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Delayed spacewalk ends successfully

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - NASA astronauts completed a spacewalk on Saturday at the International Space Station that had been delayed after a false alarm woke the crews of the...

New dad in space focuses on shuttle job

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

NASA's new dad in space, shuttle astronaut Randolph Bresnik, said he had no problems focusing on his job while awaiting his daughter's birth.

Water mission returns first data

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A European satellite launched to study the Earth's water cycle returns its first data, confirming its novel instrument is working well.

Watching a cannibal galaxy dine

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Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is the nearest giant, elliptical galaxy, at a distance of about 11 million light-years. One of the most studied objects in the southern sky, by 1847...

Race to recreate Big Bang conditions reignited

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

ZURICH (Reuters) - After a year's delay, scientists at the world's biggest accelerator have restarted an experiment to recreate "Big Bang" conditions that had sparked suggestions the earth would be...

New Hope for Plucky Japanese Asteroid Mission

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Japanese engineers have devised a plan to combine parts from two partially-failed ion engines to resume the Hayabusa asteroid probe's journey back to Earth.

NASA Recruits 'Planet 51' Actor Dwayne Johnson to Spread Message

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Actor Dwayne Johnson, formerly known as "The Rock," is helping to spread the benefits of NASA in a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) timed with the release of...

Gallery of Fluid Motion and Virtual Press Room Now Open

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The virtual Press Room for next week's 62st Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics in Minneapolis is now open. See

Ultra-Powerful Laser Reproduces How Star's Jets Travel through Interstellar Space

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- A multi-trillion-watt laser at the University of Rochester has simulated a stellar jet -- an outpouring of matter from a fledgling star -- with unprecedented realism.

Novel Nova: Stellar Blast Powered by Helium May Leave a Tantalizing Remnant

10 years ago from Scientific American

A stellar explosion known as a nova that was detected in 2000 formed a two-lobed shell of material ejected from the star. Shaped like a bow tie, it continues to...

Video: Spy Tech Tools

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Science and technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg showed Harry Smith new gadgets that make watching over your belongings easy.

Cassini's Big Sky: The View from the Center of Our Solar System

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- When NASA's Cassini spacecraft began orbiting Saturn five years ago, a dozen highly-tuned science instruments set to work surveying, sniffing, analyzing and scrutinizing the Saturnian system.

Before Darkness Falls: Cassini to Scan Enceladus on Winter's Cusp

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft will fly by Saturn's moon Enceladus this weekend for a last peek at the intriguing "tiger stripes" before winter darkness blankets the area for several...

Inauguration of site of Galileo station at Kourou

10 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA PR 29-2009. The site of a ground station for Galileo, Europe's global navigation satellite system, inside the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), near Kourou in French Guiana, was inaugurated on...

Astronauts get extra moving time at space station

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The astronauts aboard the shuttle-station complex are getting some extra moving time.

Binary systems share stardust

10 years ago from Physics World

Rare glimpse of planet formation in binary star system

SOFIA Seeks Secrets of Planetary Birth

10 years ago from Physorg

You don't always have to have a rocket to do rocket science. Sometimes a mere airplane will do - that is, a mere Boeing 747 toting a 17-ton, 9-foot wide...

Hunting for Planets in the Dark

10 years ago from Physorg

A proposed space mission that aims to measure dark energy could also detect planets that current surveys are unable to find.

Mystery of the Solar Tsunami -- Solved (w/ Video)

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Sometimes you really can believe your eyes. That's what NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) is telling researchers about a controversial phenomenon on the sun known as the...

PETA Protests NASA Monkey Radiation Experiment

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PETA members protested research into effects of space radiation on monkeys.

Search engines are source of learning

10 years ago from Science Daily

Search engine use is not just part of our daily routines; it is also becoming part of our learning process, according to researchers.

The Next Generation of Spy Plane

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

"Early Show" Gets Exclusive Clearance into Global Hawk Spy Plane's Mission Command Center

40 Years Ago: Apollo 12 - Truth of the Moon

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Apollo 12 - the 2nd manned lunar landing - made a pinpoint landing in Nov. 1969 and helped reveal the moon's origins.

Energy-saving bulbs 'get dimmer'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Energy-efficient light bulbs lose on average more than a fifth of their brightness over their lifetime, a study finds.

Maps Unveil the Source of Starburst Galaxy's Winds

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- A research group at Kyoto University has discovered that shocks are the primary energy sources that excite the galactic wind region of starburst galaxy NGC 253. Their images...

Pole problem topples osprey nest site

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Part-time feathered residents of a northwest Calgary neighbourhood might have to find a new home after city workers removed a rotten light pole that hosted their nest.

Discovery of a Retrograde or Highly Tilted Extrasolar Planet

10 years ago from Physorg

Astronomers have found that the extrasolar planet HAT-P-7b has a retrograde or highly tilted orbit. Studying such planets is important in understanding the diversity of planetary systems and assessing current...

SPACE PHOTOS THIS WEEK: Baby Star, Crescent Earth, More

10 years ago from National Geographic

A Saturn moon takes center stage, a star is born, a space shuttle gets a step closer to its curtain call, and more in the week's best space pictures.