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NASA Technologists Embrace Laser Instrument Challenge

NASA Technologists Embrace Laser Instrument Challenge | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
In 2007, the National Research Council threw down a challenge: Design a space-based laser altimeter that could measure the height of Earth's surface everywhere to within a mere 10 centimeters — all at 5-meter resolution.
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Black Holes Don't Make a Big Splash

Black Holes Don't Make a Big Splash | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
When black holes merge, they send gravitational waves rippling through space and time. By not detecting these waves, astronomers are learning about black hole evolution.
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Ok, so we found a black hole right? Lets think about this. Black Holes have something to do with waves?! Thats a little wacked. Could it be two Invisible planets orbiting each other?! Oh no, here comes invisiblility technology. I mean how cool is that!  Waves! What could it mean or be made of? Space exploration could incline from here. It could skyrocket! Or, it could peak. We dont know. Space Exploration is a Wonderful thing, and I endorse everyone to participate or support it. Without it, we wouldnt be were we are today. 

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Spitzer and ALMA Reveal a Star's Bubbly Birth

Spitzer and ALMA Reveal a Star's Bubbly Birth | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Supersonic jets burst out of a young star's cocoon in a new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
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This is cool. Discovering how a star is born through mixtures and processes is fun, and interesting. Plus the burst of color emited by some stars really is pleasing to the eye. The birth of a star could mean anything. Who knows what that star will do? What kind of a star will it be? Will it Nova? What will it showcase about space. The questions go on. We go on. I dont think the constant flow of questions will ever seem to come to an end. S.M.

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Space Explorers - EnchantedLearning.com

Space Explorers - EnchantedLearning.com | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Space Explorers: Astronauts and Cosmonauts. Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn, Sally Ride, Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard, Michael Collins, Bondar, and others.
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Curious About Astronomy? Space Exploration and Astronauts

Curious About Astronomy? Space Exploration and Astronauts | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it

The history of our exploration of space goes back to October 4th 1957, when the USSR launched the first ever man-made object into space. The satellite Sputnik, circled the Earth doing little more than send back radio beeps;

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Kerbal Space Program, go where few have gone before. - DailyTech

Kerbal Space Program, go where few have gone before. - DailyTech | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Kerbal Space Program, go where few have gone before.
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If you haven't had the privilege of playing Kerbal Space Program thus far, you are sorely missing out.
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Space race: Hundreds of NPA students compete to have an experiment aboard ... - Arizona Daily Sun

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Space race: Hundreds of NPA students compete to have an experiment aboard ...

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Preserving the Legacy of the X-ray Universe

Preserving the Legacy of the X-ray Universe | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
To celebrate American Archive Month, Chandra has released eight new stunning images of our Universe.
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Who thinks that X-Ray technology was a breakthrough? I know most  are raising their hands, but when X-Ray was invented, it was probably invented for medical use. But then we discovered that X-Ray technology is not only good for medical purposes. Just look at what X-Ray technology did to modern day astronomical technology! Amazing photographs show us the invisible side of Space! It helped us decide what we should develop for boosting space exploration! Im glad we found something cool. But this is even better. An X-Ray Universe.

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New class of 'mini supernovae' discovered - physicsworld.com

New class of 'mini supernovae' discovered - physicsworld.com | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
White-dwarf companion star might survive subsequent explosion
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I found this article very interesting, because I am very fascinated with supernovae. I couldn’t really study supernovae because they aren’t really part of space exploration, but amazingly this article is! Supernovae are really bright exploding stars. This article is about how there are other supernovae than the really bright 1a supernovae that we know about. These are small supernovae that are 1% less as bright as the 1a, called the 1ax. Most supernovae stars don’t survive the explosion. I thought it was pretty cool that these mini supernovae are theorized to not be destroyed because their explosion is so small.   J.S.

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Apollo 11

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Mission Objective
The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth.

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ISON: Hubble Space Telescope Zooms in on Comet of Century - Sci-News.com

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ISON: Hubble Space Telescope Zooms in on Comet of Century. Oct 21, 2013 by Sci-News.com · « PREVIOUS. |.
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One Technology that Will Commercialize Space Exploration - Wall Street Pit

One Technology that Will Commercialize Space Exploration - Wall Street Pit | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
One Technology that Will Commercialize Space Exploration Wall Street Pit A recently discovered species of spider known as the Darwin's bark spider spins enormous webs that cross entire rivers in Madagascar, the only place we know of that this rare...
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Reusable rockets could make space travel profitable - The Horn

Reusable rockets could make space travel profitable - The Horn | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Reusable rockets could make space travel profitable The Horn Great things were expected for space exploration when we entered the new millennia, but there's a major problem that needs to be hammered out before humans can colonize the...
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Reusable rockets could be good for exploration, collection, and the ecosystem,  using less jet fuel, accomplishing more mission in time, and other advantages. But, as said, there are still a few problems. But people are working hard to break this problem. I hope that will fix soon, it could be very important to advancing technology.  I will keep eyes open for any updates. Let me challenge you to a question or two. Do you think that reusable rockets are a good idea? Could it advance technology? How profitable do you think it will be? Do you think the rockets will become very common rockets in space studies?

