Lightning Strikes Saturn

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A recent mathematical analysis says that life as we know it is written into the laws of reality. DNA is built from a set of twenty amino acids – the first ten of those can create simple prebiotic life, and now it seems that those ten are thermodynamically destined to occur wherever they can. For

The Iceland volcano continues to pour out a second ash cloud has wrecked havoc with Europe’s air travel. NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites orbit the planet daily capturing images of weather, ice and land changes. Over the last three days these satellites have provided visible and infrared imagery of the ash plume from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull

Unlocking the Secret of Dark Energy: Search for ‘Sound Waves’ from the First 400,000 Years of the Universe Telescope Dark Energy Experiment — HETDEX, at The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory will be the first major experiment to probe dark energy. Its observations will narrow the list of possible explanations for dark energy,

Did Black Holes Turn Up the Radio Volume of the Universe? Have Black Holes Been Turning Up the Volume on the Cosmic Radio Background? Astronomers investigating why the cosmic background radiation is much brighter at radio wavelengths than expected have identified a potential perp: fast spinning black holes early in the formation process of galaxies.

The Coming Age of Avatars for Space Exploration “If every habitable world in the universe is unique, and the precise chemical conditions of a planet helps shape the life that evolves there, then avatars could allow aliens to visit other worlds from the safety of their spaceship. Could it be that all the stories of

NSS Applauds Presidents Commitment to the Mission of NASA and the role of space in providing for the Future (Washington, DC — April 15, 2010) (Updated April 16, 2010) The National Space Society applauds President Obama for his expression of firm commitment for human spaceflight, and for moving forward in refining the administration’s plan for

From the X File: Unknown Object in Nearby Galaxy Sending Mysterious Radio Waves There is something strange is lurking in the galactic neighborhood. An unknown object in galaxy M82 12 million light-years away has started sending out radio waves, and the emission does not look like anything seen anywhere in the universe before except perhaps

Dear Friends: Recycle, now, everyday, in every way imaginable. Do we want to have swamp oceans filled with plastic? It’s easy…RECYCLE. Please care about our home planet. Until we can venture to other worlds this is the best home we have…we may just find that what we have mistreated is far better than anything else

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: This came pretty darn close to good old planet Earth. Where were you this week? Did you even have a thought about getting hit by an asteroid? Would love to hear your thoughts about the probability of Earth and US getting hit by a cosmic object. The asteroids certainly did

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: This to me is such a wonderful find. Life exists…it is no accident and at the nucleus of this wonderful universe (that we are but a part) is LIFE. Exciting discoveries abound and I feel that it is important and exciting to note that something within every molecule and atom

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: Let’s celebrate great ladies in space history! All statistics valid as of April 2010. General Facts 53 different women total including cosmonauts, astronauts, payload specialists, and foreign nationals have flown in space. 6 different female cosmonauts have flown on the Soviet/Russian program* 47 different women have flown with NASA* *Cosmonaut