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Monday: November 9, 2009

A collection of amazing Martian landscape photography just for you.A collection of amazing Martian landscape photography just for you.

These photos were shot via NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter which has been orbiting the planet for several years. And if you like these photos, chances are you'll love using Google Mars.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:51 AM | Tags (7) | boston.com | cliffs | landscapes | mars | photos | rocks | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

Exploded star blast is now the most distant space object ever seen.Exploded star blast is now the most distant space object ever seen.

The star in question actually would've had to exploded about thirteen billion years ago to be visible to our telescopes. So technically, that means that this star would've exploded a long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away (golf clap).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | cosmos | distant | explosion | msnbc | space | star | visible |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Newly discovered lava-tube on the moon might make for one cozy lunar base.Newly discovered lava-tube on the moon might make for one cozy lunar base.

If the idea of underground shelter gains traction, lava-tube locations could join potential water sources and other factors in the debate over just where people should put down roots on the moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:34 PM | Tags (6) | space | moon | skylight | natgeo | lunar | base |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.A large meteorite-like object, most likely a meteor, has crash landed in Latvia.

'My first impression is that, yes, it was a meteorite,' he said. 'All the evidence suggests this when compared to pictures of real meteorite craters.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:19 PM | Tags (8) | meteor | latvia | object | space | crash | lands | impact | crater |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

A gallery of huge holes in the Earth as seen from space.A gallery of huge holes in the Earth as seen from space.

If you happen to be big fan of looking at holes in the Earth that we as a species made then you'll probably enjoy the other holes that we as a species did not make.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:55 PM | Tags (7) | earth | space | holes | mines | wired | gallery | photos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.The future of human spaceflight as discussed by a panel of eight experts.

It's about preparing way for where people are going to be in future. Science is a tertiary benefit. People weren't excited about landing on the Moon because learned about the early geology of Earth. They were excited because we landed on the damn moon.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:45 PM | Tags (9) | future | human | space | flight | panel | experts | discussion | popularmechanics | committee |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.NASA all set to crash into the moon this morning.

The first and much bigger crash is set for 7:31 a.m. EDT. That's when an empty rocket that weighs 2.2 tons should hit the crater Cabeus and create a minicrater about half the size of an Olympic pool. It should kick up a plume of lunar debris about six miles high.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:56 AM | Tags (6) | space | nasa | moon | water | rocket | blast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

NASA says not to worry about pesky asteroid that would've destroyed Earth.NASA says not to worry about pesky asteroid that would've destroyed Earth.

According to NASA scientists, there is now just a slim chance said asteriod may hit Earth. The asteroid is about the size of two-and-a-half football fields.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:39 AM | Tags (8) | apophis | asteroid | demise | destruction | earth | nasa | science | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.Turns out that Saturn has another ring that it neglected to tell anyone about.

Its diameter is equivalent to 300 Saturns lined up side to side. And its entire volume can hold one billion Earths, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said late Tuesday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:28 AM | Tags (6) | cnn | discovery | massive | nasa | ring | saturn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Ten outer space antics that you may not have previously known about.Ten outer space antics that you may not have previously known about.

Turns out that there is tons of fun to be had whilst visiting outer space. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 2:04 PM | Tags (6) | antics | fun | hi-jinks | msnbc | silly | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 48 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

NASA has made it official, there is water on the moon.NASA has made it official, there is water on the moon.

Everything you wanted to know how about how much of it there is and how it potentially got there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:27 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | water | official | origins | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.Have a look at our beloved Milky Way courtesy of the Chandra Space Telescope.

The three turquoise spots represent sources of X-ray radiation. The center spot is the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, and the two flanking spots are stars feeding material into the black hole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:45 PM | Tags (5) | chandra | nasa | popsci | space | telescope |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Turns out that Jupiter had a twelve year love affair with a passing comet.Turns out that Jupiter had a twelve year love affair with a passing comet.

For all those years in question Jupiter had an extra moon. The comet decided to break it off sometime in 1961, Jupiter hasn't been the same since.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:20 AM | Tags (5) | comet | jupiter | moon | space | years |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.Yes, you too can photograph near-space for just $150 bucks.

Their low-cost balloon-launch platform reached 17.5 miles high, into near-space. Using the GPS phone to track its location, they found the rig 20 miles away from the launch site 5 hours later.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | balloon | gps | launch | mit | photography | photos | space | students |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.Hubble space telescope back in full force thanks to recent repairs.

The pictures clearly show the fabled telescope is back in action, ready to resume its role as one of the most productive observatories on or off the planet, thanks to a dramatic five-spacewalk shuttle repair mission last May.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 10:19 AM | Tags (6) | space | hubble | telescope | photos | planets | repairs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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