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Researchers Investigate New Ways To Deflect Asteroids From Hitting Earth

Researchers Investigate New Ways To Deflect Asteroids From Hitting Earth | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Researchers believe a large space probe could deflect an asteroid away from Earth thus avoiding a potential catastrophe.
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University of Michigan News Service | 'We may be able to watch dark energy turn on': U-M involved in unprecedented sky survey

University of Michigan News Service | 'We may be able to watch dark energy turn on': U-M involved in unprecedented sky survey | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Moonless nights outside the Cerro Tololo astronomical observatory in Chile are so dark that when you look down, you can't see your feet. ANN ARBOR—Moonless nights outside the Cerro Tololoastronomical
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The Dark Energy Survey begins

The Dark Energy Survey begins | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Over the next five years, scientists will capture some of the grandest images of the cosmos ever seen and use them to probe the mystery of dark energy.
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NASA Continues Preparation for SLS Engine Testing at Stennis

NASA Continues Preparation for SLS Engine Testing at Stennis | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Bay St. Louis MS (SPX) Aug 28, 2013 -
Think about negotiating an intricate maze, and you begin to appreciate the challenge of designing and fabricating test stand piping for NASA's RS-25 rocket engine.
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Berlin researchers open a door for solid state physics

Berlin researchers open a door for solid state physics | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Aug 26, 2013 -
Without the currently available plethora of X-ray methods, basic research in the physical sciences would be unthinkable.
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NASA Releases New Imagery of Asteroid Mission

NASA Releases New Imagery of Asteroid Mission | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Aug 23, 2013 -
NASA released Thursday new photos and video animations depicting the agency's planned mission to find, capture, redirect, and study a near-Earth asteroid.
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NASA's Curiosity rover finds its own way on Mars for the first time - NBC News.com

NASA's Curiosity rover finds its own way on Mars for the first time - NBC News.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
For the first time, NASA's Curiosity rover on Tuesday drove itself through a stretch of Martian terrain that its handlers back on Earth...
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Carbon-12 --Does Its Creation in Stars Suggest a Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? (Today's Most Popular)

Carbon-12 --Does Its Creation in Stars Suggest a Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? (Today's Most Popular) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Is the Universe fine-tuned for life? A team of physicists have looked at the conditions necessary to the formation of carbon and oxygen two elements in the universe that are the foundation of life as we currently know it.
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NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Mars Rover Views Eclipse of the Sun by Phobos - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
New images from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity show a Martian moon, Phobos, fully silhouetted in front of the sun.
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Cassini Data: Saturn Moon May Have Rigid Ice Shell - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Cassini Data: Saturn Moon May Have Rigid Ice Shell - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Saturn's moon Titan appears to have less gravity where there are mountains -- a counterintuitive finding.
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"Beyond the Higgs Boson" --World's Physicists Search for Hidden Dimensions of Space and Time

"Beyond the Higgs Boson" --World's Physicists Search for Hidden Dimensions of Space and Time | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Despite the discovery of the existence of the Higgs Boson on July 4, 2012 at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, puzzling questions about the nature of the universe remain unanswered. For example, the essential properties of neutrinos are still...
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Precisely measuring velocity of supernova shockwave

Precisely measuring velocity of supernova shockwave | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have precisely measured the expansion velocity of a shockwave of the supernova remnant W44. The remnant is located in the constellation of Aquila, approximately 10,000 light-years away from our solar system.
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Cosmology in the lab using laser-cooled ions

Cosmology in the lab using laser-cooled ions | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Ulm, Germany (SPX) Aug 14, 2013 -
Scientists would love to know which forces created our universe some 14 billion years ago.
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Researchers propose a new system for quantum simulation | e! Science News

Researchers from the universities in Mainz, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Ulm have proposed a new platform for quantum simulation.
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UK scientists begin five year quest to solve cosmic detective puzzle

UK scientists begin five year quest to solve cosmic detective puzzle | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A five year quest is underway (3 September 2013) looking to solve the cosmic detective puzzle of why the expansion of the universe is speeding up.
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Computer Simulations Indicate Calcium Carbonate Has a Dense Liquid Phase

Computer Simulations Indicate Calcium Carbonate Has a Dense Liquid Phase | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Berkeley CA (SPX) Aug 26, 2013 -
Computer simulations conducted at the U.S.
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Using x-ray vision to detect unseen gold

Using x-ray vision to detect unseen gold | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Canberra, Australai (SPX) Aug 26, 2013 -
Powerful x-rays can now be used to rapidly and accurately detect gold in ore samples, thanks to a fancy new technique our scientists have developed.
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Chelyabinsk meteorite had previous collision or near miss

Chelyabinsk meteorite had previous collision or near miss | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Novosibirsk, Russia (SPX) Aug 28, 2013 - The Chelyabinsk meteorite either collided with another body in the solar system or came too close to the Sun before it fell to Earth, according to research announced at the Goldschmidt conference in...
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Does Our Solar System Exist in a Region of the Universe that's Just Right for Life'?

Does Our Solar System Exist in a Region of the Universe that's Just Right for Life'? | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Many of our greatest scientists have been asking why does the universe appear to fe
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NASA-Funded Scientists Detect Water on Moon's Surface that Hints at Water Below - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA-Funded Scientists Detect Water on Moon's Surface that Hints at Water Below - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA-funded lunar research has yielded evidence of water locked in mineral grains on the surface of the moon from an unknown source deep beneath the surface.
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Ceres --The Dwarf-Water Planet Unique in the Solar System: NASA Asks "Could It Host Life?"

Ceres --The Dwarf-Water Planet Unique in the Solar System: NASA Asks "Could It Host Life?" | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Ceres, which orbits the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is a unique body in the Solar System, bearing many similarities to Jupiter's moon Europa and Saturn's moon Enceladus, both considered to be potential sources for harboring...
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Stunning shortlist for 2013's best astronomy photographer competition

Stunning shortlist for 2013's best astronomy photographer competition | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Plenty of photographers made a wish on a falling star during last night's Perseid shower, hoping they'd be taking home the prize in 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest, but the real win...
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How do we know how fast the universe is expanding? › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science)

How do we know how fast the universe is expanding? › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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