Remnant. Credit & Copyright: Robert Gendler
Mar 8: Comet over California. Credit & Copyright: P-M Hedén (Clear Skies, TWAN)

Cosmic Log by Alan Boyle
Mar 5: Wonder and whimsy on the Web
Mar 6: Scientific smorgasbord on the Web
Mar 7: Weekend field trips on the Web
Mar 7: Close scrape at Saturn's moon

NASA Image of the Day
Mar 3: Ready for Takeoff. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Mar 4: Thunderbirds and Endeavour. Image Credit: USAF/TSgt. Justin D. Pyle
Mar 5: Orion. Image Credit: NASA/Sean Smith
Mar 6: Behold the Moon. Image Credit: James M. Hudson (Used with the artist's permission)
Mar 7: Jovian Mysteries. Image Credit: NASA/ESA

Sky & Telescope
Mar 3: Can a Robot Draw a Map? by Henry Bortman
Mar 4: What's in a Name? by Stuart Goldman
Mar 4: Martian Landslides Caught in the Act by Alan MacRobert
Mar 7: Rings Around Rhea? by Kelly Beatty
Mar 7: This Week's Sky at a Glance by Alan MacRobert
Mar 6: Mars Orbiters Prepare to Watch Phoenix Landing. By Jeremy Hsu
Mar 6: Violent Collision of Stellar Winds Detected. By Andrea Thompson
Mar 6: Avalanche Photographed on Mars. By staff
Mar 6: The Big Picture: Astrobiology. By Seth Shostak
Mar 7: Saturn's Moon Might Have Rings, Too. By Clara Moskowitz
Mar 7: Black Hole Effect Created in Lab. By Charles Q. Choi
Mar 7: Once-Habitable Lake Found on Mars. By Jeremy Hsu
Mar 7: Memories of a New Moon. By Joe Rao
Mar 7: Europe's 'Jules Verne' Spacecraft Carries Namesake's Notes on Maiden Voyage. By Robert Z. Pearlman
Mar 7: NASA Data Sheds Light on Early Universe. By staff
Mar 7: Nearest Star System Might Harbor Earth Twin. By Andrea Thompson

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