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Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Twenty-one unbelievable photos of Mars for your Martian viewing pleasure.Twenty-one unbelievable photos of Mars for your Martian viewing pleasure.

Behold the wondrous splendor of Martian landscapes in all their strange atmospheric glory. After viewing these photographs I have a strange desire to go watch Total Recall. Two weeks!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 9:44 AM | Tags (7) | mars | space | photos | interesting | neat | martian | photography |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.Take a video tour of the International Space Station in HD thanks to YouTube.

Always wanted to know what life would be like aboard a working space station? This seven minute video will give you a good indication of just that. Enjoy, future space travelers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:08 AM | Tags (7) | iss | space | station | tour | hd | highdef | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.Rare asteroid collision caught via Hubble space telescope.

Have a glimpse of what it looks like when two asteroids crash into each other in wide open deep space. Well, not so deep really - this event occured in an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:55 AM | Tags (8) | asteroid | collision | hubble | meteor | space | telescope | mars | jupiter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 25, 2010

Internet access finally comes to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.Internet access finally comes to astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

And what did the astronauts do first with said brand new Internet access capabilities? Why they sent the first tweet from space of course. NASA expects this newly announced capability to 'enhance morale and productivity.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:47 AM | Tags (6) | space | astronauts | internet | access | station | iss |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Eleven minute solar eclipse won't happen again until the year 3034 says NASA.Eleven minute solar eclipse won't happen again until the year 3034 says NASA.

NASA said on its website the eclipse was annular, meaning the moon will block most of the sun's middle, but not its edges, causing it to look like a ring. This blockage will last for 11 minutes, 8 seconds, an annual duration NASA said would not be exceeded until December 23, 3043.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:19 AM | Tags (7) | eclipse | space | 3034 | thousand | years | nasa | millenium |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.Five new lightweight planets discovered via Kepler space telescope.

All five planets in question are really close to nearby stars making them a little too hot for any actual human/alien life. Also, the orbital period is about three to four days but still, your face would melt off.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | planets | discovery | kepler | lightweight | space | melt | stars | face | off |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

Mars Spirit Rover may be stuck for good this time.Mars Spirit Rover may be stuck for good this time.

This poor little vehicle has had nothing bad luck since it got to Mars. Latest reports from NASA indicate that Spirit is currently stuck in a sand trap and has lost a wheel as well. Bummer.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:36 AM | Tags (9) | mars | spirit | rover | stuck | sand | trap | abcnews | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

A collection of the top ten space photos of 2009 just for you.A collection of the top ten space photos of 2009 just for you.

Behold the almighty power of a Geminid meteor as it streaks across the Mojave Desert of California.  These meteors are apparently quite easy to see since they move slower and are essentially just comet leftovers. The real lesson here is that leftovers can be a good thing after all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:32 PM | Tags (9) | 2009 | bestof | cosmos | natgeo | photos | planets | shuttle | space | supernova |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 28, 2009

Scientists would like you to know that they have spotted fog on one of Saturn's moons.Scientists would like you to know that they have spotted fog on one of Saturn's moons.

Brown and colleagues first looked at the data using a digital filter they developed that reveals details only on the moon's surface. In the filtered images, the fog appears during the moon's late southern summer as bright, reddish-white patches hovering above the surfaces of lakes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:17 PM | Tags (6) | natgeo | space | saturn | titan | fog | first |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.The Big Dipper constellation gets an upgrade via brand new star addition.

Alcor, the bright star that forms the bend in the dipper's 'handle,' has a dim red dwarf star orbiting it.  They've put out this very pretty image, in which Alcor is renamed Alcor A, and its newly-found satellite star is called Alcor B.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:39 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | addition | alcor | bigdipper | formation | improvement | satellite | space | star | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 10, 2009

Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.Ten ways that space travel is nothing like how it appears in television or movies.

You might get an outburst of energy during an explosion on a spacecraft and maybe even some quick flames burning up leaking oxygen, but it wouldn’t be anything near the spectacle of, say, the Death Star exploding in Star Wars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 9:13 AM | Tags (7) | space | travel | movies | television | reality | explosions | spacecraft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Hubble manages to capture images of some of the oldest galaxies ever seen.Hubble manages to capture images of some of the oldest galaxies ever seen.

NASA said that not only are those the oldest galaxies ever seen, but the data that can be extracted from the image will provide 'insights into how galaxies grew in their formative years early in the universe's history.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:43 AM | Tags (6) | space | photos | hubble | cnet | stars | deep |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?Want to know what Earth would look like if it had a ring system?

Rings views from Earth's surface were created according to the location's latitude, northern or souther hemisphere, and the viewer's orientation. The size of the rings was calculated respecting the Roche limit for the Earth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | earth | saturn | rings | youtube | video | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Jupiter's moon might be home to a variety of aquatic fish-like life.Jupiter's moon might be home to a variety of aquatic fish-like life.

That amount of oxygen would be enough to support more than just microscopic life-forms: At least three million tons of fishlike creatures could theoretically live and breathe on Europa, said study author Richard Greenberg of the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | natgeo | aquatic | fish | jupiter | moon | space | europa |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.NASA confirms that there is in fact water on the moon.

...if you remember, a month ago we were talking about teaspoons going into glasses over football fields. Well, now I can say today that in the 20 to 30 meter crater LCROSS made, we found maybe about a dozen of these two-gallon buckets worth of water.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:24 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | moon | water | spacecraft | discovery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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