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Amateur Astronomer Snaps Stunning Orion Nebula View with Portable Gear (Photo)

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space.com - The Great Orion Nebula glows in vivid shades of pink and purple in this stunning photo taken by an avid night sky photographer , who captured the image using portable photo gear for the first time....

Mooning over the night sky's marvels - Photos

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photoblog.nbcnews.com - NASA's Cassini orbiter captured this view of Saturn on June 15, from a distance of about 1.8 million miles (2.9 million kilometers). The rings' shadow runs across the planet's sunlit side. The spec...

14 Intriguing Ways We Could Detect Signs Of An Alien Civilization

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io9.com - For the past 50 years, our efforts to detect extraterrestrial civilizations have largely focused on the search for radio emissions. But this is hardly the only strategy at our disposal. Here are 14...

Space Images: Mountainous Crater Rim on Mars - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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jpl.nasa.gov - This is a screen shot from a high-definition simulated movie of Mojave Crater on Mars, based on images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconna...

HubbleSite - NewsCenter - Heritage Project Celebrates Five Years of Harvesting the Best Images from Hubble Space Telescope (10/02/2003) - Release Images

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hubblesite.org - NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has trained its razor-sharp eye on one of the universe's most stately and photogenic galaxies, the Sombrero galaxy, Messier 104 (M104). The galaxy's hallmark is a bril...

How CERN’s Discovery of Exotic Particles May Affect Astrophysics

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universetoday.com - Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter You may have heard that CERN announced the discovery (confirmation, actually. See addendum below.) of a strange particle ...

APOD: 2014 February 17 - The Cosmic Web of the Tarantula Nebula

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sai.msu.su - Explanation: It is the largest and most complex star forming region in the entire galactic neighborhood. Located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy orbiting our Milky Way galax...

How the "Gooey Universe" Could Shed Light on the Big Bang - The Crux

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blogs.discovermagazine.com - “Interdisciplinary” is a huge buzzword in academia right now. But for science, it has a long history of success. Some of the best science happens when researchers cross-pollinate, applying knowledg...

Enter the Red Planet: A Guide to the Upcoming Mars 2014 Opposition Season

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universetoday.com - Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Get those telescopes ready: the coming months offer Earthbound viewers some great views of the planet Mars. Mars reaches ...

After The Flood: Ancient Waters Carved These Martian Channels

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Terri Bey

universetoday.com - Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter This picture is an example of why Martian scientists like to get their groove on. This late 2013 snapshot of Osuga Valles...

All Hell (And Heaven) Breaks Loose In 2014

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Tracy Shea

cosmicconvergence.org - Not since this New Millennium began has there been a convergence of so many astrological alignments and geopolitical circumstances which will compel massive global changes.  With the numerous and e...

Review: Kids learn ecology with Vincent the Anteater's Space Voyage - Smart Apps For Kids

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smartappsforkids.com - If you're looking for a space travelling anteater app that teaches ecology, please support Smart Apps for Kids and purchase Vincent the Anteater's Space Voyage by using this link (iPhone/iPad, $1.9...

HubbleSite - Picture Album: Hubble Sees a Horsehead of a Different Color

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hubblesite.org - Hubble Heritage: Dedicated to finding the most visually appealing images from the Hubble Telescope These files are created for viewing on your monitor These files are designed to fit on letter-size...

Yuri’s Night, the 53rd Anniversary of Man’s First Voyage to Space

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regrit.com - On this day in 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to enter outer space and orbit our planet. Tonight, science and space fans worldwide celebrate this milestone of human exploration wit...

Scientists Detect A Particle That Could Be A New Form Of Matter

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io9.com - Physicists working at the Large Hadron Collider have spotted a long sought-after exotic particle that's the strongest evidence yet for a new form of matter called a tetraquark. Here's what the disc...

APOD: 2012 May 16 - Star Formation in the Tarantula Nebula

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: The largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies lies in our neighboring galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). Were the Tarantula Nebula at t...

