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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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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

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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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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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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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