Image of the day

From the
ATWB Customer Gallery

Cloud Everest

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

If you have any questions or experiencing an issue please report to support@astromart.com

News

Asaph Hall and the Moons of Mars

06/27/2004 12:00AM

Asaph Hall and the Moons of Mars

From the News Archives: On a sultry August night in 1877, U. S. Naval Observatory astronomer Asaph Hall discovered the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, using the Observatory's 26-inch "Great Equatorial" refracting telescope (by Alvin Clark), then the largest of its kind in the world.

Titan: Through the Haze

06/25/2004 12:00AM

Titan: Through the Haze

The Cassini spacecraft has beamed back a new, more detailed image of smog-enshrouded Titan. This view represents an improvement in resolution of nearly three times over the previous Cassini image release of Titan.

Radio Telescopes Reveal Youngest Stellar Corpse

06/24/2004 12:00AM

Radio Telescopes Reveal Youngest Stellar Corpse

Astronomers using a global combination of radio telescopes to study a stellar explosion some 30 million light-years from Earth have likely discovered either the youngest black hole or the youngest neutron star known in the Universe. Their discovery also marks the first time that a black hole or neutron star has been found associated with a supernova that has been seen to explode since the invention of the telescope nearly 400 years ago.

Chandra turns up the heat in the Milky Way center

06/23/2004 12:00AM

Chandra turns up the heat in the Milky Way center

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed new evidence that extremely hot gas exists in a large region at the Milky Way's center. The discovery came to light as a team of astronomers used Chandra's unique resolving power to study a region about 100 light years across.

Scientists Discover Two New Interstellar Molecules

06/22/2004 12:00AM

Scientists Discover Two New Interstellar Molecules

Discoveries Point to Probable Pathways for Chemical Evolution in Space...

Stardust reveals surprising anatomy of a comet

06/21/2004 12:00AM

Stardust reveals surprising anatomy of a comet

Findings from a historic encounter between NASA's Stardust spacecraft and a comet have revealed a much stranger world than previously believed. The comet's rigid surface, dotted with towering pinnacles, plunging craters, steep cliffs, and dozens of jets spewing violently, has surprised scientists...

Father's Day

06/20/2004 12:00AM

Father's Day

Astromart member, David Kiefner, sent us a brief article to mark this Father's Day...

Young Galaxy in the Very Early Universe

06/19/2004 12:00AM

Young Galaxy in the Very Early Universe

Astronomers using a combination of data sets from the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak, including the NOAO Deep Wide-Field Survey (see image), have found a galaxy that formed when the Universe was just six percent of its present age, suggesting the "dark ages" of the early universe ended in a patchy, gradual process...

Two Architectures Chosen for Terrestrial Planet Finder

06/18/2004 12:00AM

Two Architectures Chosen for Terrestrial Planet Finder

Included in the nation's new vision for space is a plan for NASA to "conduct advanced telescope searches for Earth-like planets and habitable environments around other stars."

NASA Reinventing the Wheel?

06/17/2004 12:00AM

NASA Reinventing the Wheel?

NASA is working to increase the performance of the flywheel, a wheel that transfers energy to run a machine, so that this technology can replace chemical batteries on future spacecraft and potentially save millions of dollars.

Phoebe Finally Ready For Her Closeup

06/13/2004 12:00AM

Phoebe Finally Ready For Her Closeup

A extraordinary face-to-face with the moon called Phoebe, courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft on it's wondrous journey to Saturn...

Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

06/12/2004 12:00AM

Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

The most complex interplanetary mission ever launched is about to meet one of the solar system's enigmatic moons. Cassini will fly by Saturn's largest outer moon, Phoebe, on Friday, June 11. The closest approach is at approximately 1:56 p.m. Pacific Time, just 19 days before Saturn arrival.

Shipping something?

06/11/2004 12:00AM

Shipping something?

Today's big news is about something right here on AstroMart.

Space Laboratory on a Chip?

06/10/2004 12:00AM

Space Laboratory on a Chip?

NASA researchers customize "lab-on-a-chip" technology to help protect future space explorers and detect life forms on Mars...

Venus Blocks the Sun

06/09/2004 12:00AM

Venus Blocks the Sun

Well not quite. Unless you were off-world today, you probably caught the news about the Venus Transit...