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imported_Eli
2004-May-26, 03:46 PM
Except Universe Today of course. ;)

I check many sites, some thoroughly, some not. Here's my list, i'm sure to be missing lots of good stuff so please feel free to add :

News and articles :
http://www.astrobio.net/
http://www.everything-space.com/
http://www.spacedaily.com/
http://www.space.com
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/
http://www.spacetoday.net
http://www.thespacereview.com/

Blogs :
http://www.spacepolitics.com/
http://scienceblog.com/community/
http://www.martiansoil.com/

Not directly space related, but also have a lot of information :
http://www.wired.com/
http://slashdot.org/
http://www.popsci.com/popsci/
http://www.newscientist.com/

John L
2004-May-27, 10:36 PM
I come here, and I go to:

http://www.spaceref.com/
http://www.newscientist.com/
http://www.obspm.fr/encycl/encycl.html
http://www.nature.com/nature/
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/missions/

...as well as to a few you listed.

StarLab
2004-May-27, 11:33 PM
If either of you has a sight on those lists that are not one of Fraser's links, you might wanna tell him about it ;)

galaxygirl
2004-May-28, 01:06 AM
I ocassionaly go to the NASA site, but overall, I only go to here. It's the best site around!

jimmy
2004-May-28, 02:07 AM
You got it, Galaxygirl! ;)

Fraser
2004-May-28, 02:13 AM
Awww, thanks. But you people are crazy if you only get your news from me. I do what I can to get a fairly wide cross section of news, but I do highly recommend SPACE.com, SpaceDaily, Spacetoday.net, Spaceflight Now, and Cosmic Log.

StarLab
2004-May-28, 05:14 PM
Is there anything in this string that you have not seen before, though, Fraser?

imported_Eli
2004-May-28, 06:09 PM
It is also depends on what kind of news you're looking for.

As far as I noticed Universe Today is more focused on Astronomy/Cosmology stuff. Space.com is more centered around technology and news. The Astrobiology magazine does not provide news but has great more in depth articles, same with The Space Review. SpaceFlightNow.com had a great mission status center during the early and exciting weeks of the MER missions and they have good news articles now and Everything Space is, like Universe Today, mainly talks about Cosmology news. For good movies, high res pics and raw data, Nasa.com is the natural choice.

QJones
2004-May-28, 10:13 PM
I actually go to the mainstream news sources, but mainly because I want my 'hits' to be registered. I figure that space news needs to be more popular (thus creating momentum in this area), and msnbc and cnn will post more of this type of information if they think people are interested.

Tom2Mars
2004-May-28, 11:42 PM
The voices in my head tell me everything!

And I scan the technical section of the magazine rack in the local bookstore...and the library...and do random google searches.

Callisto
2004-May-29, 02:29 AM
I use a lot of those sites plus www.spaceweather.com (http://www.spaceweather.com) is a pretty good site.

galaxygirl
2004-May-29, 02:31 AM
Random google searches are fun. I used to do them all the time to find out my space news, but Universe Today is so much more fun! Although the daily stories dont cover EVERYTHING, they are very informative and on topics that I'm interested in. You can find out other stories in the forum too. It's all very convenient!

Spacemad
2004-Jun-04, 10:10 PM
:P Except for a couple of sites in Spanish (I wont give their URLs unless there is someone out there interested in visiting Spanish sites) I get my news from
Space.com (http://www.space.com)
NASA.com (http://www.nasa.com)
spaceweather.com (http://www.spaceweather.com)
skyandtelescope.com (http://www.skyandtelescope.com)

among others (sorry, but I think all of these sites have already been mentioned earlier! :unsure: )

I also go to the Mission pages or official sites of the space telescopes & the different missions circulating through space - lately Ive been visiting the Cassini site a lot as it is nearly ready to go into orbit around Saturn (July 1st)

I also follow the MERs - ever since takeoff in fact! I waited impatiently for Mars Express & Beagle2 to reach the Red Planet over Christmas & followed up every scrap of info. on the disappearance of the Beagle2 lander & never gave up hope till it was officially declared lost! :(

I also get news alerts from Yahoo on space related themes (so that Im sure to not miss anything!)

I was watching NASA TV when news came through that Columbia seemed to be in trouble & I saw some of the first images taken of its break up live on line :( (Id connected to see the landing live).

So you see I dont call myself Spacemad for nothing!!! :P :D :lol: