Object May Be Among Night Sky's Brightest Lights This Fall
The NASA Hubble Space Telescope has given astronomers their clearest view yet of Comet ISON, a newly-discovered sun grazer comet that may light up the sky later this year, or come so close to the Sun that it disintegrates. A University of Maryland-led research team is closely following ISON, which offers a rare opportunity to witness a comet's evolution as it makes its first-ever journey through the inner solar system.
BalloonSats Carried To The Fringe Of Earth's Atmosphere
As members of the Women in Aerospace for Leadership and Development (WIALD) student organization launched their payloads from a weather balloon on a windy Texas morning, they bid farewell to Bevo the Dragon, with high hopes that their miniature satellites would be retrieved and intact after landing.
Salutes The Role Of Space-Based Technology In Protecting And Understanding Earth’s Environment
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) noted Earth Day on Monday with a special recognition of the role that space-based systems play in the protection and understanding of our planet’s environment.
Authorities Cite Sequester As Reason For Cutting The Event
The announcement came in the form of a terse statement on the "Events" page of the JPL website. "Due to budget restrictions, plans for a JPL Open House in spring 2013 have been suspended. If budget considerations improve, JPL hopes to host an Open House at a future date, perhaps as early as fall 2013. Please check back here for updates."