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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


Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.

...$330,000 for a fully-equipped space station, boasting multiple biodomes packed with exciting hunting opportunities, a thriving bar, and extensive shopping and reincarnation facilities. Sounds like a bargain, but there's one drawback: it's not real.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:21 AM | Tags (11) | gamer | online | virtual | space | station | money | currency | dumb | silly | crystalpalace | entopia |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 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


Monday: December 7, 2009

Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.Yes, you can now play Dragon's Lair on your beloved iPhone.

Looking for a trip down memory lane from the glorious days of the now extinct arcade era? If so, you'll probably love playing this little gem for your iPhone. Space Ace is also available for those so inclined.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:57 PM | Tags (6) | dragonslair | gaming | iphone | retro | spaceace | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Virgin Galactic to pull the curtain back on long-awaited commercial spaceship.Virgin Galactic to pull the curtain back on long-awaited commercial spaceship.

The long-awaited glimpse of SpaceShipTwo, slated for rollout Monday in the Mojave Desert, could not come sooner for the scores of wannabe astronauts who have forked over part of their disposable income for the chance to float in zero gravity.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 6:27 AM | Tags (7) | astronauts | galactic | gravity | space | travel | virgin | zero |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 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

Fantastic elastic through the stretchy eye of Photoshop.Fantastic elastic through the stretchy eye of Photoshop.

Who needs a space elevator when you can just as easily build a space ladder instead? I ask these questions to myself (and anyone who will listen) on a daily basis. You're not listening, are you?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:54 AM | Tags (8) | contest | elastic | ladder | manipulation | photoshop | space | stretchy | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


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


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