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Cockpit Software Could Help Pilots Plot Best Path

Cockpit Software Could Help Pilots Plot Best Path | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Flight tests are underway of new Electronic Flight Bag software that could help pilots plot more efficient routes while in the air.
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MAVEN Solar Wind Electron Analyzer Seeks Answers at Microscopic Levels

MAVEN Solar Wind Electron Analyzer Seeks Answers at Microscopic Levels | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission launches in November to study why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere, one of its instruments will look to electrically charged particles called electrons for answers.
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NASA Selects Next Generation of Space Explorers; Google+ Hangout Today

NASA Selects Next Generation of Space Explorers; Google+ Hangout Today | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
After an extensive year-and-a-half search, NASA has a new group of potential astronauts who will help the agency push the boundaries of exploration and travel to new destinations in the solar system, including an asteroid and Mars.
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This article talks about how NASA is choosing new people to go up to space. I didn't even know that new people get to be chosen to go into space. I guess I have always thought that people were astronauts their entire life until they died. But it does make sense considering most people retire, and once someone has been in space they might not want to go back. I thought it was cool that anyone really could be an astronaut. Astronauts are amazing people! They go and explore space with their own eyes not just through a telescope.I think it would be really cool to go to space as an astronaut.

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Science in Context - Document

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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite. This event marked the beginning of space exploration.

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NASA - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

NASA - Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) from El Segundo, CA was established by Elon Musk in 2002. SpaceX is designing and building the Falcon 9 human-rated launch vehicle and Dragon spaceship.
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This article was about the different space vehicles that the Space X company launched into space. It was cool that the Dragon took supplies to the International Space Station up in space. It was kind of weird that the Dragon landed in the water. I wondered why the people couldn't land it on earth, because I'm pretty sure that the water would destroy the space vehicle and all it's supplies. I thought it was interesting that there were comfortable places for the crew to relax in. I think it's cool that there are people that build rockets for space exploration or to help things that are exploring the last frontier.

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You can help NASA plan for Mars by playing astronaut in Hawaii - Digital Trends

You can help NASA plan for Mars by playing astronaut in Hawaii - Digital Trends | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Digital Trends You can help NASA plan for Mars by playing astronaut in Hawaii Digital Trends According to Jaunted, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa is looking for volunteers to participate in a series of space-exploration studies that will provide...
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ESA Concept Robot Looks Towards The Next Frontier Of Space Exploration - Inventorspot

ESA Concept Robot Looks Towards The Next Frontier Of Space Exploration - Inventorspot | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
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ESA Concept Robot Looks Towards The Next Frontier Of Space Exploration
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Like it or not, robots are pretty much a mainstay of space travel, exploration, and research.
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Here we go... Dawning on a new Horizon of space exploration. If there's ever a chance, it would be worth to contribute to space exploration projects. The more we learn, we can become even more educated on our universe. Education is important. A lot of times we find in our society that a lot of people who don't do well in school. And those who really try in school and do well end up being in the "wealthier" side of society. And that is how these amazing astronomy specialists have gotten to where they are today. Let's cheer them on and continue to work on into the future. Have you ever wondered who came up with the idea of a rover?

 

 

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A Brief History of Light-Years (Or Why Astronomy Is a Form of Time Travel)

A Brief History of Light-Years (Or Why Astronomy Is a Form of Time Travel) | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Recently astronomers announced the discovery of the youngest black hole yet found, which we see as an object that’s roughly 30 years old.
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Light-years are fascinating and I wanted to know who first discovered them. That is how I found this website. It said what a light year was and the history of the light year. I liked that National Geographic tried to make it easier to understand by using the cup illustration. It’s true that a light year is very hard to understand and that illustration helped me understand it. Actually my science teacher explained that a light year means that if a star is 650 light years away then we see the star as it was 650 years ago. This made the most sense to me. Hope it will to you, too. J.S.
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India Mars launch stokes space race

India Mars launch stokes space race | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it

The forthcoming launch of a spacecraft to Mars by India is likely to stoke the fires of a burgeoning Asian space race.

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John Michell and Black Holes

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A black hole is a volume of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape from it. This astonishing idea was first announced in 1783 by John Michell, an English country parson. Although he was one of the most brilliant and original scientists of his time, Michell remains virtually unknown today, in part because he did little to develop and promote his own path-breaking ideas.

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Long-Sought Pattern of Ancient Light Detected

Long-Sought Pattern of Ancient Light Detected | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
A twisted pattern of ancient light called B-modes has at last been detected with help from the Herschel space observatory.
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The fact that ancient light is detected is interesting. Ancient light patterns that have been detected, open a question to me. How did these light patterns come to be? And why? How are they ancient? Can science prove that their ancient? How do we know that they are not some super active aging atom balls or something? It is a fact that science is an eternal euphoria of questions. Or, in a different take, science is a practice of completely answering questions. But let's all be thankful, because science has improved our way of life with many inventions. S.M.

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The flap about space travel - Resilience.org

The flap about space travel - Resilience.org | Space Exploration - SSMS | Scoop.it
Why is the movie Gravity so scary to some people, and why are people in both sciences and the humanities discussing the movie in a focused fashion, picking at its details? I would argue that the movie Gravity serves as a ...
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