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Google
Google Execs, Director Cameron in Space Venture
Apr 21, 2012 07:22 AM E
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and billionaire co-founder Larry Page have teamed up with "Avatar" director James Cameron and other investors to back an ambitious space exploration and natural resources venture, details of which will be unveiled next week.
Northern Hemisphere of the Sun
Hinode and SOHO Paint an Asymmetrical Picture of the Sun
Apr 20, 2012 16:08 PM E
Approximately every 11 years the magnetic field on the sun reverses completely - the north magnetic pole switches to south, and vice versa. It's as if a bar magnet slowly lost its magnetic field and regained it in the opposite direction, so the positive side becomes the negative side. But, of course, the sun is not a simple bar magnet and the ...
NASA Image of System 99P
NASA Sees Slow-developing System 99P Dogging Northern Australia
Jan 05, 2012 11:15 AM E
NASA satellites have been monitoring the slow-to-develop low pressure area called System 99P for four days as it lingers in the Arafura Sea, north Australia's Northern Territory. Satellite data indicates that System 99P is likely to continue struggling because of weak organization and nearby dry air.
Lunar
Solar Radio Burst Imaging from the Lunar Surface
Apr 20, 2012 11:08 AM E
Our Moon is a unique platform from which to conduct measurements of gravitation, the Sun, the lunar ionosphere and interior, and the very early Universe. NLSI's Lunar University Network for Astrophysics Research (LUNAR) team is addressing the question of how the Moon can be used as a platform to advance important goals in astrophysics, helioph...
Spaceship
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings 'Earthrise' to Everyone
Apr 20, 2012 09:17 AM E
Imagine yourself in orbit, your spacecraft flying backward with its small window facing down toward the surface of the moon. You peer out, scouring the ash-colored contours of the cratered landscape for traces of ancient volcanic activity. Around you, the silent, velvety blackness of space stretches out in every direction.
Titan
Far-off Cousin of Part-time African Lake Found on Titan
Apr 20, 2012 07:00 AM E
A region on Saturn's moon Titan has been found to be similar to the Etosha Pan in Namibia, Africa. Both are ephemeral lakes - large, shallow depressions that sometimes fill with liquid.
North America Swelters in March Heat
North America Swelters in March Heat
Apr 19, 2012 07:18 AM E
First they called it the year without a winter. Then springtime began to feel more like summer for most of North America. March 2012 saw thousands of daily temperature records fall in the contiguous United States (often called the "lower 48"), and the entire month was the warmest March in a temperature record that dates back to 1895.
James Webb Space Telescope
Webb Telescope Spinoff Technologies already Seen in some Industries
Apr 19, 2012 06:40 AM E
A critical component of the James Webb Space Telescope is its new technology. Much of the technology for the Webb had to be conceived, designed and built specifically to enable it to see farther back in time. As with many NASA technological advances, some of the innovations are being used to benefit humankind in many other industries.
Nicaraguan Hunters and Their Dogs
UC Research Explores Early Agriculture, Which Dogs Make for the Best Hunters and More
Apr 18, 2012 10:33 AM E
Among the research presented by University of Cincinnati faculty and students at the April 18-22 Society for American Archaeology meeting will be an examination of early agriculture in southern Europe in the 7th century B.C., research on the role of volcanic activity in the rise and fall of the Mayan metropolis of Tikal, and study of hunting dogs in small-scale societies. See more below.
KWCH-TV Sees Damages in Wichita, Kansas
NASA Satellite Movie Shows Great Plains Tornado Outbreak from Space
Apr 18, 2012 06:43 AM E
Satellite data gives forecasters a leg up on severe weather. NASA has just released an animation of visible and infrared satellite data showing the development and movement of the Great Plains tornado outbreak, using data from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite. There were more than 135 reports of tornadoes and 124 different warnings over April 14-15, 2012.
Space exploration
Is Humanity Quietly Abandoning a Future in Space?
Apr 17, 2012 14:03 PM E
As astronaut Leroy Chiao watches the space shuttles he crewed make their final journeys to become museum pieces, he worries humankind is unthinkingly ditching space exploration and a future beyond Earth.
Space shuttle
Space Shuttle Discovery Takes off on Final Flight to Museum
Apr 17, 2012 10:20 AM E
The space shuttle Discovery took off on its final voyage on Tuesday, on a piggyback jet ride to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Virginia annex.
ESA
Tim Gets His Feet Wet
Apr 17, 2012 09:11 AM E
ESA astronaut Timothy Peake will soon dive to the bottom of the sea to learn more about exploring space. A permanent underwater base almost 20 m below the waves off the coast of Florida will be Tim's home for more than a week in June.
NASA
NASA Clears SpaceX for Cargo Run to Space Station
Apr 17, 2012 06:32 AM E
NASA on Monday cleared a cargo ship owned by Space Exploration Technologies for a test flight to the International Space Station that is scheduled to launch on April 30, NASA officials said.
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