Gaia will be able to estimate wobbles in the position of stars, which would signal the existence of planets in orbit around them. Gaia will also be able to view new asteroids and give more accurate data of their orbits.
Astronomy! Today, in honor of the Perseid Meteor Shower and other cool celestial happenings (Comet Ison and lots of planets in the sky) – a selection of websites devoted to astronomy, astronomical objects and the viewing thereof: Astronomy.com Website for the magazine of the same name and a good place to start Astronomy Picture of […]
I think this is pretty cool. A company with plans to mine asteroid, Planetary Resources, Inc., has just announced that they’re putting a telescope in space and they’re inviting the public to crowdfund it AND use it, too. The crowdfunding page with more information and videos is here, a mainstream news account is here, and […]
Warning for Authors Space Telescope Kickstarter Via Lawrence Santoro on Facebook we are informed that editor Tony Giangregorio is back. Please read Lawrence’s blog post (which contains quite a bit of appropriate reference material) before considering submitting to certain markets. ~~~ Yesterday, Planetary Resources, the company that plans to harvest asteroids, hosted a livestreamed webcast […]