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Asteroid that flew past Earth has moon

Scientists working with NASA’s 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, which made its closest approach on Jan. 720 more words


January 31 - Explorer 1

On this day in 1958  Explorer 1 was launched by the USA in response to the USSR launching Sputnik 1 the previous October.  The launch was operated by the  257 more words

Going On Up There Then

Transient flow of water on Vesta suggested by gullies and lobate deposits.

Post contributed by Jennifer Scully, Dept. of Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences, University of California Los Angeles

Vesta is the second most massive asteroid in the asteroid belt, with a mean diameter of 526 km… 988 more words


Planet Formation and the Origin of Life

On Monday, February 2, 2015, I will present the UA College of Science Lecture on “Planet Formation and the Origin of Life”. This is a research theme that I have pursued for most of my career. 1,620 more words


Too Big to Handle

I have a daughter in Boston. She sent pictures of Snowmageddon!

I have a daughter in California who was awakened in the night last week by an earthquake. 562 more words


Free Write Poem #2

Through space,

bending and shaping,

spiraling through gases,

light flickers and burns away,

looming, silent, asteroids

hurtle in a vacuum,

never stopping, never ceasing,

Newton would nod. 26 more words


January 29 - 180 Garumna and 382 Dodona

S-type main belt asteroid 180 Garumna was discovered by Henri Joseph Perrotin on January 29th 1878. Perrotin was working in Toulouse at the time, which probably affected the choice of name for his discovery (see below) a habit carried on from his first find, … 209 more words

Going On Up There Then