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New Video - Counting Down to Hubble's Last Overhaul

10 years ago from Space.com

Learn more about NASA's STS-125 mission to revamp the Hubble Space Telescope.

Astronomers Discover Missing Link For Origin Of Comets

10 years ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have found an unusual object whose backward and tilted orbit around the Sun may clarify the origins of certain comets. In the first discovery of its kind, researchers from...

Encounter Of A Different Kind: Rosetta Observes Asteroid At Close Quarters

10 years ago from Science Daily

The European Space Agency's comet chaser, Rosetta, has flown by a small body in the main asteroid belt, asteroid Steins, collecting a wealth of information about this rare type of...

ESA’s ATV successfully undocks from International Space Station

10 years ago from European Space Agency

ESA PR 36-2008. At the end of a flawless six-month mission, Jules Verne, Europe’s first Automated Transfer Vehicle, undocked from the International Space Station today at 23:29 hours CEST. The...

Thousand-ruby Galaxy: Pinwheel Shines In The Darkness

10 years ago from Science Daily

ESO's Wide Field Imager has captured the intricate swirls of the spiral galaxy Messier 83, a smaller look-alike of our own Milky Way. Shining with the light of billions of...

Astronaut welcomes new job as head of Canadian Space Agency

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Astronaut Steve MacLean said Wednesday the Canadian Space Agency faces what some would call challenges but he is looking forward to being at its helm as it moves into the...

Gustav Grinds Ashore

This Sept. 1 early morning infrared image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft shows Hurricane Gustav about six hours before the Category Two storm made landfall in Louisiana.

Origin of some cosmic dust is discovered

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Faeroe Islands, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- An Imperial College London scientist says he's discovered some of the microscopic meteorites making up "cosmic dust" originate from an ancient...

Galileo duped by diffraction

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Telescope pioneer foiled by optical effect while measuring distance to the stars.

PopSci Photo Contest Winner!

10 years ago from PopSci

Another awesome set of entries to the PopSci photo contest. Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to this week's winner for the theme "Science Up Close": Freshdopetea (via our...

Colliding galaxies shed light on dark matter

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Astronomers have captured images of a powerful collision of galaxy clusters and say it may shed light on the behavior of dark matter.

Weather data to help monitoring for nuclear tests

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

GENEVA (Reuters) - Weather data will help scan for nuclear tests and explosions under a tracking system unveiled on Monday by the U.N. weather agency and the Comprehensive Nuclear Test...

Particle physics rap video is a YouTube hit

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Who says science doesn't turn people on? Kate McAlpine is a rising star on YouTube for her rap performance — about high-energy particle physics.

The adventure of space enterprise in the 21st century

10 years ago from Physorg

For over a half century, human activities in outer space have increased, but the high point was the Apollo Moon landings from 1969 - 1972. Now the United States...

Galaxy Zoo -- an Internet superstar

10 years ago from Physorg

Since Galaxy Zoo's launch in July 2007, some 150,000 members of the public, inspired by the opportunity to be the first to see and classify a galaxy, have helped professional...

Sony to launch new PSP-3000 in Japan next month

10 years ago from Physorg

Japan's Sony Corp. announced Tuesday it will launch its new PlayStation Portable in Japan on October 16 as it seeks to catch up with rival Nintendo Co.'s DS consoles.

Secret Of Plasma Heating Revealed

10 years ago from Science Daily

The secret of electron heating in low temperature plasmas has been discovered. Scientists found the answer to a question which has been puzzling scientists for decades -- why electrons in...

New method created to study origin of life

10 years ago from UPI

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have developed a computational tool that might lead to new understandings of how life began on Earth.

New Maps Detail Solar System Objects

10 years ago from Space.com

A planetary map-mapmaker targets Mercury and the moons of Saturn.

Researchers use virtual reality to study complexities of dizziness

10 years ago from Physorg

Think back to when you slipped on the ice or in the shower: the ground rushing up, your feet shooting out, terror building even as your mind is working a...

Podcast: Ben Goldacre decries bad science in the media

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ben Goldacre and Marcus Chown discuss homeopathy, quantum physics; science coverage in the media; and world happiness

NASA's stark choice: extend shuttle or buy Russian

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

NASA is looking into extending its space shuttles past their planned 2010 withdrawal from service, according to an e-mail, which would enable it to avoid having to rely on Russian...

Robotic Navigation Systems In Electrophysiology: Update On Cardiac Interventions

10 years ago from Science Daily

Long procedures require long fluoroscopy times with a serious amount of radiation for physician and personnel. The idea is that both the performance of procedures can be improved by robotic...

New Scientist Eureka prize for scientific photography won with toy rocket image

10 years ago from Science Blog

RMIT University’s Phred Petersen won the 2008 New Scientist Eureka Prize for Scientific Photography for photographing a toy rocket with a Schlieren lens. read more

Starwatch: September diary

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Only Jupiter is easily visible at present for Northern hemisphere observers

Gustav Grows, Sets Its Eye on Cuba, Gulf

The clearly defined eye of powerful Hurricane Gustav prepares to strike western Cuba in this Aug. 30 afternoon infrared image from NASA's Aqua spacecraft.

Cosmic crash reveals dark matter

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Striking evidence has been found for the enigmatic "stuff" called dark matter which makes up 25% of the Universe.

Briton to kayak from Norway to North Pole

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A British environmental activist will launch his kayak Saturday from Svalbard, Norway, bound for the North Pole.