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Goals defined for UK's Lunar mission

Goals defined for UK's Lunar mission | Solags | Scoop.it
Scientists set out the detailed scientific goals of a proposed UK-led mission to the Moon, including research into the feasibility of a human base there.
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IC 1101 - Largest Galaxy in observable Universe

IC 1101 - Largest Galaxy in observable Universe | Solags | Scoop.it
The largest galaxy in the observable Universe. It is located in the Serpens Constellation which is about 1.07 billion light-years from Earth...
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Facts About Our Solar System That Will Make You Feel Small

Facts About Our Solar System That Will Make You Feel Small | Solags | Scoop.it
A series of facts of the size of the earth, it's relative size to our celestial neighbors, and our place in the larger cosmos. Prepare to feel very small.
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Pictures of the year: Space | Reuters.com

Pictures of the year: Space | Reuters.com | Solags | Scoop.it
dazzling #space exploration photos from @reuterspictures : http://t.co/QvcH3IIG63 @reuters #photography
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Swarms of Pluto-size objects kick-up dust around adolescent Sun-like star

Swarms of Pluto-size objects kick-up dust around adolescent Sun-like star | Solags | Scoop.it
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) may have detected the dusty hallmarks of an entire family of Pluto-size objects swarming around an adolescent version of our own Sun.
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11plutoart-7486.jpg (1920x1893 pixels) | Solags | Scoop.it
@NewHorizons2015 @Bullfrog075 Exploring the Solar System. Big version of above picture.
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How was the Earth formed?

How was the Earth formed? | Solags | Scoop.it
Just how did the Earth—our home and the place where life as we know it evolved—come to be created in the first place? In some fiery furnace atop a great mountain? On some divine forge with the hammer of the gods shaping it out of pure ether?
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Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans

Rosetta fuels debate on origin of Earth’s oceans | Solags | Scoop.it
ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has found the water vapour from its target comet to be significantly different to that found on Earth. The discovery fuels the debate on the origin of our planet’s oceans.
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ORION - NASA's Deep Space Exploration Spacecraft - Explained in Detail - SUBTITLED - YouTube

Narrated by Carol Meier professional female narrator for film, television, documentary, and general narration. Video explains in detail NASA's new deep space...
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SpaceX Will Try to Land Rocket on Floating Ocean Platform Next Week - Space.com

SpaceX Will Try to Land Rocket on Floating Ocean Platform Next Week - Space.com | Solags | Scoop.it
During a Dec. 16 launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, SpaceX will try to bring the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket back to Earth in a controlled landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Astronomers Discover Extremely Rare Jet-Emitting Spiral Galaxy | Astronomy | Sci-News.com

Astronomers Discover Extremely Rare Jet-Emitting Spiral Galaxy | Astronomy | Sci-News.com | Solags | Scoop.it
An international team of astronomers has discovered a new example of a jet-emitting spiral galaxy, SDSS J164924.01+263502.5 (J1649+2635 for short).
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Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape

Curiosity rover finds clues to how water helped shape Martian landscape | Solags | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—Observations by NASA's Curiosity Rover indicate Mars' Mount Sharp was built by sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years.
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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/17/14 — Messier 47

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 12/17/14 — Messier 47 | Solags | Scoop.it
Messier 47 is an open cluster of stars situated about 1,600 light-years from our humble abode (in the constellation of Puppis) ..
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MAVEN mission identifies links in chain leading to atmospheric loss

MAVEN mission identifies links in chain leading to atmospheric loss | Solags | Scoop.it
Early discoveries by NASA's newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet's atmosphere to space over time.
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Deuterium-to-hydrogen in the Solar System

Deuterium-to-hydrogen in the Solar System | Solags | Scoop.it
The different values of the deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio (D/H) in water observed in various bodies in the Solar System.Deuterium is an isotope of hydrogen with an added neutron.
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Daylight Astronomy – Sirius (alpha canis majoris) – 22/06/2014 – AFPESP Astronomy – Amparo-SP

Daylight Astronomy – Sirius (alpha canis majoris) – 22/06/2014 – AFPESP Astronomy – Amparo-SP | Solags | Scoop.it
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2014 Geminids meteor shower

2014 Geminids meteor shower | Solags | Scoop.it
The Geminids meteor shower can be seen from December 4-17. In 2014, the shower will reach its maximum on December 14.
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Binocular Comet Lovejoy Heading Our Way - Sky & Telescope

Binocular Comet Lovejoy Heading Our Way - Sky & Telescope | Solags | Scoop.it
The new Comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, will brighten to 5th or 6th magnitude in late December 2014 and January 2015 for dark-sky Northern Hemisphere viewing.
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Asteroid 2014 UR116 is no threat to Earth | EarthSky.org

Asteroid 2014 UR116 is no threat to Earth | EarthSky.org | Solags | Scoop.it
Calculations by NASA and Harvard say the closest the asteroid will get to Earth is about 2.7 million miles - over 10 times the moon's distance - in April 2047.
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Astronomy Photo of the Day — Arp 116 - From Quarks to Quasars

Astronomy Photo of the Day — Arp 116 - From Quarks to Quasars | Solags | Scoop.it
The galaxy in the upper right almost looks like it’s superimposed on an image of the large galaxy pictured front and center, but these galaxies are actually two pebbled floating nearby in a large, cosmic pond.
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NASA’s Exploration Roadmap to Mars Starts with Flawless Orion Launch and Landing

NASA’s Exploration Roadmap to Mars Starts with Flawless Orion Launch and Landing | Solags | Scoop.it
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – NASA’s exploration roadmap aimed at sending Humans to Mars in the 2030s got off the ground magnificently with the flawless lau
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Dust from a comet has been discovered for the first time on the Earth's surface

Dust from a comet has been discovered for the first time on the Earth's surface | Solags | Scoop.it
(Phys.org)—A combined team of researchers from Japan and the U.S. has found particles of comet dust in ice extracted from the Antarctic—the first time comet dust particles have been found on the surface of the Earth.
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New Horizons Awakens for Pluto Encounter - Sky & Telescope

New Horizons Awakens for Pluto Encounter - Sky & Telescope | Solags | Scoop.it
On December 6th, New Horizons spacecraft awakened from its final electronic hibernation. Seven months from now, it will make the first-ever visit to Pluto.
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