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X-Rated: Sun Unleashes Biggest Boom of 2013 : DNews

X-Rated: Sun Unleashes Biggest Boom of 2013 : DNews | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
In the early hours of this morning, the sun exploded to life with an X1.7 flare -- the biggest of the year, so far. Continue reading →
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NASA - NASA's GROVER Debuts On Greenland’s Ice Sheet

NASA - NASA's GROVER Debuts On Greenland’s Ice Sheet | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA's new Earth-bound rover began testing on the Greenland ice sheet this week.
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Astronauts end spacewalk to fix ammonia leak

Astronauts end spacewalk to fix ammonia leak | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
(UPDATE) Despite repair, it will take weeks or months to determine whether the problem has been permanently fixed
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APOD: 2013 May 2 - Saturn Hurricane

APOD: 2013 May 2 - Saturn Hurricane | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
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APOD: 2013 May 6 - Tails of Comet Lemmon

APOD: 2013 May 6 - Tails of Comet Lemmon | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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APOD: 2007 March 30 - Three Galaxies and a Comet

APOD: 2007 March 30 - Three Galaxies and a Comet | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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Quest for dark matter starts in form of tiny bubbles - Sci/Tech - dna

Quest for dark matter starts in form of tiny bubbles - Sci/Tech -  dna | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The experiment's one-of-a-kind detector is located in a laboratory a mile and a half underground in Sudbury, Ontario. - Sci/Tech dna
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Dawn On Route From Vesta to Ceres

Dawn On Route From Vesta to Ceres | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) May 06, 2013 -
Nearly three times as far from Earth as the sun is, the Dawn spacecraft is making very good progress on its ambitious trek from Vesta to Ceres.
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Stephen Hawking Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of the world renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astronomer, and mathematician, Stephen Hawking.
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NASA - NASA Probe Gets Close Views of Large Saturn Hurricane

NASA - NASA Probe Gets Close Views of Large Saturn Hurricane | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.
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The mathematical method for simulating the evolution of the solar system has been improved

The mathematical method for simulating the evolution of the solar system has been improved | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Usurbil, Spain (SPX) Apr 16, 2013 - In order to improve a simulation designed to study the evolution of the solar system through time, numerical mathematical methods have been developed at the Computing Faculty of the University of th...
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Westley Wallace's curator insight, April 26, 2013 9:13 AM

Sometimes I really don't think people understand the implications of such a simulation. We can literally go back millions of years to see how stars formed, planets formed, how solar systems started... all on a cute little Mac. Well, probably not just a Mac, there's probably a lot of computing power behind making such a system but there's two Macs in the picture so I'm gonna say it's a Mac.

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Numbers support theory large earthquakes can trigger another far away

Numbers support theory large earthquakes can trigger another far away | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Salt Lake City (UPI) Apr 19, 2013 - Big earthquakes can trigger other quakes far from their geographical center at least 9 percent of the time, a statistical analysis by a U.S. researcher shows.
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NASA - NASA Wins Prestigious Aerospace Industry Awards

NASA - NASA Wins Prestigious Aerospace Industry Awards | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.
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Astronauts Successfully Fix Leaking Pump During Daring Spacewalk

Astronauts Successfully Fix Leaking Pump During Daring Spacewalk | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Two brave astronauts, Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy, have successfully replaced the leaking pump on the International Space Station.
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Aviation

Aviation | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The Space Shuttle Discovery on its Mobile Launcher Platform en route to Launch Pad 39A
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Cosmic Queries: Asteroids, Comets and Meteor Storms | StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Queries: Asteroids, Comets and Meteor Storms | StarTalk Radio Show by Neil deGrasse Tyson | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Science, pop culture & comedy collide on StarTalk w/ astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, comic co-hosts, celebrities & scientists.
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NASA - Smartphone Photos From Orbit

NASA - Smartphone Photos From Orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
These images of Earth were reconstructed from photos taken by three smartphones in orbit, or "PhoneSats." The trio of PhoneSats launched on April 21, 2013, aboard the Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility and ended a successful mission...
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Seasonal plasma changes at Saturn - Astronomy Magazine

Seasonal plasma changes at Saturn - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Researchers working with data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have discovered one way the bubble of charged particles around Saturn — known as the magnetosphere — changes with the planet's seasons.
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See Saturn at its Best and Brightest

See Saturn at its Best and Brightest | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Huntsville AL (SPX) May 03, 2013 -
The Solar System is a beautiful place filled with wonders that NASA space probes are only beginning to discover.
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Standard Candle' Supernova Extraordinarily Magnified by Gravitational Lensing

Standard Candle' Supernova Extraordinarily Magnified by Gravitational Lensing | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Kashiwa, Japan (SPX) Apr 29, 2013 -
A team of researchers at the Kavli IPMU led by Robert Quimby has identified what may prove to be the first ever Type Ia supernova (SNIa) magnified by a strong gravitational lens.
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NASA - Apollo-Era Test Stand Being Prepared for SLS Core Stage Testing

NASA - Apollo-Era Test Stand Being Prepared for SLS Core Stage Testing | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Before NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) flies to space on its inaugural mission in 2017, it will fly in place at Stennis Space Center.
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Storm Clouds Over Saturn

Storm Clouds Over Saturn | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA released a false-color image of one of the first close-up views of a massive hurricane churning above Saturn's north pole today.
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Kepler Discovers Its Smallest Habitable Zone Planets

Kepler Discovers Its Smallest Habitable Zone Planets | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena, CA (SPX) Apr 22, 2013 - NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the habitable zone, the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of...
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