Astronomy

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2008/11/02

  06:29:31 pm, by   , 88 words  
Categories: Galaxies

New Milky Way map reveals a complicated outer galaxy

The halo of stars that envelops the Milky Way galaxy is like a river delta criss-crossed by stellar streams large and small, according to new data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II). While the largest rivers of this delta have been mapped out over the last decade, analysis of the new SDSS-II map shows that smaller streams can be found throughout the stellar halo, said Kevin Schlaufman, a graduate student at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

http://www.sdss.org/news/releases/20080816.segue_final.html

  06:24:24 pm, by   , 35 words  
Categories: Galaxies

Rivers of Stars Found in Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered nearly a dozen new stellar rivers—strings of moving stars—over the disk of the Milky Way.

http://www.sciam.com/gallery_directory.cfm?photo_id=E151952B-E214-2082-C35253ACF156A155

2008/09/15

  11:21:06 pm, by   , 36 words  
Categories: Galaxies

Hubble Finds Unidentified Object in Space, Scientists Puzzled

from: http://gizmodo.com/5049896/hubble-finds-unidentified-object-in-space

"The object also appeared out of nowhere. It just wasn't there before. In fact, they don't even know where it is exactly located because it didn't behave like anything they know."

2007/11/26

  11:43:58 pm, by   , 66 words  
Categories: Galaxies

Interview: The driver behind NASA's Mars Rovers

Scott Maxwell - Mars Rover Driver
Scott Maxwell - Mars Rover Driver

- from the article:

Scott Maxwell must have one of the best IT jobs in the solar system ... Would you describe your job as a "dream tech-job"?

Yes. Oh, my, yes. I've often said that I have the best job on two planets, and you can believe it.

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;563338166;pp;3;fp;2;fpid;4

2007/08/16

  10:57:55 pm, by   , 77 words  
Categories: Saturn

Hexagonal Storm on Saturn's Pole

from: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia09187.html and http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17816192/from/ET/

Hexagonal Storm on Saturn's Pole
Hexagonal Storm on Saturn's Pole

This nighttime movie of the depths of the north pole of Saturn taken by the visual infrared mapping spectrometer onboard NASA's Cassini Orbiter reveals a dynamic, active planet lurking underneath the ubiquitous cover of upper-level hazes. The defining feature of Saturn's north polar regions--the six-sided hexagon feature--is clearly visible in the image.

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