Advance in Space Weather Research

An Important Step in the Advance of Space Weather Research Although the earth’s Van Allen Radiation Belts were discovered by James Van Allen in 1958, not much was knows about these important radiation protective belts circling the earth. In case you are wondering, James Alfred Van Allen (September 7, 1914 – August 9, 2006), was a space scientists […]

Comet ISON Survives Perihelion

On November 28, 2013 comet ISON completed perihelion around the Sun, giving NASA’s Scientists the biggest scare of the Century, as spacecraft SOHO and a fleet of other space solar observatory crafts could not detect any sign of the elusive comet even two and half hours after ISON supposedly passed closest to the sun during […]

How to See the Corona

November 14, 2012, scientists around the globe gathered in Australia for one of the sun’s best solar eclipses and totality ever.  You can learn all about the solar corona and hear and taste a little of this phenomenal celestial show in this video provided by NASA science. CREDIT: NASA Science

A visit from Apophis on January 9, 2013

 Asteroid Apophis was discovered in 2004, and will make its visit to Earth tomorrow, Jan. 9, 2013, passing through Near Earth space within 0.1 AU which is 4,450,00 or 8,980,000 miles (AU means Astronomical Unit).  Although presents nearly zero chance of striking Earth at this time, it is not so in 2036. In 2036, unless […]

Scientists Cupcake Demonstration

When Budge Cuts Affect NASA Missions Scientists come to the rescue with baking pans and wash cloths! “The 2013 budget proposal submitted by the Obama administration earlier this year would cut funding for NASA‘s planetary science projects by about $300 million. While Congress is still deliberating over the federal budget, groups of scientists are planning […]