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Catch Total lunar eclipse tonight

Catch Total lunar eclipse  tonight

Tweet   According to PAGASA, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, a total lunar eclipse can be [Continue reading]

Google Doodle Theme: 50th Anniversary of first space flight

Google Doodle Theme: 50th Anniversary of first space flight

Tweet Google created a special logo celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight. It all happened  on April 12, 1961 when a Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin rode the Vostok 1 space craft into orbit, the first human to reach outer space. He became an international celebrity and that first flight pushed in [Continue reading]

Space shuttle Discovery’s last mission

Space shuttle Discovery’s last mission

Tweet Space shuttle Discovery, the world’s most traveled spaceship,  is expected to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at around 11:57 a.m. Eastern Time Wednesday, returning to Earth from its last mission. The weather should not be a problem according to NASA. It has made 39 missions and traveled 148,221,665 miles orbiting the [Continue reading]

NASA Researchers Uncover Earth’s Lakes Warming

NASA Researchers Uncover Earth’s Lakes Warming

Tweet     Using data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and European Space Agency satelittes, NASA researchers reported that the Earth’s largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years due to climate change. With an average warming rate of 0.81 degrees Fahrenheit per decade, this warming trend greatly increases [Continue reading]

Elliptical galaxies show new star birth!

Elliptical galaxies show new star birth!

Tweet   NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured some new images of NGC 4150 which astronomers noted different observations from the past – new life! NGC 4150 is one of the elliptical galaxies thought to have consumed all their gases to make new stars.   The image shows otherwise and reveal streamers of dust and gas [Continue reading]

WMAP reveals age of the universe among other things

WMAP reveals age of the universe among other things

Tweet       NASA’S Wilkinson Microwavie Anisotropy Probe, or WMAP, has completed its satellite operations after nine years of scanning the sky. In earlier reports, WMAP has revealed the age of universe to be at 13.75 billion years old through a remnant afterglow of the hot young universe.  In 1999, cosmos was estimated [Continue reading]

Galactic "Super Volcano" eruption in M87

Galactic "Super Volcano" eruption in M87

Tweet   NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and NSF’s Very Large Array (VLA) captured this image of a galactic “super-volcano” eruption in M87 galaxy. This galaxy is about 50million light years away which lies at the center of the Virgo cluster. [Continue reading]

An "Island Universe" in the Coma cluster

An "Island Universe" in the Coma cluster

Tweet   A long-exposure Hubble Space Telescope image shows a majestic face-on spiral galaxy located deep within the Coma Cluster of galaxies, which lies 320 million light-years away in the northern constellation Coma Berenices. The galaxy, known as NGC 4911, contains rich lanes of dust and gas near its center. These are silhouetted against [Continue reading]

$40 Million Economic Strategies Report by Space Coast Task Force

$40 Million Economic Strategies Report by Space Coast Task Force

Tweet   The President’s Task Force on Space Industry Workforce and Economic Development was tasked to develop a $40 million investment plan in the Space Coast region as the space shuttle comes to a close. [Continue reading]

NASA and Israel Space Agency Sign Statement of Intent for Future Cooperation

NASA and Israel Space Agency Sign Statement of Intent for Future Cooperation

Tweet NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Israel Space Agency Director General Zvi Kaplan signed a joint statement of intent to expand the agencies’ cooperation in civil space activities at NASA Headquarters in Washington on Tuesday.  In a press release yesterday, NASA said, “The agencies agreed to identify new joint activities [Continue reading]