Image credit: ESA/Herschel/PACS/MESS Key Programme Supernova Remnant Team; NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University)

Image of the Day: NASA Honors Prince

Celestial music
4/22/16 6:36:23 pm
re: #419 Great White Snark I know you're not the sort of person who supports bigotry or racism in any form, but the whole "blind justice" concept is is pie in the sky. It's a lovely ideal, but in reality ...

Open Letter: Save the James Webb Space Telescope

Blinded without science
83Jack Burton
7/13/11 12:08:20 pm
In the mid 90s, the one thing that the Republican controlled house did that still makes me want to leave burning piles of horseshit on all their porches, was to kill the Superconducting Supercollider. This set back high energy physics ...

Anti-Science GOP Trying to Kill the Webb Space Telescope

The Republican Party’s total war on science
7/12/11 7:19:31 am
re: #134 Obdicut JWST is a one-shot. It's not going to be serviceable. When its limited lifetime consumables are gone, so are those capabilites. I was taking a look to see whether the cryocooler lifetime is expected to be 5-10 ...

Video: The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

8/15/09 7:38:49 am
re: #15 Charles What confuses me about this is that, had galaxies actually receded faster than the speed of light, gravitational effects would have made them ultra-massive. Yet space-time can recede at that rate without gravitational consequence. This would seem ...

Space Shuttle Lands Safely in California

5/25/09 5:29:57 am
5.3 million miles...wonder how many miles they get to the gallon...also wonder what actual mission cost would be per mile...also hope NASA's Space Shuttles GM and Chrysler 'extended' warranties will be good after they tank...also wonder is space, the final ...