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2014/09/30 12:21
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Mystery of Titan's moving 'island': Giant mass 58 THOUSAND football fields in size rises and sinks on Saturn's moon Astronomers at Nasa in California have been left baffled by the appearance of a...
2014/09/30 12:21
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2014/09/29 15:35
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Like dancers in a chorus line, atoms‘ movements become synchronized when lowered to extremely cold temperatures. To study this bizarre phenomenon, called a Bose-Einstein condensate, researchers need...
2014/09/29 05:59
2014/09/29 05:59
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In a bid to understand how the once wet Red Planet turned cold and dry, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has successfully drilled the first sample-collection hole in Mount Sharp, a layered mountain in...
2014/09/28 12:22
2014/09/28 12:22
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NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars’ orbit Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet’s upper atmosphere as never done before....
2014/09/25 15:33
2014/09/25 15:33
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High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year,...
Read more at redOrbit, PhysOrg
2014/09/24 15:37
2014/09/24 15:37
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Prospects have been fading for an El Niño event in 2014, but now there’s a glimmer of hope for a very modest comeback. Scientists warn that unless these developing weak-to-modest El Niño conditions...
2014/09/24 12:31
2014/09/24 12:31
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By the end of the year, NASA plans to have a network of 15 monitoring stations around the Los Angeles basin that will use commercially available high-precision greenhouse gas analyzers to continually...
Read more at redOrbit, PhysOrg
2014/09/22 13:09
2014/09/22 13:09
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With every second that ticks past, the spacecraft Voyager 1 ventures farther away from Earth. You can actually watch this happen, in a way, on NASA's website, which tracks the probe's distance from...
2014/09/22 08:39
2014/09/22 08:39
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Animated artist’s concept of MAVEN spacecraft orbiting Mars, via NASA After a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft...
2014/09/19 16:19
2014/09/19 16:19
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Artistic rendering of RapidSCAT, aboard the International Space Station (NASA) On Saturday, NASA will launch into a space an instrument that will obtain invaluable measurements of ocean winds from...
2014/09/18 22:00
2014/09/18 22:00
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... — Each time your heart beats, your entire body moves — even if you’re unconscious and pinned under a pile of rubble. The vibrations are small, invisible to the human eye, and might just save...
2014/09/18 17:31
2014/09/18 17:31
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Kimberly Lichtenberg, an instrument engineer for the Mars Curiosity rover, will speak about “Two Years on Mars: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” during the University of Utah’s Frontiers of Science...
2014/09/18 13:12
2014/09/18 13:12
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With its plethora of orchestras, live theaters, cinemas and America’s longest-running comedy club, Pasadena has long held claim to being a nationally renowned city for the arts. And in playing host to...
2014/09/17 14:33
2014/09/17 14:33
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The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned...
Read more at redOrbit, EarthSky, PhysOrg
2014/09/17 14:33
2014/09/17 14:33
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When the most massive stars explode as supernovas, they don’t fade into the night, but sometimes glow ferociously with high-energy gamma rays. What powers these energetic stellar remains? NASA’s...
2014/09/15 14:31
2014/09/15 14:31
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We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? But sometimes what’s outside can be just as important. At least that’s the case with the International Space Station (ISS) and the...
2014/09/15 11:31
2014/09/15 11:31
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An airborne radar survey in the Napa Valley area of Northern California conducted by NASA scientists has revealed clear indications of fault-line displacements near the epicenter of the 6.0-magnitude...
2014/09/12 15:35
2014/09/12 15:35
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet’s Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission’s long-term prime...
2014/09/11 20:39
2014/09/11 20:39
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Larry Sessions writes for EarthSky about astronomy and other topics related to physical science, emphasizing observations that can be made with little or no equipment. He also writes and maintains his...
2014/09/11 17:31
2014/09/11 17:31
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NASA data and expertise are proving invaluable in California’s ongoing response to the Aug. 24 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, northeast of San Francisco. The quake was the strongest to occur...
2014/09/30 12:21
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