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APOD: 2013 June 5 - M57: The Ring Nebula

APOD: 2013 June 5 - M57: The Ring Nebula | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
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Quantum Entanglement Made Tangible - Scientific Computing

Quantum Entanglement Made Tangible - Scientific Computing | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
EPFL scientists have designed a first-ever experiment for demonstrating quantum entanglement in the macroscopic realm. Unlike other such proposals, the experiment is relatively easy to set up and run with existing semiconductor devices.
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Astronauts Embark on 6-Hour Spacewalk: Watch Live

Astronauts Embark on 6-Hour Spacewalk: Watch Live | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Two astronauts are currently on a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
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That's streaking amazing! Star trails and the Milky Way are revealed in ... - Daily Mail

That's streaking amazing! Star trails and the Milky Way are revealed in ... - Daily Mail | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Photographer Maurizio Pignotti from Civitanova in Italy has taken amazing images of the night sky (shown). In his images star trails can be seen spiralling above amazing vistas below.
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Swarm of Tiny Spacecraft to Explore Europa's Surface with Rapid Response

Swarm of Tiny Spacecraft to Explore Europa's Surface with Rapid Response | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Moffet Field CA (NASA) Oct 08, 2014
A small spacecraft carrying a swarm of "chipsats" the size of postage stamps could someday explore Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.
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'Blood moon' to awe sky watchers in Americas, Asia

'Blood moon' to awe sky watchers in Americas, Asia | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Oct 07, 2014 Stargazers in the Americas and Asia will be treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that will bathe the moon in red to create a "blood moon." During the total lunar eclipse, which will last several...
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25 beautiful photos

25 beautiful photos | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
RP tail of smoke chases the space shuttle Endeavour as it lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 11, 2008 Save 55% on Splashtablet Suction-Mount iPad cases at splashtablet.com thru 10/31 def.
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Vast Solar Filament Seen By NASA Probe Stretches One Million Miles - Huffington Post

Vast Solar Filament Seen By NASA Probe Stretches One Million Miles - Huffington Post | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Something described as a "filament" sounds like such a tiny thing.

But check out this ginormous solar filament NASA spotted on Sept. 30, courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) spacecraft, in the video above and photos below.
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Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics

Pressing the accelerator on quantum robotics | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Oct 08, 2014 -
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones.
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From the Archives: When the Space Race First Launched

From the Archives: When the Space Race First Launched | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
As we watch astronauts take spacewalks outside the International Space Station this week, here’s a look back at the early years of exploration that laid the foundation for today.
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Spacewalkers Finish Moving Chores at Space Station

Spacewalkers Finish Moving Chores at Space Station | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Two astronauts did maintenance and repair work outside the International Space Station during a six-hour-plus spacewalk on Tuesday.
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Watch the Space Station and ATV Sail Across the Sun

Watch the Space Station and ATV Sail Across the Sun | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
French astrophotographer Thierry Legault is back with a shot of the International Space Station passing across the sun — with a European twist.
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Mystery of Missing Bright Spots in Saturn's Rings --Solved by New Cassini Pics

Mystery of Missing Bright Spots in Saturn's Rings --Solved by New Cassini Pics | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
 
 
 
There is an ongoing drama in the Saturnian ring system that causes small moons to be born and then destroyed on time scales that are but an eyeblink in the history of the solar system.
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Stunning Time Lapse Video Captures Rare 'Blood Moon,' Lunar Eclipse - KTLA

Stunning Time Lapse Video Captures Rare 'Blood Moon,' Lunar Eclipse - KTLA | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Sequels are usually a disappointment. But not this time, not with this heavenly body. People throughout the United States had a front-row seat for the show: a lunar eclipse that made the moon look ...
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"Dream Chaser" Chases Its Dream

"Dream Chaser" Chases Its Dream | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 07, 2014
"Dream Chaser" is the name given to a possible future reusable crewed suborbital and orbital lifting-body spaceplane. Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has been working toward development of the vehicle for some time.
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Launch Abort System Installed on NASA's Pathfinding Orion capsule for First ... - Universe Today

Launch Abort System Installed on NASA's Pathfinding Orion capsule for First ... - Universe Today | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The emergency launch abort system (LAS) has been installed on NASA’s pathfinding Orion crew capsule to prepare for its first launch - now just under two months away.
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NASA's Space Power Facility Getting Ready to Shake Orion Up

NASA's Space Power Facility Getting Ready to Shake Orion Up | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 08, 2014
What does it feel like to sit on top of a rocket with 8.6 million pounds of thrust? A table in Sandusky, Ohio, could give you a taste.
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NASA Selects New Science Teams for Astrobiology Research

NASA Selects New Science Teams for Astrobiology Research | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Moffet Field CA (NASA) Oct 08, 2014
NASA has awarded five-year grants totaling almost $50 million to seven research teams nationwide to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe.
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LIVE: NASA moon experts observe lunar eclipse (I) // found new Live link below

Watch ongoing Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3AdgmareGs NASA moon experts observe and comment 2014's second total lunar eclipse on October 8. The eclipse is going to start at 08:00...
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Most Powerful Storm of 2014 Swirls Toward Japan

Most Powerful Storm of 2014 Swirls Toward Japan | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
An enormous storm in the Western Pacific rapidly strengthened overnight into the year's most powerful super typhoon.
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Spaceship Under Construction: XCOR Shows Off Its Lynx

Spaceship Under Construction: XCOR Shows Off Its Lynx | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
XCOR Aerospace is sharing snapshots of its pride and joy: the Lynx rocket plane, which should blaze a trail for suborbital space tourism and research.
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Lunar Eclipse Provides Extra Twist for Skywatchers

Lunar Eclipse Provides Extra Twist for Skywatchers | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Here's everything you need to know about Wednesday's total lunar eclipse, plus some extra twists of astronomical weirdness.
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WEBCAST REPLAY: 'Blood Moon' Total Lunar Eclipse Webcasts from Slooh, NASA

WEBCAST REPLAY: 'Blood Moon' Total Lunar Eclipse Webcasts from Slooh, NASA | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The Slooh Community Observatory will broadcast live views of the total lunar eclipse set to occur on Wednesday (Oct. 8). NASA and the Virtual Telescope Project will also host live webcasts featuring the total eclipse.
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