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News from the stars, planets, comets, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere as well as the study of the Universe in its totality as it is now and by extension humanity's place in it.

  1. Ceres, some mysteries only deepen...

    Nasa asks for the public's help to identify mysterious bright spots on Ceres. More:...

    Started by Gaia, 25th May 2015 18:49
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 646
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  2. 6 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet

    6 Mar 2015 - NASA Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a...

    Started by NASA, 6th March 2015 22:30
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 641
    Yesterday 18:50 Go to last post
  3. 26 May 2015 - NASA's Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments

    26 May 2015 - NASA's Europa Mission Begins with Selection of Science Instruments NASA has selected nine science instruments for a mission to...

    Started by NASA, Yesterday 18:20
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 101
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  4. 13 May 2015 - Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday

    13 May 2015 - Asteroid Distant 'Flyby' Thursday An asteroid, designated 1999 FN53, will safely pass more than 26 times the distance of Earth to the...

    Started by NASA, 14th May 2015 01:20
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 371
    14th May 2015 13:43 Go to last post
  5. 13 May 2015 - New Horizons Spots Pluto's Faintest Known Moons

    13 May 2015 - New Horizons Spots Pluto's Faintest Known Moons For the first time, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has photographed Kerberos and Styx...

    Started by NASA, 14th May 2015 01:20
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 223
    14th May 2015 01:20 Go to last post
  6. 12 May 2015 - NASA Research: Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt

    12 May 2015 - NASA Research: Europa's Mystery Dark Material Could Be Sea Salt NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some...

    Started by NASA, 12th May 2015 19:30
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 288
    13th May 2015 00:28 Go to last post
  7. 10 May 2015 - Ceres Animation Showcases Bright Spots

    10 May 2015 - Ceres Animation Showcases Bright Spots The mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are better resolved in a new sequence of...

    Started by NASA, 11th May 2015 14:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 274
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  8. 8 May 2015 - NASA's Curiosity Rover Views Serene Sundown on Mars

    8 May 2015 - NASA's Curiosity Rover Views Serene Sundown on Mars The sun dips to a Martian horizon in a blue-tinged sky in images sent home to Earth...

    Started by NASA, 9th May 2015 05:40
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 432
    11th May 2015 01:45 Go to last post
  9. 8 May 2015 - Quick Detour by NASA Mars Rover Checks Ancient Valley

    8 May 2015 - Quick Detour by NASA Mars Rover Checks Ancient Valley After a brief side trip to inspect a Martian valley that filled with sand long...

    Started by NASA, 8th May 2015 17:30
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 284
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  10. Russian "Progress" Unmanned Spaceship Out of Control

    ...and should fall back to Earth sometime next week! Continue reading: ...

    Started by MorningSong, 30th April 2015 19:51
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 627
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  11. 6 May 2015 - Saturn Moon's Activity Could Be 'Curtain Eruptions'

    6 May 2015 - Saturn Moon's Activity Could Be 'Curtain Eruptions' New research using data from NASA's Cassini mission suggests most of the eruptions...

    Started by NASA, 6th May 2015 19:20
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 318
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  12. 5 May 2015 - Traffic Around Mars Gets Busy

    5 May 2015 - Traffic Around Mars Gets Busy NASA's Mars Exploration Program has begun using systematic precautions to prevent Mars orbiters from...

    Started by NASA, 5th May 2015 15:20
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 675
    5th May 2015 21:05 Go to last post
  13. Were Martians Nuked ? Physicist Dr John Brandenburg presents his theory at NASA conference

    This is an interesting article and possible theory ? But when he says there were two groups the Cydonians and the Utopians that were destroyed by...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 18th March 2015 23:04
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    • Views: 1,949
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  14. Observing the moon

    After quite a break from astronomy I have in the past few nights been observing the moon. Whilst I do like looking at other things I do like lunar...

    Started by Verdilac, 28th April 2015 02:11
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,076
    2nd May 2015 12:59 Go to last post
  15. 29 Apr 2015 - NASA's New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto

    29 Apr 2015 - NASA's New Horizons Detects Surface Features, Possible Polar Cap on Pluto For the first time, images from NASA's New Horizons...

