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Asteroid Rumor Not True; Celestial Fireworks; Daycare Doesn’t Make Children Agressive

Posted August 21st, 2015 at 7:56 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA: There is No Truth Behind Asteroid Online Rumor The internet has been abuzz with a now viral rumor that life on Earth will be wiped out by a massive asteroid strike some time near the end of September. Numerous recent blogs and web postings are erroneously claiming that an asteroid will impact Earth, sometime […]

Universe Dying?; Seals Use Voice Recognition; Bacteria Helps Smokers Quit

Posted August 13th, 2015 at 2:42 pm (UTC+0)
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Astronomers Say our Universe is Dying Is our universe slowly dying?  An international group of astronomers, who studied more than 200,000 galaxies and precisely measured the energy produced within a large portion of the cosmos, have confirmed that a section of the Universe is generating about half as much energy as it did two billion […]

NASA Camera Snaps Images of the Moon Crossing Face of The Earth

Posted August 8th, 2015 at 1:30 am (UTC+0)
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Since the beginning of the space age more than 50 years ago, NASA, the U.S. space agency, has provided the world with spectacular images of our planet, solar system and universe. Now, NASA has just released an amazing ‘animated gif’ (see above) that shows the moon as it moves across of the sunlit side of […]

July 2015 Science Images

Posted July 31st, 2015 at 7:40 pm (UTC+0)
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Earth’s ‘Cousin’ Found; Burnt Scroll Made Readable, ET Search Boosted

Posted July 24th, 2015 at 11:24 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA Finds Earth’s Older and Bigger Cousin NASA announced that its Kepler mission has discovered a planet and star that closely resembles the Earth and our Sun.  Some have even been calling the discovery of the exoplanet “Earth’s older and bigger cousin”. The planet and sun are part of the Kepler-452 system and are about […]

Close Call for ISS; Threat to Polar Bears; Binary System Cannibal

Posted July 18th, 2015 at 1:00 am (UTC+0)
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ISS Crewmembers Back to Work after Close Call with Space Junk Fear that a floating piece of space junk could impact the ISS sent astronauts the station’s crew scrambling onto a docked Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday (07/17). Luckily, the debris passed the station harmlessly, and the crew was back at work. Houston’s Mission Control […]

New Horizons Team Relieved After Spacecraft Phones Home

Posted July 15th, 2015 at 9:52 pm (UTC+0)
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It took a little more than thirteen hours after NASA’s New Horizons mission made its historic close encounter with Pluto and its five known moons, but the piano-sized spacecraft finally phoned home to say that it’s OK and that the fly-by went according to plan. Anxious members of the New Horizons mission team at the […]

NASA’s Boomerang-Like Aircraft, Kid Athletes Excel in Class, Citrus and Skin Cancer

Posted July 1st, 2015 at 10:00 pm (UTC+0)
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Boomerang-Like Aircraft Could Help NASA Find Landing Sites on Mars NASA has built a prototype of what it hopes to be the first aircraft to fly on Mars sometime in the 2020’s. Shaped like a boomerang, the flying wing Prandtl-m will be rather small, with a 61 cm wingspan, and weighing only about 454 grams. […]

June 2015 Science Images

Posted June 29th, 2015 at 6:08 pm (UTC+0)
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Slumbering Giant Black Hole Awakes After 26 Years

Posted June 27th, 2015 at 1:00 am (UTC+0)
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Some 8,000 light years from Earth, in the constellation Cygnus, a binary system known as V404 Cygni has come to life for the first time in 26 years. While most binary systems consist of two stars orbiting a common center of mass, V404 Cygni is made up of a black hole and a star that […]