Today on SPACE.com --- Friday March 30, 2007 -- http://www.space.com/ /------------------------------------- Advertisement: Orion Telescopes & Binoculars is your one-stop shop for outdoor optics - telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars and more! http://www.telescope.com/coupon.jsp?code=IMS1609&URL=%2Fjump.jsp%3FitemID%3D1%26itemType%3DHOME_PAGE -------------------------------------/ In today's issue: Science/Astronomy: * New Green Comet Set for April Show * Worlds with Double Sunsets Common * New X-ray Image Shows Jupiter's Powerful Sky Lights * Amateur and Professional Astronomers Cooperate to Map Dancing Asteroid * At Home in 'Rocco's Lab' * Image of the Day: Galaxy's Hot Role Reversal Spaceflight: * Astronaut Will Run Boston Marathon from Space * ISS Astronauts Swap Soyuz Spacecraft Parking Spots * Ex-Astronaut Reports for Duty at New Navy Job * Report: Flaming Piece of Space Junk Misses Airliner * NEW! Daily Space Trivia NEW! LiveScience.com: * Life's Little Mysteries * Earth's Inner Temperature Taken: It's Hot! * Study Reveals Why We Get Distracted So Easily * New Computer Hard Drives Better, Faster, Stronger * Gallery: Monster Waves * Top 10 Gay Animals NEW! Cool Stuff: * VIDEO: Rocket Racing League * New Gallery: Sun in a New Light * VOTE! Most Amazing Galactic Images Ever! * New Wallpaper: Exoplanets * New! SPACE.com's Stellar Blast * VIDEO: Saturn Hexagon * Amazing Images: Upload Yours Now and Even Buy a Poster! * New Gallery: Hubble's Latest Photographs Plus... * Uplink, SPACE.com TV and NightSky * Starry Night, TeamSETI ----------------------------------- Science/Astronomy: * New Green Comet Set for April Show http://www.space.com/spacewatch/070330_ns_comet_lovejoy.html A new comet has recently been discovered, and like the brilliant Comet McNaught from earlier this year, this latest discovery belongs to an Australian: Comet Lovejoy (C/2007 E2). * Worlds with Double Sunsets Common http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070329_double_sunsets.html Astronomers might not have to search a galaxy far, far away after all to find a world with double sunsets like Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine. A new study suggests the universe is filled with them. * New X-ray Image Shows Jupiter's Powerful Sky Lights http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070329_jupiter_aurora.html NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has captured the largest data set yet of Jupiter's colorful lights called aurora, yielding a pretty picture that could help solve some mysteries about the phenomenon. * Amateur and Professional Astronomers Cooperate to Map Dancing Asteroid http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070329_antiope_asteroid.html The motions of an asteroid with two whirling parts are now better known, thanks to a rare collaboration between professional and amateur astronomers. * At Home in 'Rocco's Lab' http://www.space.com/searchforlife/seti_halophiles_070329.html Virginia Woolf once famously said, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." It might as accurately be said that a scientist must have funding and a lab of her/his own. * Image of the Day: Galaxy's Hot Role Reversal http://www.space.com/imageoftheday/image_of_day_070330.html The emissions of hot jets and gas from a distant galaxy is yielding an odd interaction between radio and X-ray signals. ----------------------------------- Spaceflight: * Astronaut Will Run Boston Marathon from Space http://www.space.com/news/070330_ap_sunita_marathon.html Zooming through low-Earth orbit at 17,500 mph, Suni Williams completes the standard marathon distance every 5.4 seconds. Good thing Rosie Ruiz never thought of that. * ISS Astronauts Swap Soyuz Spacecraft Parking Spots http://www.space.com/missionlaunches/070329_exp14_soyuzmove.html Three astronauts took a brief trip around the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday to clear an orbital parking spot for an incoming crew and the next tourist bound for the high-flying laboratory. * Ex-Astronaut Reports for Duty at New Navy Job http://www.space.com/news/ap_070329_nowak_updt.html Lisa Nowak, the former astronaut accused of trying to kidnap a rival for a space shuttle pilot's affections, has reported for duty at her new job at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. * Report: Flaming Piece of Space Junk Misses Airliner http://www.space.com/news/ap_070328_spacejunk_jet.html Pilots of a Chilean commercial aircraft approaching the Auckland airport in New Zealand spotted flaming pieces of a satellite falling past their jet, the LAN Chile airline reported Wednesday. * NEW! Daily Space Trivia http://www.space.com/php/trivia/ One of Today's 5 New Questions: Prior to Apollo, which space crew held the altitude record for space flight? ---------------------------------- NEW! LiveScience.com http://www.livescience.com/ * Life's Little Mysteries http://www.livescience.com/mysteries/ Find out, and return daily for investigations into the world around you. * Earth's Inner Temperature Taken: It's Hot! http://www.livescience.com/forcesofnature/070330_earth_temperature.html Scientists have taken the temperature of Earth's innards, more than a thousand miles beneath the surface, and found that the mercury there soars to about 6,650 degrees Fahrenheit. * Study Reveals Why We Get Distracted So Easily http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/070329_brain_regions.html Distractions turn on different part of our brains and do so more quickly than the daily grind of paying attention, neuroscientists have discovered. * New Computer Hard Drives Better, Faster, Stronger http://www.livescience.com/technology/070329_solid_state_drives.html A new type of flash drive makes no noise, emits little heat, and consumes less power. Oh, and it's more durable. Sales are expected to soar. * Gallery: Monster Waves http://www.livescience.com/php/multimedia/imagegallery/igviewer.php?imgid=318&gid=23&index=0 Huge waves that come out of nowhere and sometimes sink ships. * Top 10 Gay Animals http://www.livescience.com/bestimg/index.php?url=&cat=gayanimals Homosexual Animals Out of the Closet: the animal kingdom tolerates all kinds of lifestyles. ---------------------------------- NEW! Cool Stuff: * VIDEO: Rocket Racing League http://www.space.com/xprizecup/video/ Launching a motor-sport for the 21st Century and beyond. Credit: Wirefly X Prize Cup * New Gallery: Sun in a New Light http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagegallery/igviewer.php?imgid=4625&gid=330&index=0 Photographer Larry Alvarez captures the wild side of the simmering Sun. * VOTE! Most Amazing Galactic Images Ever! http://www.space.com/bestimg/index.php?cat=galactic Out of this world: Vote now for your favorite galactic image. * New Wallpaper: Exoplanets http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/downloads/wallpapers/collection.php?collection=exoplanets Take a trip to distant worlds beyond our solar system. * New! SPACE.com's Stellar Blast http://www.space.com/games/ Take a ride on an intergalactic shoot 'em up or choose from many more new games! * VIDEO: Saturn Hexagon http://www.space.com/php/video/player.php?video_id=070327Saturn_hexagon This nighttime view of Saturn's by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer shows a bizarre six-sided hexagon feature encircling the entire north pole. * Amazing Images: Upload Yours Now and Even Buy a Poster! http://www.space.com/amazingimages/ Upload your cool science and space-themed images now. 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