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Space Shuttle Astronauts Get Time Off

10 years ago from Space.com

Discovery shuttle astronauts get a few hours off Sunday after a busy week of space station construction.

NASA's Mars Rover Spirit Faces Circuitous Route

10 years ago from Science Daily

Loose soil piled against the northern edge of a low plateau called "Home Plate" has blocked NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit from taking the shortest route toward its southward destinations...

Ex-Official at NASA Is Indicted

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The former official, Courtney Stadd, has been indicted on charges of steering $9.6 million in agency money to a consulting client.

Watchmen: The Science of Dr. Manhattan

10 years ago from Live Science

Newsarama talks with Dr. James Kaklios, scientific adviser to Watchmen about the possible explanations for Dr. Manhattan's powers

Weather report percentages can vex viewers

10 years ago from UPI

SEATTLE, March 6 (UPI) -- Researchers say there can still be confusion over exactly what weather forecasters mean when they say there is a certain percent chance of...

Can a Comedian Take Over the Space Station?

10 years ago from Live Science

Comedian Stephen Colbert jumps into NASA's space station naming contest.

Could Life on Earth Have Come From Ceres?

10 years ago from Space.com

Scientists theorize life on Earth could have come from the dwarf planet Ceres.

Crew Selected for Mock Mars Mission

10 years ago from Space.com

The crew was recently announced for the first phase of a mock mission to Mars.

NASA's 10 Greatest Science Missions

10 years ago from Space.com

The 10 most groundbreaking science missions NASA's ever sent to space.

Unexpected source of gamma rays discovered

10 years ago from Physorg

An international team of astrophysicists, involving several research groups in Spain, has discovered a source of very high energy gamma rays in the region of the distant galaxies 3C 66A...

Sony Announces DSC-HX1 Cyber-Shot Camera with Sweep Panorama Technology

10 years ago from Physorg

Sony is spotlighting its first digital still camera to feature sweep panorama technology. The new HX1 Cyber-shot model can take 224-degree panorama shots in one easy press-and-sweep motion.

Domestic horses traced to Kazakhstan

10 years ago from UPI

ARLINGTON, Va., March 6 (UPI) -- An international team of researchers has traced the lineage of the earliest known domestic horses to Kazakhstan.

Einstein doctorate up for auction

10 years ago from Physorg

The doctorate certificate that Albert Einstein obtained from the University of Zurich in 1906 will come up for auction in June, auctioneers Fischer Galerie said Friday.

Watch on Euronews : From Gunpowder to the cosmos the latest techniques to power space travel

10 years ago from European Space Agency

In the beginning there was gunpowder then came hydrogen and liquid oxygen used to propel objects through space. Today many more propellants are available to engineers to power long journeys into space.

Japan considers putting robot on moon

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering putting a robot on the moon by 2020 and an astronaut by 2030, a report from a government office showed on Friday, amid fears...

Telescope 'cousins' meet at last

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Europe's Herschel and Planck space observatories are in the same cleanroom, just weeks before their historic launch.

Ice-covered martian north pole

10 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA’s Mars Express orbiter imaged the snow-laden region of Rupes Tenuis on the martian north pole on 29 July 2008.

Review in honor of tomorrow's scheduled Kepler launch

10 years ago from Science Blog

Tomorrow morning, if all goes according to schedule, NASA will launch the Kepler mission, which according to noted astronomer Alan Boss in his new book, The Crowded Universe, is likely...

Preparing for a journey to Mars: Crew locked for 105 days in simulator

10 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- On 31 March, a crew of six, including a French pilot and a German engineer, will embark on a 105-day simulated Mars mission. They will enter a special...

Scientists see earthquake surface healing

10 years ago from UPI

PASADENA, Calif., March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency scientists say they've used satellite data to observe, for the first time, the healing of subtle, natural surface scars...

Anti-surveillance filmmaker plans eye-socket camera

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Canadian filmmaker plans to have a mini camera installed in his prosthetic eye to make documentaries and raise awareness about surveillance in society.

Rocket Aims For Cheaper Nudges In Space; Plasma Thruster Is Small, Runs On Inexpensive Gases

10 years ago from Science Daily

Satellites orbiting the Earth must occasionally be nudged to stay on the correct path. Scientists are developing a new rocket that could make this and other spacecraft maneuvers much less...

Japan astronaut to try flying carpet in space lab: official

10 years ago from Physorg

A Japanese astronaut going to space this month will try to fly on a carpet, use eyedrops in zero gravity and meet a series of other off-beat challenges, a space...

In search of ... us?

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Scientists hope a spacecraft bearing the name of German astroner Johannes Kepler will answer a fundamental question of astronomy: are we unique?

Herschel spruced up after arrival in Kourou

10 years ago from European Space Agency

Following Herschel’s arrival at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, the spacecraft has been unpacked and inspected. After an initial visual inspection, the telescope mirror, the largest ever to fly...

Over budget $1B, NASA gets $1B more from stimulus

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- NASA can land a spacecraft on a peanut-shaped asteroid 150 million miles away, but it doesn't come close to hitting the budget target for building its spacecraft,...

Charbonneau gets prestigious ‘young researcher’ award

10 years ago from Harvard Science

David Charbonneau, the 34-year-old Thomas D. Cabot Associate Professor of Astronomy, has been named the recipient of the National Science Foundation’s 2009 Alan T. Waterman Award, and will receive $500,000...