The Rosetta mission is at an end as the European Space Agency plans for a controlled descent into the surface of comet 67P;
This month Phil Plait teaches us about black holes and neutron stars in his Astronomy Crash Course series.
Joe Hanson discusses the problems of space junk, outdated orbital satellites, and the chain reaction called the Kessler Effect;
The Lowell Observatory talks about the re-aluminization of the large mirror of their telescope, explaining how and why it’s done;
Forty years ago, on July 20, 1976, Viking 1 became the first U.S. spacecraft to land on Mars. This year NASA’s Langley Research Center celebrated fortieth anniversary of this momentous achievement; and
Working with the British Antarctic Survey, ESA is studying how humans survive in conditions resembling a long duration mission on the Moon or Mars.
Another example of a female scientist and the systemic discrimination she faced— Cecilia Payne: A Star of Astrophysics #WomenInPhysics #sexism #misogyny https://t.co/efwbGfSXUD via @YouTube Thanks to Nicholas Mee for making this video.
And help transcribe the notebooks she and the other #WomenComputers used in their research with #ProjectPHaEDRA! Help these pioneering women get the credit they deserve for their work: https://t.co/3SkfXRTrPI #HenriettaSwanLeavitt
My Science Sunday post: "Sisters of the Sun" puts light on the women pioneers that transformed astrophysics and our understanding of the Universe. Cecilia Payne, Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Leavitt are some of the Ladies of #Harvard's Observatory Hill. @COSMOSonTV @neiltyson