Thursday, April 05, 2012

Feed reader stars, tweets and other interesting links (long form edition)





Today, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore named a huge database of astronomical observations the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST).  Senator Mikulski has long been a champion for NASA and space science in general.  Way to go Senator Mikulski!  (Oh yeah an exploding star was also named for her, but I saw no specifics about that on Space.com.)





Also today, NASA's T-38 training jets buzzed Washington D.C. Without the Shuttle, I guess they are left to photo ops?  However, the photos were pretty awesome.