A Modern Explorer’s Journey made it’s premiere at the Group on Earth Observations Summit in Geneva last week.
More about GEO from NASA in Geneva (Produced by NASA)
This image of Abell 2744 is the first to come from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing programme, which is using the magnifying power of enormous galaxy clusters to peer deep into the distant Universe. Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster, is thought to have a very violent history, having formed from a cosmic pile-up of multiple galaxy clusters.
LAUNCH WEBCAST: THAICOM 6 GEO Transfer Mission
SpaceX is targeted to launch the THAICOM 6 telecommunications satellite for the satellite provider THAICOM today, January 6, 2014. The launch will be broadcast live at www.spacex.com/webcast beginning at 4:25pm EST.
THAICOM 6 is a hybrid Ku- and C-band spacecraft that weighs 3,016 kg (6,649 lbs) at launch. This mission is the second Falcon 9 launch to a geosynchronous transfer orbit, targeting a 295 x 90,000 km orbit at 22.5 degrees inclination.
The satellite will launch aboard an upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX’s Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The launch window opens at 5:06pm EST, with additional launch opportunities available January 7-12, 2014. For more information follow:
Striking new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope capture, for the first time, the remains of a recent supernova brimming with freshly formed dust. If enough of this dust makes the perilous transition into interstellar space, it could explain how many galaxies acquired their dusty, dusky appearance.
Read more: http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1401/
December 27, 2013 (JST)
- Satellite Data Application to Your Business Ideas -
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will hold the “JAXA Industrial Collaboration Symposium 2014″ as follows. We will discuss how services and data provided by the satellite application business can be utilized for social issues and challenges under this year’s theme of “Satellite Data Application to Your Business Ideas.” This symposium aims to generate new business ideas by using satellite data from a broader range of fields including not only space-related businesses but also information and communication technology (ICT) companies, municipal governments, universities, and venture businesses who are tackling social issues.
1. Date and Time: January 27 (Mon.) 2014, from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m.
2. Venue: HAL Tokyo College of Technology & Design, Cocoon Tower, Cocoon Hall A
1-7-3 Nishi-shinjuku Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
3. Sponsor: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
4. Supported by (scheduled): Office of National Space Policy Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry
5. Program: Please refer to the attached http://www.jaxa.jp/press/2013/12/20131227_sympo_e.html#at
6. Contest of business ideas for applying satellite data In Session 2 of the symposium, two business ideas selected by the symposium speakers will be presented in addition to the HAL Tokyo Advanced Robotics Development Dept. team. The selected candidates will make a presentation at the symposium. For the contest, please refer to the following website. The due date is on Jan. 17 (Fri.) Selection results will be announced on Jan. 20 (Mon.)
7. Registration of the symposium:
Please refer to the following website for the application (free of charge) URL http://aerospacebiz.jaxa.jp/sympo2014/
(Please be aware that participation is on a first come, first served basis.)
JAXA-Industry Symposium 2014 Secretariat
This new view of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) was taken with the TRAPPIST national telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory on the morning of Friday 15 November 2013. Comet ISON was first spotted in our skies in September 2012, and will make its closest approach to the Sun in late November 2013.
TRAPPIST has been monitoring comet ISON since mid-October, using broad-band filters like those used in this image. It has also been using special narrow-band filters which isolate the emission of various gases, allowing astronomers to count how many molecules of each type are released by the comet.
Read more: http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1346a/
Rising like a giant seahorse from turbulent waves of dust and gas is the Horsehead Nebula, otherwise known as Barnard 33.
This image shows the region in infrared light, which has longer wavelengths than visible light and can pierce through the dusty material that usually obscures the nebula’s inner regions. The result is a rather ethereal and fragile-looking structure, made of delicate folds of gas — very different to the nebula’s appearance in visible light.
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best ever image of the globular cluster Messier 15, a gathering of very old stars that orbits the center of the Milky Way. This glittering cluster contains over 100 000 stars, and could also hide a rare type of black hole at its center.
Rimjhim Singh, your guide for November 2013 stargazing. This month we’ll look at some planets and star patterns, a meteor shower, and show you how to spot Comet ISON. Be sure to bring along your binoculars or a small telescope to enhance the view. In Hindi
Carolyn Collins Petersen is your guide for November stargazing. This month we’ll look at some planets and star patterns, a meteor shower, and show you how to spot Comet ISON. Be sure to bring along your binoculars or a small telescope to enhance the view.