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Wed Nov 26



NASA Administrator Visits JPL, Talks Asteroids
jpl.nasa.gov [NASA]
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with members of the asteroid initiative team at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. [...]




Wed Nov 26



Near-Earth Asteroid Makes Preview Appearance
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Asteroid 2012 DA14, set to make its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 15, is captured in early images from Australia. [...]




Wed Nov 26



Open for Business: 3-D Printer Creates First Object in Space on ISS
Spacefellowship.com [SPACE]
The International Space Station’s 3-D printer has manufactured the first 3-D printed object in space, paving the way to future long-term space expeditions. "This first print is the initial step toward providing an on-demand machine shop capability away from Earth," said Niki Werkheiser, project manager for the International Space Station 3-D Printer at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "The space station is the only laboratory where we can fully test th [...]




Tue Nov 25



Rosetta Sets Sights on Destination Comet
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
The Rosetta spacecraft caught its first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20, 2014. [...]




Tue Nov 25



Africa’s First Mission to the Moon Announced
Universetoday [MOON]
Africa is home to 7 out of 10 of the world's fastest-growing economies. It's population is also the "youngest" in the world, with 50 of the population being 19 years old or younger. And amongst these young people are scores of innovators and entrepreneurs who are looking to bring homegrown innovation to their continent and [...]




Tue Nov 25



The Search for Dark Energy Just Got Easier
Universetoday [DARK]
Since the early 20th century, scientists and physicists have been burdened with explaining how and why the Universe appears to be expanding at an accelerating rate. For decades, the most widely accepted explanation is that the cosmos is permeated by a mysterious force known as "dark energy". In addition to being responsible for cosmic acceleration, [...]




Wed Nov 26



What is Creating Gullies on Vesta?
jpl.nasa.gov [VESTA]
Something is forming intriguing gullies on the giant asteroid Vesta. Scientists with NASAs Dawn mission are trying to figure out what could be creating these features. [...]




Tue Nov 25



Antares Orb-3 Rocket Explosion and Frightening Incineration Captured by Up Close Launch Pad Videos/Photos: Pt. 2
Universetoday [CAPTURED]
Video Caption: This up close launch pad camera view is a time lapse sequence of images showing the sudden catastrophic explosion of Orbital Sciences Antares Orb 3 rocket seconds after blastoff and destructive incineration as it plummets into a hellish inferno at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA, on Oct. 28, 2014, at 6:22 p.m. Credit: [...]




Tue Nov 25



Opportunity Mars Rover Pushes Past 41 Kilometers Of Driving On Red Planet
Universetoday [RED]
Opportunity is the rover that keeps on going and going. It recently broke an extraterrestrial driving record after 10 years of working on the Red Planet. And even as the rover works through aging problems, the science team is still able to push it further - it just crested 41 kilometers (25.48 miles) on Sol Sol [...]




Mon Nov 24



Breaking Down the Science of Interstellar (Google Hangout)
Space [INTERSTELLAR]
Three leading physicists explore the science of "Interstellar." [...]

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