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Joe Hanson discusses the problems of space junk, outdated orbital satellites, and the chain reaction called the Kessler Effect;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.
New projects are online! Transcribe the words and works of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, Annie Jump Cannon, and Cecilia Payne, women who made breakthrough contributions to the field of astronomy. #ProjectPHaEDRA #womeninscience https://t.co/3SkfXRTrPI
@Harvard @DainaBouquin @saoastro AND: There's a program to archive the notebooks of the Harvard computers. This was groundbreaking work in its time, and we have no way to find (or reference) it. https://t.co/GHRDblpJWa
DID YOU KNOW: The first Astronomy Phd from @Harvard was awarded to Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (first, not only first female). She was blocked from other universities and departments based on her sex. Lunchtime #dotAstro talks with @DainaBouquin of @SAOastro. https://t.co/QG7bLpy5lV
Thank you for supporting @ProjectPHaEDRA! If you'd like to read more about early #astronomy done at the #CfA and @Harvard check out our #CfALibrary blog: https://t.co/r8tUxhYOgT https://t.co/2KCuuAssJW