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Neutron star has superfluid core

7 years ago from Physics World

Exotic state of matter persists at hundreds of millions of degrees, say researchers

19 asteroids caught in one night

7 years ago from Physorg

The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui, discovered 19 near-Earth asteroids on the night of January 29, the most asteroids discovered by one telescope on a single night. Cataloging near-Earth...

New Russian Navigation Satellite Launched Into Orbit

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A Russian Soyuz rocket launched the new Glonass K navigation satellite into orbit Saturday.

Student Balloon Photographs Shuttle Launch From Edge of Space

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A student balloon took dramatic photos of shuttle Discovery launching on its final flight Feb. 24. The balloon captured the photos from the edge of space.

For Sale: Vintage 50-Year-Old Soviet Space Capsule

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The Vostok 3KA-2 capsule, which was launched into space three weeks before the first human went up, could fetch up to $10 million.

Astronomers May Have Spotted Distant Baby Planet's Birth, A Cosmic First

7 years ago from PopSci

Planetary Natal Disc This artist's impression shows the disc around the young star T Cha. The disc has two parts, a narrow ring close to the star and the remainder of the...

The mysterious rumble of thundersnow

7 years ago from Physorg

NASA atmospheric scientists got an unexpected chance to study a curious phenomenon called "thundersnow" when a recent storm unleashed it right over their heads.

Two Planets Discovered Sharing the Same Orbit

7 years ago from PopSci

There's Room For Both Of Us In This Orbit NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech In a cosmic first, the Kepler telescope has discovered two planets sharing the same orbit. There is a theory that says our...

Planet birth witnessed for 1st time

7 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

For the first time ever, scientists believe they've detected the birth of a new world around a distant sun-like star.

Sun's magnetic mysteries probed

7 years ago from UPI

SHEFFIELD, England, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- British scientists say they've discovered that massive magnetic waves emanating from giant holes on the surface of the sun come from deep inside...

Green: Solar Projects Pit Green Against Green

7 years ago from NY Times Science

Environmental groups and others challenge solar energy projects in lawsuits and filings.

Asymmetric supernova explosions

7 years ago from Science Daily

Stars are balls of glowing gas, with a nearly spherical shape. Accordingly, one would expect that when some stars explode as supernovae at the end of their lives, the resulting...

Space Pictures This Week: Woolly Galaxy, Solar Flare, Shuttle

7 years ago from National Geographic

An island draped in sea ice, flares spurting from the sun, and dark landslides on the moon are featured among the week's best space pictures.

Want 'Watson' in the exam room?

7 years ago from Physorg

Are you ready for Watson to join you and your doctor in the examining room? That could be the outcome of a collaboration under way between Watson's creators at IBM...

Scientists explore frontier of the 'aerosphere'

7 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Using cutting-edge technology such as radar that can spot a bee dozens of miles away, scientists are exploring a vast frontier that may look like mostly empty space but is...

Playstation Users Can Watch NASA Shuttle Launch Live

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This afternoon, people will be able to watch the Discovery Launch from their Playstation devices.

Huge Cargo Ship Arrives at Space Station Ahead of Shuttle Discovery

7 years ago from

Europe's second robotic cargo ship delivered 7 tons of cargo to the space station today.

Telescope team plans to track the whole sky

7 years ago from Physics World

Astronomers are assembling a global network of terrestrial satellites

Quasar's belch solves longstanding mystery (w/ Video)

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- When two galaxies merge to form a giant, the central supermassive black hole in the new galaxy develops an insatiable appetite. However, this ferocious appetite is unsustainable.

The great moonbuggy race

7 years ago from Physorg

Forty years after the first lunar rover rolled across the moon's surface, 84 teams of enterprising future engineers will demonstrate the same ingenuity and can-do spirit at the 18th annual...

Sounds of Comet Tempel 1 smashing into Stardust-NExT

7 years ago from Physorg

As Stardust-Next was racing past Comet Tempel at 9.8 km/sec, or 24,000 MPH, it encountered a hail of bullet like particles akin to a warplane meeting the fury of armed...

Another high-definition plasma

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- The sight of an aurora evokes feelings of mystery and awe in the weekend star gazer and scientist alike. The stargazer may ponder the vastness of our universe...

New conditions for life on other planets

7 years ago from Science Daily

Tidal effects change the concept of the habitable zone- Tides can render the so-called “habitable zone” around low-mass stars inhabitable.

Rainforests On Mars

7 years ago from

Does anybody remember that film, Mission to Mars? Its a good one. Basically, this band of astronauts tootle off to Mars to find their buddy, against all odds find him...

Black holes blow away gas

7 years ago from Science Alert

Radiation from feeding black holes can push away the gas it feeds on, a new study found – explaining why black holes go quiescent.

Wellcome Image Awards 2011 - audio slideshow

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Dr Laura Pastorelli picks her favourites from the winners of this year's Wellcome Image AwardsAndy Duckworth

How Bright Are the Stars Really?

7 years ago from

One glance at the night sky shows that some stars are brighter than others. But how bright are they really?

Kuumba Singers host 13th Annual Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival

7 years ago from Harvard Science

The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College will host the 13th Annual Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival: “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” March 3-5. The festival features several events,...