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The Moon Has Faster Download Speeds Than Your Home Computer
Oct 24, 2013 16:59 PM E
NASA just sent a signal from the moon to the earth 207 times faster than the average American can download an iTunes track.
Asteroid
Japan Space Cannon On Track For 2014 Mission To Blast Asteroid
Oct 24, 2013 14:43 PM E
The Japanese space agency, JAXA, is on target to send an asteroid gun into space in 2014 and fire off its round four years later.
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World View To Launch $75K Balloon Rides To The Edge Of Space Starting In 2016
Oct 22, 2013 15:58 PM E
Starting in 2016, you'll be able to ride to near-space for $75,000. World View Enterprises says that's when their balloon ride to space will begin, although they haven't begun testing on the system yet. World View CEO Jane Poynter says the balloon ride will "offer a transformative experience to our customers.
Hurricane Raymond
Hurricane Raymond To Whip up Mexico's Coastal Waters To Dangerous Levels
Oct 21, 2013 14:16 PM E
An already devastated southern Mexican coast is bracing for another hit by foul weather -- this time by a hurricane that promises to deliver 120-mile winds and dangerous tides
Asteroids That Buzz Planet Earth
Ukranian Astronomers Predict Potential Asteroid Collision with Earth
Oct 21, 2013 10:18 AM E
The discovery of a 410-mile-wide asteroid by Ukranian astronomers has put skywatchers -and earthwatchers - on alert with the warning that it could hit Earth in 2032. But NASA scientists say a lot could change in the projected course of the asteroid and the chances of collision with Planet Earth are minimal.
NASA Sketch of Tilted Orbits
NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Spots Tilted Orbits That Surprise Astronomers
Oct 20, 2013 17:43 PM E
The newly-discovered tilted orbits of the solar system 3,000 light years from Earth has astronomers puzzled. The misaligned orbits were discovered by NASA's Kepler space telescope.
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Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2013: Where To Watch The Moon Event Live [VIDEO]
Oct 18, 2013 13:38 PM E
The 2013 penumbral lunar eclipse will take place tonight, on October 18, 2013. The moon will appear to be slightly smudged due to the earth's outer shadow, or penumbra, covering a portion of the moon. You can watch the even on the Slooh camera, with commentary by Paul Cox.
meteor
Chelyabinsk Meteor Recovered: Half-Ton Chunk Of Space Rock Pulled From Russian Lake
Oct 17, 2013 13:19 PM E
Divers pulled a half-ton piece of meteorite from a Russian lake on Wednesday. The meteorite piece comes from the Chelyabinsk meteor event in February 2013. It is believed to be the biggest meteorite chunk ever found.
miss baker
Iran Plans To Send Another Monkey Into Space Within A Month
Oct 14, 2013 16:21 PM E
Iran plans to send a monkey into space, the third time it will attempt to do so. Hamid Fazeli, the deputy head of the Iranian Space Agency, said the country will launch a space monkey within a month.
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Planet With No Sun Discovered By Astronomers For First Time Ever
Oct 11, 2013 18:39 PM E
Astronomers say they've found a planet with no star for the first time ever. The planet, PSO J318.5-22, is 80 light years from Earth and six times as big as Jupiter. Objects like this have been found before, but they're usually thought to be brown dwarfs. The researchers, who will publish their findings in the Astrophysical Journal Letter...
white dwarf
Water Discovered On Asteroid 170 Light Years Away: Could A Habitable Planet Have Been Found Beyond The Solar System?
Oct 10, 2013 15:34 PM E
Scientists from the University of Warwick and the University of Cambridge say they've found water evidence on a rocky planet outside of our solar system for the first time ever. Debris surrounding white dwarf GD 61 indicated that the planetary material came from an exoplanet with 26 percent water by mass -- far greater than Earth's 0.02 percent water mass.
beer bubbles
Colorado 6th-Grader Plans To Brew Beer On The International Space Station
Oct 09, 2013 11:55 AM E
Colorado sixth-grader Michal Bodzianowski developed a plan to brew beer aboard the International Space Station. Bodzianowski is one of the winners of a National Center for Earth and Space Science Education contest. The plan involves filling a tube with beer-making ingredients that will be sent to the ISS, where astronauts will activate the kit.
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Tornado Watch NY, NJ, DC: Precautions And Safety Tips [IMAGE]
Oct 07, 2013 13:20 PM E
A tornado warning until 5 p.m. has been issued by the National Weather Service over New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.
Jupiter
New Planet Discovered In Milky Way Is 8 Times The Size Of Jupiter: How Did Scientists Find It?
Oct 06, 2013 16:16 PM E
A new planet was discovered 25,000 light years away from Earth. Known as “MOA-2011-BLG-322,” it’s eight times larger than Jupiter.
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