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Astrophile: The rebel star that broke the medieval sky - space - 14 October 2011 - New Scientist

Astrophile: The rebel star that broke the medieval sky - space - 14 October 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Mira, the first flashing star ever discovered, was one of the most important objects in the history of astronomy – and it keeps throwing up shocks...
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Hughes ViaSat Likely To Order New Satellites Next Year | SpaceNews.com

Hughes ViaSat Likely To Order New Satellites Next Year | SpaceNews.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Satellite broadband providers ViaSat and Hughes expect to purchase big Ka-band satellites within the next year to back...
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Guest Post: NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge

Guest Post: NASA’s Sample Return Robot Challenge | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Andy Tomaswick, an electrical engineer who follows space science and technology. Imagine a rover on the Moon nimbly gliding around boulders and crevices until it finds something that looks interesting.
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Galaxies near the speed of light! : Starts With A Bang

Galaxies near the speed of light! : Starts With A Bang | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once." -Albert Einstein Now that you know how many galaxies are in our expanding Universe, you might be wondering about their speeds. After all, since the Universe is...
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Luna e Giove in gran spolvero stasera

Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Luna e Giove in gran spolvero stasera | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Luna e Giove in gran spolvero stasera

Luna e Giove, alla sua destra, molto vicini e spettacolo godibilissimo e semplice.
Così come vedete saranno visibili al Nord di Italia (al Sud non cambia molto) verso le 22.45 . Basta un occhiata, se il cielo e limpido, magari da dietro la Finestra se si è nel Nord Est dove è prevista Bora a 80 km / ora …..

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Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | NASA review clears way for manned Soyuz flights

Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | NASA review clears way for manned Soyuz flights | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

NASA review clears way for manned Soyuz flights
BY STEPHEN CLARK

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ESA Invites Russia To Join ExoMars Program as Full Partner | SpaceNews.com

ESA Invites Russia To Join ExoMars Program as Full Partner | SpaceNews.com | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency (ESA) has issued a formal invitation to Russia to join the U.S.-European Mars exploration...
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Was a Giant Planet Ejected From the Solar System? : Discovery News

Was a Giant Planet Ejected From the Solar System? : Discovery News | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The "fifth planet" is a hypothesized giant world that was flung out of our solar system 4 billion years ago.
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You Can Help Name The Very Large Array - NASA Hack Space

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You Can Help Name The Very Large Array

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Comet Hartley 2 and the Oceans of Earth | Herschel Space Observatory

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Comet Hartley 2 and the Oceans of Earth

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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.MAGIC Star Trails
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Asteroid shaped by great impacts

Asteroid shaped by great impacts | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The scale of the pummelling Asteroid Vesta has taken through its history is starting to become clear from data sent back by Nasa's Dawn probe.
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Doomsday Comet Elenin Goes Out With A Whimper

Doomsday Comet Elenin Goes Out With A Whimper | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
2012 is coming and, with it, kooky end-of-the-world fables.  If the Asgardian calendar and its earthquakes doesn't get us, maybe the Mayans will.
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X-37 Still Aloft, May Look to Carry Astronauts | The Daily Planet

X-37 Still Aloft, May Look to Carry Astronauts | The Daily Planet | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
While the secret-ish X-37 space plane continues to perform well at over 200 days in orbit, Boeing finally talks details, including a possible human-rated version.
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Was the “First Photographed UFO” a Comet?

Was the “First Photographed UFO” a Comet? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
On August 12th, 1883, Mexican astronomer José Bonilla was preparing to study the Sun at the recently opened Zacatecas Observatory. However, the Sun’s surface was marred by numerous objects quickly travelling across its disk.
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ESA - Observing the Earth - Earth from Space: Volcanic Canaries

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The subtropical Canary Islands off Africa’s west coast are pictured in this Envisat image.
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Rosat, un altro satellite cadrà sulla terra. Guarda dove con una App

Rosat, un altro satellite cadrà sulla terra. Guarda dove con una App | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

Dopo neppure un mese ci risiamo nei prossimi giorni fra il 20 e il 24 ottobre, con un massimo di probabilità stimata il 22, ricadrà sulla terra il satellite tedesco Rosat...

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One Per Cent: App tracks ROSAT satellite's crash to Earth

One Per Cent: App tracks ROSAT satellite's crash to Earth | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it

App tracks ROSAT satellite's crash to Earth

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Astrophoto: The Orion Nebula by Martin Meupelenberg

Astrophoto: The Orion Nebula by Martin Meupelenberg | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Martin Meupelenberg of Australia captured this photo of the Orion Nebula on October 2, 2011 at 3:00 am. The Orion Nebula, also known as Messier 42, is an example of a diffuse nebula located south of Orion’s Belt.
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NASA to Test New Solar Sail Technology

NASA to Test New Solar Sail Technology | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Solar sails, much like anti-matter and ion engines appear at first glance to only exist in science fiction. Many technologies from science fiction however, become science fact.
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ESO - eso1139 - ESO and Chile sign agreement on E-ELT

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eso1139 - ESO and Chile sign agreement on E-ELT.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: I colori di Miriam

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I colori di Miriam
Miriam mi chiede di capire cosa vedrebbe se fosse nello spazio, quali colori. Allora io Le rispondo indirettamente, intanto con questo bel video di Andromeda, la nostra galassia compagna, nel senso che ci sta venendo addosso a tutta birra!!

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