Space Calendar September 28 – October 4 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for September 28 – October 4 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

If you want the complete list going more than a year ahead then see the Space Calendar at NASA JPL.

Space Calendar September 21 – September 27 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for September 21 – September 27 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Space Calendar September 14 – September 20 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for September 14 – September 20 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe

WASHINGTON — Astronomers declared NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory with the release Wednesday of observations from four of its six operating science instruments.

Hubble Opens New Eyes on the Universe

Topping the list of new views are colorful, multi-wavelength pictures of far-flung galaxies, a densely packed star cluster, an eerie "pillar of creation," and a "butterfly" nebula. Hubble’s suite of new instruments allows it to study the universe across a wide swath of the light spectrum, from ultraviolet all the way to near-infrared. In addition, scientists released spectroscopic observations that slice across billions of light-years to probe the cosmic-web structure of the universe and map the distribution of elements that are fundamental to life as we know it.

[SOURCE: hubblesite.org]

Space Calendar September 7 – September 13 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for September 7 – September 13 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Andromeda Galaxy a Cosmic Cannibal

Our nearest major galactic neighbor is a cosmic cannibal. And it’s heading this way eventually.

Andromeda Galaxy a Cosmic Cannibal

Astronomers have long suspected Andromeda of being a space predator, consuming dwarf galaxies that wander too close. Now, cosmic detectives are doing a massive search of the neighborhood and have found proof of Andromeda’s sordid past: They’ve spotted leftovers in Andromeda’s wake.

Early results of a massive telescope scan of Andromeda and its surroundings found about half a dozen remnants of Andromeda’s galactic appetite. Stars and dwarf galaxies that got too close to Andromeda were ripped from their usual surroundings.

[SOURCE: discovery.com]