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Spinning galaxies offer Big Bang clues

7 years ago from UPI

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 8 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say the shape of the Big Bang might have been more complicated than previously thought and that the early universe...

Tailgate party to remember for last shuttle launch

7 years ago from AP Science

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- It was a tailgate party for the ages. They came packing tents and camp chairs, coolers and snacks, Sodoku books and laptops,...

UrtheCast to show live HD video of Earth from space (w/ video)

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- UrtheCast, a Canadian-based company, has announced a new project with a global scale, literally. The system will allow those of us who have not actually been in to...

Composer debuts fanfare honoring final shuttle mission

7 years ago from Physorg

Emmy-nominated composer Bear McCreary, known for his television scores, has composed a fanfare specifically to commemorate the final space shuttle flight. After composing four seasons of music for a television...

Gas giant spacecraft all gassed up

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- The Juno spacecraft completed hydrazine fuel loading, oxidizer loading and final tank pressurizations this week, and now the complete propulsion system is ready for the trip to Jupiter....

From Gagarin to the space shuttle: A history of human spaceflight - interactive graphic

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Since the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth in 1961 more than 1,200 people have travelled in space. This interactive graphic traces the 50-year history of human spaceflightPaddy AllenAmi...

MILA tracks its last launch and landing

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- With its beginnings rooted deeply in the historic days of Apollo, the MILA Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network Station has played a key role throughout the 30 years...

Video: Shuttle sacrifices leave legacy of inspiration

7 years ago from CBSNews - Science

CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller reports on the life and legacy of shuttle astronaut, Ronald McNair, who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion.

Audio slideshow: Space shuttle astronauts describe the thrill of the ride

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Veterans of the space shuttle programme Piers Sellers and Scott Altman relive their experiences on the iconic spaceship

Supernovae seed galaxies with massive amounts of dust

7 years ago from News @ Nature

A supernova detected in 1987 may explain why galaxies in the early universe were so dusty.

Ivy-Covered Walls Take on New Power from the Sun

7 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The University of Utah will be the first location in the U.S. to install a new solar power product called Solar Ivy, for its wall-climbing appearance, thanks to a student...

New solar firm already laying off workers

7 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A solar panel manufacturer that made its Windsor, Ont., debut in May announced Thursday it will lay off 70 of its 120 employees, and officials are blaming election politics for...

Shuttle Retirement Is Not the End of Human Spaceflight, NASA Chief Says

7 years ago from

The future of human spaceflight remains bright in both the public and private sectors, Charlie Bolden said.

US astronaut recalls 'roller coaster' of shuttle flight

7 years ago from Physorg

Riding a space shuttle is sort of like surging skyward aboard a high-speed, rickety roller coaster and then returning through a pulsing cosmic nightclub, US astronaut Terry Virts says.

We'll miss you, you adorable Martian rovers

7 years ago from Physorg

( -- NASA made its final attempt to uplink a command to the Spirit rover May 25. That afternoon, a group of us who work with the rovers at Cornell...

Shuttle launch in doubt as fuel tanks are filled

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Bad weather is expected to hit Cape Canaveral in the next few hours but the space shuttle is fuelled and the astronauts are about to make their way to the launchpadFollow live...

Supernovae seed galaxies with massive amounts of dust

7 years ago from News @ Nature

A supernova detected in 1987 may explain why galaxies in the early universe were so dusty.

Last-Ever Shuttle Launch Brings out Celebrities Big and Small

7 years ago from

NASA's VIP guest list includes U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Kevin Sorbo, TV's "Hercules."

NTT DoCoMo plans green-energy cellphone masts

7 years ago from Physorg

Japan's largest mobile phone operator, NTT DoCoMo, plans to start powering its cellphone tower network with renewable energy such as solar, wind or biomass, the company said Friday.

WWII Bombing Raids Altered English Weather

7 years ago from Live Science

Bombing raids covered the English sky in contrails, weather-altering man-made clouds.

Reports Detail A Massive Case Of Fraud

7 years ago from C&EN

Misconduct: Documents reveal Beng� Sezen's winding trail of deception.

Far-Away Galaxies Reveal Secrets of Early Universe

7 years ago from

A generation's worth of breakthroughs in astronomy have revolutionized humanity's view of cosmic history.

Space race for Sochi 2014 flame

7 years ago from Physorg

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics flame could be heading for space as part of the 120-day torch relay, organisers said on Thursday.

Neptune begins to give up its secrets

7 years ago from News @ Nature

Scientists have discovered how fast the Solar System's outermost planet rotates, but it still holds many mysteries.

Moon & Saturn Form Sky Triangle With Bright Star Tonight

7 years ago from

A planet, a star and a moon converge for a spectacular show.

An open letter to President Obama

7 years ago from The Guardian - Science

As the space shuttle programme draws to a close, film-maker Dr Christopher Riley – creator of In the Shadow of the Moon and First Orbit – appeals to the president to commit...

Giant Swedish space balloon fizzes out: space center

7 years ago from Physorg

Swedish scientists were forced to halt a ground-breaking project Thursday to test the impact of stars when a balloon carrying an X-ray telescope began leaking helium, a space centre said...

Private Suborbital Spaceships to Launch Sky-High Research

7 years ago from

It's trial and error for a new fleet of commercial suborbital spaceships undergoing testing.