Spitzer Space Telescope teaming up with hubble to get this Orion Nebula image
Fomalhaut, aka Alpha Piscis Austrini
A perfect storm of turbulent gases captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Hubble Eagle Nebula
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After searching for literally decades, astronomers have found a supernova in our galaxy! ... It’s located very near the center of the galaxy, about 28,000 light years away, and it’s only at most about 140 years old.
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This type planet is very large its type is one of the first humans disoverd. It's rotation around its sun is about once every ten minutes and its larger then Jupitor(which is our largest planet in our solar system).
Very cool image taken by hubble.
This was a snap shot that they are unable to find again. Just good timeing.
Im not sure what this is but it kind of looks like Neptune.
This is said to be the youngest planet that we have found. Its still in the forming stage.Planets on the top right.
All so look at top 10 galexies and top 10 nebulas
A $150 million satellite which was to deliver television services to the US has been written off as a piece of 'space junk' after the 'complete failure' of its launch a month ago.
The satellite, manufactured by Lockheed-Martin and launched aboard an unmanned Russian rocket last month, was intended to deliver TV services to viewers in the US, Mexico and Central America as part of the Echo Star network.
But the failure of one of the booster rockets during the launch meant that the machine, called AMC-14, pulled up approximately 5,000 miles short of its planned altitude of 22,400 miles.
SES, the Luxembourg-based satellite group which commissioned the project, was initially hopeful that it may be able to reposition the satellite into its "intended geostationary orbit". In a statement today, however, the company said that changing the satellite's location was too risky, and that it had "no choice but to claim a total loss of the satellite with our insurers."
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SES said it did not expect its revenues to be affected by the write-off, however, and that the investment was "fully insured". The AMC-14 was supposed to have a service life of up to 15 years.
It was launched on March 15 aboard an unmanned rocket from the Baikonur space facility, in Kazakhstan. The Russian-owned Khrunichev State Research and Production Centre, which made the Proton-M rocket carrying the satellite, said that it was conducting a review the incident.
Mark Rigolle, the chief financial officer of SES, said: "The loss of any satellite is a disappointment, and the failure of AMC-14 means there will be no revenues from this program. We expect (however) to receive the insurance proceeds of approximately $150 million in the next few months."
SES said that AMC-14 was in a "stable orbit", but that it would soon be retired.
From the first shuttle launch in 1957 till know 2008 there is 6000 satellites out there only 800 are optional. Its turning into a junk yard out there from exploding shuttles to just nonoperational its getting bad.
PASADENA, Calif.—Scientists say they have found the best evidence yet that an ocean of liquid water may be hidden below the surface of Saturn's giant moon Titan.
If the results are confirmed, it would be a starting point for further study into whether the ocean could be capable of supporting life.
The latest evidence of an underground ocean is indirect and is based on analyzing radar images and Titan's spin rates from observations by the international Cassini spacecraft from 2004 to 2007.
Scientists found several dunes, channels, lakes and other geological features on Titan's surface drifted from a fixed point, likely as a result of an increase of the moon's rotation.
Using modeling techniques, scientists determined that winds in Titan's atmosphere exert a torque on the lunar surface and concluded there must be a liquid ocean below. Such a large shift would not be seen if the interior was a solid core, they said.
"Only because the crust is thin and decoupled from the deep interior by this ocean is the wind able to move the crust around as much as we see," lead author Ralph Lorenz of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
The findings were described in Thursday's issue of the journal Science.
If an internal ocean exists on Titan, it would likely be buried below 62 miles of ice and made of water and traces of ammonia, Lorenz said.
In an accompanying editorial,Christophe Sotin of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena and Gabriel Tobie of the University of Nantes in France wrote that further observations are needed to test for the existence of an underground ocean. "If the interpretation that Titan has an internal ocean is supported by other measurements, then Titan is a place where organics are produced and where liquid water is present," they wrote. The presence of an underground ocean could help explain how Titan replenishes methane in its smoggy atmosphere. Titan is one of the few objects in the outer solar system with a significant atmosphere, and scientists have long puzzled over the source of its methane. They have theorized that methane is locked in the ice covering and released through processes involving an ocean below. The Cassini probe, a project of NASA and international partners, previously found evidence of hydrocarbon seas on Titan's surface.
"If the interpretation that Titan has an internal ocean is supported by other measurements, then Titan is a place where organics are produced and where liquid water is present," they wrote.
The presence of an underground ocean could help explain how Titan replenishes methane in its smoggy atmosphere.
Titan is one of the few objects in the outer solar system with a significant atmosphere, and scientists have long puzzled over the source of its methane. They have theorized that methane is locked in the ice covering and released through processes involving an ocean below.
The Cassini probe, a project of NASA and international partners, previously found evidence of hydrocarbon seas on Titan's surface.
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