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Asteroid 2005 YU55: See It For Yourself!

Asteroid 2005 YU55: See It For Yourself! | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
It’s already been stated several times here on Universe Today that 2005 YU55, a 400-meter-wide roughly spherical asteroid, will not pose any threat to Earth as it passes by on Tuesday, November 8… even though it will come within 80%...
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ESA Portal - International rendezvous in Lucca on global space exploration

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Discussions will focus on space exploration when ministers and heads of agencies of most of the world’s space-faring countries rendezvous on Thursday in Lucca, Italy.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Pericolo scampato o lettore gabbato ?

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Pericolo scampato o lettore gabbato ? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Pericolo scampato o lettore gabbato ?

Ci siamo finalmente, domani l'asteroide 2005 YU transiterà vicino alla Terra e se ne andrà senza provocare nessun danno né alcun pensiero, se non agli astronomi ed ingegneri che vogliono trarre il massimo vantaggio da questo incontro abbastanza ravvicinato.

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La Cina è sempre più spaziale - Spaziando

La Cina è sempre più spaziale - Spaziando | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Il 2 novembre scorso, alle 18: 29 in Italia, la navicella spaziale Shenzhou 8, lanciata poche ore prima dalla base situata nel deserto dei Gobi in Mongolia, riusciva ad effettuare per la prima volta l'operazione di attracco al modulo centrale della...
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Un'ora sul Sole ....

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Un'ora sul Sole .... | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Un'ora sul Sole ....
Piove a nastro praticamente dappertutto. Parliamo di Sole, che prima o poi tornerà.

A noi, dalla Terra e "a occhio" (ma non guardatelo mai direttamente!!!) sembra sempre un disco illuminato in modo uniforme, c'è poco da fare.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

A different astronomy and space science
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.GK Per: Nova of 1901
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A Newly Discovered Planet, in its Explosive Infancy

A Newly Discovered Planet, in its Explosive Infancy | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Astronomical artist Ron Miller creates scientifically accurate images of faraway worlds.
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Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Money-saving missile detection sensor powered on

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | Money-saving missile detection sensor powered on | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Money-saving missile detection sensor powered on

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Hubble Telescope Catches Never-Before-Seen Look at Black Hole's Maw | Black Hole Quasar Accretion Disk | Quasar Gravitational Lensing Observations | Space.com

Hubble Telescope Catches Never-Before-Seen Look at Black Hole's Maw | Black Hole Quasar Accretion Disk | Quasar Gravitational Lensing Observations | Space.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The Hubble Space Telescope has used gravitational lensing to observe details of an accretion disk of glowing matter being sucked into a black hole, called a quasar.
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Why Asteroids Make Lousy Space Weapons | Asteroid Impact & Mass Extinction | Asteroid Deflection & Space Weapons | Space.com

Why Asteroids Make Lousy Space Weapons | Asteroid Impact & Mass Extinction | Asteroid Deflection & Space Weapons | Space.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Humanity will have to deflect a killer asteroid at some point to safeguard human civilization, experts say. But we shouldn't worry that the skills needed for this vital task could turn asteroids into dangerous space weapons.
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The Heavy Metal Universe! : Starts With A Bang

The Heavy Metal Universe! : Starts With A Bang | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
"They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion." -Ginger Baker As hard as it may be to believe, take a look outside.
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ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Launch date confirmed for PromISSe mission to Space Station

ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Launch date confirmed for PromISSe mission to Space Station | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
ESA’s next mission to the International Space Station will be launched on 21 December: André Kuipers will ride into orbit aboard the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft as a member of the orbital outpost’s Expedition 30.
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Gallery - Planetary probe hall of fame - Image 9 - New Scientist

Gallery - Planetary probe hall of fame

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The final frontier: Solar power from space

The final frontier: Solar power from space | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
California utility PG&E has contracted with stealth company Solaren to capture solar energy with satellites in space for delivery to Earth via radio frequency. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.
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Le parole del cielo: Diavolo, che nuvole !

Le parole del cielo: Diavolo, che nuvole ! | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Diavolo, che nuvole !
Ci eravamo dimenticati dei diavoli, questa la verità! Quando abbiamo parlato di quello che l'uomo ha messo sempre in cielo, ovverosia gli dei, i castighi, i presagi, il futuro e anche le punizioni ci eravamo dimenticati, o meglio lo avevamo sottinteso, che ci stavano anche le forze del male.

Una stupefacente scoperta di questi giorni ci permette di mettere i puntini sugli i per per quello che riguarda i cattivi presagi, i malefizi e in definitiva al diavolo.

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Psychologist admits to faking dozens of scientific studies

Psychologist admits to faking dozens of scientific studies | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Every branch of science has its share of "sexy" studies—so called for their supposed tendency to provoke media attention, even in the absence of strong or conclusive findings—but investigations in the field of social psychology are often especially...
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Astrophile: Attack of the mystery green blobs - space - 04 November 2011 - New Scientist

Astrophile: Attack of the mystery green blobs - space - 04 November 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Four years ago, a schoolteacher found a cosmic cloud inexplicably glowing.
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Curiosity, pronta al lancio la sonda Usa da 2,8 miliardi di dollari che arriverà su Marte

Curiosity, pronta al lancio la sonda Usa da 2,8 miliardi di dollari che arriverà su Marte | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
«Ci sono più cose in cielo in terra, Orazio, di quanto possa la nostra filosofia».Curiosity, pronta al lancio la sonda Usa da 2,8 miliardi di dollari che arriverà su Marte
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Russia takes aim at Phobos : Nature News

Russia takes aim at Phobos : Nature News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop...
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Mars mission makes Earth 'return'

Mars mission makes Earth 'return' | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Six men locked away in steel tubes for a year-and-a-half to simulate a mission to Mars have emerged from isolation.
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Phobos-Grunt and Yinghuo-1 now encapsulated in their fairing (lots of photos) - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society

Phobos-Grunt and Yinghuo-1 now encapsulated in their fairing (lots of photos) - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Phobos-Grunt and Yinghuo-1 now encapsulated in their fairing (lots of photos)

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3 New Heavy Elements Named: Darmstadtium, Roentgenium, Copernicium | Copernicus, Super Heavy Elements & Naming of Elements | Space.com

3 New Heavy Elements Named: Darmstadtium, Roentgenium, Copernicium | Copernicus, Super Heavy Elements & Naming of Elements | Space.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics taking place at the Institute of Physics in London, approved the names of three new elements.
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NASA's Cassini Makes a New Pass at Enceladus - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Cassini Makes a New Pass at Enceladus - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will acquire the first detailed radar images of Saturn's moon Enceladus during a flyby on Sunday, Nov. 6.
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