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First-known supernova laid bare

First-known supernova laid bare | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Space telescopes unravel the mystery of a gigantic, fast-growing supernova that was first recorded by Chinese astronomers nearly 2,000 years ago.
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From the Land of Ice and Snow

From the Land of Ice and Snow | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Views from the window of NASA’s DC-8 reveal sweeping expanses of ice and rock as part of the ongoing 2011 Operation IceBridge survey of Antarctica’s ice cover.
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ESA - Space Science - Watching the dragon spit fire - images

This video catches the moment when a Draconid meteor exploded in Earth's atmosphere earlier this month. The dramatic footage comes from a campaign to observe this important meteor shower using aircraft to beat the clouds.
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I am a Scientist : Starts With A Bang

I am a Scientist : Starts With A Bang | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science." -Jules Henri Poincaré The higher you...
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Genetically Altered Astronaut Poo? NASA Wants to Know : Discovery News

Genetically Altered Astronaut Poo? NASA Wants to Know : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Preserving lunar heritage sites -- and items left behind by astronauts -- is critical for history and science, NASA says.
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Update on the “Violin Clef” merger: redshifts and Merger Zoo | Galaxy Zoo Blog

Update on the “Violin Clef” merger: redshifts and Merger Zoo | Galaxy Zoo Blog | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Update on the “Violin Clef” merger: redshifts and Merger Zoo

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Project Icarus: Exploring Exoplanet Biosignatures : Discovery News

Project Icarus: Exploring Exoplanet Biosignatures : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Guest contributor Ian Crawford examines why the hunt for extraterrestrial life would be prioritized during an interstellar mission.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Non le avete viste ?

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Non le avete viste ? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

lunedì 24 ottobre 2011
Non le avete viste ?

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Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

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ROSAT’s final hours

[UPDATE 2: (03:30 UT) It's official. According to the DLR website, ROSAT de-orbited between 1:45 and 2:15 UTC. It's not known precisely where itfell; no confirmed reports of pieces have been seen yet. During that period of time, ROSAT was traveling across the Indian Ocean and China. Spaceflight 101 has some maps showing the location.]

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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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Mosaic: Chandra Spacecraft Made from Chandra Images

Mosaic: Chandra Spacecraft Made from Chandra Images | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Here’s a nifty mosaic from the folks at Chandra: a representation of the Chandra spacecraft made from images taken by the spacecraft itself. It was put together by Chandra illustrator Melissa Weiss.
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NASA - STEREO Mission Celebrates Five Incredible Years of Science

NASA - STEREO Mission Celebrates Five Incredible Years of Science | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
On October 26, 2006 the Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO), made of two identical spacecraft, launched into space. The mission did something never done before: see the entire sun simultaneously.
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NASA Says Comet Elenin Gone and Should Be Forgotten - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Says Comet Elenin Gone and Should Be Forgotten - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Latest indications are this relatively small comet has broken into even smaller, even less significant, chunks of dust and ice.
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NASA - Close Encounters of the Galactic Kind

NASA - Close Encounters of the Galactic Kind | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Astronomers have used a large survey to test a prediction that close encounters between galaxies triggers rapid growth of supermassive black holes.
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Aurora alert for tonight Oct. 24-25 | Astro Bob

Aurora alert for tonight Oct. 24-25 | Astro Bob | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Aurora alert for tonight Oct. 24-25

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Psychology of Space Exploration and Space Travel

--The psychology of space travel and space exploration is discussed. --On the Bonus Show: TV Director Natan Pakman back from Argentina with stories, a plane ...
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Stars Rejuvenate by Stealing - News Blog - SkyandTelescope.com

Stars Rejuvenate by Stealing - News Blog - SkyandTelescope.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Some deceptively youthful stars may find their fountains of youth in material they grab off other stars.
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Comets Made Oceans???!? | TheSpacewriter

Comets Made Oceans???!? | TheSpacewriter | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
TheSpacewriter talks about the role comets may have played in forming Earth's oceans.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Prove cosmiche di colore

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Prove cosmiche di colore

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Le parole del cielo: Le "meteore". Che confusione fra nuvole e stelle!

Le parole del cielo: Le "meteore". Che confusione fra nuvole e stelle! | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Le "meteore". Che confusione fra nuvole e stelle!

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NASA report confirms: Commercially-designed rockets are way cheaper than government goods

NASA report confirms: Commercially-designed rockets are way cheaper than government goods | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Looks like there's hope yet for a future with affordable space flight: a recently-published report by NASA has confirmed that commercializing rocket design has the potential to dramatically cut costs in ways that could revolutionize the future of...
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Astrophile: The sticky star cluster that's mostly black hole - space - 21 October 2011 - New Scientist

Astrophile: The sticky star cluster that's mostly black hole - space - 21 October 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Perched next to a gravitational titan, does a star cluster's mysterious cohesion come from a dense swarm of hidden black holes?
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