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Galileo navigation satellites lose their way in space

Galileo navigation satellites lose their way in space | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Aug 23, 2014
Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday.
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Space Does Weird Things to Astronaut Immune Systems - Space.com

Space Does Weird Things to Astronaut Immune Systems - Space.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Space Does Weird Things to Astronaut Immune Systems Space.com Life in space does strange things to the human body — it stretches the spine, it turns muscles to jelly, and now new research led by NASA shows that spaceflight confuses the immune...
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To prepare for outer space, astronauts go underground - Irish Times

To prepare for outer space, astronauts go underground - Irish Times | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
To prepare for outer space, astronauts go underground
Irish Times
Next month, five astronauts-in-training – three who have flown to space before and two rookies – will head into the Sa Grutta cave with a support team for several days.
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One of these three vehicles will be NASA's spacecraft of the future - Vox

One of these three vehicles will be NASA's spacecraft of the future - Vox | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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One of these three vehicles will be NASA's spacecraft of the future
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NASA is currently weighing three options for the vehicle that will replace the Space Shuttle as its sole means of putting astronauts into space.
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NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps - Space Ref (press release)

NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps - Space Ref (press release) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA Picks Top Earth Data Challenge Ideas, Opens Call for Climate Apps
Space Ref (press release)
NASA has selected four ideas from the public for innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data.
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Interstellar Space is a 'Quantum-Weirdness' Lab --"Organic Reactions Occurring that Shouldn't Exist"

Interstellar Space is a 'Quantum-Weirdness' Lab --"Organic Reactions Occurring that Shouldn't Exist" | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
 
 
 
There may be a suite of organic chemical reactions occurring in interstellar space that astronomers hadn't considered.
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Step closer to birth of the sun

Step closer to birth of the sun | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Aug 11, 2014 -
Researchers are a step closer to understanding the birth of the sun. Published in Science, the team led by Dr Maria Lugaro and Professor Alexander Heger, from Monash University, have investigated th
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Destruction of Stars Near Black Holes Occurs Once Every 30,000 Years

Destruction of Stars Near Black Holes Occurs Once Every 30,000 Years | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The image above is a composite of data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope. The object seen at the center is an
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APOD: 2011 May 13 - A Beautiful Trifid

APOD: 2011 May 13 - A Beautiful Trifid | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
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Earth Impact: Are Comets a Bigger Danger Than Asteroids?

Earth Impact: Are Comets a Bigger Danger Than Asteroids? | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Near-Earth asteroids have Earth-like orbits, so their collisions with our planet tend to be glancing blows from behind or from the side. But comets travel around the sun in more random paths and can thus slam into our planet head-on.
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Water-Building Molecule Found Around Dying Stars in Helix and Ring Nebulas

Water-Building Molecule Found Around Dying Stars in Helix and Ring Nebulas | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars. When low- to middleweight stars like our Sun approach the end of their lives, they eventually become dense, white dwarf stars....
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Asteroid-Turned-Comet 2013 UQ4 Catalina Brightens: How to See it This Summer

Asteroid-Turned-Comet 2013 UQ4 Catalina Brightens: How to See it This Summer | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Though ISON may have fizzled in early 2014, we’ve certainly had a bevy of binocular comets to track this year. Thus far in 2014, we’ve had comets R1 Lovejoy, K1 PanSTARRS, and E2 Jacques reach binocular visibility. Now, and asteroid-turned-comet is set to put on a fine show this summer for northern hemisphere observers. Veteran…
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Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources

Scheduling algorithms based on game theory makes better use of computational resources | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Grid computing is a powerful form of distributed computing wherein a network of loosely coupled and geographically separated computers, typically of different computational powers, work together to perform data-intensive calculations. The technology uses numerical simulations to help investigate a variety ...
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Astronauts find living organisms clinging to the International Space Station - ExtremeTech

Astronauts find living organisms clinging to the International Space Station - ExtremeTech | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
ExtremeTech Astronauts find living organisms clinging to the International Space Station ExtremeTech During a spacewalk intended to clean the International Space Station, Russian astronauts took samples from the exterior of the station for a...
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Astronauts See Mount Etna Volcano's Lava and Steam from Space (Photos) - Space.com

Astronauts See Mount Etna Volcano's Lava and Steam from Space (Photos) - Space.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
ABC News Astronauts See Mount Etna Volcano's Lava and Steam from Space (Photos) Space.com Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station have captured a one-two punch of incredible views from space of Mount Etna and another active volcano in...
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Written by Discovery Center at Ridgefield - HamletHub

Written by Discovery Center at Ridgefield - HamletHub | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Written by Discovery Center at Ridgefield HamletHub This month's Discovery Center at Ridgefield astronomy program at New Pond Farm Observatory in West Redding will feature the red supergiant star Antares "Rival of Mars" along with the rising...
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NASA: Former Astronaut Nagel Dies After Illness - ABC News

NASA: Former Astronaut Nagel Dies After Illness - ABC News | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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NASA: Former Astronaut Nagel Dies After Illness
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NASA said he was a mission specialist during a June 1985 Discovery flight and the pilot aboard the Challenger in October 1985.
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NASA Just Blasted Through One Huge 3D Printing Technological Challenge (AMAVF, DDD, SSYS)

NASA Just Blasted Through One Huge 3D Printing Technological Challenge (AMAVF, DDD, SSYS) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA's breakthrough should turbocharge metal 3D printing's disruption of traditional manufacturing. - Beth McKenna - Industrials
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Soviet-Era Satellite Burns Up in Atmosphere After 34 Years of Service

Soviet-Era Satellite Burns Up in Atmosphere After 34 Years of Service | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Aug 11, 2014 -
The Kosmos-1151, a Soviet-era satellite appears to have burned up upon reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, Russian Aerospace Defense Forces spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said Tuesday.
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Rotation of Planets Influences Habitability

Rotation of Planets Influences Habitability | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Moffet Field CA (NASA) Aug 11, 2014 -
There are currently almost 2,000 extrasolar planets known to us, but most are inhospitable gas giants. Thanks to NASA's Kepler mission, a handful of smaller, rockier planets have been discovered wit
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Summer's Biggest, Brightest Supermoon Lights Up the Night - NBC News

Summer's Biggest, Brightest Supermoon Lights Up the Night - NBC News | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Sunday marks summer’s biggest and brightest supermoon, with the full moon being the closest it will get to Earth during 2014.
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Big Bang Theory Breakthrough Under Scrutiny

Big Bang Theory Breakthrough Under Scrutiny | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Have scientists found more proof of the Big Bang theory?
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Astronauts Watch World Cup in Space

Astronauts Watch World Cup in Space | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
You already knew the World Cup was the biggest sporting event on Earth. It's also the most watched sports event in space right now, after Alexander Gerst and his fellow astronauts managed to catch 20 minutes of Germany vs...
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Mountain top in Chile to be blasted off for Extremely Large Telescope

Mountain top in Chile to be blasted off for Extremely Large Telescope | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Most ambitious project yet for European Southern Observatory will be large enough to search for life on other planets
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Space Station Live: Russian EVA 38 Animation - YouTube

This animation depicts spacewalkers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev working outside the Russian segment of the International Space Station for about 6....
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