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South Korea's First Astronaut Leaves Hospital

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South Korea's first astronaut was released from the hospital Wednesday.

James Randerson looks through the government UFO files

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

James Randerson on the range of supposed sitings of UFOs recorded in the government archives published today

Getting excited about science

9 years ago from Science Alert

Getting the next generation excited about science and its potential to improve the world will be an important challenge in the future, believes Dr Alan Finkel.

The Antennae Galaxies move closer

9 years ago from Science Blog

New research on the Antennae Galaxies using the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows that this benchmark pair of interacting galaxies is in fact much...

Space telescope recycled for bomb detection

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Compton Gamma Ray Observatory equipment helps to sniff out radioactive sources.

1968 Science Fiction is Today’s Reality

9 years ago from Science Blog

The futuristic epic 2001: A Space Odyssey influenced many to fall in love with the limitless possibilities of space exploration. The movie sparked imaginations and provided a realistic preview of...

Swedish Space Gym Being Tested By Astronauts

9 years ago from Science Daily

The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is presently testing a Swedish space gym. The aim is to counteract muscle atrophy and osteoporosis in astronauts. Astronauts who spend a...

Planets by the Dozen

9 years ago from Physorg

You know the planets of our solar system, each a unique world with its own distinctive appearance, size, and chemistry. Mars, with its bitter-cold, rusty red sands; Venus, a fiery...

Scientists Endure Arctic For Last Campaign Prior To CryoSat-2 Launch

9 years ago from Science Daily

An international group of scientists has swapped their comfortable offices for one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet to carry out a challenging field campaign that is seen...

NASA Successfully Completes First Series Of Ares Engine Tests

9 years ago from Science Daily

NASA engineers Thursday successfully completed the first series of tests in the early development of the J-2X engine that will power the upper stages of the Ares I and Ares...

The World Wide Telescope: A new view of the night sky

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The World Wide Telescope (WWT) website will change the way people see the heavens when it launches in the coming weeks.

Private Space Station Prototype Hits Orbital Milestone

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Space station prototype passes orbital milestone.

Japan set to open up defense use of space

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan cleared the way for a law allowing non-aggressive military use of space on Friday, overturning a decades-old policy of limiting space development to peaceful uses.

Scientists Revisit Mars Sample Return Plans

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Planning is under way to reinvigorate a Mars sample return mission.

Conservationists, developer reach major Calif. land deal

9 years ago from AP Science

LEBEC, Calif. (AP) -- A group of environmentalists and the owners of a large stretch of wilderness have reached a deal that would set aside the largest parcel of land...

Planets by the Dozen

9 years ago from Science @ NASA

A NASA-funded survey set to begin in 2008 could dramatically increase the number of known planets outside our solar system.

Cosmic Log: What’s waiting on Mars?

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: The weather outlook for this month's touchdown of the Phoenix Mars Lander calls for a spring thaw — and maybe Martian mini-tornadoes as well.

First Space Lawyer Graduates

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The first lawyer to earn a degree specifically in space law graduates Saturday.

Solar Variability: Striking a Balance with Climate Change

9 years ago from Physorg

The sun has powered almost everything on Earth since life began, including its climate. The sun also delivers an annual and seasonal impact, changing the character of each hemisphere as...

Exhaling for Exploration: Scientists Test Lunar Breathing System

9 years ago from Physorg

Exhaling for Exploration: Scientists Test Lunar Breathing System HOUSTON -- Imagine yourself hip-to-hip, shoulder-to-shoulder, inside a room the size of a walk-in closet for eight hours with five...

ESA, NASA to share space achievement award

9 years ago from UPI

PARIS, May 8 (UPI) -- The Ulysses observatory, a U.S.-European mission, has won an international award for the scientific productivity of the spacecraft, now orbiting the sun.

The Best (And Worst) Mars Landings

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Reaching Mars is an unforgiving endeavor, with little room for error.

Students to call long distance to the ISS

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- Students from New York and California will make a really long long-distance phone call next week to speak with an International Space Station's...

Epilepsy Site Hacked With Seizure Images

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Hackers bombarded the Epilepsy Foundation's Web site with hundreds of pictures and links to pages with rapidly flashing images. The breach triggered severe migraines and near-seizure reactions in some site...

NASA's New Science Chief Settles in for Long Haul

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NASA's new science chief Ed Weiler is settling into the position for long-term.

NASA starts artifact loan project

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency has announced the start of a new artifact loan program for museums, planetariums and other organizations.

Nasa set to join petaflop elite

Nasa has unveiled a plan to boost its supercomputer power to help plan and model future missions.

'No bias' against UK astronauts

UK government opposition to human spaceflight will be no bar to its citizens becoming astronauts, Esa says.