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SpaceX unveils new spacecraft to take astronauts to space station, back to Earth

SpaceX unveils new spacecraft to take astronauts to space station, back to Earth | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
“ Space travelers, get ready for a new ride. The Dragon V2 got its grand reveal Thursday night by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who showed off his company's new spacecraft in a live webcast. While the Ca...”
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The Moon Now Has a Better Internet Connection Than You Thanks to NASA

The Moon Now Has a Better Internet Connection Than You Thanks to NASA | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
“It's tough to find a good Internet speed without paying your cable provider through the nose to get it, but NASA can get you one... if you live on the Moon.”
Via Guillaume Decugis
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Ever dreamt of going to the moon? Well now there's Wifi!
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NASA has approved the K2 mission to reactivate the Kepler space telescope | NetMassimo Blog

NASA has approved the K2 mission to reactivate the Kepler space telescope | NetMassimo Blog | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
NASA has approved the mission K2, also called 'Second Light', for the Kepler space telescope. The funding is available for the next two years and allows to...

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The Kepler space telescope has been reactivated in its new K2, or Second Light, mission. A fault in its reaction wheels put its mission in danger but a brilliant plan to use sunlight to stabilize it will allow it to have a new life.

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Nasa says new spacesuit one small step towards sending mankind to Mars

Nasa says new spacesuit one small step towards sending mankind to Mars | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Nasa unveils futuristic new prototype spacesuit after asking online voters to choose design
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Everything you need to know: Lyrid meteor shower | EarthSky.org

Everything you need to know: Lyrid meteor shower | EarthSky.org | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Short-lived Lyrids' peak comes on morning of April 22. In 2014, moon rises in middle of the night, but these meteors are bright. Some will withstand the moonlight.
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Here's hoping for clear skies and a spectacular show next week...

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Kepler space telescope discovers most Earth-like planet yet - CBS News

Kepler space telescope discovers most Earth-like planet yet - CBS News | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
CBS News Kepler space telescope discovers most Earth-like planet yet CBS News Scientists analyzing data from the Kepler space telescope have discovered a first: an Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of its parent star, researchers...
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SpaceX unveils new spacecraft to take astronauts to space station, back to Earth

SpaceX unveils new spacecraft to take astronauts to space station, back to Earth | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
“ Space travelers, get ready for a new ride. The Dragon V2 got its grand reveal Thursday night by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who showed off his company's new spacecraft in a live webcast. While the Ca...”
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LIVE STREAMING FROM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

LIVE STREAMING FROM INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Technical details about the ( or NORAD ) satellite. can be selected for live tracking or to see the passes visible from your location, if applicable

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Star is discovered to be a close neighbor of the Sun and the coldest of its kind

Star is discovered to be a close neighbor of the Sun and the coldest of its kind | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
“ A 'brown dwarf' star that appears to be the coldest of its kind -- as frosty as Earth's North Pole -- has been discovered by astronomers. The object's distance at 7.2 light-years away, making it the fourth closest system to our Sun.”
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Coldest star ever discovered, fourth closest system, what could possibly go wrong?
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Catching Its Tail (NASA Cassini Saturn Mission Images)

Catching Its Tail (NASA Cassini Saturn Mission Images) | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
Catching Its Tail (NASA Cassini Saturn Mission Images) - Featured: the planet Saturn; the planet Jupiter; Saturn's rings; the pale blue dot of earth

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Cassini has captured some incredible images over the years. A group of our students will be meeting Dr Carolyn Porco from the Cassini project in LA next week.

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'Blood moon': your images of the total lunar eclipse

'Blood moon': your images of the total lunar eclipse | Astronomy news | Scoop.it
The 'Blood moon' may not - yet - have heralded the end of the world, but it did make for some excellent photographs for our skywatching readers
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Some beautiful images of the recent lunar eclipse. WE will get one in Switzerland in September 2015...

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