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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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Evidence of a Late Heavy Bombardment Occuring in Another Solar System

Evidence of a Late Heavy Bombardment Occuring in Another Solar System | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Planetary scientists have not been able to agree that a turbulent period in our solar system’s history called the Late Heavy Bombardment actually occurred.
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Space cleaner wanted: must have own laser

Space cleaner wanted: must have own laser | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Since the launch of Sputnik in 1957 we've launched tonnes of stuff (literally) into space. We've not kept things very tidy up there either, so we now have hundreds of thousands of pieces of junk or...
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Youngest Planet Seen As It’s Forming | W. M. Keck Observatory

Youngest Planet Seen As It’s Forming | W. M. Keck Observatory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Kamuela, HI – The first direct image of a planet in the process of forming around its star has been captured by astronomers who combined the power of the 10-meter Keck telescopes with a bit of optical sleight of hand.
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Record-Breaking Photo Reveals a Planet-sized Object as Cool as the Earth — Eberly College of Science

Record-Breaking Photo Reveals a Planet-sized Object as Cool as the Earth — Eberly College of Science | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The photo of a nearby star and its orbiting companion -- with a temperature like a hot summer day in Arizona -- will be revealed today by Penn State Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kevin Luhman during a press briefing at the...
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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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Astrophoto: Jupiter Observation Minus the Telescope by Tihomir Borzan

Astrophoto: Jupiter Observation Minus the Telescope by Tihomir Borzan | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Seeing the photo captured by Tihomir Borzan, you can say that it’s not as spectacular or amazing as the photos regularly submitted to us. But don’t judge this photo right away.
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Worlds of Stone, Worlds Unknown: NASA Investigates Mercury and the Asteroid Belt

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Worlds of Stone, Worlds Unknown: NASA Investigates Mercury and the Asteroid Belt

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Exoplanetology: The Total Known Exoplanets Google Chrome Browser Extension

Exoplanetology: The Total Known Exoplanets Google Chrome Browser Extension | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

The Total Known Exoplanets Google Chrome Browser Extension

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Part I: The Energy that Drives the Stars Comes Closer to Earth « Berkeley Lab News Center

Part I: The Energy that Drives the Stars Comes Closer to Earth « Berkeley Lab News Center | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
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