Category Archives: space
Chinese Space Program
Whilst NASA may be grounding it’s ageing fleet of shuttles China gets ready….
Some useful China space inf/news links:
China’s official space portal:
Universe today flickr pool 3,000+ members, 76,000+ photos
Update: Originally this was a hotlink to a particularly impressive photo which is no longer available.
I’ve replaced it with something far better. A link to the Universe Today Flickr Group. Some truly amazing photos taken by gifted amateurs.
One of the great things about astronomy is the way that ordinary people make significant contributions.
Quick link: https://flic.kr/go/gi2Cq
A Dozen New Planets Discovered: Universe today
Summary – (Feb 18, 2005)
In the last month planet hunters have uncovered 12 new worlds orbiting other stars, bringing the total planet count to 145. Two European planet hunting teams have discovered 6 gas giants as part of the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Search (HARPS), and an American team uncovered 5 more using the W.M. Keck observatory in Hawaii. And a single, Pluto-sized planet was discovered orbiting a pulsar by Penn State’s Alex Wolszczan and Caltech’s Maciej Konacki.
China’s Great Leap Upward
So China will have a man orbiting the Moon during the next Olympics (Beijing 2008)and will land there in 2010. Another major player enters the space race, watch out NASA you have a rival.