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Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Buzz Lightyear all set to make journey home from the International Space Station.Buzz Lightyear all set to make journey home from the International Space Station.

Disney is even planning a ticker-tape parade celebrating his return to this planet. No, seriously.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 11:07 AM | Tags (7) | buzz | home | iss | lightyear | return | space | station |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.NASA pulls the curtain back on some more detailed photos of Mars.

The newly-released pictures form part of over 1,500 telescopic images recorded by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera between April and early August.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | nasa | mars | detailed | photos | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

Cirque du Soleil founder planning next show from space.Cirque du Soleil founder planning next show from space.

He will pay $35 million for the 11-day trip, becoming the seventh private citizen to be a 'space tourist.' Cirque du Soleil operates innovative circus shows.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (5) | space | tourist | show | circus | cirquedusoleil |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.Turns out that Pluto still quite popular amongst Plutophiles.

You can order 'Plutophile' bumper stickers to proclaim your firm support for Pluto, print out a Pluto Fan Club card -- which allows you to declare, 'In my heart, Pluto will always be a planet' - or sign an online petition.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 4:18 PM | Tags (6) | iau | nasa | planet | pluto | plutophiles | space |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.

According to Filipovic, it's important to understand how super planetary nebulae form, particularly as they represent the fate of our Sun. 'This is something that will happen to us in about five billion years from now,' he says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:48 AM | Tags (4) | astronomy | death | research | star |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

You just might be able to see eighty meteors per hour this evening.You just might be able to see eighty meteors per hour this evening.

From any vantage point in the world, you might see more than 80 meteors an hour streak across the sky during the best viewing time, when the moon's glare will be weakest—late Tuesday night and into the wee hours of Wednesday, local cloud and lighting conditions permitting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 1:39 PM | Tags (6) | eighty | meteor | perseid | shower | space | vantage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 10, 2009

Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.Something may have punched a hole through Jupiter's rings.

It’s not exactly clear what’s going on here, even in this slightly zoomed shot. But it looks for all the world - or worlds — like some small object on an inclined orbit has punched through Saturn’s narrow F ring, bursting out from underneath, and dragging behind it a wake of particles from the rings.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:31 AM | Tags (4) | jupiter | object | rings | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.NASA nudged to start exploring advanced technologies again.

But a National Research Council (NRC) report out Friday calls for the return of the institute, 'formed for the explicit purpose of being an independent source of revolutionary aeronautical and space concepts,' according to its charter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | advanced | elevator | exploration | nasa | shuttle | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 6, 2009

Ancient monument found on Mars?Ancient monument found on Mars?

Relax, its probably just a boulder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:37 AM | Tags (5) | boulder | mars | monolith | monument | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 62 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.If there's an asteroid coming, NASA will let you know via their asteroid collision blog.

I feel safer already. I read all of my catastrophic-Earth-destroying news from blogs anyway.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 12:23 PM | Tags (6) | asteroid | blog | collision | detection | nasa | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 27, 2009

Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.Jupiter is Earth's favorite asteroid prevention unit.

...Jupiter’s overbearing gravity acts as a gravitational shield deflecting incoming space junk, mainly comets, away from the inner solar system where it could do for us what an asteroid apparently did for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:54 AM | Tags (6) | asteroid | earth | jupiter | meteor | prevention | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 22, 2009

Asia gobbled up by darkness thanks to recent total eclipse.Asia gobbled up by darkness thanks to recent total eclipse.

Total eclipses occur about twice a year as the moon passes between the Earth and the sun on the same plane as Earth's orbit. Wednesday's event will be the longest of the 21st century, with astronomers predicting it will last more than six minutes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:56 AM | Tags (5) | earth | eclipse | longest | solar | sun orbit |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.Black spot on Jupiter discovered by backyard astronomer.

...Nasa confirmed Mr Wesley’s discovery and released their own images. The pictures, taken by the American space agency's infrared telescope in Hawaii, show a scar in the atmosphere near Jupiter's south pole.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | spot | black | jupiter | astronomer | telescope | backyard |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

1969 moonwalk video refurbished, will be released to public in September.1969 moonwalk video refurbished, will be released to public in September.

[the footage] was in a batch of 200,000 tapes that were degaussed -- magnetically erased -- and reused to save money. So NASA took television video copies of what Apollo 11 beamed to Earth 40 years ago to a Hollywood film-restoration company, which made the pictures look sharper.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:27 AM | Tags (6) | 1969 | footage | moonwalk | nasa | refurbished | release |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Ten ways to get involved with NASA.Ten ways to get involved with NASA.

A wide variety of different things for different ages for those interested.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 3:37 PM | Tags (4) | nasa | neat | space | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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