APOD: 2012 May 13 - Spiral Galaxy NGC 1672 from Hubble

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar. Prominently barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672, pictured above, w...

Birthday Invitation Headquarters: Astronaut Birthday Invitations

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birthdayinvitationheadquaters.blogspot.com - Sunday, December 8, 2013 Astronaut Birthday Invitations 3...2...1...BLAST OFF!  Is your little one obsessed with rockets and astronauts, well then look no further. The invites featured below will g...

APOD: 2006 January 24 - New Horizons Launches to Pluto

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Destination: Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft roared off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA last week toward adventures in the distant Solar System. The craft is one of...

APOD: 2000 July 11 - The Crab Nebula in Blue and White

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: The Crab Nebula is a complex shell of expanding gas. The Crab Nebula formed from a star that was seen to explode in a supernova about 1000 years ago. This two color composite image tak...

Private Moon Race Will Be Televised, Aims for 2015 Lunar Landing

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space.com - A new generation may see a moon landing broadcast on live TV in the next couple of years. Teams of engineers are rushing to put a robotic spacecraft on the moon in the Google Lunar X Prize competit...

Celebrate the Birth of Human Spaceflight, with Yuri’s Night!

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boutiquecloset.com - Fifty three years ago today, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in history to venture into outer space. Below, Mika McKinnon talks about Gagarin's incredible journey to Earth orbit (and ...

Alyssa Carson - Mars Bound With Your Help!

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indiegogo.com - Hello, my name is Alyssa Carson, call sign “Blueberry”. At the age of 3, I wanted to fulfil my dream of being an astronaut. Now, I am a twelve and have been working over 9 years to achieve that goa...

APOD: 2012 June 21 - WR 134 Ring Nebula

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Made with narrow and broad band filters, this colorful cosmic snap shot covers a field of view about the size of the full Moon within the boundaries of the constellation Cygnus. It hig...

Gallery: Atlas V launch with U.S. spy satellite

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APOD: 2013 April 1 - Moon or Frying Pan

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Which is which? Of the two images shown above, one is a moon in our Solar System, while the other is the bottom of frying pan. We are not making this up -- can you tell a pan from a pl...

The Helix Nebula: Unraveling at the Seams - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

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spitzer.caltech.edu - A dying star is throwing a cosmic tantrum in this combined image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), which NASA has lent to the California Institute of Te...

Grand Canyon Geology Lessons on View : Image of the Day

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov - The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station, as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world. The steep ...

APOD: 2013 August 13 - Perseid Meteors Over Ontario

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Sander Faas

apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Where are all of these meteors coming from? In terms of direction on the sky, the pointed answer is the constellation of Perseus. That is why the meteor shower that peaked over the pas...

Preview of a forthcoming supernova

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Reed Fernandez

spacetelescope.org - At the turn of the 19th century, the binary star system Eta Carinae was faint and undistinguished. In the first decades of the century, it became brighter and brighter, until, by April 1843, it was...

Shiny objects on Mars and don't miss the lunar eclipse! : Prime time : SunNews Video Gallery

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sunnewsnetwork.ca - A recent image from Mars showed a surprising white 'shiny object', also discussed Mars aligns with Earth and an upcoming lunar eclipse.

Wide-field image showing the region of WR 25 and Tr16-244

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spacetelescope.org - WR 25 and Tr16-244, at the bottom of the image, are located within the open cluster Trumpler 16. This cluster is embedded within the Carina Nebula, an immense cauldron of gas and dust that lies app...

Astronauts to Grow Lettuce in Space with NASA Veggie Farm

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space.com - Astronauts longing for fresh lettuce in orbit will soon have the chance to grow it for themselves: NASA is sending a mini-farm into space. When the private spaceflight company SpaceX launches its n...

APOD: 2000 August 22 - NGC 2244: A Star Cluster in the Rosette Nebula

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: In the heart of the Rosette Nebula lies a bright open cluster of stars that lights up the nebula. The stars of NGC 2244 formed from the surrounding gas only four million years ago and ...

