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NASA's Scott Kelly Captures Hurricane Joaquin From Space

NASA's Scott Kelly Captures Hurricane Joaquin From Space | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
As Hurricane Joaquin headed for the Bahamas, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly captured the chaotic scene below from the calm of the ISS.
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NASA Weighing Double-Barrel Discovery Award - SpaceNews

NASA Weighing Double-Barrel Discovery Award - SpaceNews | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA may fund two of the five mission concepts just selected for further study in the latest Discovery-class planetary science mission competition.
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Beauty beyond - winning astronomy photography - BBC News

Beauty beyond - winning astronomy photography - BBC News | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Shimmering phenomena in the night sky - and starry sights billions of light years away - see the finalists in the 2015 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
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NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission

NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 05, 2015
NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020.
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Curiosity's Drill Hole and Location are Picture Perfect

Curiosity's Drill Hole and Location are Picture Perfect | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 05, 2015
On Tuesday, Sept. 29, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drilled its eighth hole on Mars, and its fifth since reaching Mount Sharp one year ago.
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AIDA Double Mission to Divert Didymos Asteroid's Didymoon

AIDA Double Mission to Divert Didymos Asteroid's Didymoon | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2015
An ambitious joint US-European mission, called AIDA, is being planned to divert the orbit of a binary asteroid's small moon, as well as to give us new insights into the structure of asteroids.
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Arianespace signs ARSAT to launch a new satellite for Argentina

Arianespace signs ARSAT to launch a new satellite for Argentina | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 02, 2015 Arianespace announced today that it has signed a contract with the Argentinean operator ARSAT (Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales Sociedad Anonima) to launch its next geostationary satellite, ARSAT-3, plus...
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SMOS meets ocean monsters

SMOS meets ocean monsters | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Oct 02, 2015
ESA's SMOS and two other satellites are together providing insight into how surface winds evolve under tropical storm clouds in the Pacific Ocean. This new information could to help predict extreme weather at sea.
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NASA’s New-Horizons Spacecraft Zooms in on the Solar System's Largest Moon --Pluto's Charon

NASA’s New-Horizons Spacecraft  Zooms in on the Solar System's Largest Moon --Pluto's Charon | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
      NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned the best color and the highest resolution images yet of Pluto’s largest moon, Charon – and these pictures show a surprisingly complex and violent history. At half the diameter of Pluto, Charon is...
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Space Station Commander Discusses Life in Space with CBS’ Internet Outlet

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA discussed life and research on the orbital laboratory with CBSN, the new ...
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News | Curiosity's Drill Hole and Location are Picture Perfect

News | Curiosity's Drill Hole and Location are Picture Perfect | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Greetings from Mars! Here's what's up in the foothills of Mount Sharp http://t.co/yHfjPvN1S0 #JourneyToMars http://t.co/rIajGaALNu
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NASA shows off a stunning new color photo of Pluto's moon, Charon | The Verge

Pluto isn't the only speck in the sky that's come into full, glorious focus over the last few months. NASA just released the first enhanced-color, high-resolution photo of Charon, the dwarf...
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30 September 2015 in News: Magnetic fields likely protect Earth-like planets ... - Astronomy Now Online

30 September 2015 in News: Magnetic fields likely protect Earth-like planets ... - Astronomy Now Online | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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New NASA images show Pluto's moon Charon in stunning detail - Fox News

New NASA images show Pluto's moon Charon in stunning detail - Fox News | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth.
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Hubble Sees a Spiral Galaxy’s Brights and Darks | NASA

Ribbons of dust festoon the galaxy NGC 613 in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 613 is classified as a barred spiral galaxy for the bar-shaped band of stars and dust crossing its intensely glowing center.
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Space startup confirms plans for robotic moon landings

Space startup confirms plans for robotic moon landings | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Mountain View, Calif. (UPI) Oct 3, 2015
California-based space exploration startup Moon Express has signed a deal with Rocket Lab to commence a series of lunar launches starting in 2017.
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SwRI awarded NASA contract to develop Jupiter Trojan asteroid mission

SwRI awarded NASA contract to develop Jupiter Trojan asteroid mission | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 05, 2015 A Southwest Research Institute proposal to study primitive asteroids orbiting near Jupiter that could give insights into the origins of the solar system is one of five science investigations selected as a possible...
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NASA CubeSats to test laser communication, tandem orbit

NASA CubeSats to test laser communication, tandem orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Lompoc, Calif. (UPI) Oct 2, 2015
NASA is preparing to launch a CubeSat to test laser communications, a departure from radio wave-based satellite communication technologies.
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A Fresh Perspective on an Extraordinary Cluster of Galaxies

A Fresh Perspective on an Extraordinary Cluster of Galaxies | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Huntsville AL (SPX) Oct 02, 2015
Galaxy clusters are often described by superlatives. After all, they are huge conglomerations of galaxies, hot gas, and dark matter and represent the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity.
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Australian broadband satellite begins post-launch maneuvers

Australian broadband satellite begins post-launch maneuvers | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Palo Alto, CA (SPX) Oct 05, 2015
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) reports that Australia's new broadband satellite is performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.
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Thousands of Photos by Apollo Astronauts now on Flickr - The Planetary Society (blog)

Thousands of Photos by Apollo Astronauts now on Flickr - The Planetary Society (blog) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A cache of more than 8,400 unedited, high-resolution photos taken by Apollo astronauts during trips to the moon is now available for viewing and download on Flickr.
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Astronauts Adapt to Life on Board the Space Station - USA TODAY

Astronauts Adapt to Life on Board the Space Station - USA TODAY | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronauts Adapt to Life on Board the Space Station
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Notes from the Editors: Astroparticle Physics Italian Style - Physics

Notes from the Editors: Astroparticle Physics Italian Style - Physics | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A new film about dark matter and surprises from the Crab nebula were on display in Turin at the International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics.
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Ariane 5 orbits Sky Muster and ARSAT-2

Ariane 5 orbits Sky Muster and ARSAT-2 | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Kourou, French Guiana (ESA) Oct 01, 2015 Two telecommunications satellites that will provide expanded relay capacity for Australia and Argentina were orbited today on Arianespace's ninth mission in 2015 - putting the company on track to perform a...
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