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NASA's WISE eye spies near-Earth asteroid

10 years ago from Science Daily

NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, has spotted its first never-before-seen near-Earth asteroid, the first of hundreds it is expected to find during its mission to map the whole...

Researchers to Study the Surface of Titan

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

A University of Arkansas scientist has received funding from NASA to simulate conditions found on Saturn's moon Titan to help better understand the origins of the liquids found on its...

NASA: Last decade warmest on record

10 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The first decade of the 21st century was the warmest on record and 2009 was the second-warmest year on record, U.S. scientists reported Thursday.

MIT: New research suggests that near-Earth encounters can 'shake' asteroids

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For decades, astronomers have analysed the impact that asteroids could have on Earth. New research by MIT Professor of Planetary Science Richard Binzel examines the opposite scenario: that Earth has...

Resumed Mars Orbiter Observations Yield Stunning Views

Dunes of sand-sized materials have been trapped on the floors of many Martian craters. This view shows dunes inside a crater in Noachis Terra, west of the giant Hellas impact...

NASA's ASTER Instrument Observes Haiti Quake Aftermath

Landslides from the Jan. 12 Haiti earthquake are clearly visible in a new simulated natural-color image from an instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft.

Ontario backs $7B renewable energy deal

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Ontario has signed a deal with a South Korean consortium that plans to invest $7 billion in wind and solar energy projects in the province.

European space company wants solar power plant in space

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- EADS Astrium, Europe's biggest space company, plans to put a solar power satellite in orbit to demonstrate the collection of solar power in space and its transmission via...

Cosmology: Weak gravitational lensing improves measurements of distant galaxies

10 years ago from Science Daily

A cosmologist has extended the relationship between the x-ray luminosity and the mass of galaxy clusters as measured by gravitational lensing, improving the reliability of mass measurements of much older,...

NASA designs one-person hovercraft

10 years ago from UPI

HAMPTON, Va., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- NASA Wednesday unveiled its design for a one-person aircraft that would take off vertically, hover, and then cruise horizontally, U.S. officials said.

New-star shine wearing off in nearby galaxy

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Massive collision may have exhausted stellar building blocks

Explore the 6-day-old Moon

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The craters Theophilus and Posidonius, and the Apollo 11 landing site are the highlights of the 6 day old moon.

Researchers Detect First Neutrino Events at T2K Facilities in Japan

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Louisiana State University researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students, have been working for several years on an experiment in Japan called T2K, short for Tokai to Kamioka Long...

Feature: Cosmic flashes of mystery and anticipation

10 years ago from Science Alert

A team of Australian and Indian astrophysicists are collaborating to develop cutting edge technology to pick up baffling signals from the stars.

More on "Climategate"; New Details on Murdered Iranian Physicist

10 years ago from Science NOW

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Tip Sheet: Latest Episode of Life Lines Available

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

You can find some ideas for short feature stories in the latest issue (Episode 29) of Life Lines (

Google's Spy Case Seen as Harbinger

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Corporate Spying Now Said to be a Fact of Life for Many U.S. Corporations

2001 Air Transat survivors sought for trauma study

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Passengers from an Air Transat flight that came close to plunging into the Atlantic Ocean in 2001 are being invited to participate in a study of their traumatic experience.

Safety Panel Backs NASA's Plans for New Rocket

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NASA safety advisory panel is warning the space agency against abandoning its Ares I rocket as President Obama mulls the future of U.S. spaceflight.

Deathbed Star Gives Sneak Peak of Our Sun's Demise

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A preview of what's in store for the sun is in view across the galaxy, as a similar star balloons in its dying throes.

Proba-2’s first achievements to be unveiled

10 years ago from European Space Agency

Proba-2 is among the smallest spacecraft ever launched by ESA – less than a cubic metre – but it prepares technologies for future ESA missions, as well as giving scientists...

Cosmic Currents May Move Faster Than Light

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Mysterious spinning stars may shine through currents that move faster than light, according to a new theory.

Scots fishermen to clear rubbish

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Fishermen have signed up for a programme in which they will help to clear rubbish from the sea.

Famed Astronaut Hangout Shuttered Before Planned Closure

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The Outpost Tavern, a famed astronaut hangout in Houston, was forcibly shut down for good Thursday.

Double Sunsets May be Common, But Twin-Star Setups Still Mysterious

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New, powerful telescopes have unraveled some secrets behind multiple-star systems.

Snowflake-Shaped Galaxy From Hubble Helps Ring in the New Year

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- As part of its Hubble Heritage program, NASA has released an image, taken by a team led by UA astronomer Rodger Thompson, of a galaxy that resembles a...

Why Placebos Didn't Kill Alexa Ray Joel

10 years ago from Live Science

Alexa Ray Joel's overdose of Traumeel didn't kill her because the homeopathic medicine is no more effective than a placebo.

Space cannon to shoot payloads into orbit (w/ Video)

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- A physicist has proposed using a 1.1 km (3,600 ft) cannon to deliver cargo into orbit, and says the cost would be around $250 per pound, a massive...