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1 hr ago | Newswise

Hubble Shows Farthest Lensing Galaxy Yields Clues to Early Universe

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

From space to electronic health records: How Medhost President Craig Herrod built his career

When Medhost President Craig Herrod was a little boy growing up in Houston, he wanted to be an astronaut - as almost all little boys growing up in Houston during the age of the space race did.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Texas

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Connecticut Post

Ex-NASA 'hackers' rescue first-ever moon photos

This was the first picture of the earth taken from space on Aug. 23, 1966. Photo: NASA Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project The world's first view of Earth taken by a spacecraft from the vicinity of the Moon.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Spain, Garden City, KS

The Fresno Bee

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

This undated graphic provided by NASA shows the Mars 2020 Rover. NASA plans to make oxygen _ a key rocket fuel ingredient _ on Mars early next decade.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi help in historic space hook-up

Kiwi-developed technology will assist a historic hook-up when a spacecraft makes its long-awaited date with a comet next week.

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Live Science

Dust In Your Eye? Particulate Matter Seen from Space

Is it dusty in here? A recent map of small airborne particles called aerosols captures dust on the Arabian Peninsula and smoke in Russia and the United States.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters, Global Warming, NASA

New Scientist

When NASA space crews play make believe

EVEN astronauts sometimes pretend they are in space. Over the past week, two simulated trips came to a close.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, us Travel, Travel, Santa Barbara, CA

Clarksville Online

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found 101 distinct Geysers on Saturn's Icy Moon Enceladus

Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Boulder, CO

Wed Jul 30, 2014

EETimes

Space Business Rising, Experts Say | EE Times

Emerging efforts to forge a business out of exploring space are making progress, but the sector still has -- literally -- a long way to go, according to a panel of experts.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, US Military, US Air Force

Wireless Design & Development

Revolutionary Microshutter Technology Hurdles Significant Challenges

NASA technologists have hurdled a number of significant technological challenges in their quest to improve an already revolutionary observing technology originally created for the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Greenbelt, MD

Southland Times

Bubbly ending to Awarua space mission

Five empty bottles sat on top of the microwave in the little base, one each for the opening of the station and the four missions before yesterday's finale, while the five corks with the date of each milestone written on the bottom sat on the whiteboard.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, South America, World News, French Guiana

R & D

NASA-funded x-ray instrument settles interstellar debate

New findings from a NASA-funded instrument have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy x-rays observed over the entire sky.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Astronomy, Science, Greenbelt, MD

SPACE.com

Vintage NASA Spacecraft to Tackle Interplanetary Science

An artist's depiction of NASA's International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 spacecraft as it flies by the moon on Aug. 10, 2014.

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Forbes.com

Arianespace Launches Cargo Vessel To The ISS

An Ariane V rocket lifts off with the ATV Georges LemaA tre on July 29, 2014. At 7:47 pm EDT on Tuesday, Arianespace successfully launched the Automated Transfer Vehicle Georges Lematre to the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Astronomy

Cassini spacecraft reveals 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon

The scientists' analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all the way to its surface.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Boulder, CO

Scientific American

Space Sex Gecko Experiment Is Safe-For Now

HBO's John Oliver can rest easy: Technicians have restored control over a satellite with which Roscosmos had lost contact last week.

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The Raw Story

NASA's Opportunity rover breaks out-of-this-world distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, NASA said.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Robots, Pasadena, CA

Bellingham Herald

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

The not-for-profit BoldlyGo Institute wants to put its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Telecom, Corning, Electronics, Corning, NY, NASA

Business Journal

Three Kentucky universities sending research to space

According to a news release, the University of Louisville , University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University are using a NASA grant to fund research aboard the International Space Station.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Louisville, KY, University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University, NASA

WKYT

Kentucky schools collaborating on space project

The University of Louisville says a NASA grant is making possible the joint project with scientists and engineers from the University of Kentucky and Western Kentucky University.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, University of Kentucky, Western Kentucky University

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