Google 'Doodle' Celebrates Sally Ride, 1st American Woman in Space

Reported by SPACE.com

Google has paid tribute to Sally Ride, the United States' first woman in space, with animated Doodles on its site. The whimsical scenes are timed to celebrate what would have been the late astronaut's 64th birthday.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 26 May 2015 10:50:15 EDT

X-37B Space Plane's Capabilities Explained By Boeing | Video

Reported by SPACE.com

The Air Force spacecraft, known for its secretive United States national security missions, is built by Boeing. The company's director of experimental systems, Ken Torok, talks about what makes it unique.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 26 May 2015 10:09:44 EDT

Getting Ready For International Space Station Observing Season

Reported by Universe Today

The summer season means long days and short nights, as observers in the northern hemisphere must stay up later each evening waiting for darkness to fall. It also means that the best season to spot that orbital outpost of humanity—the International Space Station—is almost upon us. Get set for multiple passes a night for observers based […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 26 May 2015 12:46:46 +0000

House Approves Commercial Space Bill

Reported by SPACE.com

The House of Representatives passed a bill with a number of commercial space policy provisions May 21, despite objections from some Democratic members.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 26 May 2015 07:46:00 EDT

Could 'Green Rust' Be A Catalyst For Martian Life?

Reported by SPACE.com

Green rust could help living organisms on Mars extract energy from their environment. Scientists are working on ways of identifying green rust on the surface of the Red Planet.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Tue, 26 May 2015 07:34:08 EDT

Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms

Reported by Universe Today

Physicists knew the interior of the atom contained protons, neutrons and electrons, but they didn’t understand exactly how they were organized. It took Ernest Rutherford to uncover our modern understanding. (...)Read the rest of Astronomy Cast Ep. 378: Rutherford and Atoms (46 words) © Fraser for Universe Today, 2015. | Permalink | 4 comments | […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 25 May 2015 18:51:59 +0000

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The Sun and Moon Today

  • The Sun as seen today from NASA SDO.
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