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A cometary graveyard - Astronomy Magazine

A cometary graveyard - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have found that some asteroids in the main belt region are not dead rocks after all, but are dormant comets that may yet come back to life.
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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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Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost | Astronomy.com

Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost | Astronomy.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A powerful new model focuses on methane to detect life on planets outside our solar system more accurately than ever before.
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Bolivia receives China's bidding to build satellite

Bolivia receives China's bidding to build satellite | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
La Paz, Bolivia (XNA) Jun 10, 2014 -
The Bolivian Space Agency (ABE) said Thursday that it has received a bidding from China to build an exploration satellite for the country, which would be Bolivia's second satellite.

Bolivia's
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Expanding "Supermassive" Black Holes Found Deep Inside Huge Galaxies Billions of Light Years Away

Expanding "Supermassive" Black Holes Found Deep Inside Huge Galaxies Billions of Light Years Away | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have long assumed there were far more so-called
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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 6/1/14 – SH2-64

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 6/1/14 – SH2-64 | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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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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Salads in space? Astronauts try growing own veggies

Salads in space? Astronauts try growing own veggies | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — As salad ingredients go, romaine lettuce ranks somewhere between limp carrots and dried radishes on the excitement scale.
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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 6/02/14 – NGC 4605

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 6/02/14 – NGC 4605 | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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NASA captured gigantic fireball eruption off the sun - YouTube

Subscribe to ITN News: http://bit.ly/1bmWO8h NASA's IRIS solar observatory has captured a solar ejection with giant bursts of solar material erupting off the...
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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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New molecules around old stars | Astronomy.com

New molecules around old stars | Astronomy.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in planetary nebulae, the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars.
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‘Spectacular’ Astronomy Photographer of the Year pics revealed | Amateur Photographer

‘Spectacular’ Astronomy Photographer of the Year pics revealed | Amateur Photographer | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
This year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year has pulled in a host of spectacular images and broken an all-time record, say organisers.
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Mercury Passes in Front of the Sun, as Seen From Mars

Mercury Passes in Front of the Sun, as Seen From Mars | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 11, 2014 -
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has imaged the planet Mercury passing in front of the sun, visible as a faint darkening that moves across the face of the sun. This is the first transit of the sun by a p
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Board An Asteroids And Reach Mars- NASA's Next Target

Board An Asteroids And Reach Mars- NASA's Next Target | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The new version of the famous mobile game that would send you to NASA’s next target – asteroids – and eventually to Mars.
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No, Russia Did Not Just Kick the U.S. Out of the Space Station | The Planetary Society

No, Russia Did Not Just Kick the U.S. Out of the Space Station | The Planetary Society | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A top Russian official announced a ban on Russian engines in U.S. military launches and questioned Russia's long-term commitment to the International Space Station. We cut through the hype and try to understand what was actually said and the immediate consequences facing NASA.
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SpaceX: Elon Musk unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts to Space Station

SpaceX: Elon Musk unveils spacecraft to ferry astronauts to Space Station | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A company that has flown unmanned capsules to the Space Station unveiled a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit that SpaceX founder Elon Musk says will lower the cost of going to space.
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New Crew Floats Into the Space Station | NASA ISS Science Video - YouTube

More space news and info at: http://www.coconutsciencelab.com - Expedition 40/41 Soyuz Commander Max Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), ...
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Asteroid 2014 KH39 Zips Just 1.1 LD from Earth – Watch it LIVE June 3

Asteroid 2014 KH39 Zips Just 1.1 LD from Earth – Watch it LIVE June 3 | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Got any plans Tuesday? Good. Keep them but know this. That day around 3 p.m. CDT (20:00 UT) asteroid 2014 KH39 will silently zip by Earth at a distance of just 272,460 miles (438,480 km) or 1.14 LDs (lunar distance). Close as flybys go but not quite a record breaker. The hefty space rock will buzz across the…
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