ISS computer glitch could delay SpaceX launch

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floridatoday.com - The International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew, led by Koichi Wakata of Japan, gathered for a recent public affairs event. (Photo: NASA TV) A final decision is expected Sunday morning on whet...

NASA Space App 'Hackathon' Launches in NYC This Weekend

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space.com - NEW YORK — NASA is hosting its third annual International Space Apps Challenge this weekend, a global hackathon-type event that pits teams against one another in a fun contest to come up with solut...

APOD: 2008 September 1 - CG4: A Ruptured Cometary Globule

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Can a gas cloud grab a galaxy? It's not even close. The "claw" of this odd looking "creature" in the above photo is a gas cloud known as a cometary globule. This globule, however, has ...

OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return spacecraft gets go-ahead

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gizmag.com - Getting hit by a giant asteroid can ruin your whole day, so the first United States mission to visit an asteroid and return a sample presents a huge challenge. Lockheed Martin has announced that NA...

Awesome video game will let you fully live your space pilot dreams

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Warren Bullock

sploid.gizmodo.com - Here's 12 minutes of gameplay footage of Star Citizen, a space flight simulator video game that will let you live in a parallel universe. Not only pilot a spaceship, but have a living avatar there....

Dino-Killing Asteroid Was Nothing Compared To This Whopper

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advantagestories.com - Scientists believe that a huge asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs. But if that errant space rock was a whopper, it was a pipsqueak compared to an asteroid th...

APOD: 2008 August 25 - NGC 7008: The Fetus Nebula

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Compact and round, NGC 7008 is recognized as a planetary nebula about 2,800 light-years distant in the nebula rich constellation of Cygnus. This impressive telescopic view shows off NG...

NASA Hosts Launch Complex 39A Status Update

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nasa.gov - NASA will provide a status update on Launch Complex 39A at 2:30 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 14 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The update, which will be held at pad 39A, will not be ca...

Cherry Trees Blossom Years Early After Space Trip

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thetechjournal.com - Scientists are baffled at a rather unexpected outcome of the trip of some 250 seeds to the space. After the trip, a few cherry trees have blossomed years ahead of their regular schedule, with no ex...

SpaceHabs: One man's architectural vision for colonizing Mars

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Mick Ebeling

gizmag.com - With a projected settlement date of 2025, the Mars One project has received over 200,000 applications for the one way trip to the Red Planet. But creating a living, sustainable community on the dis...

Study Raises Red Flags on California Aerospace Industry - Blog

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nationaldefensemagazine.org - By Sandra I. Erwin A combination of unfriendly tax policies, military budget cuts and cutthroat competition is wreaking havoc on California’s storied aerospace industry, a new study cautions.   “Ae...

New Study Claims Every Black Hole Contains Alternate Universe

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everydaybreakingnews.com - In modern science, the prevailing opinion supposes that whatever falls into a black hole disappears forever and breaks apart into the component parts. However, a new theory states that black holes ...

First 'Exomoon' Around Alien Planet Possibly Found

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space.com - For the first time ever, astronomers may have spotted a moon circling an alien planet — though they'll probably never know for sure exactly what they've found. A team of scientists detected a pair ...

5 Reasons Why You Should Know Future Mars-Walker Alyssa Carson

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brownspaceman.com - There are a lot of ways one could feel inspired in astronomy, whether it’s from looking at a marvelous galaxy located millions or even billions of light years away, or landing a rover on another pl...

'Mystery Light' spotted in Mars photo

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Black Hole News

blackholenews.net - While experts suspect a pixel problem, some believe the light shining upward signals Martians. "This could indicate there is intelligent life below the ground [that] uses light as we do," writes th...

APOD: 2008 September 9 - M110: Satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy

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apod.nasa.gov - Explanation: Our Milky Way Galaxy is not alone. It is part of a gathering of about 25 galaxies known as the Local Group. Members include the Great Andromeda Galaxy (M31), M32, M33, the Large Magell...