    Started by NASA, 30th April 2015 06:30
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 341
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  16. 29 Apr 2015 - Mercury Crater-Naming Contest Winners Announced

    29 Apr 2015 - Mercury Crater-Naming Contest Winners Announced The MESSENGER Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Team, coordinated through the...

    Started by NASA, 29th April 2015 18:20
    • Replies: 0
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  17. 27 Apr 2015 - MESSENGER: The Final Message

    27 Apr 2015 - MESSENGER: The Final Message The robotic spacecraft MESSENGER has run out of fuel. With no way to make major adjustments to its orbit...

    Started by NASA, 27th April 2015 18:10
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 757
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  18. 25 Apr 2015 - Dawn Enters Science Orbit

    25 Apr 2015 - Dawn Enters Science Orbit NASA's Dawn spacecraft entered into its first science orbit on Thursday, April 23, as scheduled. ...

    Started by NASA, 25th April 2015 23:20
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 351
    26th April 2015 00:28 Go to last post
  19. Post Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

    A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current models. ...

    Started by spizella, 21st April 2015 16:17
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 771
    21st April 2015 16:27 Go to last post
  20. 19 Apr 2015 - Ceres' Bright Spots Come Back Into View

    19 Apr 2015 - Ceres' Bright Spots Come Back Into View This animated sequence of images shows northern terrain on the sunlit side of dwarf planet...

    Started by NASA, 20th April 2015 21:40
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 459
    21st April 2015 13:05 Go to last post
  21. Lunar Wave Videos / Research

    Hey all, This is my first post. I used the search feature to see if this topic has been discussed and nothing comes up. I'm not sure if the...

    Started by thesadwolf, 17th April 2015 18:29
    lunar wave, moon, moon hologram
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 676
    18th April 2015 02:17 Go to last post
  22. 16 Apr 2015 - Dawn Glimpses Ceres' North Pole

    16 Apr 2015 - Dawn Glimpses Ceres' North Pole After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn...

    Started by NASA, 17th April 2015 06:20
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 368
    17th April 2015 06:20 Go to last post
  23. 15 Apr 2015 - Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup

    15 Apr 2015 - Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the...

    Started by NASA, 16th April 2015 00:00
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 333
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  24. NASA - Satélite SDO - Sun in 5 Years Images

    GSVv40M2aks

    Started by naste.de.lumina, 14th April 2015 22:34
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 374
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  25. 13 Apr 2015 - Dawn's Ceres Color Map Reveals Surface Diversity

    13 Apr 2015 - Dawn's Ceres Color Map Reveals Surface Diversity A new color map of dwarf planet Ceres, which NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting...

    Started by NASA, 14th April 2015 03:50
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 404
    14th April 2015 21:11 Go to last post
  26. 14 Apr 2015 - NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter with Pluto

    14 Apr 2015 - NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter with Pluto NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is three months from...

    Started by NASA, 14th April 2015 18:50
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 329
    14th April 2015 18:50 Go to last post
  27. 12 Apr 2015 - NASA-funded Study Explains Saturn's Epic Tantrums

    12 Apr 2015 - NASA-funded Study Explains Saturn's Epic Tantrums The long-standing mystery of why Saturn seethes with enormous storms every 30 years...

    Started by NASA, 13th April 2015 15:40
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 425
    13th April 2015 16:26 Go to last post
  28. 7 Apr 2015 - The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water

    7 Apr 2015 - The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water Next time you sip a humble glass of H2O, consider this: The story of water connects each...

    Started by NASA, 7th April 2015 17:10
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 808
    8th April 2015 11:52 Go to last post
  29. 6 Apr 2015 - Dawn In Excellent Shape One Month After Ceres Arrival

    6 Apr 2015 - Dawn In Excellent Shape One Month After Ceres Arrival Since its capture by the gravity of dwarf planet Ceres on March 6, NASA's Dawn...

    Started by NASA, 6th April 2015 23:40
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 423
    6th April 2015 23:40 Go to last post
  30. What is a Blood Moon ? .......‘Blood Moon’: Total lunar eclipse over US (NASA STREAM)

    I saw that there was a Blood moon this weekend and although I have heard of it, I was not sure what it was ? Scientifically it is just another...

    Started by Cidersomerset, 5th April 2015 17:38
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 958
    6th April 2015 00:49 Go to last post

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