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Shuttle Astronauts Rehearse Launch Day

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Discovery astronauts completed a dress rehearsal for their upcoming launch.

Chilean volcano captured blasting ash

9 years ago from Physorg

Chile`s Chaiten Volcano is shown spewing ash and smoke (centre left of image) into the air for hundreds of km over Argentina`s Patagonia Plateau in this Envisat image acquired on...

ESA watches the color of Earth's oceans

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PARIS, May 6 (UPI) -- The European Space Agency says its GlobColour project is helping predict how Earth will react to the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide.

Study shows spiders use UV light to mate

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WUHAN, China, May 5 (UPI) -- Chinese scientists have found ultraviolet B light plays a role in spider sex, the first evidence of animals being able to see...

China Satellite Navigation System Planned for 2010

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Chinese satellites will cover Asia by 2010, but frequencies aren't set.

GIOVE-B spacecraft in good health

9 years ago from Science Blog

After its successful launch by a Soyuz Rocket from Baiknour on 27 April and accurate insertion into its target orbit by the Fregat autonomous upper stage, GIOVE-B is now completing...

John Hopkins plans mission to the sun

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BALTIMORE, May 3 (UPI) -- Maryland's Johns Hopkins University said it is developing a spacecraft designed to go closer to the sun than any other probe has gone.

Supercomputer To Simulate Extreme Stellar Physics

9 years ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists will expend 22 million computational hours during the next year on one of the world's most powerful supercomputers, simulating an event that takes less than five...

Titan's Smoggy Sand Grains

NASA scientist Jason Barnes says Titan and Earth have much in common, but not when it comes to sand.

Canadian satellite to detect Earth hits

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OTTAWA, May 2 (UPI) -- Canadian researchers are working on a tiny satellite that will alert the world to the potential of asteroid strikes.

Did the solar system 'bounce' finish the dinosaurs?

9 years ago from Science Blog

The sun’s movement through the Milky Way regularly sends comets hurtling into the inner solar system – coinciding with mass life extinctions on earth, a new study claims. read more

Solar Images Show Green And Blue Flashes

9 years ago from Science Daily

The Earth's atmosphere is a gigantic prism that disperses sunlight. In the most ideal atmospheric conditions, such as those found regularly above Cerro Paranal, this will lead to the appearance...

Ketchup Experiment Recovered from Columbia Crash

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Data recovered from a damaged computer hard-drive that was aboard the ill-fated Space Shuttle Columbia.

NASA Delays Shuttle Flight to Hubble Space Telescope

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NASA has delayed the final shuttle flight to overhaul the Hubble Space Telescope.

Moon to Hide a Beehive

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On Saturday, May 10, the moon will occult Praesepe, or the Beehive.

Euronews looks at : Water and the Universe.

9 years ago from European Space Agency

Water, water everywhere - a vital resource that is a defining feature of our planet. But how much do we really understand about the water around us - where does...

Japan's Space Station Laboratory Ready to Fly

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The International Space Station's massive Japanese lab is ready to launch.

GearCrave Interview with Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson

9 years ago from Science Blog

Gadget blog GearCrave, in their "first of a series 'Dream Job' Interviews," has a great back-and-forth with International Space Station astronaut and all-around-good-guy Clayton Anderson. read more

Review: Google Earth powerful, though tricky to use, share

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Online photo albums I had prepared for family and friends weren't capturing the essence of my travels to the southern reaches of the world. Then a light...

Former head of B.C. observatory to receive international astronomy award

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A Canadian astronomer whose did pioneering work in the discovery of dwarf galaxies and other interstellar phenomena will be given a prestigious lifetime achievement award on Thursday.

Astronomers Discover New Type Of Pulsating White Dwarf Star

9 years ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have predicted and confirmed the existence of a new type of variable star, with the help of the 2.1-meter Otto Struve Telescope at McDonald Observatory. Called a "pulsating carbon...

Story Tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2008

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

1) ACCELERATORS -- Paving the way; 2) ENERGY -- Rubber hits the road; 3) SOLAR-- More potent photovoltaics; 4) FORENSICS -- New weapon.

Globular clusters: Not as old as thought?

9 years ago from UPI

EVANSTON, Ill., May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency astronomers say they've found some of the oldest objects in the universe might be younger in their development than...

Time 100's Top Techies

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

You're reading it here first ... the tech-related members of the much-hyped Time 100 due to be announced on overnight.

What Mars Fossils Might Look Like

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A river in Spain may show how signs of life could be preserved on Mars.

We're the 'waste' from distant stars

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Cosmologist and astrophysicist, Martin Rees, on the big bang and beyond

Catching planets in the making

9 years ago from MIT Research

It took a real oddball of a star--or rather, pair of stars--to provide the exceptional conditions that made detection possible of the intermediate stage of planet formation by a team...