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NASA: Phoenix Spacecraft in Good Health After Mars Landing

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The Phoenix spacecraft is in good health after its Sunday Mars landing.

Piece of Missing Cosmic Matter Found

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A hot, thin filament of dense gas was found connecting two galactic clusters.

VIEW FROM SPACE: Before and After the Cyclone

9 years ago from National Geographic

See how Cyclone Nargis changed the landscape of the Irrawaddy River delta, where massive floods killed tens of thousands.

GIOVE-B Transmitting Its First Signals

9 years ago from Science Daily

Following a successful launch on April 27, GIOVE-B began transmitting navigation signals May 7. This is a truly historic step for satellite navigation since GIOVE-B is now, for the first...

Saturn's atmosphere 'waves' to Earth

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PASADENA, Calif., May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency scientists say they've observed a wave pattern, or oscillation, in Saturn's atmosphere that's only visible from Earth every 15...

Space Shuttle Columbia's Hard Drive Data Recovered

9 years ago from Science Blog

A data recovery company has retrieved 99% of the data from a hard drive recovered from the space shuttle Columbia crash in 2003, reports Computerworld. read more

Researchers demonstrate for the first time how light squeezes through small holes

9 years ago from Physorg

How does light pass through a tiny hole" For the first time, Dr Aurele Adam and Prof. Paul Planken of Delft University of Technology, in conjunction with two South Korean...

Research May Improve Tornado Predictions

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Debris dropped by hot-air balloons may give scientists at The University of Alabama in Huntsville data needed to improve tornado warnings. The payloads dropped by the balloons were similar to...

Alien Life-Searching Techniques Tested

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Signs of life on Mars can be spotted using instruments on robotic probes.

Telescopes search for signals from space

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists, searching for signs of life from faraway planets, are building hundreds of radio telescopes in Northern California, their leader...

Iron 'snow' helps maintain Mercury's magnetic field, scientists say

9 years ago from Physorg

New scientific evidence suggests that deep inside the planet Mercury, iron “snow” forms and falls toward the center of the planet, much like snowflakes form in Earth`s atmosphere and fall...

A Super Solar Flare

9 years ago from Physorg

At 11:18 AM on the cloudless morning of Thursday, September 1, 1859, 33-year-old Richard Carrington—widely acknowledged to be one of England's foremost solar astronomers—was in his well-appointed private observatory. Just...

Shuttle Flights Should be Extended, Space Pioneer John Glenn Says

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Space pioneer John Glenn called for a shuttle fleet extension while unveiling NASA archival video.

NASA-TV to televise ISS cargo ship arrival

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HOUSTON, May 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it will televise the arrival of an unpiloted cargo spacecraft when it docks at the International Space Station.

X-rays power discoveries at Chicago's Field Museum

9 years ago from Physorg

Digital medical imaging and information technology from Carestream Health, Inc., is playing a key role in helping The Field Museum of Chicago discover and analyze secrets hidden within its world-class...

Closer encounter: Nasa plans landing on 40m-wide asteroid travelling at 28,000mph

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

US eyes 2000SG344 for Armageddon-type mission as 1.1m tonne rock becomes potential landing site for astronauts

Leading Scientist to be New Executive Director of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

You are invited to view an important, live webcast announcement by Mike Lazaridis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), regarding the appointment of...

Family Science Project Yields Surprising Data About a Siberian Lake

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Generations of Russian scientists have produced an extraordinary record of the largest body of fresh water on earth.

A Super Solar Flare

9 years ago from Science @ NASA

In September 1859, a solar flare erupted so intense that the explosion itself was visible to the human eye. A ferocious geomagnetic storm ensued in which Northern Lights descended as...

Physicist confines plasma components in a trap within a trap

9 years ago from Physorg

A University of Michigan professor has taken a step toward simulating a type of matter found in the crusts of neutron stars, in the cores of gas giant planets, and...

U.S. to fund advanced water energy studies

9 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Energy says it will make up to $7.5 million available for research into harnessing the energy potential of oceans,...

Phoenix descending

9 years ago from News @ Nature

NASA#25;s Mars strategy goes from #28;follow the water#29; to #28;arrive at the ice#29;.

Astrophysical Fluid Mechanics: A New Method For Simulating Supersonic Turbulence

9 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have developed a new method for simulating turbulent fluids, which will open up new perspectives in the field of astrophysics. Turbulence is worth studying, because of the fundamental role...

Poland and the ESA sign a cooperation plan

9 years ago from UPI

PARIS, May 6 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says Poland has reinforced its relations with the ESA by signing the Plan for European Cooperating State Charter.

Black Hole Rips Apart Screaming Star

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Star swallowed by black hole emits flare, illuminates galactic structures.

NASA Kepler Mission Offers Opportunity to Send Names Into Space

Here's your chance to have your name on board the spacecraft that could discover the first known Earth-like planet beyond our solar system.

NASA test-fires aging rocket motor

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WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency announced the successful test-firing of an old reusable solid rocket motor to determine performance changes caused by aging.

House Panel Second Guesses NASA's Zero-G Contract Award

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Congressional investigators are looking into NASA's deal to buy Zero G flights.