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NASA Watches Solar Magnetic Field As MESSENGER Clocks Up 2000 Orbits

NASA Watches Solar Magnetic Field As MESSENGER Clocks Up 2000 Orbits | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Laurel MD (SPX) May 27, 2013 - MESSENGER began its 2,000th orbit around Mercury earlier this week, on May 22. The spacecraft completed its primary mission on March 17, 2012, and its first extended mission on March 17, 2013.
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Google, NASA using quantum computing to push AI, machine learning - Computerworld

Google, NASA using quantum computing to push AI, machine learning - Computerworld | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Google and NASA are continuing to test quantum computers and this week entered into a new agreement to work with a series of updated systems.
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NASA, Israel ink space cooperation agreement

NASA, Israel ink space cooperation agreement | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 13, 2015
NASA and the Israel Space Agency signed an agreement Tuesday to expand cooperation in civil space activities, the Israeli government said.
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Interview: Space Station Commander gives insight into Life in the ISS

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 45 commander Scott Kelly of NASA fielded questions about the progress of his year-long mission on the ...
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Near-Earth Asteroid: NASA Confirms Asteroid Will Pass Close To Earth (ANIMATION)

Near-Earth Asteroid: NASA Confirms Asteroid Will Pass Close To Earth (ANIMATION) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
An asteroid that is estimated to be two miles wide will make a close encounter with Earth on Saturday, NASA confirms.
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How NASA Turned Astronauts Into Social Media Superstars - Popular Science

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Those 4.6 million Instagrammers may certainly be interested in space, but the real connection between them and NASA is the perspective of space in those pictures.
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NASA: "We are Missing Something Important in Our Understanding of Mars' Watery Past"

NASA: "We are Missing Something Important in Our Understanding of Mars' Watery Past" | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
 
 
 
 
We have heard the Mars exploration mantra for more than a decade: follow the water.
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This Week In Space: Pluto Tries To One-Up Mars, NASA Sending Astronauts To The ... - Tech Times

This Week In Space: Pluto Tries To One-Up Mars, NASA Sending Astronauts To The ... - Tech Times | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pluto tries to outshine Mars with its own ice water discovery, and NASA gives a brief rundown of how it's going to send humans up to the Red Planet.
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Two physicists earn Nobel Prize for discovering neutrino's chameleon-like powers - Los Angeles Times

Two physicists earn Nobel Prize for discovering neutrino's chameleon-like powers - Los Angeles Times | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Flavor-flipping neutrinos earned Arthur McDonald and Takaaki Kajita the physics Nobel prize, could answer universe's deepest mysteries
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World's First Silicon Quantum Logic Gate Brings Quantum Computing One Step Closer

World's First Silicon Quantum Logic Gate Brings Quantum Computing One Step Closer | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Quantum computing is a devilishly complex pursuit and one of the main problems is that it demands exotic materials to create its equally exotic circuitry.
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Image of the Day: Mars' Ancient Sea --"Larger Than Earth's Arctic Ocean"

Image of the Day: Mars' Ancient Sea --"Larger Than Earth's Arctic Ocean" | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
 
 
 
A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured water signatures in the Red Planet’s atmosphere.
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Australian researchers make quantum computing breakthrough

Australian researchers make quantum computing breakthrough | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
New design will put quantum logic in silicon computer chips, in a major step towards commercial manufacture of holy grail in superfast computing.
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Japanese, Canadian win Nobel Physics Prize - Space Daily

Japanese, Canadian win Nobel Physics Prize - Space Daily | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Stockholm (AFP) Oct 6, 2015 - Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for resolving a mystery about neutrinos, a fundamental but enigmatic particle.
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Physicists observe weird quantum fluctuations of empty space—maybe - Science /AAAS

Physicists observe weird quantum fluctuations of empty space—maybe - Science /AAAS | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Like the subtle phenomenon itself, exactly what was measured is uncertain
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Image of the Day: Spectacular Halos of Spiral Galaxies

Image of the Day: Spectacular Halos of Spiral Galaxies | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
 
 
 
A study of spiral galaxies seen edge-on has revealed that "halos" of cosmic rays and magnetic fields above and below the galaxies' disks are much more common than previously thought. An international team of astronomers used the Karl G.
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Ascent Trajectories and the Gravity Turn

Ascent Trajectories and the Gravity Turn | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Bethesda MD (SPX) Oct 14, 2015 Almost all space launch vehicles liftoff from the ground in the vertical direction and continue to orbit along an ascent trajectory that is usually optimized for the conditions in order to maximize performance while...
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NASA eyes on Earth aid response to Carolina flooding - Phys.Org

NASA eyes on Earth aid response to Carolina flooding - Phys.Org | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
It was rain that wouldn't quit. A weather system fueled by warm moisture streaming in from the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 3 and 4 relentlessly dumped between 1 and 2 feet (0.3 and 0.6 meters) of rain across most of South Carolina.
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New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto

New Horizons Finds Blue Skies and Water Ice on Pluto | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Laurel MD (SPX) Oct 09, 2015
The first color images of Pluto's atmospheric hazes, returned by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft last week, reveal that the hazes are blue. "Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt?
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NASA details its plans to reach and explore the red planet - Engadget

NASA details its plans to reach and explore the red planet - Engadget | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
And it involves testing new technologies within the moon's orbit before using them for actual Martian missions.
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Blue sky and red ice at Pluto, NASA spacecraft discovers - NewsChannel5.com

Blue sky and red ice at Pluto, NASA spacecraft discovers - NewsChannel5.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
New Horizons spacecraft finds frozen water and blue skies on Pluto.
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Thousands of Nasa Apollo mission photos uploaded online

Thousands of Nasa Apollo mission photos uploaded online | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Thousands of photos taken by Apollo astronauts on moon missions are now online.
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NASA's Hubble Observes Planetary Nebula Menzel 2 - Sci-News.com

NASA's Hubble Observes Planetary Nebula Menzel 2 - Sci-News.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the planetary nebula Menzel 2, which is found in the southern constellation Norma.
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New way to weigh a star - Astronomy Magazine

New way to weigh a star - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars, even if a star exists on its own in space.
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India Launches First Astronomy Satellite - SkyandTelescope.com

India Launches First Astronomy Satellite - SkyandTelescope.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
AstroSat launched into orbit on September 28, 2015, and will soon start returning visible, ultraviolet, and X-ray images of the universe.
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The golden anniversary of black-hole singularity - Space Daily

The golden anniversary of black-hole singularity - Space Daily | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Madrid, Spain (SPX) Oct 06, 2015 -
When a star collapses forming a black hole, a space-time singularity is created wherein the laws of Physics no longer work.
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Selected NASA Discovery Missions Include Three With PSI Ties - Space Daily

Selected NASA Discovery Missions Include Three With PSI Ties - Space Daily | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Tucson AZ (SPX) Oct 06, 2015 -
Planetary Science Institute researchers are working on three of five Discovery missions selected for further consideration by NASA.
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How the ISS Astronauts Grew Their Space Lettuce - Gizmodo

How the ISS Astronauts Grew Their Space Lettuce - Gizmodo | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
One of the most important research works take place aboard the International Space Station is to find out how astronauts can grow their own food.
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