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Black Hole
Why Physicists Say Everything We Know about Black Holes Is about to Change
Aug 03, 2012 14:36 PM E
Here's why theoretical physicists say all the scientific dogma we've been accumulating about black holes over the last forty years is about to be rocked to the core.
Dream Chaser
SpaceX, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Get NASA Money for Next Generation Spacecraft
Aug 03, 2012 12:16 PM E
NASA continues to foster the development of new spacecraft made in the U.S. by providing funds to SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Mars
India Will Launch Probe To Mars In 2013
Aug 02, 2012 21:46 PM E
India announced plans to launch a mars mission in 2013. The orbital problem will circle around the planet to monitor its climate and geology.
Progress Resupply
Russian Space Agency Makes Two Day Trip to ISS in Under Six Hours
Aug 02, 2012 17:46 PM E
Using new technology and a new flight plan, a Russian automated resupply ship made the trip to the International Space Station in under six hours instead of two days.
The sun provides all our energy needs with one hour of energy. Researchers are getting closer to harvesting all that power.
Solar Cell Sets World-Record For Efficiency, 37% Increase From Previous Record Holder
Aug 02, 2012 17:02 PM E
Researchers from the University of Toronto and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a solar cell that set a world record for efficiency. The cell utilizes colloidal quantum dot (CQM) films that blend organic and inorganic chemistry, a breakthrough that allows for low-cost mass production on the level of paint or ink.
Long March 3B Rocket
China Plans Lunar Rover Mission for Next Year
Aug 01, 2012 20:33 PM E
The Chinese space agency is planning to put an unmanned lander and a robotic rover on the surface of the Moon by 2013.
Edison's Conquest of Mars
Every Cliche and Gimmick You See in Sci-fi Movies Today Came From This One Book
Aug 01, 2012 01:30 AM E
Just about every cliche and gimmick in sci-fi movies came from one book.
moon flags
NASA Photos Reveal Flags from Apollo Landings Still Standing
Jul 31, 2012 00:55 AM E
New pictures from NASA give 'proof through the night that our flag was still there'. The space agency has analyzed shots from the moon's surface to determine that five of the six American flags placed on the moon's surface by Apollo astronauts are still standing.
Rich Muller
‘Converted’ Climate-Change Skeptic’s Assumptions Too Simple, ‘Falls Way Short:’ Ex-Collaborator
Jul 30, 2012 17:59 PM E
Rich Muller, a noted former climate-change skeptic, may have changed his mind. But one scientist and former collaborator has criticized the basis of his stance-altering study for being too simplistic.
pulsar
Bizarre Pulsating Star Hiccups as it Spins
Jul 26, 2012 19:52 PM E
Scientists have found a young pulsar - a compact star that rotates about its axis many times per second, emitting gamma rays and radio waves - with the glitch in its rotation.
Meteor shower
Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend, “Basically Going To Suck,” Says NASA Official
Jul 26, 2012 19:19 PM E
This year’s Delta Aquarid meteor shower will peak overnight from Saturday to Sunday, but skywatchers aren’t expecting anything spectacular. The light from the moon will make the sky too bright to see much.
Mars One
Mars One Project Offers Public Lottery For One-Way Trips To Red Planet
Jul 26, 2012 18:29 PM E
Dutch company Mars One, who has been making headlines with its brash $6 billion Mars colonization reality TV project, announced they will hold a lottery to select 40 people who will get the chance to win tickets to be among the first to colonize Mars. The catch: one-way tickets only.
HB-SIA in flight over Europe.
Solar-Powered Airplane Completes Intercontinental Journey
Jul 25, 2012 17:19 PM E
A one-of-a-kind solar powered airplane developed by Solar Impulse completed a round-trip journey from Switzerland across Africa the company announced Tuesday. The plane, named HB-SIA, was piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg over eight separate legs totaling more than 4,000 miles.
m109 galaxy
Discovery Channel Telescope Records First Images
Jul 25, 2012 01:17 AM E
The science channel's eye to the sky sits atop a mountain in Arizona as part of the Lowell Observatory. The 14-foot mirror of the telescope was exposed to the stars in what astronomer's refer to as 'first light' as it recorded images of the galaxy M109.
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