Category Archives: Space
I will be starting a regular series of posts of lectures, talks, podcasts, etc. If you have requests for topics, please feel free to comment on this post or send me a message via the contact links. The first of these posts is below:
On Oct. 7, 2015, Perimeter Institute Director Neil Turok opened the 2015/16 season of the PI Public Lecture Series with a talk about the remarkably simplicity that underlies nature. Turok discussed how this simplicity at the largest and tiniest scales of the universe is pointing toward new avenues of physics research and could lead to revolutionary advances in technology.
Landing on Jupiter’s moon in search of alien life won’t be easy.
Vera Rubin, a pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter, has died, her son said Monday.
The last of NASA’s original seven astronauts to die, Glenn circled the planet three times in 1962
NASASunEarth on Twitter: “Coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 25: the 10th anniversary of the launch of STEREO, a key piece of our sun-watching fleet. https://t.co/xMTwA3Bdh6 https://t.co/bLP0fjhLGQ”
— NASASunEarth (@NASASunEarth) October 21, 2016
Three observations from tonight:
1) EVERYONE wants to be a leader but most are not visionaries.
2) A few are visionaries but lack the leadership, business skills and/or chutzpah to make it happen.
3) Then there are the very few with both vision and chutzpah to make it happen. But, they are not just the Musks or Bezoses, they are the smaller pioneers, some of whom I met tonight, and they are the key for getting to and crossing the tipping point to a vibrant commercial space industry/economy.
Celebrate STEM at the largest science festival in the country! Join the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 16-17, 2016.
Source: USA Science and Engineering Festival – Home
CfA astronomer Doug Finkbeiner and a team of colleagues claim to have identified just such a signature of dark matter annihilation.
The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought. A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Prézeau of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, proposes the existence of long filaments of dark matter, or “hairs.”
Compromise Commercial Space Bill Passes House: Learn about House passage of the final version of H.R. 2262, the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, in November 2015, clearing the measure for the President.
Watch the ISS space walk live! It started at12:10 PM UTC (8:10 AM EDT) on October 28, 2015 – NASA Television | NASA