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Big Black Holes Cook Flambeed Stellar Pancakes

11 years ago from Science Daily

Astrophysicists now say the fate of stars that venture too close to massive black holes could be even more violent than previously believed. Not only are they crushed by the...

Essay: Open Wide: Pioneer Dentist Gets His Due

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The reproduced office of G.V. Black is a central feature of the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore.

U.S. to support some solar power research

11 years ago from Physorg

The U.S. Department of Energy says it will fund up to $60 million to support development of low-cost concentrating solar power, or CSP, technology.

Inventor of LSD Albert Hofmann's first trip

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Inventor of LSD Albert Hofmann recorded what happened on that, now legendary, 'bicycle day'

NASA Spacecraft Tracks Raging Saturn Storm

11 years ago from Science Daily

As a powerful electrical storm rages on Saturn with lightning bolts 10,000 times more powerful than those found on Earth, the Cassini spacecraft continues its five-month watch over the dramatic...

Life-Probing Instrument Preparing For Mission To Mars

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new life-detecting instrument is preparing for a mission to the Red Planet. The Urey: Mars Organic and Oxidant Detector instrument, developed by a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography...

GIOVE-B spacecraft in good health

11 years ago from Physorg

A second test satellite for Galileo, Europe's rival to the US Global Positioning System, is "in good health" despite a hiccup that emerged after it was placed in orbit last...

Marching Sand Dunes Create Mars Mystery

11 years ago from

Wind tunnels experiments show sand grains can be lofted on Mars to create dunes.

Thomas Reiter joins Shuttle descent crew

11 years ago from European Space Agency

Early this morning, the installation of a new seat liner in the Soyuz TMA-9 spacecraft marked the end of ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter's period as a member of the Space...

Artemis provides communications for Jules Verne ATV

11 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA's Artemis data relay satellite, controlled from Fucino (Italy) and with its mission control centre and Earth terminal located at Redu (Belgium), is providing communications between the Jules Verne ATV...

River delta in Nepenthes Mensae

11 years ago from European Space Agency

The High Resolution Stereo Camera on board ESA’s Mars Express orbiter imaged the region of Nepenthes Mensae, a river delta on Mars, on 22 January 2008. The region is located...

Amazing Grace Team Receives Prestigious Award

A mission that has changed the way we study Earth's gravitational forces has been recognized with a prestigious award for helping scientists better understand our home planet.

Ocean-Observing Satellites Help Break Current Records

Two different teams of ocean adventurers set records this winter crossing the Tasman Sea. Both used maps of ocean currents made possible by ocean-observing satellites.

Stellar Birth in the Galactic Wilderness

A new image from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer shows baby stars sprouting in the backwoods of a galaxy.

Shoulder Motor Balks on Opportunity Rover's Robotic Arm

A small motor in the robotic arm of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity that began stalling occasionally more than two years ago has become more troublesome recently.

The 2008 Great Moonbuggy Race

11 years ago from Science @ NASA

Contestants in NASA's 15th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race have crossed the finish line. And the winner is.... Read today's story to find out who crashed and who triumphed in...

Moondust in the Wind

11 years ago from Science @ NASA

Unlike Earth, the firmament of the moon is directly exposed to charged particles from the sun. What happens to moondust under the onslaught of solar wind? Researchers in...

Earth's Magnetic Field Does Strange Things to the Moon

11 years ago from Science @ NASA

NASA-supported researchers have realized that strange things may be happening on the full Moon when it gets hit by Earth's magnetic tail.

South Korea's first astronaut rescued by startled nomads

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's first astronaut said she and her fellow crew were rescued by startled nomads after their space capsule thudded far off course into the remote steppes...

Findings: This Time, He’ll Be Left Breathless

11 years ago from NY Times Science

David Blaine, a self-described endurance artist, will next try and break the world record for holding his breath.

Observatory: Make a Mindless Goof? Blame Your Brain

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging to look at what goes on in the brain before an error.

Study: Blog Reading Can Be Addictive

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

As someone that's checked the Drudge Report once an hour, every hour for the last 10 years of my life, I can certainly accept the idea that the sites I...

Spacecraft's Shaky Descent Under Scrutiny

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The Russian Soyuz TMA-11 spacecraft apparently suffered a failure, possibly involving explosive bolts, that prevented one of two sections connected to the central crew capsule from separating properly before re-entry,...

Unexplained Red Lights Hover Over Phoenix

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Phoenix residents and local media were buzzing Tuesday about whether the city had experienced a close encounter of the first kind.

Mapping Earth's soil moisture

11 years ago from MIT Research

Professor Dara Entekhabi will lead the science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements to improve weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural...