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New Crew Arrives at Space Station

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A Russian spacecraft carrying a space tourist, a rookie astronaut, and a veteran cosmonaut docked at the International Space Station today.

Astronaut Gloves Tested for Biological Contamination

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A space station device can test spacewalker gloves for biological contamination.

Hubble ID's massive star that exploded

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GREENBELT, Md., March 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says the Hubble Space Telescope has identified a star that was 1 million times brighter than the sun...

NASA's Mars Program in Disarray

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The robotic Mars program is sort of a planetary Dead Man Walking these days.

Finding twin Earths: Harder than we thought!

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Does a twin Earth exist somewhere in our galaxy? Astronomers are getting closer and closer to finding an Earth-sized planet in an Earth-like orbit. NASA's Kepler spacecraft just launched to...

Mars Express zeroes in on erosion features

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Mars Express has uncovered geological evidence suggesting that some depositional process, revealed by erosion, has been at work on large scales in the equatorial regions of the planet. If so,...

GOCE completes early orbit phase

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ESA's GOCE satellite was formally declared ready for work at 01:00 CET on 20 March. During the critical Launch and Early Orbit Phase beginning with separation from its booster on...

The Island | Roslyn Heights: Topping Science Prize With Obama Visit

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A Long Island teenager wins a prestigious Intel Science Talent Search scholarship with a study on parental links to teenage drinking.

Scientists find solution to solar puzzle

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Scientists from the University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast have made a unique discovery which will help us understand one of the most puzzling features of the Sun. The...

DEIMOS Joins MARS and its satellite of instruments on seafloor

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The planet Mars has a moon named Deimos, so it seems only appropriate that the ocean observatory MARS in Monterey Bay have its own DEIMOS. This DEIMOS, however, is an...

Space Station at Full Length, Full Power

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With the International Space Station's spine and power grid complete, here's a look at its 9-year construction.

New aerosol observing technique turns grey skies to blue

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Tiny, ubiquitous particles in the atmosphere may play a profound role in regulating global climate. But the scientists who study these particles - called aerosols - have long struggled to...

NASA researchers find clues to a secret of life

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NASA scientists analysing the dust of meteorites have discovered new clues to a long-standing mystery about how life works on its most basic, molecular level...

Feinstein seeks block solar power from desert land

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(AP) -- California's Mojave Desert may seem ideally suited for solar energy production, but concern over what several proposed projects might do to the aesthetics of the region and...

University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight

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Bone loss in long-duration spaceflight has been identified for decades as a significant problem affecting astronauts. More recently, scientists have found that the absence of gravity is causing astronauts on...

Aid for Solar Firm Is First From 4-Year-Old Program

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The Energy Department’s alternative-energy loan guarantee program is meant to create jobs and develop carbon-free power sources.

Observatory: Those Gymnastic Bats, Landing Upside Down

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Scientists have now shown how bats land, hanging upside down from their heels.

Astronauts Patch Up Space Bicycle

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After days of downtime because of jammed pedals, Discovery's astronauts can now bike their cares away thanks to the determination of two spaceflyers who pried open the high-tech cycle and...

Brines on Mars

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Salty subsurface oceans may exist on the Red Planet and could force scientists to rethink their view of the planet

Queen's scientists discover giant solar twists

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Scientists at Queen's University have made a finding that will help us to understand more about the turbulent solar weather and its affect on our planet. Along with scientists at the...

Knoxville Site of Global Quark Matter Conference, March 30-April 4

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Physicists from 35 countries and nearly 200 institutions are coming to Knoxville, Tenn., March 30-April 4, for the International Conference on Ultra-Relativistic Nucleus Collisions, hosted by the Department of Energy's...

Mars Orbiter Spies Rust Deposits

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ESA's Mars Express finds concentration of rust in Aram Chaos crater.

Mars rover naming contest begins Monday

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WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says online public voting will be used to help it select one of nine names for its next Mars...

Bronx Zoo Fights for Funding with Video Starring Porcupine

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A NYC-based zoo agency has released a video starring a porcupine to convince state legislators to fully fund zoos in 2010.

Space Commander Has Cake, Eats it Too

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Discovery skipper Lee Archambault made sure his crew packed away a small chocolate cake for NASA astronaut Michael Fincke, who celebrated his 42nd birthday last Saturday.

The long view of the telescope's history

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The telescope revolutionised our view of the heavens, but the first effects of this technological marvel were felt much closer to home

Iranian satellite completes mission: state TV

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TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's first domestically produced satellite has successfully completed its tasks in space, state television said on Thursday, seven weeks after the Islamic Republic sent it into orbit.

Guide to galaxy for Earth Hour's starry, starry night

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( -- When cities turn off their lights for Earth Hour their occupants will get more than a warm and fuzzy green feeling, they will also see stars hundreds of...