Thursday, June 30, 2011

A view of Tycho you've never seen before.

Unbelievable pictures and video from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the peaks inside Tycho.

If you are asking yourself, "What's Tycho?" here's a map to show you :)

Click here to see the whole story at Universe Today.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College.

Tom Hooten (director of the Hudnall Planetarium) shared these images to show the progress of the new construction. Can't wait till it's open :)

Before (Hudnall Planetarium)

After ... and still in progress (CESSE)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tagish Lake Meteorite Delivers Different Composition

We’re all familiar with the hypothesis of panspermia – that life can be “seeded” from the contents of asteroids, comets and planetoids vis-a-vis meteorite impacts – but so far no direct evidence has been found. So why should we even consider meteorites to be potential parents? The truth is out there – they contain the essentials – right down to amino acids. Up until now, what we’ve recovered has been considered structured. Then along came Tagish Lake…

Read the rest at Universe Today