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Mars Find Suggests Life Once Possible

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A Mars spacecraft for the first time spotted a key mineral in bedrock on the Martian surface, suggesting parts of the planet might have once had an environment hospitable to...

Hubble Catches Jupiter's Largest Moon Going To The 'Dark Side'

10 years ago from Science Daily

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has caught Jupiter's moon Ganymede playing a game of "peek-a-boo." In this crisp Hubble image, Ganymede is shown just before it ducks behind the giant planet.

New Model Explains Movements Of The Moon

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists are developing a mathematical formula to study the rotation of the moon, taking into account its structure, which comprises a solid external layer and a fluid internal core. Their...

Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt? Dark Energy Independently Confirmed

10 years ago from Scientific American

In 1998 two teams of researchers made a milestone cosmological announcement: The universe, long known to be expanding, was not slowing down in its expansion as expected but was in...

Carbonates confirmed on Mars

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Carbonate outcrop discovery gives new hope for finding life on the red planet

Kepler spacecraft ready to ship to Florida

10 years ago from

Engineers are getting ready to pack NASA's Kepler spacecraft into a container and ship it off to its launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The mission, scheduled...

Duke researchers coax bright white light from unexpected source

10 years ago from

Duke University and United States Army scientists have found that a cheap and nontoxic sunburn and diaper rash preventative can be made to produce brilliant light best suited to the...

Where Did Venus's Water Go?

10 years ago from Science Daily

Venus Express has made the first detection of an atmospheric loss process on Venus's day-side. Last year, the spacecraft revealed that most of the lost atmosphere escapes from the night-side....

New Space Toilet Has No Door...Yet

10 years ago from

Space station astronauts hooked up their brand new space toilet this week sans door.

Mars find suggests area may have been hospitable

10 years ago from AP Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An orbiting spacecraft has discovered a key mineral in bedrock on the Martian surface that suggests the planet might once have had...

BaBar Collaboration Completes Data Reprocessing

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- One might think that processing the records of 22 billion electron and positron collisions once would be enough. But not so for the BaBar collaboration, which this week...

Universities with Highest Numbers of Minority Physics Degrees Named

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The American Institute of Physics' has named the institutions that have given the most bachelors' and PhD degrees in physics to historically underrepresented groups.

NASA signs agreement with rocket company

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. space agency says it has signed an agreement that might lead to testing of a new plasma-based propulsion system at the...

NASA to take part in inaugural parade

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration says it has been invited to march in President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural parade Jan. 20.

Shocking Science 2008

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Over the past 12 months the world of science has provided a bumper crop of bizarre and scary revelations

High-energy jumbo squid at risk with warming

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Jumbo squid are long-distance commuters. Every day, these gangly creatures migrate more than 500 hundred vertical feet. It's a high-energy lifestyle — and one that's going to suffer as a...

Search the Skies with Jill Tarter

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Join SETI's Jill Tarter and search the skies with the Allen Telescope Array.

Nobel jurors face bribery probe for China trips

10 years ago from AP Science

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Nobel Prize jurors who accepted all-expenses-paid trips to China to discuss the coveted awards are being investigated on suspicion of bribery, a...

Moon's polar craters could be the place to find lunar ice, scientists report

10 years ago from Physorg

Scientists have discovered where they believe would be the best place to find ice on the moon.

Nasa set to launch 'CO2 hunter'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The US space agency is planning to launch a satellite that can map where all the carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere.

New Research Into Fair-weather Clouds Important In Climate Predictions

10 years ago from Science Daily

New research has led to better understanding of clouds, the unknown quantity in current climate models. Scientists have tackled this issue with a combination of detailed computer simulations and airplane...

Mars Goes for a Spin--Or at Least Part of It Might

10 years ago from Scientific American

Planetary scientists have often puzzled over the origins of the Martian landscape, including its so-called hemispheric dichotomy, a pronounced difference in the thickness of the planet's crust between its northern...

Top UK physics departments tumble in new assessment

10 years ago from Physics World

Oxford, Imperial and Southampton fall in physics rankings

Blame the Sun for a Cloudy Day?

10 years ago from Science NOW

The sun's magnetic cycle may play a key role in droughts and downpours

NASA Instrument Inaugurates 3-D Moon Imaging

Different wavelengths of light provide new information about a region of the moon in an image taken by NASA's instrument aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft.

Flaw theory over Mars Beagle loss

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The loss of the UK-led Mars probe Beagle 2 could have been due to a flawed calculation that led to it burning up, says a new report.

2 years probation for Charlottetown doctor

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Dr. Grant Matheson of Charlottetown was sentenced Wednesday to two years probation on a charge of obtaining prescription narcotics under false pretenses.

Altair lunar lander design plans sought

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. space agency officials have released a draft request for design support for the Altair lunar lander vehicle, part of NASA's Constellation Program.