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The Best Way to Find Aliens: Look for Their Solar Power Plants

The Best Way to Find Aliens: Look for Their Solar Power Plants | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
A team of astronomers is now looking for Dyson Spheres, massive star-scale solar power plants that extraterrestrial hunters hope alien civilizations employ.
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SpaceX Dragon blasts off to International Space Station

SpaceX Dragon blasts off to International Space Station | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
A privately owned rocket was poised to blast off Sunday night on the first of a dozen space station supply missions under a mega-contract with NASA.
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Going to the Edge of Space to Set a Skydiving Record

Going to the Edge of Space to Set a Skydiving Record | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
An Austrian daredevil plans to break a 52-year-old record for the highest skydive on early Tuesday morning above eastern New Mexico, in a feat that will test the limits of technology and the human body at the edge of space.
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Niels Bohr's 127th birthday marked by Google doodle | NDTV Gadgets

Niels Bohr's 127th birthday marked by Google doodle | NDTV Gadgets | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
Niels Bohr's 127th birthday marked by Google doodle: Niels Bohr, famous Danish physicist and a Nobel Prize winner for his contribution to the field of ph...
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Hottah Water: Curiosity Traverses an Ancient Martian Streambed: Scientific American Gallery

Hottah Water: Curiosity Traverses an Ancient Martian Streambed: Scientific American Gallery | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
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Six Potential Habitable Exoplanets Now (September 2012)

Six Potential Habitable Exoplanets Now (September 2012) | The Cosmos | Scoop.it

Currently there are six potential habitable exoplanets -- four of these objects have been detected in the last year, from September 2011 to September 2012. Gliese 163c is a rock-water world of 2.4 Earth radii, however, it could be as small as 1.8 Earth radii if composed mostly of rock, like Earth.

 

New data suggests the confirmation of the exoplanet Gliese 581g and the best candidate so far of a potential habitable exoplanet. The nearby star Gliese 581 is well known for having four planets with the outermost planet, Gliese 581d, already suspected habitable. This will be the first time evidence for any two potential habitable exoplanets orbiting the same star. Gliese 581g will be included, together with Gliese 667Cc, Kepler-22b, HD85512, and Gliese 581d, in the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog of the PHL @ UPR Arecibo as the best five objects of interest for Earth-like exoplanets.


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All systems go for Felix Baumgartner's 23-mile-high freefall toward sound barrier

All systems go for Felix Baumgartner's 23-mile-high freefall toward sound barrier | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
Next Monday over New Mexico, Felix Baumgartner will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history and try to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier.
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Huge cargo ship undocks from space station

Huge cargo ship undocks from space station | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
The delivery craft will burn up in Earth's atmosphere on Oct. 3 over the Pacific Ocean.
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India launches 101st space mission, looks to Mars

India launches 101st space mission, looks to Mars | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
India's 101st mission will be carried out without international help, highlighting the growth and ambition of the country's home-grown space program.
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Inside Japan's Huge Space Truck (Infographic)

Inside Japan's Huge Space Truck (Infographic) | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
Japan's H-2 Transfer Vehicles are disposable cargo ships that carry supplies to the International Space Station.
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Google's Sergey Brin: You'll ride in robot cars within 5 years

Google's Sergey Brin: You'll ride in robot cars within 5 years | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
Ordinary folks will have access to self-driving cars in the next few years, the Google cofounder said at a California bill signing today. Read this article by Donna Tam on CNET News.
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SpaceX Falcon Rocket Flies : Discovery News

SpaceX Falcon Rocket Flies : Discovery News | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
SpaceX launched the first of 12 cargo missions to the space station on Sunday, restoring U.S.
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BlueGrace Logistics- The Highest Ranked Logistics and Transportation Company on Inc. Magazine's Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies-- The Inc.500|5000

BlueGrace Logistics- The Highest Ranked Logistics and Transportation Company on Inc. Magazine's Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies-- The Inc.500|5000 | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
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UCLA astronomers discover star racing around black hole at center of our galaxy / UCLA Newsroom

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UCLA astronomers discover star racing around black hole at center of our galaxy / UCLA Newsroom...
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Private SpaceX Cargo Ship Launching 'New Era' for Space Station Today

Private SpaceX Cargo Ship Launching 'New Era' for Space Station Today | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the private Dragon cargo ship at 8:35 p.m. ET on Sunday (Oct. 7).
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Upcoming Space Station Cameras Will Give All Humans Live Imagery Of Their Houses From Space

Upcoming Space Station Cameras Will Give All Humans Live Imagery Of Their Houses From Space | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
With UrtheCast cameras, you'll be able to see Google Earth-level detail -- but live.

 

An ambitious effort to broadcast real-time streaming video of Earth from space is closer to reality, after a new influx of cash and some new partnerships. By spring 2013, everyone on Earth will be able to watch the planet from the most unique vantage point ever built, the International Space Station.

 

We first told you about the Canadian startup UrtheCast (pronounced Earth-cast) last year, and the first cameras were supposed to launch in 2012. But the company has been raising money and working on its two high-definition cameras, while cosmonauts are in training to move the cameras from the cargo ferry to the station’s underside. The cameras are due to be finished in the next few months, according to the BBC. Meanwhile, the company, which is based in Calgary, said it plans to go public later this fall.

 


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Private SpaceX Rocket Test-Fires Engines for Space Station Trip

Private SpaceX Rocket Test-Fires Engines for Space Station Trip | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket test-fired its engines on Sept. 29 for its planned Oct. 7 launch.
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Seth MacFarlane Tapped to Host 2013 Oscars | Movies News | Rolling Stone

Seth MacFarlane Tapped to Host 2013 Oscars | Movies News | Rolling Stone | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
'Family Guy' creator anchored 'SNL' season premiere...
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Ambitious Mission Proposed For Saturn's Biggest Moon

Ambitious Mission Proposed For Saturn's Biggest Moon | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 10/01/2012 10:05 AM EDT on SPACE.com While rovers are ideal for exploring Mars, a boat is best for Titan, Saturn's largest moon.
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Newly Discovered Comet Will Shine Much Brighter Than Moon

Newly Discovered Comet Will Shine Much Brighter Than Moon | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
By: Joe Rao Published: 09/26/2012 07:12 AM EDT on SPACE.com A newly discovered comet has the potential to put on a dazzling celestial display late next year, when it will be so bright you may be able to see it briefly in the daytime sky.
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Surprising Troughs on Asteroid Vesta Might Have Resulted From Collision

Surprising Troughs on Asteroid Vesta Might Have Resulted From Collision | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
Another asteroid may have slammed into Vesta's south pole.
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First images of particle jets at edge of a supermassive black hole

First images of particle jets at edge of a supermassive black hole | The Cosmos | Scoop.it
Thanks to the Event Horizon Telescope, see matter being swallowed in the M87 galaxy.
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