Inte asteroiden över Chelyabinsk, men så kan större nedslag se ut.

Chelyabinsk var inte en väckarklocka, det var snoozeknappen

I februari i år sprängdes en asteroid över den ryska staden Chelyabinsk. Massvis filmer spreds över internet på den tjugo meter breda rymdstenen som kraschade genom jordens atmosfär. Det var bara ren tur att ingen dödades i katastrofen som skadade tusentals byggnader och uppemot ett och ett halvt tusen människor. En ny rapport som publicerats […]

Curiosity draws massive penis on Mars

As reported by I Fucking Love Science on Facebook, the rover Curiosity has drawn out a huge penis in the regolith on the surface of Mars. Apparently NASA claims it was an accident. I chose to believe it was not. As reported by I Fucking Love Science on Facebook, the rover Curiosity has drawn out […]

A solar eclipse as seen from Mars

I’m sure no-one’s missed the Curiosity rover’s legendary landing on our planet neighbour Mars. Since it’s landing on August 6 it has taken thousands of pictures, many of which are available for download through NASA’s website. For a good overview, check out Phil Plait’s picture summary of the first week. The picture above is taken […]

Can the moon landing site become the first extraterrestrial UNESCO World Heritage site?

Apparently NASA is now trying to get the moon landing site, known as Tranquility Base, registered in the National Register of Historic Places. If this succeeds, it might in turn be nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List, which lists properties ”forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having […]

Rymdpolitisk utveckling i Sverige och i EU (motion till PP:s vårmöte)

Bakgrund Rymdforskningen har under de senaste decennierna fått allt större betydelse i samhället. Teknik som uppkom i samband med rymdforskning, som GPS-navigering, används nu i allt fler fordon, mobiltelefoner och datorer, och med satellitteknologi har direktsänd TV blivit en del av nästan allas vardag. Sverige är idag framstående i rymdrelaterade forskningsområden som nanoteknik, som i […]

Främjandet av svensk rymdturism (motion till PP:s vårmöte)

Detta är en motion jag lämnat in till Piratpartiets vårmöte 2012. Dit och rösta och kommentera med dig. Den 8 juli 2011 skedde den sista uppskjutningen med NASA:s rymdfärja, efter 30 år i drift, som ett ödets ironi nästan precis tio år efter att den första rymdturisten Dennis Tito for upp i rymden den 28 april […]

The Beautiful Cosmos: Jupiter and Io

When talking astronomy pictures, it’s difficult to say which pictures  are ”real” and which ones are not. A great deal is obviously just computer generated or hand drawn, but the ones I post as part of the Beautiful Cosmos blog series all have some degree of validity to them. The first problem that crops up […]

The Beautiful Cosmos: Rhea

The Cassini probe recently caught some new breath taking pictures of Saturn’s second largest moon Rhea, a beautiful astronomical body. Wow. I recently wrote about the beauty of our own moon, and it’s amazing to ponder about the countless number of similar bodies out there. NASA · Space Daily · Tom’s Astronomy Blog · Yahoo The Cassini […]

China is taking over the space market

China’s space programme has been increasing at incredible velocities in the past decade or so, and by all accounts it will continue to increase in the foreseeable future. They recently became number two concerning satellite launches, launching a total of 19 satellites in 2011, beating the US which launched a total of 18, but still […]