Space Calendar November 2 – November 8 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for November 2 – November 8 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Space Calendar October 26 – November 1 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for October 26 – November 1 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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New Moon Origin Theory Rewrites History

The moon may have been adopted by our planet instead of descended from it.

New Moon Origin Theory Rewrites History

If a new twist on a decades-old theory is right, conditions in the early solar system suggest the moon formed inside Mercury’s orbit and migrated out until it was roped into orbit around Earth.

The idea flies in the face of scientific consensus, known as the giant impact hypothesis, which holds that the moon formed from red-hot debris left over after a Mars-sized object collided with Earth around 4.5 billion years ago.

[SOURCE: discovery.com]

Space Calendar October 19 – October 25 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for October 19 – October 25 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Hubble Project Pioneer Rodger Doxsey Passes Away

Dr. Rodger Doxsey, head of the Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STScI) Hubble Mission Office, passed away on October 13 after a prolonged illness. The New York native was 62 years old.

Hubble Project Pioneer Rodger Doxsey Passes Away

Doxsey oversaw Hubble science operations at STScI in Baltimore, Md., for nearly three decades. Astronomers credit Doxsey for being one of the key Hubble program people who had a working knowledge of the extremely complex Hubble Space Telescope from top to bottom. Doxsey dedicated his career to making Hubble a success, working closely with the scientists and engineers at the institute that operate the telescope, the engineers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the scientists from around the world who use the telescope.

[SOURCE: hubblesite.org]

Hubble Observes LCROSS Impact Event

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has made a series of observations immediately preceding and following the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Centaur rocket stage and shepherding spacecraft impacts at the lunar south pole, on October 9 at 7:31 and 7:35 a.m. EDT.

Hubble Observes LCROSS Impact Event

Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) and Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) were pointed just off the southern limb of the moon to look for a cloud of vaporized material blasted into space by the successive impacts of the rocket booster and spacecraft. The WFC3 images do not show any evidence for a temporary exosphere resulting from the impacts.

[SOURCE: hubblesite.org]

Space Calendar October 12 – October 18 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for October 12 – October 18 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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Space Calendar October 5 – October 11 2009

Space related activities and anniversaries for October 5 – October 11 2009. Fetched live every week from NASA JPL

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