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Space caramel made from giant jellyfish

In the latest move in Japan’s war on giant jellyfish, high school students in the town of Obama have developed a new type of caramel…

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Rebirth of an icon: Hubble’s first images since Servicing Mission 4

09-Sep-2009: Astronomers today declared the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope a fully rejuvenated observatory ready for a new decade of exploration, with the release of observations…

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What does science ‘know’?

CMBR Dipole: Speeding Through the Universe Explanation: Our Earth is not at rest. The Earth moves around the Sun. The Sun orbits the center of…

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A Most Interesting Bacteria

Explanation: These bacteria could survive on another planet. In an Earth lab, Deinococcus radiodurans (D. rad) survive extreme levels of radiation, extreme temperatures, dehydration, and…

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James May rides in a U2 spy plane

YouTube – James May rides in a U2 spy plane. my god this is amazing. just think: 30 years ago, the Russians would have killed…

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Eclipse City

Explanation: During July 22nd’s solar eclipse, the Moon’s dark shadow traced a narrow path as it raced eastward across India and China and on into…

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NASA – Rollout of STS-128

Rollout of space shuttle Discovery was slow-going due to the onset of lightning in the area of Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center…

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Moon Landing Pics: “Gee-Whiz” Afterthought | Boing Boing Gadgets

This is, perhaps, the most famous photo from the Apollo Moon landing. It was taken by Neil Armstrong, who shot most of the pics taken…

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NASA – Saturn I Booster Tests

Saturn I Booster TestsA Saturn I booster model is set up for testing in NASA Lewis now Glenn Research Center’s Supersonic Wind Tunnel in 1960….

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As Space Station Nears Completion, It Faces End of Mission – washingtonpost.com

The international space station is by far the largest spacecraft ever built by earthlings. Circling the Earth every 90 minutes, it often passes over North…

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NASA – Space Station Room With a View

June 26, 2009: The crew of the International Space Station (ISS) is about to get a new “eye-pod.” The Tranquility node headed for the space…

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Stephen Hawking: “Asteroid Impacts Biggest Threat to Intelligent Life in the Galaxy”

Stephen Hawking believes that one of the major factors in the possible scarcity of intelligent life in our galaxy is the high probability of an…

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Molecular Cloud Barnard 68

Explanation: Where did all the stars go? What used to be considered a hole in the sky is now known to astronomers as a dark…

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Streaming Dark Nebulas

Explanation: Dark dust lit by the bright yellow star Antares highlight this photogenic starscape of the southern sky. A wider angle image shows the central…

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Possible Jet Blown Shells Near Microquasar Cygnus X-1

Explanation: What happens to matter that falls toward an energetic black hole? In the case of Cygnus X-1, perhaps little of that matter actually makes…

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How to Use Pulsars for Interstellar Navigation

The Global Position System has revolutionised navigation on Earth. It consists of a network of satellites that each broadcast a time signal. A receiver on…

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Hubble’s final servicing mission

Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125 lifts off from launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center May 11, 2009. Low-level winds rushing over the Cape Verde Islands…

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Atlantis and Hubble Side by Side

Explanation: On Wednesday, May 13, two, tiny, fast moving spots crossed an otherwise featureless solar disk. Not sunspots though, the dark blemishes were silhouettes of…

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Moon Gardens by 2012?

According to Dvice, part of Google’s x-prize for the moon is to have the ability to grow plants from lunar soil.  The image above is…

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The Eskimo Nebula from Hubble

Explanation: In 1787, astronomer William Herschel discovered the Eskimo Nebula. From the ground, NGC 2392 resembles a person’s head surrounded by a parka hood. In…

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Must See: Duncan Jones’ Moon Trailer

I am in awe. I have to see this! [youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIexG8179K8%5D

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In the Heart of the Tarantula Nebula

Explanation: In the heart of monstrous Tarantula Nebula lies huge bubbles of energetic gas, long filaments of dark dust, and unusually massive stars. In the…

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How do we know the Milky Way is a spiral galaxy?

It is very clear from these images, and a bit of detective work, that the Milky Way is a flat system of stars, with a…

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Colbert wins NASA space station name contest

WASHINGTON – NASA’s online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won. The name “Colbert” beat…

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Neil deGrasse Tyson has a sense of humor

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