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Tropical Storm Karen Expected To Hit Gulf Coast Saturday; Louisiana In "State Of Emergency"
Oct 03, 2013 19:23 PM E
A hurricane watch is in effect for parts of Louisiana and the Florida panhandle as Tropical Storm Karen makes its way north from Cuba.
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Earth Stole Its Moon From Venus, Caltech Professor Suggests At 'Origin Of The Moon' Conference
Oct 02, 2013 10:42 AM E
Venus may have given Earth our moon, Caltech professor Dave Stevenson said in a talk at London's Origin of the Moon conference. While Stevenson says he believes in the giant impact theory, there are enough questions about the theory that alternate ideas should be explored, suggests Stevenson.
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Cassini Probe Finds Plastic On Saturn’s Largest Moon
Oct 01, 2013 14:39 PM E
Even in the midst of a government shutdown, NASA’s Cassini probe discovered polypropylene, the main ingredient in household plastic, on Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. According to The BBC, this is the first time we’ve seen a plastic ingredient anywhere other than Earth.
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Government Shutdown: NASA Celebrates 55th Birthday By Suspending Curiosity Rover And Other Space Programs
Oct 01, 2013 12:26 PM E
Due to the government shutdown, NASA has effectively been closed. Support for the International Space Station is still in place; the Curiosity Rover has been put into a sort of "sleep mode," and almost all of NASA's employees are furloughed. The Mars MAVEN mission, set to launch in November, may be in danger of missing its launch window.
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A Fish With A Human Face? Entelognathus Primordialis, A Prehistoric Fish, Had A Jaw And Cheek Bones Just Like Modern Vertebrates
Sep 27, 2013 11:07 AM E
A recently discovered species of prehistoric fish had a face much like humans. Entelognathus primordialis, or "primordial complete-jaw," had a complex jaw like those found in modern vertebrates, and could be the earliest example of a face.
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Mars Water Found: Curiosity Rover Uncovers 'Abundant, Easily Accessible' Water In Martian Soil
Sep 26, 2013 14:35 PM E
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity found water in the Martian soil during its very first soil analysis. The soil gathered by Curiosity and analyzed by SAM, the rover's onboard suite of instruments, contained two percent water. A study on the soil water, titled Volatile, Isotope, and Organic Analysis of Martian Fines with the Mars Curiosity Rover was published in Science.
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Earth’s Atmosphere Had Oxygen 700M Years Earlier Than Previously Thought, Analysis Of 3-Billion-Year-Old Rock Samples Suggests
Sep 25, 2013 16:01 PM E
Oxygen appeared in Earth’s atmosphere 700 million years earlier than scientist previously thought, according to new research. The findings could point to an earlier arrival time for life on our Planet.
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The Milky Way's Last Major Black Hole Eruption Occured 2 Million Years Ago, Astronomers Say
Sep 25, 2013 13:19 PM E
The last massive eruption from the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy occurred two million years ago, according to a new study. The astronomers behind the study believe that the explosion was the cause of the Magellanic Stream's glow, which can still be seen today.
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Pakistan Earthquake: Mysterious Island Emerges After Magnitude 7.7 Quake Leaves Hundreds Dead
Sep 25, 2013 13:12 PM E
Hours after an earthquake in Pakistan rattled villages in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a mysterious island appeared in the waters off the nearby port town of Gwadar.
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How Old Is The Moon? 100 Million Years Younger Than Previously Thought, Says Researcher
Sep 24, 2013 12:10 PM E
The moon is 100 years younger than the current theory holds, according to Richard Carlson of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. Carlson explained his findings at a discussion of the Royal Society in London during a meeting titled "Origins of the moon."
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Orbital Sciences' Cygnus Craft Delayed From Docking With ISS Due To Software Glitch
Sep 23, 2013 12:11 PM E
Cygnus is currently attempting to resupply the International Space Station with food and supplies, but a software glitch prevented the craft from docking with the ISS on Sunday. NASA and Orbital Sciences say that the problem has been fixed, and that Cygnus will reattempt docking no earlier than Saturday.
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Landslides In Philippines Kill 20 In Mountainside Villages Weakened By Typhoon Usagi
Sep 23, 2013 11:43 AM E
Landslides along mountainside villages in the northwestern Philippines have claimed 20 lives. The landslides came during powerful monsoon rains just days after typhoon Usagi brushed by the islands, weakening areas in the north.
Han Solo on Mercury
Han Solo On Mercury Photo Captured By NASA Probe: Space Agency To Rescue Captain Of Millenium Falcon [PHOTO]
Sep 20, 2013 18:06 PM E
Han Solo on Mercury? See the awesome image captured by NASA's Messenger probe.
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Cygnus Supply Mission Launch: Orbital Sciences' Spacecraft Will Dock With ISS On Sunday [VIDEO]
Sep 20, 2013 16:09 PM E
Orbital Sciences' Cygnus launched on Wednesday, September 18, and is currently en route to the International Space Station. Watch live as Cygnus cocks with the ISS.
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