GALACTASMA AND OTHER COSMIC DREK

Introduction - What the hell is all this and why is it all so seemingly unrelated?

NEWS & WEATHER:

NASA Today

Chandra X-Ray Observatory News

Space Weather

Mars weekly weather reports

IMAGES! (drool):

Featured ImageErupting star in Monceros (animation)

     [Archive]


HEASARC - Gamma-ray, X-ray, and extreme ultraviolet sources.

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) archive - Will take you a long time, but well worth it!

Chandra X-Ray Observatory photo album (Harvard)
Chandra stock photos (NASA) - Browse dir.

Hubble Space Telescope public pictures

Space.com photo galleries - lots of misc. images, within annoying pop-up window.

Planetary images - NASA

Solar images from SOHO - Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, NASA/ESA

Mars Pathfinder images - 1997


My favorite nebula (Rosette, NGC 2237)
and naturally,
My favorite constellation (Monoceros)

Interesting backwards galaxy (NGC 4622)

GENERAL SPACE LINKS:

NASA | Listing of NASA centers
Listing of NASA missions

Space.com

SETI

Hubble

Space Telescope Science Institute

Astronomical Society of the Pacific

 

 

FUN STUFF:

NASA TV

Frank Culbertson, Astronaut's letter from Space
      Sept 11 letter from space.

Shannon Lucid - Astronaut chick from Oklahoma! (I knew her brother Joe in the OKC Philharmonic).

Astronaut Selection & Training - The training requirements and astronaut bios are incredibly inspiring.

Space Adventures - For those with $$$$$$$$

Universe timeline

Books I've read recently:

The Accelerating Universe - Mario Livio

Mars: Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet - Paul Raeburn and Matt Golombek

Entering Space - Robert Zubrin

The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must - Robert Zubrin

A Photographic Tour of the Universe - Gabriele Vanin

Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love - Dava Sobel

Music selections:

The Planets - Gustav Host

Jupiter Symphony (#41) - Mozart

Star Wars - John Williams

Also Sprach Zarathustra - Richard Strauss.

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Space TV:

Discovery Science Channel (on cable tv.) "Cosmic Fridays". All space programs.
Around the Galaxy is my favorite.

 

Scoobs
Scooby Doo, where are you??
            (find out here)

MARS:

Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL)

Missions:
      Pathfinder
      Odyssey
      Global Surveyor

Mars Society - these people are focused on future terraforming and colonization of Mars.

Matt Golombek - Mars Pathfinder Chief Scientist. What a guy! bio

My participation in Mars Exploration Rover 2003


COSMOLOGY:

Cosmology 101 - from MAP website.

Cosmology tutorial - Ned Wright

MAP - The Microwave Anisotropy Probe will have higher resolution, sensitivity, and accuracy than COBE.

COBE - measures diffuse infrared and microwave radiation from the early universe

Cosmic microwave background

Natl. Cosmology Supercomputer (UK)