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NASA Redirected 2011 Funds to Webb Telescope To Avert Furloughs | SpaceNews.com

NASA Redirected 2011 Funds to Webb Telescope To Avert Furloughs | SpaceNews.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
NASA in August redirected $44 million in 2011 funds to the massively overbudget James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in a...
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Commercial Crew Assessments Carry On with CST-100 Wind Tunnel Tests

Commercial Crew Assessments Carry On with CST-100 Wind Tunnel Tests | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Boeing recently began wind tunnel testing on its CST-100 (Crew Space Transport) capsule, designed to service destinations in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), locations like the ISS and Bigelow Space Stations. These tests have been on going since Sept.
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Faulkes Team Images Trojan Jupiter Comet

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A World First! Trojan Jupiter Comet imaged by the Faulkes telescope team.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

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Jupiter

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Meet the Man Who Wants to Mine the Moon

Meet the Man Who Wants to Mine the Moon | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The moon is made not of green cheese but of far more valuable stuff. And Moon Express wants to capitalize on that fact by piggybacking on private shuttle flights, using them to carry lunar landers and mining platforms to the moon.
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Le parole del cielo: Oggi al Nord un Sole..splendente.

Oggi al Nord un Sole..splendente.
Ieri una pioggia che non si poteva neppure uscire, oggi invece splende il Sole qui al Nord.

La parola da scoprire era Sole .

E' l'astro più evidente in cielo, sostenta la vita con il suo calore e la sua luce. Il nostro pianeta infatti è nella zona migliore di distanza dalla stella madre, tanto da non essere nè troppo al freddo, come Marte o Plutone ancora di più, nè troppo al caldo, pensiamo alle centinaia di gradi che ha Mercurio al suolo.

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Astrophoto: The Bubble Nebula by Dave Halliday

Astrophoto: The Bubble Nebula by Dave Halliday | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The Bubble Nebula, also known as NGC 7635, is an H II region emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. The “bubble” is created by the stellar wind from BD+60 2522, a massive hot, 8.7 magnitude young central star.
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The heat is on

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FOR those who question whether global warming is really happening, it is necessary to believe that the instrumental temperature record is wrong.

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Rare Mineral Points To Martian Water History

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No. This isn’t an ancient raisin sponge cake you found at the back of your breadbox.
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The Spark of a New Era - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Spark of a New Era - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of a century ago, a small team of banished rocketeers lit a fuse that would eventually carry America to every planet in the solar system.
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Latest Cassini Images of Enceladus on View - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Latest Cassini Images of Enceladus on View - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
This raw, unprocessed image of Enceladus and its jets was taken on Oct. 19, 2011.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Quanto è grande il più grande telescopio ?

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Quanto è grande il più grande telescopio ? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Quanto è grande il più grande telescopio ?
Per catturare la "luce" visibile emessa dalle stelle occorre avere degli specchi molto grandi. Più grandi sono meglio è. Il motivo è semplicissimo: raccolgono più luce di quelli più piccoli tanto quanto un secchio raccoglie più acqua di un bicchiere quando piove.

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Catching up with Blue Stragglers : Discovery News

Catching up with Blue Stragglers : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
What is a blue straggler star anyway, and how is it being "left behind?
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The Status of Dark Matter : Starts With A Bang

The Status of Dark Matter : Starts With A Bang | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
"By now you must know that your father can never be turned from the Dark Side. So will it be with you." -Emperor Palpatine, Return of the Jedi You've heard about dark matter. It's the notion that the Universe is...
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NPP's launching next week, and I'll be there to see it! (Hopefully.) - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society

NPP's launching next week, and I'll be there to see it! (Hopefully.) - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

NPP's launching next week, and I'll be there to see it! (Hopefully.)

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ESA Portal - One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe

ESA Portal - One Soyuz launcher, two Galileo satellites, three successes for Europe | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
PR 29 2011 - The first pair of satellites for Europe's Galileo global navigation satellite system has been lofted into orbit by the first Russian Soyuz vehicle ever launched from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana in a milestone mission.
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Future of Satellites, Broadband, Communications and Mobile Phones

Futurist keynote speaker, growth strategies, Patrick Dixon, trends analysis - author 15 books on global trends.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Altre luci, l'infrarosso.

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Altre luci, l'infrarosso. | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Fra il 2004 e il 20092009 si muove attorno ad una stella principale o sua compagna, è evidente dal breve filmato ottenuto semplicemente mettendo una dopo l'altra le due immagini. Non è una stella, non è un pianeta, è qualcosa mezzo e soprattutto alla stessa temperatura della Terra o molto simile, fra i 30 e i 70°.

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Ricilaggio spaziale - Spaziando

Ricilaggio spaziale - Spaziando | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Come Marines sotto la bandiera stelle e striscie i sei grandi motori Pratt Whitney dello Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 e Atlantis e STS-135 stanno ritti nell'hangar di test per essere ricondizionati.
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Study suggests Earth survived near miss › News in Science (ABC Science)

Study suggests Earth survived near miss › News in Science (ABC Science) | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A new study claims life on Earth was almost wiped out by a comet in 1883.
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Does China Want To Own The Moon? : Discovery News

Does China Want To Own The Moon? : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Although treaties forbid ownership, the powerful nation would have little resistance when laying claim to lunar resources.
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Guest Blog: Jason Davis: The Fish That Sent Us to the Moon - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society

Guest Blog: Jason Davis: The Fish That Sent Us to the Moon - The Planetary Society Blog | The Planetary Society | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Guest Blog: Jason Davis: The Fish That Sent Us to the Moon
Oct. 20, 2011 | 17

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Mars Rover Carries Device for Underground Scouting - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mars Rover Carries Device for Underground Scouting - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Russia has provided a neutron-shooting instrument called DAN that will enable NASA's next Mars rover to detect water-bearing minerals buried underneath the rover.
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Astronomy Picture of the Day

.Clouds of Perseus

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The first direct image of a baby planet being born! (maybe!)(but probably!) | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

The first direct image of a baby planet being born! (maybe!)(but probably!) | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Astronomy | exoplanet | Astronomers may have, for the first time, directly imaged a planet still in the process of formation, gathering material from a debris disk surrounding its par...
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