NASA's defunct Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) is due to re-enter Earth's atmosphere sometime between today and this Saturday, although scientists are unable to accurately predict where it will eventually land.
Canadian company UrtheCast will begin streaming live HD imagery of earth from the International Space Station (ISS) in Spring 2012. Two cameras will be mounted to the outside of the ISS where the video will be down-linked and broadcast on the Internet for the world to see.
The Brazilian government has announced the discovery of a previously unknown tribe of people living deep in the Amazon rainforest. The tribe was first discovered when satellite imagery showed clearings which were likely caused by human activity. Funai, the Brazilian Government agency responsible for the protection of indigenous tribes later confirmed their existence during a fly-past in April.
The last lunar eclipse viewable in Ireland for another four years occurred earlier tonight. The spectacle lasted for about two hours in total. The Sociable's Darren McCarra captured some of these shots of the 2011 total lunar eclipse from Sliabh Beagh in north Monaghan.
Google has begun live streaming today’s Lunar Eclipse live on its YouTube channel. The search giant has joined with SLOOH, a company that specialises in streaming live space events, to provide a live view with astronomer’s commentary.
The longest total lunar eclipse since 2000 will begin to occur this evening and last until midnight, providing stargazers a rare opportunity to catch this prolonged wonderful spectacle. The eclipse begins at 6.24pm (IST) this evening, although it will not be properly visible until sunset at around 9.55pm tonight, at which stage the moon will turn blood red in colour.
As a huge ash plume from the Puyehue volcano in southern Chile continues to cause travel chaos in many countries, NASA have captured satellite imagery of the ash cloud as it travels above Australia and New Zealand - over half a world away.