Sunday, 27 November 2011

Astronomy Magazine - Top 10 space stories in 2011

1.  The last flight of the space shuttle
2.  These standard candles aren't so standard - Some cepheid variables in dispute.
3.  Most eart-like planet found... yes, no, yes?
4.  Scientists watch as a black hole eats a star.
5.  Water may still flow on Mars.
6.  A Better understanding of the complexities of our star.
7.  An asteroid sharing Earth's orbit.
8.  The Milky Way blows bubbles - Gamma ray bubbles perpendicular to Milky Ways disk discovered.
9.  New type of stellar explosion - Supernova 2005ap in Coma Berenices.
10. Mercury reveals itself. Spacecraft Messenger imaged the surface after a journey of 7 years.

Curiosity on it's way to Mars

The Atlas 5 rocket launches the Mars Science Laboratory from Cape Canaveral's Complex 41 at 10:02 a.m. EST, sending Earth's Curiosity to explore the red planet! 

Curiosity on its way to Mars - Assortment of videos to watch