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Russian rocket takes off with crew bound for ISS
A Russian Soyuz rocket shot into space Wednesday, carrying an international three-man crew to the space station
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Earth-like world in Kepler haul
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.
Space
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Two of Pluto's moons get their chance to shine
The New Horizons probe has taken some of the best images yet of Nix and Hydra, two of Pluto's moons
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Soyuz with crew of three set for launch to station
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft prepares to take three fresh crew members to the space station after a series of failures
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Failed Strut Likely Caused SpaceX Rocket To Explode, Elon Musk Says
The Falcon 9 rocket was carrying supplies to the International Space Station when it exploded June 28. Musk, the SpaceX CEO, said that going forward, the company will individually test each strut.
Space
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Smithsonian seeks crowdfunding to restore Armstrong's moon spacesuit
The space suit that protected Neil Armstrong during his moonwalk spent the last decade in a very confined space, far from the moon
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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Rare view of black hole in "bull's-eye" eruption
Rings of X-ray light flare and fade around an active black hole in stunning new observations by NASA's Swift space telescope
Astronomy
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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'Buckyballs' Solve Century-Old Mystery About Interstellar Space
Scientists have long wondered what's in the wispy cloud of gas floating in the space between the stars, absorbing starlight. Turns out it's a form of carbon named after architect Buckminster Fuller.
Physics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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Strange Worlds At The Edge Of Our Solar System Finally Come Into Focus
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back its best photos of Pluto and its moons. Scientists will puzzle over them for years to come.
Space
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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Pluto mission marks end of planet exploration era. Where next?
We've just visited the last outpost of our solar system with NASA's New Horizons mission. But don't think we're done – there's still so much more to discover
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 16, 2015, 10:42am
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Pluto Discoverer's Hometown Throws Big Bash For (Non-Dwarf!) Planet
Clyde Tombaugh, the man who discovered Pluto, grew up under the dark, open skies of the rural Midwest. Streator, Ill., where he once lived, has been full of celebration during NASA's flyby this week.
Space
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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NASA Zooms In On Pluto, For Closest Views Yet
New images of Pluto are beginning to arrive from NASA's space probe, and they're already allowing scientists to update what we know about the dwarf planet.
Astronomy
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015, 9:03am
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Despite blast, Spacex has time to show readiness for missions: USAF
A Falcon 9 rocket accident last month should not eliminate SpaceX from the competition to launch a new GPS satellite, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Wednesday, since there would be "plenty of time" to test the rocket before any future launch.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Hibernating bears could hold the key to long-distance space travel
Bone weakness is a significant problem for astronauts, but a unique biological process that occurs in hibernating bears could be the basis for a new therapy
Space
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Pluto probe working "flawlessly" after brief scare
The Pluto-bound New Horizons is out of safe mode and ready to resume science operations, one week from its historic flyby
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Blood-red scars on Jupiter's moon Europa
This image, sent back by NASA's Galileo spacecraft, shows the moon covered with deep red gashes that look oddly biological
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015, 10:27am
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Volcanoes could be erupting on Venus
"It looks like we can finally include Venus in the small club of volcanically active solar system bodies," said an ESA scientist
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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European satellite blasts off to provide new color view of Earth
An unmanned Vega rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Monday to put a sophisticated Earth-watching satellite into orbit, a European Space Agency webcast showed.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Don't fear apocalyptic asteroids: you're safer than you think
A star-studded group of campaigners are promoting Asteroid Day to raise awareness of the threat of incoming rocks. Are we really facing imminent disaster?
Space
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Satellite Studying Oceans Stops Working, NASA Says
Information it gathered is helping to improve climate models
Space
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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HD video from space shows Earth in amazing detail
A Canadian company put an HD camera on the ISS and got video so clear you can see cars driving past Boston's Fenway Park
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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Scientists Emerge After Eight-Month ‘Trip to Mars’
Housed under a dome located 8,000 feet above ground in a dormant Hawaii volcano
Space
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Airbus to build satellites for OneWeb to beam Internet from space
Europe's Airbus Group will design and build about 900 satellites for privately owned OneWeb Ltd, which plans to offer high-speed, space-based Internet access to billions of people worldwide, company officials said on Monday.
Internet
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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Rosetta spacecraft to change orbit in bid to strengthen Philae communication
Spacecraft to come within 180km of comet’s surface in attempt to improve contact signal and allow commands to be sent to the newly awakened lander
Space
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015, 8:38am
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134,000 saiga antelope dead in two weeks. What is the probable cause?
In May, 134,000 saiga died in the space of just two weeks. I spoke to E.J. Milner-Gulland, a conservation biologist at Imperial College about the probable cause
Ecology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Saturn's Dark And Mysterious Outer Ring Is Even Bigger Than Expected
Scientists say the Phoebe ring is "more than 200 times as big across as Saturn itself." They used a special infrared space telescope to get the best look yet at the massive ring of black dust.
Space
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 11, 2015, 12:39pm
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Take a Fascinating Tour of Dwarf Planet Ceres in NASA Flyover Video
The flyover video was captured at an altitude of 8,400 miles by NASA's Dawn spacecraft and shows Ceres rotating for one full Cerean day, about nine hours
Space
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
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Italian astronaut sets record for longest space mission by a woman
Having spent more time in space than any woman before her, Samantha Cristoforetti nears the end of her stay on the ISS
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
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Botched parachute bedevils NASA 'flying saucer' test for second time
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's test run of a Mars landing system came to a quick end on Monday when the saucer-shaped vehicle's parachute tore away after partly unfurling high over the Pacific Ocean, a NASA TV broadcast showed.
Space
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
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How NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stays busy in space
On March 27, 2015, American Scott Kelly went up to the International Space Station along with Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. CBS News' William Harwood caught up with the pair from the ground to see how they're doing more than two months into their yearlong stay in space.
Space
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 367 | Comments: 0
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