Archive of 2014 June

21Jun2014

Strange Things Are Happening To Returning Astronauts

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories. (more…)

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20Jun2014

Hubble To Search Beyond Pluto For A New Horizons Target

After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Telescope Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission could visit after its flyby of Pluto in July 2015. (more…)

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20Jun2014

The Passing Of Bill Bradfield, Comet Hunter Extraordinaire

  William A. Bradfield, the mild-mannered comet hunter of South Australia, died on June 9, 2014, at age 86. He was world renowned discoverer. His remarkable tally was for an astounding 18 comets. (more…)

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20Jun2014

The Secret History of Cosmic Buzzwords

  As the human mind and human senses reach ever-farther out into space, we keep encountering new things that require new objects that require new names. Its just the nature ofte game. (more…)

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20Jun2014

Who Really Was Giordano Bruno ?

The first episode of the ambitious reboot of Cosmos, closely follows the template of the first episode of the original. It also differs in some important ways–most of them right on target. (more…)

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19Jun2014

A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA

  Assuming human deep space travel turns out to be not just incredibly dangerous, but perhaps “crazy idiotic" and "laughable," as Harvard biologist Gary Ruvkun so precisely put it. (more…)

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19Jun2014

Boeing To Launch US Astronauts From US Soil

  Boeing unveiled a full scale mockup of their CST-100 commercial ‘space taxi’ on Monday, June 9, at the new home of its future manufacturing site at the Kennedy Space Center. (more…)

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17Jun2014

Are More Babies Born During A Full Moon?

  On our Friday the 13th full moon last week, I suspected the myth about more lunacy occurring at full moon was certainly making the rounds.It was and I gota  lot of radio work from it. (more…)

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16Jun2014

Travel Inside A Black Hole!

Imagine a trip into a black hole. This tantalizing thought has excited much creative speculation. Science fiction writers have a field day with things like this and so do sci-fi moviemakers. (more…)

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16Jun2014

How to Report a UFO Sighting

  Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) are of unknown origin and lack identification. The following article will give tips on how to document and report the sighting of a UFO. (more…)

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16Jun2014

Giant Red Gas Bubble In Space

The photo shows a giant bubble of gas blown by the nebula NGC 7635, also known as the Bubble nebula. Van Vleet used a RCOS 16 Truss telescope and Apogee U16M to capture the photo. (more…)

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16Jun2014

International SUN Day 22 June 2014

    What is International SUN-day?  “scientia vincere tenebras” 100+ clubs so far from over 20 countries! This represents tens of thousands of people who will be celebrating the sun on June 22nd, 2014 - International SUN-day! (more…)

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16Jun2014

NASA’s ‘Enterprise’ May Take Us To Other Star Systems

Dr. Harold "Sonny" White is still working on a warp drive at NASA's Johnson Space Center. His work is still in the experimental stage but that doesn't mean he can't imagine what the real life Enterprise ship would look like by his math. (more…)

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15Jun2014

Extreme Checklist Looking For Odd Life On Other Worlds

  When deciding which planets beyond Earth could host life, astronomers usually follow the water. Exoplanets with rocky surfaces are declared habitable if they have certain traits. (more…)

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15Jun2014

Two Giant Planets May Cruise Unseen Beyond Pluto

The monsters are multiplying. Just months after astronomers announced hints of a giant "Planet X" lurking beyond Pluto, a team in Spain says there may actually be two supersized planets. (more…)

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15Jun2014

And Now Its Astronaut Sarah Brightman

British singer Sarah Brightman is scheduled to begin training this year for a 2015 flight to the space statrion where she hopes to become the first professional musician to sing from space. (more…)

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