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NASA - NASA Studying Ways to Make 'Tractor Beams' a Reality

NASA - NASA Studying Ways to Make 'Tractor Beams' a Reality | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A team of NASA scientists has won funding to study how this sci-fi technology (moving objects with laser light) could be brought into reality.
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Weekend Feature: The Early Milky Way "Death Beamed" its Smaller Satellite Galaxies

Weekend Feature: The Early Milky Way "Death Beamed" its Smaller Satellite Galaxies | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The existence of a new signature of the birth of the first stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way was revealed by two researchers from Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg. More than 12 billion years ago, the intense ultraviolet light from...
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Future Moon colonies could be powered by titanium

Future Moon colonies could be powered by titanium | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Scientists examining Hubble Telescope images of the Moon recently noticed what looked like titanium deposits all around the 1972 Apollo 17 landing site.
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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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ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Hooray for glovebox milestone – and faster computers

ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Hooray for glovebox milestone – and faster computers | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
It is the Microgravity Science Glovebox and it comes from Europe. And it has now logged 10 000 hours of research in space. But there is no time for a celebration: it is now busy pointing the way to a new generation of speed-of-light computers.
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Most pristine known asteroid is denser than granite - space - 27 October 2011 - New Scientist

Most pristine known asteroid is denser than granite - space - 27 October 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The lumpy asteroid Lutetia may be a whole, unbroken building block left nearly untouched since the solar system's birth...
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Weekend Feature: Planet-Killing Supermassive Black Holes the Cause of Mysterious Zodiacal Dust

Weekend Feature: Planet-Killing Supermassive Black Holes the Cause of Mysterious Zodiacal Dust | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Vast clumps dust shrouds that obscure about half of supermassive black holes could be the result of high speed roller-derby crashes between planets and asteroids, according to a new theory from an international team of astronomers, led by Sergei...
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Virgin Galactic Taps USAF Veteran to be Pilot « AmericaSpace

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Virgin Galactic Taps USAF Veteran to be Pilot

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ZUBRIN: Obama readies to blast NASA

ZUBRIN: Obama readies to blast NASA | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Word has leaked out that in its new budget, the Obama administration intends to terminate NASA’s planetary exploration program.
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The Plot Of The Week - Trileptons From Internal Conversions

The Plot Of The Week - Trileptons From Internal Conversions | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
A process which caught some of the LHC Higgs analysts by surprise in the recent run of analyses for summer 2011 conferences is the production of multiple-lepton events by a process called "internal photon conversion in Z events".
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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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