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CHEOPS Science Meeting

Posted by baffa on Apr 03, 2013 - 08:52 AM
This first CHEOPS science workshop will be held on 15/16 May 2013 in Bern, Switzerland.

Spitzer sees the glow of a boiling planet

Posted by baffa on May 09, 2012 - 07:59 AM
Spitzer Space Telescope has detected light emanating from a "super-Earth" planet beyond our solar system for the first time.

Life on Mars?

Posted by baffa on May 07, 2012 - 10:29 AM
New results question the finding that the Mars Viking experiments did not find life. The analysis was based on studying the mathematically complexity of the experiment results.

Personal Satellite

Posted by baffa on Jul 27, 2010 - 07:46 AM
Interorbital System offers the TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit, a kit comprising a microsatellite envelope with 250g payload and the launch costs.

The Tech Aboard the International Space Station

Posted by baffa on Dec 03, 2009 - 09:44 AM
A nice interview to the Space Station's IT guys has been published on CNet.

Hubble Releases First Post-Upgrade Images

Posted by baffa on Sep 23, 2009 - 05:28 PM
NASA has released 10 new images, all from the new [2]WFC3 instrument and others, including the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph. Images include NGC 6302, Carina Nebula, Stephan's Quintet, Markarian 817, Abell 370, and a few others.

High-Res Pics of Apollo Landing Sites

Posted by baffa on Aug 26, 2009 - 11:36 AM
NASA released high-resolution photos showing the Apollo landing sites. The photos were taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and show the traces of earlier visits to the Moon.

Kepler Detects an Exoplanet Atmosphere

Posted by baffa on Aug 10, 2009 - 10:45 AM
NASA's new exoplanet-hunting Kepler space telescope has detected the atmosphere of a known giant gas planet, by means of the occultation profile of the plane passing over its main star.

Successful Launch of ESA's Herschel and Planck

Posted by baffa on May 14, 2009 - 05:48 PM
ESA launched successfully two new and long awaiting spacecrafts: Herschel — the 3.5m mirror infrared telescope, and Planck — the CMB mapper.

ESA Re-Entry Module

Posted by baffa on Dec 09, 2008 - 08:56 AM
ESA announced the development of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle,a real re-entry vehicle.

Cassini Could Find Signs of Life on Enceladus

Posted by baffa on Dec 05, 2008 - 10:26 AM
New Scientist reviews the possibility that the Cassini probe might be repurposed to look for signs of life on Saturn moon Enceladus.

Martian Glaciers Found

Posted by baffa on Dec 03, 2008 - 06:00 PM
NASA is reporting that data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter point to [0]vast glaciers buried beneath thin layers of crustal debris.

NASA Space Image Library

Posted by baffa on Aug 19, 2008 - 06:38 PM
Nasa has make its huge collection of historic photographs, film and video available to the public for the first time as a single searchable online resource.

Giant Lunar Telescopes

Posted by baffa on Jun 24, 2008 - 10:26 AM
Scientists working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, have developed an innovative recipe for giant telescope mirrors on the Moon. To make a mirror that dwarfs anything on Earth, just take a little bit of carbon, throw in some epoxy, and add lots of lunar dust.

The Phoenix Has Landed

Posted by baffa on May 26, 2008 - 01:00 PM
Phoenix Mars Lander touched-down on the desert-like surface of Mars.

Spacecraft Velocity Anomalies

Posted by baffa on Mar 25, 2008 - 03:50 PM
A bulletin from the American Institute of Physics presents a study noting that recent spacecraft, such as NEAR, appear to display velocity anomalies much like those seen in Pioneer 10 (which were observed beginning ten years ago). The anomalies amount to up to 13 mm/sec., with a measurement accuracy of 0.1 mm/sec.

Remains of a Moon Found around Saturn

Posted by baffa on Nov 16, 2007 - 08:50 AM
Scientists have announced that they have used images from Cassini to find moonlets embedded in Saturn's outer rings that are likely to be the remains of a larger moon that was shattered by an asteroid or comet. The team from the University of Colorado at Boulder that made the discovery has made available details and pictures.

Space Based Solar Power?

Posted by baffa on Nov 03, 2007 - 03:04 PM
A study on space-based solar power (SBSP) was conducted as a internet level expert branstorming. The final report provides a broad-brush review of the status of SBSP, showing immense potential, but also a number of challenges

Pluto Probe discoveries on Jupiter

Posted by baffa on Oct 15, 2007 - 05:00 PM
In February, the New Horizons probe passed through the Jupiter system on its way to Pluto, and we saw some spectacular pictures. Now, the science teams have published detailed scientific results, along with new images and movies.

Phoenix Probe Successfully Launched

Posted by baffa on Aug 07, 2007 - 08:15 AM
The Mars Phoenix lander successfully launched atop a Delta II rocket from Canaveral on August 4. The mission takes the 350-kg lander to northern latitudes to investigate subsurface ice for the chemical precursors of life. The lander should arrive on Mars on May 25, 2008.

Top Ten Discoveries of the Mars Rovers

Posted by baffa on Aug 04, 2007 - 11:00 AM
Space.com brings an article on the top ten discoveries of the Martian rovers that landed there in 2004.

Agile satellite launched

Posted by baffa on Apr 23, 2007 - 04:41 PM
The Italian satellite Agile was launched on 23rd April 2007.

Cassini Amazing Images from Saturn

Posted by baffa on Mar 21, 2007 - 06:07 PM
The Cassini spacecraft has entered a highly-inclined orbit around Saturn, revealing some amazing images of the planet's ring system as seen from above and below the planet.

Indian Rocket into Space

Posted by baffa on Jan 12, 2007 - 06:50 PM
Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched it's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C7) rocket from the Srikharikota launch-pad. The rocket carried 4 satellites into space, 2 Indian and one each from Argentina and Indonesia.

Mars Probe Probably Lost

Posted by baffa on Nov 25, 2006 - 01:00 PM
NASA attempted to take a picture of the 10-year-old Mars Probe using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, but did not detect it. NASA has now ordered its Opportunity rover to listen from the planet's surface for MGS's radio beacon, but the probe may already have run out of power and NASA officials are not optimistic about recovering it.
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