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Sugar Molecule in Milky Way's Habitable Zone Hints at Possibility of Life

Sugar Molecule in Milky Way's Habitable Zone Hints at Possibility of Life | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Scientists recently detected an organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life, in a region of our galaxy where habitable planets could exist.
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Supermassive Black Holes Common Shortly after the "Big Bang"

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The first supermassive black holes were formed shortly after the...
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Spitzer Sees Spider Web of Stars - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Spitzer Sees Spider Web of Stars - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Stars appear to be caught in a galactic web in this new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
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ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Space Shuttle final landing marks end of an era

ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Space Shuttle final landing marks end of an era | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Thus was history made: Space Shuttle Atlantis left the International Space Station on Tuesday and made its last return to Earth today. The Shuttle era is now over and the door is open to the next generation of space vehicles.
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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.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Herschel e la galassia coi fiocchi ...

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Mars Landing Site Chosen for Next Rover: Scientific American

Mars Landing Site Chosen for Next Rover: Scientific American | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
After years of debate, NASA will unveil its choice on July 22--nearly 35 years to the day after the space agency's storied Viking 1 probe touched down on Mars...
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National Optical Astronomy Observatory Press Release: NEIGHBOR GALAXY CAUGHT STEALING STARS

National Optical Astronomy Observatory Press Release: NEIGHBOR GALAXY CAUGHT STEALING STARS | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
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Juno Processing Continues in Florida - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Juno Processing Continues in Florida - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
NASA's Juno spacecraft in final preparations for the opening of its launch period Aug. 5, 2011.
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NASA's Opportunity Tops 20 Miles of Mars Driving - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Opportunity Tops 20 Miles of Mars Driving - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed a drive on July 17 that took the vehicle's total driving distance on Mars past 20 miles.
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New Book: Psychology of Space Exploration « National Space Society Blog

New Book: Psychology of Space Exploration « National Space Society Blog | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
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NASA to Announce Landing Site for New Mars Rover - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA to Announce Landing Site for New Mars Rover - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
NASA and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will host a news conference 10 a.m. EDT, Friday, July 22 to announce the selected landing site for the next Mars rover.
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Space Spin - Integral challenges physics beyond Einstein

Space Spin - Integral challenges physics beyond Einstein | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
News and information on robotic space exploration.
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Four Unusual Views of the Andromeda Galaxy | Press Releases | ESA/Hubble

Four Unusual Views of the Andromeda Galaxy | Press Releases | ESA/Hubble | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
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Image of the Week – A Galaxy Blows a Bubble – 20th July 2011 « The Witty Astronomers

Image of the Week – A Galaxy Blows a Bubble – 20th July 2011 « The Witty Astronomers | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
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Cala il sipario sull'era Shuttle. Ultimo viaggio di ritorno per la navetta che ha conquistato lo spazio

Cala il sipario sull'era Shuttle. Ultimo viaggio di ritorno per la navetta che ha conquistato lo spazio | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Domani alle 11:56 ora italiana toccherà terra e quando sarà definitivamente fermo sulla pista di atterraggio sarà finita un'epoca iniziata nell'aprile di trent'anni fa il primo volo...
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Chasing Pluto's Shadow

Chasing Pluto's Shadow | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Last month, Pluto passed in front of a star and cast a small shadow on the Earth - astronomers from Lowell Observatory were among the scientists and crew who observed the rare occultation event from NASA's newest airborne observatory, SOFIA...
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PhotoBlog - Our galaxy's mysterious twist

PhotoBlog - Our galaxy's mysterious twist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
If you look for signs and portents in the skies, you can't do much better than this: The Herschel Space Telescope has provided the best view yet of an infinity sign at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
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NASA - Being "Secondary" is Important for a Webb Telescope Mirror

NASA - Being "Secondary" is Important for a Webb Telescope Mirror | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
'Secondary' may not sound as important as 'primary' but when it comes to the next-generation James Webb Space Telescope a secondary mirror plays a critical role in ensuring the telescope gathers information from the cosmos.
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Scienzaltro - Astronomia, Cielo, Spazio: Il quasi pianeta Vesta e gli altri compari.

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One on One with SpaceX’s Garrett Reisman

One on One with SpaceX’s Garrett Reisman | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. – Garrett Reisman knows a thing or two about what it takes to send astronauts to orbit. He should, he has taken the trip himself – twice.
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