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Making Space Cool Again | WIRED

wired.com - Yuri’s Night 2012 in Los Angeles – held at the W Hotel at Hollywood and Vine – assembled an unlikely set of club-goers.  NASA engineers rubbed elbows with entrepreneurs, science fiction fans, and s...

The Trifid Nebula, a star-forming region in Sagittarius

annesastronomynews.com - The Trifid Nebula, a star-forming region in Sagittarius Image Credit & Copyright: R. Jay GaBany, Cosmotography  The Trifid Nebula (designated Messier 20 and NGC 6514) is a star-forming (H II) regio...

Alastair Reynolds Says What It'll Take To Colonize Other Planets

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io9.com - The more we learn about exoplanets and the physics of interstellar travel, the more daunting the prospect of traveling to other stars appears. But in a new essay for Reuters, House of Suns author A...

'Chaotic Planets' Could Complicate Search for Alien Life

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space.com - "Chaotic planets" that possess wildly unpredictable orbits and climates likely circle distant stars, suggesting that some alien worlds that look habitable might actually be hostile to life for mill...

Rocket enthusiasts convert NSW farm into launch pad for model hobby

abc.net.au - Rocket science is not that hard according to a growing band of enthusiasts taking up the rocket building hobby in Australia. A love of aeronautics and space has attracted more people to start build...

Phys.Org Mobile: Scientists discover the fluffiest galaxies

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phys.org - "If the Milky Way is a sea of stars, then these newly discovered galaxies are like wisps of clouds", said van Dokkum. "We are beginning to form some ideas about how they were born and it's remarkab...

Chandra :: Photo Album :: SGR 1745-2900 :: May 14, 2015

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chandra.harvard.edu - In 2013, astronomers announced they had discovered a magnetar exceptionally close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way using a suite of space-borne telescopes including NAS...

Why Colonize Mars? Sci-Fi Authors Weigh In

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space.com - Settling Mars could help humanity escape and mitigate the problems our species is facing here on Earth, several science-fiction authors said. Writer Tom Ligon, who publishes mostly in the magazine ...

Electric Earth: Stunning Images of Lightning

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livescience.com - That's Space-y! Red Sprites & Lightning Flashes Glowing sky phenomena can make for beautiful photos. This one, captured by Expedition 31 astronauts aboard the International Space Station on April 3...

4 things NASA can teach you about a good night's sleep

theweek.com - They have to. Their bodies are cut off from many of the normal external cues that remind us what time it is. In orbit they can experience a dozen sunrises and sunsets a day which makes their circad...

New Galactic Supercluster Map Shows Milky Way's 'Heavenly' Home

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space.com - A new cosmic map is giving scientists an unprecedented look at the boundaries for the giant supercluster that is home to Earth's own Milky Way galaxy and many others. Scientists even have a name fo...

APOD: 2015 May 17 - NGC 2440: Pearl of a New White Dwarf

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Like a pearl, a white dwarf star shines best after being freed from its shell. In this analogy, however, the Sun would be a mollusk and its discarded hull would shine prettiest of all!...

APOD: 2010 November 26 - Flame Nebula Close-Up

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Of course, the Flame Nebula is not on fire. Also known as NGC 2024, the nebula's suggestive reddish color is due to the glow of hydrogen atoms at the edge of the giant Orion molecular ...

Special Aerospace Systems helps top Colorado companies get to space

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denverpost.com - With the acquisition of Denver-based C&C Manufacturing, Boulder-based Special Aerospace Services (SAS) will add specialized production capabilities to its arsenal, which it soon hopes to apply to t...

Retirement in the suburbs - Hubble traces the migration of white dwarfs in cluster 47 Tucanae

spacetelescope.org - Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, collected a census of young white dwarf stars beginning their migration from the crowded centre of an ancient star cl...

APOD: 2010 January 14 - M94: A New Perspective

apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Beautiful island universe M94 lies a mere 15 million light-years distant in the northern constellation of the hunting dogs, Canes Venatici. A popular target for astronomers, the bright...

Northern Lights, Arctic Alaska

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alaskaphotographics.photoshelter.com - Northern Lights, Arctic Alaska The aurora borealis lights the nights sky in Alaska's Brooks range, arctic, Alaska Photo ID#: 23009413.jpg

The Curiosity Mars rover caught a stunning blue sunset on the Red Planet

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washingtonpost.com - A sunset on Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) More than three years after Curiosity first began its mission on Mars, the NASA rover finally had some time to observe -- and photograph -- its first sunse...

Cubist Saturn

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saturn.jpl.nasa.gov - The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in ...

Smiling universe spotted by Hubble Telescope

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niume.com - This adorable image, in which the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 seems to be smiling at the camera, comes courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was spotted by Judy Schmidt, who submitted a ver...

The Space Review: International space law and commercial space activities: the rules do apply

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thespacereview.com - “ States Parties to the Treaty shall bear international responsibility for national activities in outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, whether such activities are carried on ...

Report: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket certified to fly NASA missions

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upi.com - The space administration formally signed off on the firm's Falcon 9 rocket as a Category 2 launch vehicle to carry "medium risk" payloads, like satellites and less expensive probes, the reports sai...

15 Bizarre Things Found in Space

3tags.org - #From Quasars to mysterious donut-shaped rocks appearing in photographs, these are 15 strange and bizarre things one might find in space, things so massive in scope we may never fully understand th...

APOD: 2012 June 1 - A Sagittarius Triplet

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: These three bright nebulae are often featured in telescopic tours of the constellation Sagittarius and the crowded starfields of the central Milky Way. In fact, 18th century cosmic tou...

