NASA's New Orion Spaceship Makes a Splash in Ocean Tests

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NASA's next spaceship, the Orion capsule, has had a wet summer. For a full week in August, NASA engineers and the U.S. Navy worked side by side to practice retrieving the Orion spacecraft from the Pacific Ocean after a water splashdown.
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  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:27:02 EDT

Mars Rover Opportunity to Have Memory Wiped

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The time has come -- the little Mars rover needs its first memory wipe.
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  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:22:56 EDT

Russia's Space Sex Geckos Found Dead After Landing

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A group of geckos sent to space so that scientists could study the lizards' zero-g mating habits have died.
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  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:02:48 EDT

Astrophoto: I Need Warp Speed in 3 Minutes or We’re All Dead

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Whoa! Having just returned from the science and science fiction mashup that is Dragon Con, my mind is still combining the two. Then I saw this image from Mike Taylor, which is one of the most unique Milky Way images I’ve ever seen. Perfect! Mike said he combined two images, one for the foreground and […]
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  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:40:58 +0000

Here’s Your Chance To Send A Message To An Asteroid

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What’s your vision for solar system exploration? And how cool would it be to send it literally into the solar system? NASA is offering its fans the chance to compose a tweet or send a picture showing how we can step out into the cosmos. The best ones among these will be placed aboard a […]
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  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:37:00 +0000

Amazing Video Timelapse Of Big Telescopes At Work In Chile

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What’s it like to spend a night at a huge telescope observatory? Jordi Busque recorded a brilliant timelapse of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). What makes this video unique is not only the exotic location in Chile, but the use of sound in the area rather than music. […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:47:00 +0000

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