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Started by Mallory. Last reply by Jon van Rooyen May 23, 2011. 1 Reply

I'm really curious, does anyone else get NASA TV, let alone watch it? I watch it more than any other channel. It's just fascinating! I'm watching a live interview with the Italian astronaut from the ISS right now. They've got a guy in England…Continue


AWESOME project!

Started by Mallory Jan 5, 2011. 0 Replies This site allows you to take part in discovering our universe. I've joined Galaxy Zoo Hubble. It's just awesome!Continue

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'Alien' Planet Detected Circling Dying Star

Started by Sydni Moser Nov 18, 2010. 0 Replies

18 November 2010 By Neil Bowdler Science reporter, BBC News This artist's impression shows HIP 13044 b, an exoplanet orbiting a star that entered the Milky Way from another galaxyAstronomers claim to have discovered the first planet originating…Continue

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Comment by Bill on September 12, 2010 at 11:28pm
Michel, don't I know it!

An astronomer I talked to told me that a fixation with an infinite universe borders on religion, all evidence points to the contrary, but that I shouldn't worry, because cosmologists set the bar very high for insanity.
Comment by Bill on September 12, 2010 at 9:18pm
Last night I got to play with the 30" telescope at Fremont Peak. Conditions were fantastic!
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 28, 2010 at 7:13am

Season 2 of Sci Fi Science Debuts on September 1st on The Science Channel!
Michio Kaku
August 24, 2010

I am proud to announce that the second season of "Sci Fi Science: Physics of the Impossible," debuts next Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 9 pm, on the Science Channel (check your local listings for details). It was a pleasure working for six months with the Science Channel to produce 12 exciting episodes that I am sure will fascinate and educate the audience. Here are a sample of the new technologies and fantastic sci-fi concepts we explore in the second season: ** Terraforming Mars. Within this century, will it be possible to turn this barren planet into a new Garden of Eden? We interview some of the world's top scientists who think so.

Read more about it in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy group HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 27, 2010 at 8:29am

BBCWorldwide | August 15, 2008
Can scientists identify dark matter by mining deep into the Earth's core? Watch this great clip from BBC science show 'Most Of Our Universe is Missing' to find out more.

Part 2:

Part:3: (Unfortunately this section is missing) Catch this segment on Facebook:

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Comment by Sydni Moser on August 12, 2010 at 12:41am
Perseid meteor shower 2010 arrives to light up the night sky

Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tom Wright-Piersanti/The Star-Ledger

A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky early August 12, 2008 near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada.

Star-gazers may be in for a treat over the next few nights, so long as mother nature agrees to play nice.

The Perseid meteor shower, a yearly spectacle that returns every August to fill the sky with streaks of light, is due to arrive tonight and peak Thursday, according to NASA.

But the National Weather Service predicts a cloudy covering across New Jersey tonight, and thunderstorms Thursday. Expect temperatures to dip into the mid-70s, allowing for a pleasant evening of shooting stars — provided those watching can stay dry.

The Serin Observatory at Rutgers in Piscataway will be holding a public viewing Thursday night from 9 to 11 p.m., and the Simpson Observatory in Princeton will hold one Friday night from 8 to 11 p.m., if weather permits.

The name "shooting stars" is a misnomer — meteor showers are caused by dust from comets colliding with Earth's atmosphere at high speeds, according to NASA. The particles in the Perseid shower come from the Swift-Tuttle comet.

The name Perseid comes from the constellation Perseus, located in the northeast sky. All of the tails following the shooting stars will point back to an origin point located near the constellation in the sky, NASA says. The actual origin, they clarify, is in our own solar system, nowhere near the stars that make up Perseus.

For those planning to enjoy the show, NASA provides a few suggestions:

• Get as far away from urban light pollution as possible and find a location with a clear, unclouded view of the night sky.

• Search for the darkest patch of sky you can find, as meteors can appear anywhere overhead.

• Plan to be patient and watch for at least half an hour. A reclining chair or ground pad will make it far more comfortable to keep your gaze on the night sky.

• Put away the telescope or binoculars. Let your eyes hang loose and don't look in any one specific spot. Relaxed eyes will quickly zone in on any movement up above.

• Avoid looking at your cell phone or any other light. Both destroy night vision. If you have to look at something on Earth, use a red light.

WATCH - NASA video about the 2010 Perseid Meteor Shower:
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 5, 2010 at 10:04pm

Mary Roach on Packing for Mars
Thursday, August 05, 2010

Mary Roach explores the strange universe of space travel. In Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, she looks at the science of preparing for life in space—a world devoid of the things we need to survive: air, gravity, hot showers, and fresh foods. She investigates what happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk and if its possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour.

LISTEN to this Interesting Interview HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 3, 2010 at 10:42pm
NASA PHOTO - Coronal Mass Ejection Headed for Earth
Comment by James on August 3, 2010 at 10:36pm
Cloudy night here as well... :(
Comment by Sydni Moser on August 3, 2010 at 8:22pm

Solar Tsunami! Celestial Show to Hit Earth Tonight
By: Madison Gray
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A gargantuan eruption of plasma on the surface of the sun has caused a celestial tsunami shower of ionized atoms to head straight for the Earth, which scientists expect to arrive at our planet Tuesday night.

Scientists also say there is nothing we can do and the coronal mass ejection will hit our world, illuminating the night sky before a final collision between us and the inevitable geomagnetic storm. "It's the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time," Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics told

And besides causing problems with satellites in the way, it should be quite an entertaining show.

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which was launched in February and studies space phenomena like this one, and looks into the sun to see how it works. Scientists there say people in the Northern U.S. have a great view of it, and it should be even better if it triggers aurorae, or solar particles coming into contact with earth's magnetic field and our atmosphere.
Comment by Grace Conyers on August 1, 2010 at 5:25pm
Thanks for the new addiction!

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AWESOME project!

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