Week In Images

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esa.int - Jupiter’s moon Europa is brimming with water. Although it is thought to be mostly made up of rocky material, the moon is wrapped in a thick layer of water – some frozen to form an icy crust, some p...

APOD: 2010 November 25 - Stardust in Aries

apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: This composition in stardust covers almost 2 degrees on the sky, close to the border of the zodiacal constellation Aries and the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. At the lower right of th...

10 Most-Terrifying Space Weapons

3tags.org - The Space Race saw the world’s two superpowers, the USA and the USSR, embark upon a competition during the height of the Cold War to see who could achieve supremacy in spaceflight capability. The R...

Arab Mars Probe May Resolve Red Planet's Atmospheric Puzzles

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forbes.com - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Space Agency’s plan to send a compact car-sized probe into orbit around Mars Mars appears to have a dual purpose. With last week’s announcement of its blueprints and ...

APOD: 2015 January 5 - A Fox Fur, a Unicorn, and a Christmas Tree

apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: What do the following things have in common: a cone, the fur of a fox, and a Christmas tree? Answer: they all occur in the constellation of the unicorn (Monoceros). Pictured as a star ...

Why Does Mars Have Blue Sunsets?

testtube.com - Related on TestTube What We'd Gain from Traveling to Mars Why Mars is Better Than Venus Recently, NASA's Curiosity rover sent back some amazing photos of a sunset, as viewed from Mars. It got us th...

News - Science Pics of the Week: Martian tourism is poster-perfect - The Weather Network

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theweathernetwork.com - Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:02 PM - SpaceX gives us a poster-perfect look at Mars tourism, an Earth-radar look at Venus, and an astronaut gifts us with us with a view of the stars. It's Science Pics of...

Kepler's 'Superflare' Stars Sport Huge, Angry Starspots : DNews

news.discovery.com - Astronomers studying stars like our sun that are known to generate powerful “superflares” have also discovered that these superflares are likely associated with monster “starspots.” When our sun se...

Best view yet of merging galaxies in distant universe

sciencedaily.com - To make this observation, the team also enlisted the help of a gravitational lens, a galaxy-size magnifying glass, to reveal otherwise invisible detail. These new studies of galaxy HATLAS J142935.3...

Google, NASA work together on Disney show to inspire girls into sciences

washingtonpost.com - There are certain television tropes about computer scientists that just drive programmers nuts. They include the portrayal of coders as sun-starved and soft-bellied nerds who spend long hours alone...

APOD: 2014 August 13 - Rings Around the Ring Nebula

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: It is a familiar sight to sky enthusiasts with even a small telescope. There is much more to the Ring Nebula (M57), however, than can be seen through a small telescope. The easily visi...

WebGL Globe

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alexras.info - Points marked in green represent active satellites. Points marked in gray are inactive satellites that are still intact. Points marked as red are tracked pieces of space debris. Up and down arrows ...

Sailing through space? This Bill Nye-backed Kickstarter says it's possible

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money.cnn.com - A Kickstarter campaign that launched Tuesday is looking to make the first step toward this dream. The campaign, which is fronted by Bill Nye (of "the Science Guy" fame), is asking for contributions...

SpaceX gets the all-clear to launch most NASA science missions

engadget.com - After three long years, SpaceX finally has approval to launch most of the US' scientific missions. NASA tells Spaceflight Now that it recently greenlit the use of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for "medi...

Genetically engineering life forms to travel and colonize space

geneticliteracyproject.org - Genetic biotechnology is usually discussed in the context of current and emerging applications here on Earth, and rightly so, since we still live exclusively in our planetary cradle. But as humanit...

Neptune's 'Waltz' With Its Moons Captured By Spacecraft | Time-Lapse Video

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Found: giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

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newscientist.com - Giant magnetic spirals in the sky could explain why there is something rather than nothing in the universe, according to an analysis of data from NASA's Fermi space telescope. Our best theories of ...

Here's How Planet Hunters Are Going to Find the Next Earth

gizmodo.com - Twenty years ago, discovering another Earth sounded like a science fictional dream. But within a generation, astronomers now believe we might do just that. “Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is...

Universe may face a darker future

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niume.com - New research offers a novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be. Researchers in Portsmouth and Rome have found hints that dark matter...

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 5/17/15 — SN 2004dj in NGC 2403

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fromquarkstoquasars.com - This featured photo focuses in on a beautiful galaxy often mistaken for one of our closest neighbors, Triangulum. Instead, the galaxy, which is called NGC 2403, is much more distant, situated appro...

SpaceX gets certified to launch NASA science missions

snapzu.com - NASA has formally certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch all but the space agency’s most costly robotic science missions, beginning with a a U.S.-French oceanography satellite set for liftoff...

Virginia vintners work with NASA to learn where to grow their grapes

dailyprogress.com - RICHMOND — Virginia’s young and fast-growing wine industry is taking a good look at itself — from outer space. Using satellite images, NASA scientists recently mapped vineyards across the commonwea...

LEGO City Space Utility Shuttle (60078) Review

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thebrickfan.com - Toys R Us has recently released some of the Summer 2015 LEGO City sets and I managed to get a couple of the sets, more particularly, the Space-themed ones. My first review of these sets is the Util...

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

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theverge.com - With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to h...

APOD: 2015 May 4 - An Unexpected Aurora over Norway

apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Sometimes the sky lights up unexpectedly. A trip to northern Norway to photograph auroras was not going as well as hoped. It was now past midnight in Steinsvik, Troms, in northern Norw...

Hubble #Space Telescope marks 25th anniversary in orbit this week - Albakani

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albakani.com - One of NASA’s crowning glories, the Hubble Space Telescope, marks its 25th anniversary this week. With 1 million-plus observations, including those of some of the farthest and oldest galaxies ever ...

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