Golden Anniversary of First Image of Earth from the Moon

Fifty years ago today, NASA published the first-ever image of the Earth from the moon. Imaged by the intrepid Lunar Orbiter 1, the black and white image above was beamed back from a distance of 380,000 Km (236,000 mi). Lunar Orbiter 1 was the first of five Lunar Orbiters sent to the moon in preparation… More Golden Anniversary of First Image of Earth from the Moon

Solved (Probably): The Peculiar Case Of Star KIC-8462852

KIC-8462852, otherwise known as “Tabby’s Star”, in recognition of Dr. Tabetha Boyajian, the lead author of the September 2015 study Where’s the Flux?, the first such paper publicizing the star and investigating its highly unusual light curve, has come under new study. Not only has a consensus on what’s causing the star’s peculiar light curve… More Solved (Probably): The Peculiar Case Of Star KIC-8462852

STEM Event At NY Regional Community College Highlights Need For Solar Flare and Space Weather Research

Full resolution image (2624 x 2250) is available for download here In its support and commitment to STEM and STEM-related fields, Suffolk County Community College consistently hosts NSF-Sponsored STEM events. For two days during the Spring 2015 semester, the college hosted one such event on Wednesday and Thursday, 18 and 19 March during which students… More STEM Event At NY Regional Community College Highlights Need For Solar Flare and Space Weather Research

Update: Real Science Answers to Flat Earth Claims

In discussing the overarching theme with Flat Earth adherents, they claim that there exists no empirical evidence for the Earth’s curve or rotation. Aside from the standard, obvious proofs presented in my series of articles published thus far on this topic that include Star Trails for both hemispheres, diurnal motion, changing elevation for Polaris based… More Update: Real Science Answers to Flat Earth Claims

First In-Orbit View of Jupiter From Juno

The JunoCam camera aboard NASA’s Juno mission is operational and transmitting data after the spacecraft’s July 4 arrival at Jupiter. Juno’s visible-light camera was turned on six days after Juno fired its main engine, placing itself into orbit around the solar system’s largest planet. The first high-resolution images of the gas giant Jupiter are still… More First In-Orbit View of Jupiter From Juno