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Skeletal 'Nessie' Discovered in Our Galaxy : Discovery News

Skeletal 'Nessie' Discovered in Our Galaxy : Discovery News | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Just as there are bones in your arms, there are bones in our galaxy's arms as well -- and researchers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have shared the
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Blue, Not Red: Did Ancient Mars Look Like This? : Discovery News

Blue, Not Red: Did Ancient Mars Look Like This? : Discovery News | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Try to imagine the red planet filled with oceans, a thick atmosphere... and a biosphere.
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Saturn's Transit of Venus on Dec. 21, 2012 - NASA Science

Saturn's Transit of Venus on Dec. 21, 2012 - NASA Science | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
This Friday, Dec. 21st, researchers will use NASA's Cassini spacecraft to observe a rare transit of Venus from the planet Saturn.
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Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spectrometer detects helium in moon's atmosphere

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spectrometer detects helium in moon's atmosphere | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Scientists using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) spectrometer aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the Moon.
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Soyuz capsule docks at Space Station with international astronaut crew

Soyuz capsule docks at Space Station with international astronaut crew | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Three astronauts arrived at the International Space Station early Tuesday (July 17) for a four-month stay, bringing the huge orbiting outpost back to its full complement of six spaceflyers.The Soyuz space capsule carrying the three new crewmembers...
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Lake detected near equator of Saturn's massive moon Titan

Lake detected near equator of Saturn's massive moon Titan | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
In a surprise find, scientists say they have spotted hints of a methane-rich lake and several ponds near the equator of Saturn's biggest moon.
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US spy satellite agency gives NASA 2 space telescopes

US spy satellite agency gives NASA 2 space telescopes | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
The United States' spy satellite agency is giving NASA two spare space telescopes free of charge, each potentially more powerful than the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA officials announced today.
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The mouth spray that gets you drunk... for a few seconds

The mouth spray that gets you drunk... for a few seconds | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Inventors create a breath spray that gets you inebriated near-instantly when you need a quick jolt of liquid courage...
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Do coffee and cigarettes make you smarter? - Barking up the wrong tree

Do coffee and cigarettes make you smarter? - Barking up the wrong tree | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it

You already know that your morning cup(s) of coffee make(s) you a better person: more alert, more outgoing, increasingly optimistic, better looking, better smelling, nicer, etc. But did you know that coffee actually makes you smarter?

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New Milky Way photo captures 1 billion stars

New Milky Way photo captures 1 billion stars | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
More than a billion stars blaze bright in a new photo of our Milky Way galaxy snapped by an international team of astronomers.
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Stunning Jupiter and Io picture: here’s the scoop | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Stunning Jupiter and Io picture: here’s the scoop | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Astronomy | Io | I've been getting notes (like from my friend Melissa) asking me whether a picture of Jupiter and its moon Io is real or not. The answer is: kinda!
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Meteorites reveal another way to make life's components

Meteorites reveal another way to make life's components | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Creating some of life's building blocks in space may be a bit like making a sandwich -- you can make them cold or hot, according to new NASA research.
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Solar Storm Warning Satellite on Last Legs : Discovery News

Solar Storm Warning Satellite on Last Legs : Discovery News | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
The spacecraft that offers key warnings of incoming solar storms is more than a decade past its expected lifetime.
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Unique meteorite hints Mars stayed moist for longer - space - 03 January 2013 - New Scientist

Unique meteorite hints Mars stayed moist for longer - space - 03 January 2013 - New Scientist | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Bought by a collector for what turned out to be a bargain price, the water-laden space rock holds clues to the ancient Martian surface
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Newly Found Comet Could Outshine the Moon : Discovery News

Newly Found Comet Could Outshine the Moon : Discovery News | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Skywatchers may be in for a rare treat in 2013 -- a newly discovered comet is expected to pass very close to the sun, putting on what could be the celestial
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Saturn mission: Cassini instrument learns new tricks

Saturn mission: Cassini instrument learns new tricks | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
For seven years, a mini-fridge-sized instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft reliably investigated weather patterns swirling around Saturn; the hydrocarbon composition of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan; the aerosol layers of Titan's haze;...
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Air Force's Hypersonic X-51A jet fails latest test flight, is lost over the Pacific

Air Force's Hypersonic X-51A jet fails latest test flight, is lost over the Pacific | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
After approximately 15 seconds of flight, the experimental aircraft designed to fly at six times the speed of sound was unable to maintain control during a test run Tuesday and was lost, the Air Force said in a statement.
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Cassini sees tropical lakes on Saturn's moon Titan

Cassini sees tropical lakes on Saturn's moon Titan | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spied long-standing methane lakes, or puddles, in the "tropics" of Saturn's moon Titan. One of the tropical lakes appears to be about half the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake, with a depth of at least 3 feet (1 meter).
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The mysterious arc of Venus

The mysterious arc of Venus | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
When Venus transits the sun on June 5-6, an armada of spacecraft and ground-based telescopes will be on the lookout for something elusive and, until recently, unexpected: the arc of Venus.
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The Transit of Venus: June 5-6, 2012

The Transit of Venus: June 5-6, 2012 | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Many astronomers and members of the public in Britain will be getting up early on the morning of June 6, so they can see (using precautions to avoid permanent eye damage) the final Transit of Venus of the 21st century.
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Scientists closing in on black hole at center of our galaxy

Scientists closing in on black hole at center of our galaxy | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Though scientists have suspected for a while that a giant black hole lurks at the center of our galaxy, they still can't say for sure it's the explanation for the strange behavior observed there.
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IBM to analyze ‘big data’ from big bang telescope

IBM to analyze ‘big data’ from big bang telescope | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Planet Earth’s next big science project is a telescope so massive it will span a continent, and generate on its own as much data as the entire Internet carries on a regular day. But what do you do with 1 trillion megabytes of data?
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James Cameron hits the world's floor -- and returns

James Cameron hits the world's floor -- and returns | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it

Give James Cameron this much: He's unafraid to follow his passions where they lead him. Even if that place is seven miles below the surface of the ocean.
Yesterday Cameron became the first person to make a solo dive to the ocean's deepest point -- a portion of the Mariana Trench known as "Challenge Deep." Cameron piloted a "vertical torpedo" of a submersible he dubbed "Deepsea Challenger" to the bottom of the trench, 35,756 feet down, then spent three hours filming and taking samples before safely returning to the surface.

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Test jump from 71,581 feet sets up daredevil's outer-space plunge

Test jump from 71,581 feet sets up daredevil's outer-space plunge | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Daredevil adventurer Felix Baumgartner successfully completed a key test flight Thursday over Roswell, N.M., on his way to an eventual attempt at jump from the edge of space, at 120,000 feet.
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Bizarre hybrid deep-sea creatures discovered

Bizarre hybrid deep-sea creatures discovered | Wonderful world of science | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a strange and rare hybrid site in the deep sea where two extreme seafloor environments exist side by side, and are home to a parade of weird hybrid creatures seemingly adapted to the hardships posed by both intense...
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