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Electricity Found on Saturn Moon--Could It Spark Life?

10 years ago from National Geographic

Faint electrical signals in Titan's smoggy atmosphere suggest the moon has lightning, which some experts believe helped life form on Earth.

Secrets from within planets pave way for cleaner energy

10 years ago from Science Blog

Research that has provided a deeper understanding into the centre of planets could also provide the way forward in the world's quest for cleaner energy. read more

Good Vibrations Of Nearby Stars: Satellite Data Sheds New Light On The Sun

10 years ago from Science Daily

Some of the first data collected by the CoRoT space telescope mission, launched in December 2006, provides valuable information about the physical vibrations and surface characteristics of nearby stars that...

Starquakes Seen Inside Faraway Stars

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For the first time, quaking inside a star other than our sun has been recorded.

New light on moon water

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The Japanese spacecraft Kaguya finds no visible evidence that a lunar south pole crater holds ice

SETI Signal Detectors See First Light on Radio Telescope

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SETI detectors on the Allen Telescope Array have seen their first light.

Mars pioneers should stay there permanently, says Buzz Aldrin

10 years ago from Physorg

The first astronauts sent to Mars should be prepared to spend the rest of their lives there, in the same way that European pioneers headed to America knowing they would...

British team launches bid for 1,000 mph land speed record

10 years ago from Physorg

A British team launched an attempt on Thursday to set a new land speed record with a rocket-powered car that could reach 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 kilometres per hour).

Hurry! Life Must Form Quickly on Some Planets

10 years ago from

Planets around small mass stars may only have a billion-year window during which life can form.

Competition Heats Up for Space Station Cargo Contract

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U.S. firms are vying for a $3.1 billion contract to haul NASA cargo to the space station.

The Oddball Hosts of Gamma-ray Bursts

10 years ago from Physorg

There's a universal tendency to heed Dylan Thomas's exhortation and go out with a bang instead of a whimper. Nowhere is this more evident than deep in the cosmos.

Scientists see flow of gas from a quasar

10 years ago from UPI

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. astronomers say a bit of serendipity has given them a surprise view of a never-before-observed event that occurs during the birth...

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Cosmic Collision, More

10 years ago from National Geographic

A 12-billion-year-old cosmic collision is discovered, Santa Ana winds drive smoke across the Pacific, and more in our weekly update of space photos.

Microwaves Could Extract Water From Moon And Mars

10 years ago from Science Daily

When astronauts land on the Moon in the not too distant future, it's possible they will be visiting an outpost where they can pick up some fuel and a refreshing...

Vast Stellar Nursery: Claret-colored Cloud With A Massive Heart

10 years ago from Science Daily

An image of the amazing intricacies of a vast stellar nursery, which goes by the name of Gum 29, is now available. In the center, a small cluster of stars...

Tape measure: X-rays detected from Scotch tape

10 years ago from AP Health

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just two weeks after a Nobel Prize highlighted theoretical work on subatomic particles, physicists are announcing a startling discovery about a much...

NASA announces naming competition

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency and the Challenger Center for Space Education are sponsoring a competition to name a habitat in Antarctica.

Laser Could Aid Search for Life on Mars

10 years ago from Live Science

Instrument that zaps minerals, analyzes could detect biomolecules in Mars rocks.

Study tracks water vapor in sub-tropics

10 years ago from UPI

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- NASA scientists, satellites and ground-based instruments are cooperating in a monthlong U.S. experiment to track water vapor in the Earth's subtropics.

Ballet Dancers Are Fitter Than International Swimmers

10 years ago from Science Daily

As Mark Foster swaps his swimming trunks for his dancing shoes on Strictly Come Dancing, results of a study from the University of Hertfordshire will reveal tomorrow (23 October) that...

UK positioned for sat-nav prizes

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A UK company wins the European Satellite Navigation prize for a satellite positioning-enabled lifejacket.

First Apollo Flight Crew Last to be Honored

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NASA's first manned Apollo mission, Apollo 7, has received the agency's highest award.

Plumes of methane identified on Mars

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Finding could influence choice of landing site for Mars Science Laboratory.

Explorers to measure Arctic's vanishing summer ice

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

LONDON (Reuters) - British explorer Pen Hadow is to return to the North Pole five years after his record solo trek, in an attempt to establish when Arctic summer sea...

Ex-Astronaut Aims to Get Statement Tossed Out

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An attorney for accused criminal and former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak appeared in court Tuesday.

NASA's Party Over

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

NASA"s long-standing practice of honoring retirees and contractors with lavish award ceremonies costing millions of dollars a year may be over.

Planets Thought Dead Might Be Habitable

10 years ago from

Some planets that seem too cold could be made habitable by a squishing effect from their stars.

Half-Hot, Half-Cold Planets Have Supersonic Jet Streams

10 years ago from National Geographic

Winds that reach speeds of 7,000 miles (11,265 kilometers) per hour can carry heat from the sunny side to the dark side of Jupiter-like exoplanets, a new study shows.