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ESO - eso1143 - VLT Observations of Gamma-ray Burst Reveal Surprising Ingredients of Early Galaxies

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eso1143 - VLT Observations of Gamma-ray Burst Reveal Surprising Ingredients of Early Galaxies.
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Brian Greene: The universe on a string

http://www.ted.com In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein's n...
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NASA Developing Real-Life Tractor Beams

NASA Developing Real-Life Tractor Beams | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
If you are a Star Trek fan, you will of course be familiar with “tractor beams,” those cool-looking laser beams that can grab an object in space and it pull backwards toward the source of the beam (including trapping spacecraft...
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Asteroid 2005 YU55 Gets Closer to Earth; “No Chance of an Impact”

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Gets Closer to Earth; “No Chance of an Impact” | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s coming. Yes, it’s big. Yes, it will be even closer than the Moon. And yes… we’re completely safe.
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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.
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First Simulation Of The Supernova That Fathered Our Solar System - Technology Review

First Simulation Of The Supernova That Fathered Our Solar System - Technology Review | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Computer model confirms that our Solar System was born from the ashes a dead star...
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China Succeeds in First Space Docking by 2 Spaceships

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China Succeeds in First Space Docking by 2 Spaceships

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'Astronauts' to emerge from 520-day mock Mars mission - space - 02 November 2011 - New Scientist

'Astronauts' to emerge from 520-day mock Mars mission - space - 02 November 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
After being cooped up for a year-and-a-half in a simulated spaceship in Moscow, six men are due to return to Earth – data from the mission could help...
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Mars Likely Not Ever Warm and Wet Enough for Life – At Least on Surface

Mars Likely Not Ever Warm and Wet Enough for Life – At Least on Surface | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Mars’ surface was probably not ever warm and wet long enough to support life, a new study published today in Nature concludes. But underground on the Red Planet might be a different story.
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Cosmic Log - Reality check for starships

Cosmic Log - Reality check for starships | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Last month's "100-Year Starship" conference, backed by NASA and the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, threw a huge spotlight on the idea of sending spacecraft far beyond our solar system — but how realistic is that idea?
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NASA Study of Clays Suggests Watery Mars Underground - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Study of Clays Suggests Watery Mars Underground - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A new NASA study suggests if life ever existed on Mars, the longest lasting habitats were most likely below the Red Planet's surface.
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Russia Aims For Mars Moon : Discovery News

Russia Aims For Mars Moon : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A Russian spacecraft will soon be launched to Phobos, a Martian moon, and return soil samples to Earth.
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Lunar Pioneer: Mighty Eagle lander 100 foot flight at Redstone

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Mighty Eagle lander 100 foot flight at Redstone

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Alien bright lights, big city could reveal ET - space - 03 November 2011 - New Scientist

Alien bright lights, big city could reveal ET - space - 03 November 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Astronomers should search for the glow of extraterrestrial city lights in our solar system and beyond, argues a new study...
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Cosmic Log - What's next for a make-believe Mars

Cosmic Log - What's next for a make-believe Mars | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

The end of a 520-day simulated mission to Mars marks one more step in a succession of make-believe trips to Mars, leading up to the real thing.
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Largest Sunspot in Years Observed on Sun | Solar Storms, Flares & Sunspots | Space Weather & Sun Activity | Space.com

Largest Sunspot in Years Observed on Sun | Solar Storms, Flares & Sunspots | Space Weather & Sun Activity | Space.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A humongous sunspot, one of the largest in years, has appeared on the sun, darkening a huge swath of the star. This sunspot should face Earth in the coming days.
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Russia Considers Simulated Mars Mission on the Space Station

Russia Considers Simulated Mars Mission on the Space Station | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Russia and ESA are just finishing up a 500-day simulated Mars mission here on Earth, and now Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is considering taking it to the next level and conducting a “virtual” Mars mission experiment in space, on...
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Megatelescopes look for support : Nature News

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Megatelescopes look for support
As a huge European observatory nears approval, a National Science Foundation funding competition between equivalent US projects remains in a holding pattern.

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The Invisible Radiation of the Universe : Starts With A Bang

The Invisible Radiation of the Universe : Starts With A Bang | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
"The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible." -Vladimir Nabokov The wonderful images we take of deep space -- from distant galaxies to...
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Guest post: Jason Davis: Have two spacecraft ever docked to two separate space stations on the same day? - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society

Guest post: Jason Davis: Have two spacecraft ever docked to two separate space stations on the same day? - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Guest post: Jason Davis: Have two spacecraft ever docked to two separate space stations on the same day?

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China to conduct another manned space mission by 2012

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China to conduct another manned space mission by 2012

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It’s not science fiction: NASA funding tractor beam technology

It’s not science fiction: NASA funding tractor beam technology | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Yes, just like Star Wars or Star Trek. Researchers are hoping to make tractor beam technology a reality.
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