Weekly Space Hangout: October 2, 2019 – Geoff Notkin, President of the National Space Society

Weekly Space Hangout: October 2, 2019 – Geoff Notkin, President of the National Space Society Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Alessandra “Sondy” Springmann (@sondy) Pamela Hoffman (http://everydayspacer.com/ / @EverydaySpacer) Veranika “Nika” Klimovich Emmy Award-winning television host and producer Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the cult television adventure series Meteorite Men for […]

India’s Crashed Lander is In This Picture, Somewhere

India’s Crashed Lander is In This Picture, Somewhere This image of the lunar highlands is from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. You’d need superhuman eyesight to spot it, but India’s crashed Vikram lander is in there somewhere. The lander attempted to land on the Moon on September 6th, but when it was only 2.1 km above […]

What Will It Take To Feed A Million People On Mars?

What Will It Take To Feed A Million People On Mars? In 2017, Elon Musk laid out his grand sweeping plans for the future of SpaceX, the company that would take humanity to Mars. Over decades, tens of thousands of Starship flights would carry a million human beings to the surface of the Red Planet, […]

Carnival of Space #631

Carnival of Space #631 This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #631. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the carnival. […]

Tracking Twilight: ‘Purple Sunset Effect’ Seen Worldwide

Tracking Twilight: ‘Purple Sunset Effect’ Seen Worldwide Has twilight looked at little… mauve to you as of late? The effect is subtle, but noticeable on a clear evening. Sunsets are always colorful events, as the Sun’s rays shine through a thicker layer of the atmosphere at an oblique angle, scattering out at longer, redder wavelengths. […]

New Technique for Estimating the Mass of a Black Hole

New Technique for Estimating the Mass of a Black Hole A Russian-led team of astronomers has developed a method for estimating the mass of a supermassive black hole by looking at its powerful jets. The post New Technique for Estimating the Mass of a Black Hole appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to […]

This Summer’s Asteroid Near-Miss Helped Greenlight NASA’s NEOCam Mission to Search the Skies for Killer Spacerocks

This Summer’s Asteroid Near-Miss Helped Greenlight NASA’s NEOCam Mission to Search the Skies for Killer Spacerocks Last July, a once-in-a-lifetime event happened. Not the good kind; the football-field-sized-asteroid near-miss kind. And that near miss is the catalyst for a renewed effort from NASA to detect more dangerous space-rocks that might threaten Earth. Last summer’s near-miss […]

Weekly Space Hangout: September 25, 2019 – Seth Lockman & Aaron Lockman: The Astronomy Brothers

Weekly Space Hangout: September 25, 2019 – Seth Lockman & Aaron Lockman: The Astronomy Brothers Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier  ) Carolyn Collins Petersen (TheSpaceWriter.com / @spacewriter ) Moiya McTier (MoiyaMcTier.com) This week we are joined by brothers Seth and Aaron Lockman who recently launched their new podcast, […]