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3D Printing: Food in Space

3D Printing: Food in Space | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Washington DC (SPX) May 27, 2013 -
NASA and a Texas company are exploring the possibility of using a 3D printer on deep space missions in a way where the D would stand for dining.
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Three Planets Converge In Western Twilight May 25-28

Three Planets Converge In Western Twilight May 25-28 | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Austin TX (SPX) May 22, 2013 - The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will help you find a fainter one, Mercury, as all three shine together in the western twilight about half an hour after sunset this Saturday and for a f...
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Planning Accelerates For Pluto Encounter

Planning Accelerates For Pluto Encounter | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Baltimore MD (SPX) May 22, 2013 -
All exploration comes with both rewards and risks.
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NASA - Approaching Asteroid

This animated set of three images depicts asteroid 2012 DA14 as it was seen on Feb. 14, 2013, at a distance of 465,000 miles (748,000 kilometers).
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Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2013 Named

Best Night-Sky Pictures of 2013 Named | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Winners of the 2013 Earth & Sky photo contest capture the beauty of the night sky and highlight the issue of light pollution.
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WATCH: NASA Spots Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever Recorded : NPR

WATCH: NASA Spots Brightest Lunar Explosion Ever Recorded  : NPR | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A nearly 90-pound meteoroid produced a one-second flash visible with the naked eye. Since NASA started tracking lunar strikes in 2005, it has counted more than 300 of them.
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Orion's Hidden Fiery Ribbon

Orion's Hidden Fiery Ribbon | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) May 20, 2013 -
This dramatic new image of cosmic clouds in the constellation of Orion reveals what seems to be a fiery ribbon in the sky.
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NASA - Orion Crew Module at Kennedy Space Center

NASA - Orion Crew Module at Kennedy Space Center | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Astronaut Don Pettit watches as a technician works on the Orion crew module inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at Kennedy Space Center on March 21, 2013.
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NASA - Lava Flow on Mawson Peak, Heard Island

NASA - Lava Flow on Mawson Peak, Heard Island | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
In October 2012, satellites measured subtle signals that suggested volcanic activity on remote Heard Island. These images, captured several months later, show proof of an eruption on Mawson Peak.
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Cosmic cold spots hint at other universes - The Australian

Cosmic cold spots hint at other universes - The Australian | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Cosmic cold spots hint at other universes The Australian A few weeks ago, however, scientists published a spectacular new map of the cosmic microwave background - the "radiation" left behind after the Big Bang that created the universe 13.8bn years...
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Planets Born Before the Formation of the Milky Way --8 Billion Years Earlier than Earth (Weekend Feature)

Planets Born Before the Formation of the Milky Way --8 Billion Years Earlier than Earth (Weekend Feature) | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Two huge Jupiter-sized planets found orbiting a star 375 light-years away, that will soon transform into a red giant (image above), are the oldest alien worlds yet discovered, according to scientists at the Max-Planck Institute for Astronomy.
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Tel Aviv University and Harvard : New Method of Finding Planets Scores its First Discovery Using Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity

Tel Aviv University and Harvard : New Method of Finding Planets Scores its First Discovery Using Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Niva Goldberg | Industries & Technology, Israel & Middle East, US / Canada, World News
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Principia Scientific Intl | New Discovery: NASA Study Proves Carbon Dioxide Cools Atmosphere

Principia Scientific Intl | New Discovery: NASA Study Proves Carbon Dioxide Cools Atmosphere | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Langley Research Center, NASA, SABER, greenhouse gas effect, carbon dioxide, solar radiation, James Hansen, Rupert Darwall
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Detection of the cosmic gamma ray horizon: Measures all the light in the universe since the Big Bang

Detection of the cosmic gamma ray horizon: Measures all the light in the universe since the Big Bang | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Riverside CA (SPX) May 27, 2013 -
How much light has been emitted by all galaxies since the cosmos began?
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NASA - Strong Storms Over Oklahoma

NASA - Strong Storms Over Oklahoma | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
This image of the storm system that generated the F-4 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma was taken by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard one of the Earth Observing System (EOS) satellites.
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Google and NASA Invest In Quantum Computing, Machine Learning Technology - HotHardware

Google and NASA Invest In Quantum Computing, Machine Learning Technology - HotHardware | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association have announced that they'll collaborate in purchasing the second $10 million dollar D-Wave Two quantum computing system on the market.
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APOD: 2013 May 19 - Earths Richat Structure

APOD: 2013 May 19 - Earths Richat Structure | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
A different astronomy and space science
related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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UK astronaut Peake to go into orbit

UK astronaut Peake to go into orbit | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
UK astronaut Tim Peake is given a date to fly to the International Space Station, but the mission is not expected to take place before 2015.
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NASA-Built Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System Ready For Flight

NASA-Built Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System Ready For Flight | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Moffett Field CA (SPX) May 20, 2013 -
Nanosatellites now have their own mass transit to catch rides to space and perform experiments in microgravity.
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NASA - The Rose

NASA - The Rose | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
The spinning vortex of Saturn's north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage in this false-color image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
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Billion-year-old water could hold clues to life on Earth and Mars

Billion-year-old water could hold clues to life on Earth and Mars | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Manchester, UK (SPX) May 20, 2013 -
A UK-Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for billions of years and contain abundant chemicals known to support life.
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NASA's Kepler space telescope malfunction may end hunt for planets - Washington Post

NASA's Kepler space telescope malfunction may end hunt for planets - Washington Post | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
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NASA's Kepler space telescope malfunction may end hunt for planets
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The Kepler Space Telescope, the celebrated discoverer of worlds around distant stars, may have found its last planet.
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A check-in at AMC Westminster Promenade 24

A check-in at AMC Westminster Promenade 24 | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
Movie Theater in Westminster, CO (#astronomy star trek shit just got real Celina (@ AMC Westminster Promenade 24 - @amctheatres for Star Trek Into...) http://t.co/lFmXVBWC9G)...
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Scientists seek to corral asteroid for study

Scientists seek to corral asteroid for study | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
San Jose, Calif. — Scheming to rearrange the heavens, scientists are busy planning how to pluck, push and park a spinning asteroid between here and the moon.
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The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers

The effect of climate change on iceberg production by Greenland glaciers | Astronomy News | Scoop.it
London, UK (SPX) May 13, 2013 - While the impact of climate change on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has been widely studied, a clear understanding of the key process of iceberg production has eluded researchers for many y...
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