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Newly found pulsar helps astronomers explore Milky Way’s mysterious core - Astronomy Magazine

Newly found pulsar helps astronomers explore Milky Way’s mysterious core - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have made an important measurement of the magnetic field emanating from a swirling disk of material surrounding the black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy.
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NASA to use twins -- in space, on earth -- in health study [VIDEO]

NASA to use twins -- in space, on earth -- in health study [VIDEO] | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
If, as proposed by President Obama, a manned mission is on its way to Mars in the mid-2030s, and if perhaps in the distant future mankind attempts to journey beyond the limits of our solar system, scientist will want to know some answers to a most...
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allAfrica.com: South Africa: SA, U.S Sign Radio Astronomy Pact

allAfrica.com: South Africa: SA, U.S Sign Radio Astronomy Pact | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Cosmology in the lab using laser-cooled ions

Cosmology in the lab using laser-cooled ions | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Scientists would love to know which forces created our universe some 14 billion years ago.
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UFO SIGHTINGS DAILY: UFO Orb Caught Close Up Near Space Station In NASA Photo At Space Station, UFO Sighting News.

UFO SIGHTINGS DAILY: UFO Orb Caught Close Up Near Space Station In NASA Photo At Space Station, UFO Sighting News. | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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U of T Physicists Unleash “Supernova in a Jar” - Torontoist

U of T Physicists Unleash “Supernova in a Jar” - Torontoist | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
U of T Physicists Unleash “Supernova in a Jar” Torontoist The sheer force of the explosion—think on the order of a million-billion-trillion megatons of TNT—provides enough energy to fuse atomic nuclei into the heavier elements that make life...
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Cassini Probe to Take Photo of Earth From Deep Space

Cassini Probe to Take Photo of Earth From Deep Space | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jun 19, 2013 -
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, will take a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles on July 19.
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NASA - Radiation Measured by NASA's Curiosity on Voyage to Mars has Implications for Future Human Missions

NASA - Radiation Measured by NASA's Curiosity on Voyage to Mars has Implications for Future Human Missions | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Measurements taken by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission as it delivered the Curiosity rover to Mars in 2012 are providing NASA the information it needs to design systems to protect human explorers from radiation exposure on deep-space...
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NASA - Targeting Earth Photographs From Orbit

NASA - Targeting Earth Photographs From Orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station.
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NASA - In the Vortex of Power

NASA - In the Vortex of Power | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
John Wargo, lead technician at NASA Glenn's Propulsion System Laboratory (PSL) is performing an inspection on the inlet ducting, upstream of the Honeywell ALF 502 engine that was recently used for the NASA Engine Icing Validation test.
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NASA - Soyuz to the Launch Pad

NASA - Soyuz to the Launch Pad | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is rolled out by train to the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Sunday, May 26, 2013, in Kazakhstan.
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NASA Watches Solar Magnetic Field As MESSENGER Clocks Up 2000 Orbits

NASA Watches Solar Magnetic Field As MESSENGER Clocks Up 2000 Orbits | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Laurel MD (SPX) May 27, 2013 - MESSENGER began its 2,000th orbit around Mercury earlier this week, on May 22. The spacecraft completed its primary mission on March 17, 2012, and its first extended mission on March 17, 2013.
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Skywatchers readying for cosmic light show from meteor shower

Skywatchers readying for cosmic light show from meteor shower | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Huntsville, Ala. (UPI) Aug 9, 2013 - The imminent Perseid meteor shower, the brightest and showiest of such events, could bring a light show of as many as 70 shooting stars an hour, experts say.
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New Class of "Easily Retrievable" Asteroids Discovered | MIT Technology Review

New Class of "Easily Retrievable" Asteroids Discovered | MIT Technology Review | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronomers have found 12 near-Earth asteroids that could be captured with today’s rocket technology
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Astronomers Discover First Ever Six-Image Lensed Quasar | Astronomy | Sci-News.com

Astronomers Discover First Ever Six-Image Lensed Quasar | Astronomy | Sci-News.com | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A team of scientists at Niels Bohr Institute has reported the discovery of a six-image lensed quasar named SDSSJ 2222 + 2745.
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Andromeda Beckons Across The Void | Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network

Andromeda Beckons Across The Void | Life, Unbounded, Scientific American Blog Network | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The Andromeda galaxy holds a particular fascination. Not just because it's the nearest large galaxy to our own, some 2.5 million light years away, but because ...
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The International Space Station will fly over London this week

The International Space Station will fly over London this week | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Look up! The International Space Station will make a number of its occasional passes right over London this week and if you know what to look for, you can watch it pass overhead.
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Link between quantum physics and game theory found

Link between quantum physics and game theory found | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Bristol, UK (SPX) Jul 17, 2013 While research tends to become very specialized and entire communities of scientists can work on specific topics with only a little overlap between them, physicist Dr Nicolas Brunner and mathematician Professor Noah...
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The fast winds of Venus are getting faster - Astronomy Magazine

The fast winds of Venus are getting faster - Astronomy Magazine | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Venus was already known for fast winds, but new research now finds that their speed has steadily been increasing over the last six years.
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NASA - The Butterfly Nebula

NASA - The Butterfly Nebula | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects. Though its wingspan covers over 3 light-years, NGC 6302 is no exception.
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NASA - Targeting Earth Photographs From Orbit

NASA - Targeting Earth Photographs From Orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station.
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Space Storm Could Black Out US East Coast for Two Years

Space Storm Could Black Out US East Coast for Two Years | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Washington DC (RIA Novosti) Jun 12, 2013 - Severe space weather can knock out satellite communications and GPS systems, expose space tourists and astronauts to dangerous levels of radiation, and even cause massive blackouts on Earth that c...
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Comprehensive analysis of impact spherules supports theory of cosmic impact 12,800 years ago

Comprehensive analysis of impact spherules supports theory of cosmic impact 12,800 years ago | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Santa Barbara CA (SPX) May 27, 2013 -
About 12,800 years ago when the Earth was warming and emerging from the last ice age, a dramatic and anomalous event occurred that abruptly reversed climatic conditions back to near-glacial state.
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Are Jupiter’s moons our best chance to find alien life?

Are Jupiter’s moons our best chance to find alien life? | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
We have good reason to believe that some of Jupiter’s moons could have life. A new probe mission aims to head there and find out.
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