Guest Speaker Mr. Chris Vaughan! A brief bio… Mineral Exploration and Near Earth Geophysicist and Amateur Astronomer. Two time Past President of KEGS (The Canadian Exploration Geophysical Society), and member of SEG, CGU, PDAC, AGU, and RASC. I am actively engaged in Earth Science and Astronomy public outreach and education. Oh – and I love science and science fiction. Topic: Worlds to Discover: Exploring Dwarf Planets, Mighty Moons, and the Outer Solar System” This talk will review the fascinating distant objects that planetary scientists and astronomers have been discovering and exploring in our Solar System. Real worlds that humans might … Continue reading
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- Inside the February 2015 Issue December 19, 2014Challenge yourself to observe the solar system's minor moons, find out how the science of nothing is teaching us the fate of the universe, and discover how astronomy influenced the work of H. P. Lovecraft in the February 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope.The post Inside the February 2015 Issue appeared first on Sky & […]
- This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 19 – 27 December 19, 2014Some daily sky sights among the ever-changing Moon, planets, and stars. Friday, December 19 Have you ever tried to catch Sirius actually rising? If you can find a good view down to the east-southeast horizon, watch for Sirius emerging about two fists at arm's length below Orion's Belt. It now rises sometime around 7:30 or […]
- Inside the February 2015 Issue December 19, 2014
- Look Out Below! Rosetta Will Give Its Comet A Close Buzz In February December 21, 2014Remember how breathless we felt when the Philae lander actually made it to the surface of its target comet a few weeks ago? Sure, the maneuvers didn’t go as planned, but the images the spacecraft obtained in its brief spurts of activity on the surface are still being shared and discussed eagerly by scientists (amid […]Elizabeth Howell
- Star Trekking: We Humans Can Beam Tools Into Space Without A Transporter December 21, 2014In the 1960s, we thought the best way of sending stuff between Earth and space was through a transporter. These days, turns out all it takes is an e-mail and a special 3-D printer. The first tool created in space, a rachet, was made last week on the International Space Station using plans beamed from […]Elizabeth Howell
- NASA’s First Orion Crew Module Arrives Safely Back at Kennedy Space Center December 20, 2014KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a history making journey of more than 66,000 miles through space, ocean splash down and over 2000 mile cross country journey through the back woods of America, NASA’s pathfinding Orion crew capsule has returned to its home base at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “The Orion mission was […]Ken Kremer
- Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 19, 2014: Methane on Mars! December 19, 2014Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) (...)Read the rest of Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 19, 2014: Methane on Mars! (296 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | 2 comments | Post tags: black hole, cats, cluster, Curiosity, Dark Matter, galaxy, India, […]Fraser Cain
- Rocket Issues force SpaceX and NASA to Postpone Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to January 2015 December 19, 2014KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Due to technical problems encountered during a hot fire test of the first stage engines this week with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the planned Dec. 19 launch of the commercial rocket and NASA contracted Dragon cargo freighter to the International Space Station (ISS) on a critical resupply mission has […]Ken Kremer
- Look Out Below! Rosetta Will Give Its Comet A Close Buzz In February December 21, 2014
- Lost memories might be able to be restored, suggests research into marine snail December 20, 2014New research indicates that lost memories can be restored, according to new research into a type of marine snail called Aplysia. The findings offer some hope for patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
- New species found in the deepest trench on Earth December 20, 2014Researchers have returned from the first detailed study of the Mariana Trench aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The expedition set many new records, including the deepest rock samples ever collected and the discovery of new fish species at the greatest depths ever recorded.
- Atom-thick CCD could capture images December 19, 2014An atomically thin material may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform. Synthetic two-dimensional materials based on metal chalcogenide compounds could be the basis for superthin devices.
- Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety, serotonin transmission December 19, 2014Early developmental exposure to two different antidepressants, Prozac and Lexapro, has been studied by researchers in a mouse model that mimics human third trimester medication exposure. They found that, although these serotonin-selective reuptake inhibiting antidepressants were thought to work the same way, they did not produce the same long-term changes in anxiety behavior in the […]
- Europe shows that humans and large predators can share the same landscape December 19, 2014The recovery of large carnivores in Europe is a great success for nature conservation. At one third of mainland Europe, at least one species of large carnivore is present, according to a new article. It is an excellent example that humans and carnivores can share the same landscape, say researchers.
- Lost memories might be able to be restored, suggests research into marine snail December 20, 2014