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Fusion helped by collision science

Fusion helped by collision science | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Jan 16, 2013 - An international team of physicists has calculated the efficiency of a reaction involving an incoming electron kicking out an electron from the metal beryllium (Be) or its hydrogen compound molecule (Fusion...
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Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed

Black carbon larger cause of climate change than previously assessed | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) Jan 17, 2013 - Black carbon is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the first quantitative and comprehensive analysis (Black carbon...
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NASA: GALEX Pinpoints Largest Spiral Galaxy – NGC 6872 - Guardian Express

NASA: GALEX Pinpoints Largest Spiral Galaxy – NGC 6872 - Guardian Express | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
BBC News NASA: GALEX Pinpoints Largest Spiral Galaxy – NGC 6872 Guardian Express “This is an excellent example of a public/private partnership that will help further astronomy in the United States.” For the past decade, GALEX had been a NASA...
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NASA To Use Drone For Climate Research - InformationWeek

NASA To Use Drone For Climate Research - InformationWeek | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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"There are vortices in the atmosphere that spin off the North Pole over the Pacific," said Don Sullivan, a NASA employee working on the IT portion of ATTREX.
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Former NASA Manned Spaceflight Director Dies - ABC News

Former NASA Manned Spaceflight Director Dies - ABC News | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Former NASA Manned Spaceflight Director Dies
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By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press. MEMPHIS, Tenn. January 12, 2013 (AP).
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GALEX reveals the largest-known spiral galaxy - Astronomy Magazine

GALEX reveals the largest-known spiral galaxy - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
CBC.ca GALEX reveals the largest-known spiral galaxy Astronomy Magazine This composite of the giant barred spiral galaxy NGC 6872 combines visible light images from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope with far-ultraviolet data...
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Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis - Astronomy Magazine

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Herschel intercepts asteroid Apophis
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... missions that might eventually visit potentially hazardous objects," said Laurence O'Rourke from the European Space Astronomy Center (ESAC) near Madrid, Spain.
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Cluster of quasars ruled largest observable structure in universe, stumps ... - Alaska Dispatch

Cluster of quasars ruled largest observable structure in universe, stumps ... - Alaska Dispatch | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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Cluster of quasars ruled largest observable structure in universe, stumps ...
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What could be the largest structure yet seen in the observable universe has emerged from data taken during a 12-year survey of the night sky.
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Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer's in astronauts

Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause Alzheimer's in astronauts | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Research from the University of Rochester Medical Centre in the U.S. suggests the disease could be triggered by galactic cosmic radiation. (Space travel under threat as scientists find cosmic radiation could cause ...
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Ultramassive Black Holes May Be More Numerous Than Thought ...

Ultramassive Black Holes May Be More Numerous Than Thought ... | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
'Ultramassive black holes' may be more abundant in the Universe than previously thought.
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Radio Astronomy in the Aussie Outback - SkyandTelescope.com

Radio Astronomy in the Aussie Outback - SkyandTelescope.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
SkyandTelescope.com Radio Astronomy in the Aussie Outback SkyandTelescope.com The incredibly remote array of 36 radio antennas at Murchison in Western Australia, far from any source of interference, is officially known as the Australian SKA...
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The Year’s Most Beautiful, Stunning, Breathtaking Images of the Universe

The Year’s Most Beautiful, Stunning, Breathtaking Images of the Universe | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The Universe is beautiful. Which is interesting. It doesn’t have to be; it could be all colorless and weird and lumpy.
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'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be the comet of the century

'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be the comet of the century | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
At the moment it is a faint object, visible only in sophisticated telescopes as a point of light moving slowly against the background stars. It doesn't seem much – a frozen chunk of rock and ice – one of many moving in the depths of space.
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NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate

NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jan 17, 2013 -
A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.
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The week in pictures: January 12–18, 2013 - Astronomy Magazine

The week in pictures: January 12–18, 2013 - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The week in pictures: January 12–18, 2013 Astronomy Magazine In the past seven days, Curiosity began preparing to drill its first martian rock, NASA announced an agreement with the European Space Agency to provide a service module for the Orion...
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Apophis Asteroid Threat In 2036 Is Negligible, NASA Says - Huffington Post

Apophis Asteroid Threat In 2036 Is Negligible, NASA Says - Huffington Post | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA Apophis Asteroid Threat In 2036 Is Negligible, NASA Says Huffington Post The Earth is safe from the giant asteroid Apophis when it flies extremely close to our planet in 2029, then returns for seconds in 2036, NASA scientists announced today...
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NASA, Bigelow Officials to Discuss Space Station Expandable Module - NASA

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WASHINGTON -- NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to provide a new addition to the International Space Station.
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Universe's Largest Structure Discovered - Sci-News.com

Universe's Largest Structure Discovered - Sci-News.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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Universe's Largest Structure Discovered
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A multinational team of astronomers led by the University of Central Lancashire has detected a large group of quasars that may be the largest known structure in the Universe.
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What is the electromagnetic spectrum? - EarthSky

What is the electromagnetic spectrum? - EarthSky | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
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Astronomers use the entire electromagnetic spectrum to observe a variety of things.
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Hubble reveals rogue planetary orbit for Fomalhaut b - Astronomy Magazine

Hubble reveals rogue planetary orbit for Fomalhaut b - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Hubble reveals rogue planetary orbit for Fomalhaut b
Astronomy Magazine
This false-color composite image, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope, reveals the orbital motion of the planet Fomalhaut b.
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Plasma Cosmology .net

Plasma Cosmology .net | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The emerging plasma universe paradigm (This is Science of the Electric Universe and the Plasma Cosmology.
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Asteroids with a golden lining « VREDEFORT DOME INFO CENTRE

Asteroids with a golden lining « VREDEFORT DOME INFO CENTRE | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Asteroids threaten our survival, but some are the bearers of good news.
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Beyond Earthly Skies: Too Hot for Gas Giant Planets

Beyond Earthly Skies: Too Hot for Gas Giant Planets | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
This can inhibit the formation of gas giant planets as they only form in environments where the temperature is cool enough for water ice to condense. Irradiation experienced by a protoplanetary disk in a dense cluster ...
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Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity

Chinese scientists find evidence for speed of gravity | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Beijing (XNA) Dec 28, 2012 -
Chinese scientists revealed Wednesday that they have found evidence supporting the hypothesis that gravity travels at the speed of light based on data gleaned from observing Earth tides.
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NASA - NASA's Hubble Shows Milky Way is Destined for Head-On Collision

NASA - NASA's Hubble Shows Milky Way is Destined for Head-On Collision | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during an encounter with the Andromeda galaxy, predicted to happen 4 billion years from now.
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