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New Earth-Size Planet Could Have Water | Video

New Earth-Size Planet Could Have Water | Video | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Planet-hunters have new evidence of a planet, about 1.1x Earth’s size, in orbit around another star. Kepler 186f, the outermost world of a 5-planet system, revolves about 3x closer to its star than Earth does to our Sun. More--> http://goo.gl/1fUSo
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Stunning Night Sky Views by Photographer Jeffrey Berkes (Gallery)

Stunning Night Sky Views by Photographer Jeffrey Berkes (Gallery) | Nightsky | Scoop.it
See amazing sky photos by astrophotographer Jeff Berkes of Pennsylvania.
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NASA to Unveil Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster Find Wednesday

NASA to Unveil Record-Breaking Galaxy Cluster Find Wednesday | Nightsky | Scoop.it
NASA will hold a press conference at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Aug. 15.
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Now Boarding: The Top 10 Private Spaceships

Now Boarding: The Top 10 Private Spaceships | Nightsky | Scoop.it
A look at the most promising commercial space vehicles in development.
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Tractor-Trailer-Sized Asteroid Zips Between Earth And Moon | Video

Tractor-Trailer-Sized Asteroid Zips Between Earth And Moon | Video | Nightsky | Scoop.it
A 42 foot space rock (asteroid 2012 JU) flew about 118,000 miles away from the Earth on May 13, 2012 (about half the distance from Earth to the Moon - 238,855 mi.). This time-lapsed and looped video shows the asteroid's orbit as it passes Earth.
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Jake Bowen's Photos | Facebook

Jake Bowen's Photos | Facebook | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Amazon boss 'finds Moon engines'

Amazon boss 'finds Moon engines' | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he has found the F-1 engines that carried Apollo 11 to the first Moon landing, and will try to raise them from the sea bed.
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NASA SDO - X5.4-class Solar Flare, March 7, 2012

Right at midnight UT time the active region 1429 unleashed a powerful X5.4-class solar flare. X-class flares are the strongest of the flares. They are major ...
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Breathless Space News #74 - Cassini finds oxygen on Saturn's moon Dione

Breathless Space News #74 - Cassini finds oxygen on Saturn's moon Dione | Nightsky | Scoop.it
SOME planets revolve close enough to their suns to support human-like life.
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Planetary Conjunction Over Los Angeles

Planetary Conjunction Over Los Angeles | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Matt Hartman captured Venus, Jupiter and the Moon on the move in this time-lapse. Recorded on February 25th, 2012.
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5 Famous Space Missions That Almost Ended In Disaster

5 Famous Space Missions That Almost Ended In Disaster | Nightsky | Scoop.it
When it comes to the reality of space, you can't just make up some tech jargon and reconfigure the deflector shields. It involves a lot more effort to think through panic, fire and toxic fumes.
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How To Photograph The International Space Station (ISS)

How To Photograph The International Space Station (ISS) | Nightsky | Scoop.it
How To Photograph The International Space Station (ISS)...
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NASA - Space Shuttle Endeavour Over Houston, Texas

NASA - Space Shuttle Endeavour Over Houston, Texas | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Space Shuttle Endeavour is ferried by NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) over Houston, Texas on September 19, 2012. NASA pilots Jeff Moultrie and Bill Rieke are at the controls of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.
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Tropical Storm Isaac Delays Launch of NASA Satellites

Tropical Storm Isaac Delays Launch of NASA Satellites | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Isaac's stormy fallout forced NASA to delay the Radiation Belt Storm Probes launch to Aug. 30.
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NASA Moon Lander Prototype Explodes in Test Flight

NASA Moon Lander Prototype Explodes in Test Flight | Nightsky | Scoop.it
A Morpheus moon lander test flight turns sour when it crashes and burns.
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From Russia With Love: A Singularly Stunning Image of Earth

From Russia With Love: A Singularly Stunning Image of Earth | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Unlike most satellite images of Earth, this one was not assembled from multiple swath scans or digitally projected onto a globe model — it’s the full disk of our planet in captured as a single, enormous 121 megapixel image, acquired...
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Space Shuttle in Extreme Detail: Exclusive New Pictures

Space Shuttle in Extreme Detail: Exclusive New Pictures | Nightsky | Scoop.it
As Discovery prepares to roll into its new home in a Virginia museum, take a 360, zoomable tour of the iconic spacecraft.
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Light from Alien Super-Earth Seen for 1st Time

Light from Alien Super-Earth Seen for 1st Time | Nightsky | Scoop.it
The feat reveals new details of the weird alien super-Earth 55 Cancri e.
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Twister on Mars Captured in Amazing NASA Photo

Twister on Mars Captured in Amazing NASA Photo | Nightsky | Scoop.it
The dust devil was captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
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SpaceWeather.com -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids

SpaceWeather.com -- News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids | Nightsky | Scoop.it
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Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Survives 1 Year in Orbit

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Survives 1 Year in Orbit | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Mystery still surrounds the secretive mission of the U.S. Air Force's second robotic X-37B space plane.
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Jupiter, Venus & Moon Line Up This Weekend: How to Watch Online

Jupiter, Venus & Moon Line Up This Weekend: How to Watch Online | Nightsky | Scoop.it
The Slooh Space Camera will webcast the action live on Feb. 25 and 26.
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Beginner’s Guide to Seeing the The International Space Station (ISS)

Beginner’s Guide to Seeing the The International Space Station (ISS) | Nightsky | Scoop.it
Beginner’s Guide to Seeing the The International Space Station (ISS)...
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