The ESASky Software

Meet ESASky, a discovery portal that provides full access to the entire sky. This open-science application allows computer, tablet and mobile users to visualise cosmic objects near and far across the electromagnetic spectrum.

An innovative celestial atlas, the Internet-based application ESASky offers astronomers – professional and amateur alike – an easy way to access high-quality scientific data. It contains over …

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LunarPhase Pro Version 4

The Main Screen for LunarPhase Pro Verison 4.
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I wrote my first astronomy application back in 1981 while I was still in University. It was for the Sinclair ZX81. A year earlier I had bought my first ever computer - a ZX80 which had a whopping 1K RAM on board. For Christmas …

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RoboSimian

Showing off its robustness and versatility, the ape-like RoboSimian robot, developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, took fifth place in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, held June 5 through 6 in Pomona, California. RoboSimian squared off against 22 other robots in the international robotics competition, which promoted the development of robots that could respond to disaster scenarios …

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Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, both in Baltimore, Maryland, have created a new master catalog of astronomical objects called the Hubble Source Catalog. The catalog provides one-stop shopping for measurements of objects observed with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Hubble has amassed a rich legacy of images and other scientific data over its 25 …

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International Space Apps Challenge

NASA and other space agencies around the world are preparing for the fourth annual International Space Apps Challenge, which will be held April 10-12 at more than 135 locations worldwide, including New York, host of the event’s Global Mainstage.

During this three-day code-a-thon, participants are asked to develop mobile applications, software, hardware, data visualization and platform solutions that could contribute …

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Children with visual disabilities can experience striking deep-space images like never before in a free, multi-touch iBooks textbook for the iPad entitled "Reach for the Stars: Touch, Look, Listen, Learn." The book can be downloaded free from Apple's iBooks Store here.

Astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) have teamed up with the SAS Corporation, the National Braille …

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Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have applied a new image processing technique to obtain near-infrared scattered light photos of five disks observed around young stars in the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes database. These disks are telltale evidence for newly formed planets.

If astronomers initially miss something in their review of data, they can make new discoveries by revisiting …

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International Space Apps Challenge

Satellites, astronauts and experiments are constantly observing our planet and beaming information back to us. Navigation satellites tell us where we are, observation satellites can tell us what’s under our feet, and sensors on the International Space Station monitor the positions of ships at sea.

Combining this wealth of information in new ways requires imaginative thinking – and the International …

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Eyes on the Solar System is a new way for you to explore our cosmic neighborhood.

It lets you fly to the planets, ride aboard NASA spacecraft and discover the wonders of robotic space exploration from right inside your web-browser.…

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