- How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction http://t.co/F01DBwXhFH 18:46:52
- Eyeball Earths http://t.co/hpOpUzitxf 13:01:53
- Rethinking early atmospheric oxygen: Possibility of more dynamic biological oxygen cycle on early Earth th… http://t.co/OKsTY0Edma 03:16:40
- Private Asteroid-Mining Project Launching Tiny Satellites in 2014 http://t.co/n5Y7xefRvY 03:15:07
- Smartphones in space. Can Angry Birds be far behind? http://t.co/FLUoFQwct5 17:33:35
- As CO2 Concentrations Near Ominous Benchmark, Daily Updates Begin http://t.co/vfwy4fNZ7U 16:00:17
- Is There Evidence of a Supernova in the Fossils of Ancient Bacteria?
Hey, astrobiology colleges… check it out! This just came across my desk. A new roadmapping activity is starting up, and it’s set up to involve as many people as possible by leveraging online tools. I love this sort of thing. It maximizes community involvement while minimizing the environmental (and budgetary) footprint of travel. Anyways, go register and have your voice heard:
It’s time to chart the future directions of astrobiology research and you can participate. During the month of May, NASA will be hosting a series of on-line hangouts and discussions focusing on broad themes in astrobiology: Planetary Conditions for
Apologies for missing last month’s post. Gordon Johnston wrote up the astronomical forecast, as always, but I didn’t get around to re-posting it here. Hopefully this month’s will make up for it…
The next full Moon will be on Thursday afternoon, April 25, 2013, passing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 3:57 pm EDT. The Moon will appear full for about 3 days around this time, from Wednesday morning (possibly even Tuesday evening) through Saturday morning. As usual, suitably celebratory celestial costuming could be considered in support of our sated Selene.
As the second full Moon of the Spring season, this
- Antares rocket launch heats up private space race http://t.co/W5Xl9bdntm 22:37:29
- No Place Like Home http://t.co/fOyYhvnYG1 22:36:07
- The New Way to Look for Mars Life: Follow the Salt | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network http://t.co/YhlzOlfD5t 00:45:34
- Who gets to name alien planets? http://t.co/x1O80mdXku 07:47:16
- Kepler-62 is a Ripe SETI Target : DNews http://t.co/bJcERVfi8E 01:36:03
- Subterranean Martian Blues? http://t.co/PryZ3ea5Bu 15:07:35
- There's no place (yet) like home. http://t.co/vpdBMmfmKf 07:06:31
- New Kepler 'Water-World'
Haven’t found time to post this in a while. But today is a special day. (At least that’s what rumor would have you believe.) I’ll upload my thoughts live here:
RUMORS. Assuming this is all true, and based on a very first-order look at things, I think they’ve got it. A potentially Earth-like world beyond our solar system. How Earth-like is it? That’ll take a follow-up mission.
Pete Worden: “This is really cool.”
(YES! You bet it is.)
Worden now briefly going over the history of the Kepler mission. Alludes to the struggles Kepler met when it was first starting out.
He’s right… No
- Hawaii to build telescope capable of seeing the early years of the universe http://t.co/dSUGudvH3V 20:56:28
- Orion Capsule Accelerating to 2014 Launch and Eventual Asteroid Exploration http://t.co/OVAZYWPyQx 20:53:41
- Stephen Hawking: Humanity Must Colonize Space to Survive http://t.co/24LObNHBTE 22:03:35
- NASA's 2014 Budget: Space Exploration Experts React http://t.co/msYYPQ40gv 20:51:46
- Recent temperature extremes at high northern latitudes unprecedented in the past 600 years. http://t.co/szcIzXE2BY 20:50:35
- New Mars photos may reveal Soviet-era lander. http://t.co/sgduaX3sD0 11:58:50
- An Earth-Sized Planet is