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Observing Alert: Bright Spot On Uranus Reported

Observing Alert: Bright Spot On Uranus Reported | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
There’s nothing like a dynamic solar system… and right now another planet is being heard from. According to various sources, a bright spot – possibly a developing storm – has been spotted on Uranus.
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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.White Rock Fingers on Mars
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Faster-than-light test runs again

Faster-than-light test runs again | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Scientists who announced that sub-atomic particles might be able to travel faster than light are to repeat their experiment in a different way.
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Russian Rocket Launch on Sunday Vital to Keep Space Station Crewed | NASA & International Space Station | Soyuz & Progress 45 Launch | Space.com

Russian Rocket Launch on Sunday Vital to Keep Space Station Crewed | NASA & International Space Station | Soyuz & Progress 45 Launch | Space.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The Russian robotic cargo spacecraft Progress 45 is slated to launch toward the International Space Station on Sunday. If anything goes wrong with the launch, it could delay the next manned mission to the orbiting lab, which is scheduled for Nov.
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ESA Portal - Vega getting ready for exploitation

ESA Portal - Vega getting ready for exploitation | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
ESA PR 30 2011 - The Vega launch vehicle programme has recently taken several major steps towards operation: the decision has been made to start the qualification launch campaign; ESA and Arianespace have ordered four new launchers; studies for the...
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A Crack in the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf

A Crack in the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
An IceBridge flight over Pine Island Glacier, revealed a large crack running across the glacier's floating ice shelf.
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China’s Shenzhou-8 Mission Poised For Launch

China’s Shenzhou-8 Mission Poised For Launch | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
What’s new in space flight? With only days to go, China is ready to launch an unmanned spacecraft that will attempt to dock with an experimental space station module – Tiangong 1.
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A Test for Neutrinos: Put Up or Shut Up : Starts With A Bang

A Test for Neutrinos: Put Up or Shut Up : Starts With A Bang | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
"Where there is no patrol car, there is no speed limit." -Peter Beckmann You've of course heard the news that the OPERA collaboration in Italy has measured what appears to be neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light.
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NASA - Stories of Missions Past: Early Explorers

NASA - Stories of Missions Past: Early Explorers | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Not only was Explorer 1 the first US satellite launched into space, it was the first in a long line of scientific workhorses that revolutionized our understanding of the universe.
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Andromeda Is Coming Right At Us! Or Is It? : Discovery News

Andromeda Is Coming Right At Us! Or Is It? : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Is the Andromeda galaxy barreling for a head-on collision with the Milky Way? Or will it be more of a cosmic "flesh wound"?
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HowStuffWorks "Valuable Asteroid Resources"

HowStuffWorks "Valuable Asteroid Resources" | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Asteroid mining is explained in this article. Learn about asteroid mining.
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Astrophile: Undead stars rise again as supernovae - space - 28 October 2011 - New Scientist

Astrophile: Undead stars rise again as supernovae - space - 28 October 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
If a tribe of dormant, winking stars really are on the verge of going supernova, they will help reveal dark energy's true nature...
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ESA Portal - Asteroid Lutetia: postcard from the past

ESA Portal - Asteroid Lutetia: postcard from the past | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has revealed asteroid Lutetia to be a primitive body, left over as the planets were forming in our Solar System. Results from Rosetta's fleeting flyby also suggest that this mini-world tried to grow a metal heart.
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Le parole del cielo: E tu conosci il tuo (vero) Oroscopo ?

Le parole del cielo: E tu conosci il tuo (vero) Oroscopo ? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

E tu conosci il tuo (vero) Oroscopo ?
Non preoccupatevi, non siamo impazziti, astronomi che consigliano di leggere gli oroscopi ;DDD E' per far capire bene quanto antica sia la credenza dell'influsso del Cielo sulla vita umana .

A differenza di quello che si intenda oggi per oroscopo (giornaliero) fatto apposta per sfilare quattrini, l'oroscopo era inteso come studio (scopio) dell'ora di nascita.

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Is Saturn's Enceladus Emerging as the Solar System's Habitable Hotspot?

Is Saturn's Enceladus Emerging as the Solar System's Habitable Hotspot? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Enceladus-flyby-browse Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is emerging as the most habitable spot beyond Earth in the Solar System for life as we know it, scientists said last week at a meeting of the Enceladus Focus Group at the SETI Institute...
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A cosmic Halloween gallery: things that go BOO in the night | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

A cosmic Halloween gallery: things that go BOO in the night | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Astronomy | Halloween | Halloween is coming, and while people are out trick or treating or enjoying a costume party, the Universe will continue to go about its business.The business of...
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Satellite fell over Bay of Bengal

Satellite fell over Bay of Bengal | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The tumbling German satellite Rosat re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Bay of Bengal, the German space agency has confirmed.
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Organic Compounds Similar To Coal Found In Star Dust

Organic Compounds Similar To Coal Found In Star Dust | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Astronomers are reporting that organic compounds of unexpected complexity exist throughout the Universe - which mean they can be made naturally by stars.Researchers write in Nature that an organic substance commonly found throughout the Universe contains...
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Aerojet: Small Space Firm Has Big Space History

Aerojet: Small Space Firm Has Big Space History | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
When the average citizen is asked to name a space company they will probably say, “Boeing” or “Lockheed-Martin” – they probably will not name “Aerojet.” However, when it comes to spaceflight the California-based company has a resume on space operations...
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NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA in Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
NASA scientists will be tracking asteroid 2005 YU55 with antennas of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, Calif., as the space rock safely flies past Earth slightly closer than the moon's orbit on Nov.
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SpaceX Dragon 2 Arrives at Launch Site : Discovery News

SpaceX Dragon 2 Arrives at Launch Site : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
After a drive across the country, SpaceX's Dragon spaceship arrived in Florida for a mission to prove the private sector has the right stuff to take over a...
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