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Astronauts Warn of Catastrophic Asteroid Strikes

Posted April 23rd, 2014 at 7:25 pm (UTC+0)
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Three former astronauts are sounding the alarm about the dangers our planet faces from asteroid impacts and how steps must be taken now to protect against a catastrophic asteroid strike. The three astronauts included  Ed Lu, who flew into space aboard the space shuttle, as well as a Soyuz spacecraft, to and from the International Space […]

Ancient Zircon Reveals Age of Earth’s Crust

Posted February 26th, 2014 at 5:43 pm (UTC+0)
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A tiny sliver of ancient zircon reveals the crust of our planet formed at least 4.4 billion years ago—160 million years after the birth of the solar system, according to a new study. Earth itself is believed to be about 4.5 billion years old. The researchers examined some of the oldest materials ever found on […]

Science Images Blog

Posted September 10th, 2013 at 7:22 pm (UTC+0)
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Science Images of the Week

Posted March 29th, 2013 at 5:49 pm (UTC+0)
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Earth Preps for Close Encounter with Asteroid

Posted February 4th, 2013 at 7:38 pm (UTC+0)
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Earth is about to have a close encounter with an asteroid, the nearest an object of its size has ever come to our planet. The fly-by is expected to occur at around 1924 UTC on Feb. 15, according to scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The US space agency says there’s no chance the asteroid […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 3:59 pm (UTC+0)
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Moon May Have Formed From Earth’s Leftovers

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 8:27 pm (UTC+0)
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The Earth and its moon started with a big bang, according to a new theory from NASA scientists, who believe both were born out of collisions between two massive developing planets.The new theory suggests the two giant planetary bodies, each about five times the size of Mars, collided with each other twice. After the first collision, […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC+0)
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India Celebrates Historic Space Milestone

Posted September 10th, 2012 at 6:13 pm (UTC+0)
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India’s space program celebrated an historic milestone Sunday after successfully launching  its 100th space mission. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) put a French satellite and Japanese micro-satellite into polar orbit aboard its Polar Satellite Launch vehicle (PSLV). The mission’s payload included SPOT 6, an observation satellite from France’s space agency (CNES),  and Proiteres, a […]

Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, Dead at 82

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 7:43 pm (UTC+0)
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Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the surface of the moon, died Saturday  from heart-surgery related complications. He was 82. It was more than 40 years ago that Armstrong uttered the now-iconic words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” forever sealing his place in history. He spoke the […]

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