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AIDA double mission to divert Didymos asteroid's Didymoon - Phys.Org

AIDA double mission to divert Didymos asteroid's Didymoon - Phys.Org | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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. A pair of spacecraft, the ESA-led ...
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US-European Aida mission will crash probe into an asteroid to try and alter ... - Daily Mail

US-European Aida mission will crash probe into an asteroid to try and alter ... - Daily Mail | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The joint US-European Aida (Asteroid Deflection & Assessment) mission will crash a probe into the smaller of a pair of binary asteroids to see if the object's path can be altered.
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How to Spot the Asteroid Vesta in October's Night Sky - Space.com

How to Spot the Asteroid Vesta in October's Night Sky - Space.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The asteroid Vesta will be visible overhead for the next two weeks.
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Japanese 'White Stork' Cargo Craft Leaves ISS

Japanese 'White Stork' Cargo Craft Leaves ISS | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Japanese 'White Stork' Cargo Craft Leaves ISS - Japan's unmanned cargo transfer spacecraft that delivered supplies to the International Space Station (ISS).
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A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited - The Guardian (blog)

A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited - The Guardian (blog) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A recent proposed microbe experiment based on Schrödinger’s counter-intuitive theory would have a scale so small as to be almost meaningless, and other challenges such as consciousness also come into play...
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Background Ozone a Major Issue in U.S. West

Background Ozone a Major Issue in U.S. West | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 01, 2015 Levels of "background ozone" - ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources - are high enough in Northern California and Nevada that they leave little room for local ozone...
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NASA's Big Mars Story

NASA's Big Mars Story | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Mountain View CA (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
Every time NASA ballyhoos a press conference to announce an exciting discovery about Mars, the public bets heavily that the news will either be about water (What, again?
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Layman help sought in solving dwarf planet mysteries

Layman help sought in solving dwarf planet mysteries | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris (AFP) Sept 30, 2015
Throwing open the doors to the hallowed halls of science, stumped researchers welcomed help from the public Wednesday in solving a number of nagging mysteries about dwarf planet Ceres.
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Searching for Orphan Stars Amid Starbirth Fireworks

Searching for Orphan Stars Amid Starbirth Fireworks | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Manoa HI (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
A new Gemini Observatory image reveals the remarkable "fireworks" that accompany the birth of stars.
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How do atoms alter during a supernova explosion?

How do atoms alter during a supernova explosion? | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Osaka, Japan (SPX) Oct 01, 2015 A research group from Osaka University, in collaboration with an international research team, successfully realized in laboratory the world of exotic atoms under extreme state through high - brightness X-ray sources,...
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EUTELSAT 115 West B arrives in geostationary orbit

EUTELSAT 115 West B arrives in geostationary orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris, France (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
EUTELSAT 115 West B, the first all-electric satellite of the Eutelsat Communications' (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) global fleet, has completed the ascent to geostationary orbit and today began in orbit tests.
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Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive

Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Champaign IL (SPX) Sep 28, 2015
new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with cells, researchers report.
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Earth-class planets likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding life

Earth-class planets likely have protective magnetic fields, aiding life | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Seattle WA (SPX) Sep 29, 2015 Earth-like planets orbiting close to small stars probably have magnetic fields that protect them from stellar radiation and help maintain surface conditions that could be conducive to life, according to research from...
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NASA's Search for Extraterrestrial Life in the Universe --"The Next Ten Years"

NASA's Search for Extraterrestrial Life in the Universe --"The Next Ten Years" | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
 
 


 
"Everything that we believe was necessary for life to begin on Earth is now known to be ubiquitous throughout our galaxy and beyond.
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Dawn team shares colorful new maps and surprising observations - Astronomy Magazine

Dawn team shares colorful new maps and surprising observations - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is providing scientists with views and other data about the dwarf planet, Ceres, which they continue to analyze.
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A fresh perspective on an extraordinary cluster of galaxies - Astronomy Magazine

A fresh perspective on an extraordinary cluster of galaxies - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
New observations of the Phoenix Cluster at X-ray, ultraviolet, and optical wavelengths are helping astronomers better understand this remarkable object.
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Google, NASA using quantum computing to push AI, machine learning - Computerworld

Google, NASA using quantum computing to push AI, machine learning - Computerworld | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Google and NASA are continuing to test quantum computers and this week entered into a new agreement to work with a series of updated systems.
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Space for safer cars

Space for safer cars | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Paris (ESA) Oct 01, 2015
A spacecraft tool is now improving car safety by stress-testing many of the internal computer systems to be sure they work well when the car is on the road.
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New precise particle measurement improves subatomic tool

New precise particle measurement improves subatomic tool | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Dallas TX (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
Physicists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, have achieved a new precise measurement of a key subatomic particle, opening the door to better understanding some of the deepest mysteries of our universe.
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Lockheed's Space Fence Program Completes Critical Design Review

Lockheed's Space Fence Program Completes Critical Design Review | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Moorestown NJ (SPX) Oct 01, 2015 Lockheed Martin's (LMT) Space Fence System, including the large-scale digital radar and turn-key facility were deemed technically mature and provided evidence that all requirements will be met through the program's...
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Small-scale nuclear fusion may be a new energy source

Small-scale nuclear fusion may be a new energy source | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
Fusion energy may soon be used in small-scale power stations. This means producing environmentally friendly heating and electricity at a low cost from fuel found in water.
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NASA extends Boeing contract for International Space Station

NASA extends Boeing contract for International Space Station | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Houston (UPI) Sep 30, 2015
NASA has decided to keep Boeing as the International Space Station's prime contractor through September 30, 2020, Boeing announced on Tuesday.
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Keeping cells in good shape

Keeping cells in good shape | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
People often talk about how important it is to stay in shape, something humans usually can accomplish with exercise and a healthy diet, and other habits.
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UAF model used to estimate Antarctic ice sheet melting

UAF model used to estimate Antarctic ice sheet melting | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Fairbanks AK (SPX) Oct 01, 2015
To see how burning up the Earth's available fossil fuels might affect the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists turned to a computer program developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.
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Mars water find boosts quest for extra-terrestrial life

Mars water find boosts quest for extra-terrestrial life | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Washington (AFP) Sept 29, 2015
The search for extra-terrestrial life just got a big boost from NASA's stunning announcement that it now has its strongest evidence yet of liquid water on Mars.
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