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ESA - Space Science - Integral challenges physics beyond Einstein

ESA - Space Science - Integral challenges physics beyond Einstein | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory has provided results that will dramatically affect the search for physics beyond Einstein. It has shown that any underlying quantum ‘graininess’ of space must be at much smaller scales than previously predicted.
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NASA's Spitzer Finds Distant Galaxies Grazed on Gas - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA's Spitzer Finds Distant Galaxies Grazed on Gas - NASA Spitzer Space Telescope | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Galaxies once thought of as voracious tigers are more like grazing cows, according to a new study using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
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Hacking DNA: Scientists Generate New Organisms Not Found in Nature

Hacking DNA: Scientists Generate New Organisms Not Found in Nature | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
An international team of researchers has now succeeded in generating a bacterium possessing a DNA in which thymine is replaced by the synthetic building block 5-chlorouracil (c), a substance toxic for other organisms.
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Redshift Seven « The e-Astronomer

Redshift Seven « The e-Astronomer | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
I am very happy today to report a triumph for UKIDSS, for Dan Mortlock and Steve Warren, and for UKIRT : the first quasar to break the redshift seven barrier.
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ESA Science & Technology: Neutron star caught feasting on clump of stellar matter

ESA Science & Technology: Neutron star caught feasting on clump of stellar matter | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
With a stroke of luck, astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory have observed a neutron star in a peculiar X-ray binary system undergoing an extremely rare, intense flare.
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La spazzatura spaziale sfiora la stazione Iss, collisione evitata d'un soffio

La spazzatura spaziale sfiora la stazione Iss, collisione evitata d'un soffio | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Una mezz'ora di paura nello spazio ieri. Un piccolo sciame di detriti in orbita, la cosiddetta "spazzatura spaziale" , sembrava dovessero collidere con la Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, ISS, a oltre 300 chilometri dal suolo.
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StarStuff

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Hi, I'm Stuart Gary, I'm a journalist and broadcaster with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. I love science, especially the majesty and wonder of space, so I put together a weekly astronomy...
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NanoRacks, Astrium to Send Centrifuge to ISS | Parabolic Arc

NanoRacks, Astrium to Send Centrifuge to ISS | Parabolic Arc | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
ASTRIUM/NANORACKS PR -- Friedrichshafen, Germany, 27.6.2011 - Astrium and Nanoracks plan to outfit a platform for microgravity investigations with a centrifuge...
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Earth’s Moon: Mysterious Swirls « Coalition for Space Exploration

Earth’s Moon: Mysterious Swirls « Coalition for Space Exploration | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Scientists are puzzled.

Our Moon is dotted with swirls, considered among the most puzzling features on the surface of the Moon. These bright, looping patterns are unlike anything seen in the solar system.
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Terzan 5 -A Massive Stellar Fossil in the Center of the Milky Way

Terzan 5 -A Massive Stellar Fossil in the Center of the Milky Way | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
It's not the name of a Japanese scifi movie...Scientists have spotted stellar fossils in the center of the Milky Way, globular clusters orbiting in the central bulge which seem to have come from somewhere else.
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Giochiamo agli astronomi II puntata. La morte vien dal cielo.

Giochiamo agli astronomi II puntata.  La morte vien dal cielo. | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Non preoccupatevi è un titolo a effetto come quelli che si usano molto oggi sia sui giornali sia sui siti Web (per non parlare poi di certi programmi televisivi) Ma lo usiamo qui  "all'incontrario", per far capire cosa c'è di "fisico" dietro a questi...
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Satellite Looks Down the Eye of Erupting Nabro Volcano

Satellite Looks Down the Eye of Erupting Nabro Volcano | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Wow! What an amazing and detailed top-down view of an active volcano! This is the Nabro Volcano, which has been erupting since June 12, 2011.
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Beyond Apollo: Fireballs from exploding Saturn rockets (1965)

Beyond Apollo: Fireballs from exploding Saturn rockets (1965) | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Fireballs from exploding Saturn rockets (1965)
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STAR TRAK: IU News Room: Indiana University

STAR TRAK: IU News Room: Indiana University | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
For the first three weeks of July, the first planet to appear in the evening sky will be Mercury, visible near the west-northwestern horizon around 45 minutes after sunset.
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Ma chi ha messo quel sasso sulla Luna !!??

Ma chi ha messo quel sasso sulla Luna !!?? | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Il Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, satellite le cui immagini abbiamo già saccheggiato per altri post,  ci manda ora questa scena, quasi drammatica nella sua cristallina geometricità, di un alba sulla Luna, il 20 scorso.
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Beam it down, Scotty

Beam it down, Scotty | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
THE idea of collecting solar energy in space and beaming it to Earth has been around for at least 70 years.
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NASA - 'Odd Couple' Binary Makes Dual Gamma-ray Flares

NASA - 'Odd Couple' Binary Makes Dual Gamma-ray Flares | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Every 3.4 years, a pair of mismatched stars in the southern constellation Crux whisk past each other, shooting out extreme forms of light each time.
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ESA - Human Spaceflight and Exploration - Driving a robot from Space Station

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Meet Justin, an android who will soon be controlled remotely by the astronauts in ESA’s Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station.
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Near miss for space station crew

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A piece of debris narrowly misses the International Space Station in an incident that forced its crew to scramble to their rescue craft.
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Rover may tackle Kilimanjaro-sized mound on Mars - space - 28 June 2011 - New Scientist

Rover may tackle Kilimanjaro-sized mound on Mars - space - 28 June 2011 - New Scientist | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Scientists have whittled down the landing site possibilities for NASA's next Mars rover from a possible four to two...
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A Glitch in Pulsar J1718-3718

A Glitch in Pulsar J1718-3718 | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Pulsars are noted as being some of the universe’s best clocks. Their highly magnetized nature gives rise to beams of high energy radiation that sweep out across the universe.
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NASA - First ARTEMIS Spacecraft Successfully Enters Lunar Orbit

The first of the two ARTEMIS spacecraft entered lunar orbit this morning. ARTEMIS was the first mission to orbit the moon's Lagrangian points and this is the first ever attempt to move from the Lagrangian into lunar orbit.
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Peering Beyond the Big Bang to the Universe That Existed in the Aeon Before Ours" (A Galaxy Classic)

Peering Beyond the Big Bang to the Universe That Existed in the Aeon Before Ours" (A Galaxy Classic) | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
The circular patterns within the cosmic microwave background suggest that space and time did not come into being at the Big Bang, but that our universe in fact continually cycles through a series of...
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Tom’s Astronomy Blog » Blog Archive » No, Really Guys. This Is Incredible

Tom’s Astronomy Blog » Blog Archive » No, Really Guys. This Is Incredible | Planets, Stars, rockets and Space | Scoop.it
Can you believe that? She doesn’t look real, does she? It’s almost as if this incredible sight was deliberately painted, then stuck out 24 million light years away, waiting for someone to happen upon her.
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