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SOFIA in New Zealand - Much Attempted, Much Achieved

SOFIA in New Zealand - Much Attempted, Much Achieved | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Aug 14, 2013 - Fly 6,900 miles each way, deploy a cadre of flight and ground crew members along with an international science team for three weeks, and during that time fly three nights per week, 10 hours per flig...
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Review: NASA's Curiosity App for Windows 8 lets you explore Mars rover in detail | PCWorld

Review: NASA's Curiosity App for Windows 8 lets you explore Mars rover in detail | PCWorld | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Learn all about NASA's Mars rover using its official Windows 8 app. Sadly, you don't get to drive.
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Astronomy and night sky photography program looking up | Local News | The Athabasca Advocate

Astronomy and night sky photography program looking up | Local News | The Athabasca Advocate | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The The Athabasca Advocate, your source for Athabasca news, events, and more
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A Black Hole Mystery Wrapped in a Firewall Paradox

A Black Hole Mystery Wrapped in a Firewall Paradox | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A paradox around matter leaking from black holes puts into question various scientific axioms: Either information can be lost; Einstein’s principle of equivalence is wrong; or quantum field theory needs fixing.
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Saïd Assar's curator insight, February 3, 2014 5:06 PM

We think that science knows, but we continue to discover that we still don't know ... How can matter be in a state that contradicts all scientific theories?

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THE SUPERNOVA, THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE & THE DARK ENERGY -...

Taking very far supernova as standard candle, one can trace the history of cosmic expansion and try to find out what’s currently speeding it up.
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The video that revealed the black hole at the center of our galaxy

The video that revealed the black hole at the center of our galaxy | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
This video may not look like much, but it's the most definitive evidence we have that our Milky Way galaxy is orbiting around a seriously massive black hole.
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Video: NASA shows how it will use 3D printers in space | Digital Trends

Video: NASA shows how it will use 3D printers in space | Digital Trends | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Never thought 3D printers would be on the International Space Station? As of June of 2014, they will be, and this video shows how they'll work.
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Scientists Identify 12 Easily Retrievable Asteroids For Potential Mining

Scientists Identify 12 Easily Retrievable Asteroids For Potential Mining | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
You may wonder what good asteroids are if you can’t deftly fly your spacecraft through a field of them to impress a girl and outrun bad guys. But it turns out
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NASA, Navy testing recovery of Orion capsule by the USS Arlington (photos)

NASA, Navy testing recovery of Orion capsule by the USS Arlington (photos) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
NASA plans to winch the capsules aboard an Amphibious Transport Dock ship instead of using helicopters to hoist it aboard an aircraft carrier.
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Juno is halfway to Jupiter - Astronomy Magazine

Juno is halfway to Jupiter - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
As of August 12, the Juno spacecraft is halfway to Jupiter at 9.464 astronomical units.
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Dark energy could be the offspring of the Higgs boson - physics-math - 14 August 2013 - New Scientist

Dark energy could be the offspring of the Higgs boson - physics-math - 14 August 2013 - New Scientist | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The famous Higgs particle could account for the existence of dark energy, in the right amount to cause the universe to fly apart at an ever-increasing rate
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Massive Young Stars at Milky Way's Center Puzzle Scientists

Massive Young Stars at Milky Way's Center Puzzle Scientists | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A puzzling characteristic of the our galactic center (GC) is the fact that it hosts the three most massive clusters of young stars in the entire galaxy. The Central, Arches (above) and Quintuplet clusters each contain hundreds of young, hot...
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Mars Food Researchers Emerge From NASA's Simulated Martian Base In Hawaii - wunderground.com

Mars Food Researchers Emerge From NASA's Simulated Martian Base In Hawaii - wunderground.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
See which dishes have been prepared by researchers in a study to determine what will be eaten by Mars explorers.
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ISS Boosting Biological Research in Orbit

ISS Boosting Biological Research in Orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Houston TX (SPX) Aug 14, 2013 -
Studying the science of biology in microgravity opens a world of possibilities! Research ranges from plant growth to cell growth and from bacterial virulence to strength in human bones.
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A cometary graveyard - Astronomy Magazine

A cometary graveyard - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have found that some asteroids in the main belt region are not dead rocks after all, but are dormant comets that may yet come back to life.
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Neandertal Technology --New Discovery Shows They Made Planet's First Bone Tools

Neandertal Technology --New Discovery Shows They Made Planet's First Bone Tools | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Modern humans replaced Neandertals in Europe about 40 thousand years ago, but the Neandertals' capabilities are still greatly debated.
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NASA illustrates Earth's frightening chances of an asteroid collision

NASA illustrates Earth's frightening chances of an asteroid collision | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Earth is sitting in the path of more than 1,400 asteroids that could potentially cause significant damage, but according to NASA we likely won't see any of them smash violently into our planet...
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Researchers identify 12 'easy' candidates for asteroid mining

Researchers identify 12 'easy' candidates for asteroid mining | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Glasgow, Scotland (UPI) Aug 13, 2013 - Researchers in Scotland say they have identified 12 easily retrievable asteroids that could be moved close enough to Earth for them to be mined.
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Space station boosting biological research in orbit

Space station boosting biological research in orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Studying the science of biology in microgravity opens a world of possibilities! Research ranges from plant growth to cell growth and from bacterial virulence to strength in human bones.
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Researchers find 12 easily captured near-Earth asteroids

Researchers find 12 easily captured near-Earth asteroids | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Both NASA and Planetary Resources dream of capturing asteroids, but they need viable targets -- many space rocks aren't easily moved. The University of
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NASA's doomed plan to wrap the planet in a ring of floating copper

NASA's doomed plan to wrap the planet in a ring of floating copper | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
In the 1950s, there were no communications satellites. Global broadcasting, for the most part, used undersea cables. This reliance on fragile cables concerned the US military. Worried that a Soviet...
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Newly found pulsar helps astronomers explore Milky Way's mysterious core

The new discovery of a pulsar that is the closest yet found to the Milky Way's central supermassive black hole has provided an important measurement of the magnetic field produced by a rotating disk surrounding the black hole.
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Probes Let Physicists Peer Further Back In Time Than Ever Before

Probes Let Physicists Peer Further Back In Time Than Ever Before | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
What was it like at the dawn of the universe? No one knows for sure.
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NASA satellite data reveals Russian meteor dust traveled across the world

NASA satellite data reveals Russian meteor dust traveled across the world | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Remember that giant meteor that exploded over the Russian city Chelyabinsk back in February? You may have forgotten all about it, but NASA hasn't. The agency today released a new animated video of...
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