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Chelyabinsk Meteor
Russian Meteor Explosion Was Bigger Than Hiroshima
Nov 10, 2013 18:24 PM E
A close look at YouTube videos reveal critical insights into the size and power of Chelyabinsk Meteor.
San Francisco, Calif. Under 80 Meters Of Sea Level Rise
Sea Level Rise Mapped In 'Drown Your Town' Visualization Of Cities Around the Globe
Nov 10, 2013 17:43 PM E
As nations develop responses to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, a creative application for Google Earth maps offers a visualization of rising waters in cities around the world.
Satellite, Mission Completed, About to Reenter The Atmosphere
Satellite Will Fall To Earth Sunday Night: Parts Will Land Somewhere On The Planet
Nov 09, 2013 00:29 AM E
European Space Agency's Satellite, Its Mission Accomplished, Will Get A Viking's Funeral As it Reenters The Atmosphere
6-tailed asteroid
Freakish 6-Tailed Asteroid: Astronomers 'Dumbfounded' By Hubble Telescope Discovery
Nov 08, 2013 17:50 PM E
A "weird and freakish" six-tailed asteroid has been observed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a first in astronomy. Astronomers believed it could be an asteroid ejecting dust, the result of the asteroid breaking apart. Lead investigator David Jewitt, a professor in the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the UCLA Departm...
india mars mission
India Mars Mission Launch 2013: Mangalyaan Orbiter Successfully Takes Off, Will Arrive At Red Planet In September
Nov 05, 2013 16:34 PM E
India's Mars orbiter successfully launched today, with the country hoping to be the first Asian nation to put a craft within Martian orbit. The "textbook launch" is the beginning of a 300-plus-day journey which will see the Mangalyaan orbiter collect readings of Martian weather patterns and look for life on Mars in the form of methane evidence.
Earth 2.0
How Common Are Habitable Planets? Astronomers Find Billions Similar To Earth
Nov 05, 2013 11:10 AM E
Astronomers have answered a key question about the nature of our universe: How many earth-like planets are there?
Dark Matter Comprises 26% of our Universe
Proof for Dark Matter's Existence Eludes Physicists Again, Even Though it's Supposed to Make Up 26% of the Universe
Nov 04, 2013 09:50 AM E
Physicists in former gold mine in South Dakota Will Redouble Their Efforts to Find Evidence of Universe Scaffold
The Galaxy Furthest Away From Our Own That We've Ever Seen
Galaxy 13.1 billion Years Away Shines Brighter than Even Our Own Milky Way
Nov 02, 2013 16:48 PM E
Light traveled more than 13 billion years to tell us the tale of an early galaxy. But we're on the threshold of seeing ones even ten times further away than that one. And we'll use other galaxies as natural zoom lenses to see them.
Benjamin Franklin
Daylight Savings Time Fall 2013: U.S. Returns To Standard Time This Sunday
Oct 29, 2013 17:27 PM E
Setting back the clock is really setting it back to its default position -- standard time, after having relinquished an hour in March for Daylight Savings Time.
Dark Universe 2013: New Space Film Gives Invisible, Dark Matter A Leading Role
Oct 28, 2013 15:55 PM E
Mysterious scaffolding of the universe makes a dramatic appearance in new film for planetarium-goers.
Asteroid
Asteroid Defense Plan Overdue, Astronauts Say; UN Now Preparing For Impact
Oct 28, 2013 12:31 PM E
Fears about an "Armageddon"-like space rock collision have prompted the United Nations to create an International Asteroid Warning Group and a plan for deflecting an incoming asteroid.
Heat Wave Patterns
Discovery Of Heat Wave Patterns Offers Lifesaving Advance Notice Of Extreme Weather
Oct 28, 2013 10:48 AM E
Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research have discovered a pattern of heat waves that extends the prediction time for extreme weather from about a week to 15-to-20 days.
canyon of fire
'Canyon Of Fire' On The Sun: NASA Releases Awesome Footage Of 200,000-Mile-Long Solar Ejection [VIDEO]
Oct 25, 2013 18:48 PM E
NASA has released a mesmerizing video of a solar "canyon of fire" which occurred in late September. The video shows a magnetic filament of solar material blasting off from the sun and out of the sun's corona. The canyon of fire video was compiled using satellite data from two days at the end of September.
The Boomerang Nebula: Then & Now
Boomerang Nebula: ALMA Telescope Discerns Dust From 5,000 Light Years Away, Explaining Star’s Shape
Oct 25, 2013 17:28 PM E
Earlier astronomers looking through the Hubble telescope took a swath of dust in the star's midriff for a bend at the waist and misnamed it the Boomerang Nebula.
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