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  1. Big asteroid that skimmed Earth has its own moonRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | The Peninsula

    An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth had its own moon, NASA said Tuesday as the US space agency released its first radar images of the flyby. The asteroid known as 2004 BL86 made its closest approach late Monday at a distance about three times further than Earth's own Moon.

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  2. Rosetta team to win Swigert AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | Colorado Springs Business Journal

    ... which was aborted after the perilous rupture of an oxygen tank en route to the Moon. People around the world watched as NASA overcame tremendous odds to return the crew safely to Earth. Before joining the Apollo program, Swigert was a combat pilot ...

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  3. New ransomware is making the rounds via emailRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | BetaNews

    ... payment from a person in order to get back what is theirs. The money must be coughed up within 96 hours, and a helpful NASA-like countdown clock ticks the moments until doom. The amount isn't listed, but users are instructed to visit a site which ...

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  4. Big Asteroid That Skimmed Earth Has Its Own Moon: NASARead the original story w/Photo

    28 min ago | News Max

    An unusually large asteroid that just skimmed by Earth had its own moon, NASA said Tuesday as the US space agency released its first radar images of the flyby. The asteroid known as 2004 BL86 made its closest approach late Monday at a distance about three times further than Earth's own Moon.

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  5. NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Captures Best-Ever View of Dwarf PlanetRead the original story

    34 min ago | Space Ref

    NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the sharpest images ever seen of the dwarf planet Ceres. The images were taken 147,000 miles from Ceres on Jan. 25, and represent a new milestone for a spacecraft that soon will become the first human-made probe to visit a dwarf planet.

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  6. NASA: Asteroid 1st discovered at White Sands Missile Range has moonRead the original story w/Photo

    58 min ago | KOB-TV New Mexico

    ... to Earth around 9:19 a.m. MT, is approximately 1,100 feet wide and has a small moon approximately 230 feet wide. NASA says Monday's flyby was the closest approach the asteroid will make to Earth for at least the next two centuries. Researchers are ...

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  7. Moon Express Makes History as First Company to Demonstrate a Commercial Lunar LanderRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | PR Newswire

    Moon Express "MTV-1X" during a tethered flight test at NASA KSC. The rocket system is fueled by hydrogen peroxide so its exhaust is invisible super heated steam.

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  8. Speedy Tuesday - BaselWorld 2015 Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo XIII 40th AnniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Fratellowatches.com

    I would like to abuse this week's Speedy Tuesday to do an educated guess on the novelty that Omega is going to present to us during BaselWorld . Almost every year, Omega introduces a limited or special edition Speedmaster to commemorate historical achievements of NASA where a Speedmaster was involved.

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  9. NASAa s Dawn spacecraft catches best-ever view of dwarf planet CeresRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    This animation of the dwarf planet Ceres was made by combining images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on Jan. 25. As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches Ceres, a dwarf planet too far away for sharp observations by telescopes like the Hubble, every image beamed back will be the clearest yet. The latest, taken Jan. 25 from a distance of only 147,000 miles from the dwarf, reveals an unprecedented look .

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  10. Boeing and SpaceX schedule crucial safety tests ahead of ISS tripsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Engadget

    SpaceX and Boeing spoke together in public for the first time with NASA and unveiled their plans to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station in 2017. NASA selected the companies last September to build manned spacecraft for its Commercial Crew Program , and both have tight schedules to make.

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  11. Proposed Space Telescope Uses Huge Opaque Disk To Surpass HubbleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Slashdot

    Required Snark writes NASA has funded a study of a geo-sychrounous orbit telescope that uses a half-mile diameter opaque disk to provide images with 1000 times the resolution of the Hubble. It uses diffraction at the edge of the disk to focus light, resulting in a very high quality image.

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  12. In the Footsteps of the Builders of a New Desert Airport in the AravaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    ... the border with Jordan. The new airport will be called the Ramon International Airport, named after the first Israeli NASA astronaut Ilan Ramon, who lost his life in a space shuttle accident in 2003. For more than one hundred years, Keren Kayemeth ...

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  13. Massive asteroid that flew past Earth brought a surprise: its own moonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Age

    Astronomers and the space-obsessed turned their attention to the skies on Tuesday for what NASA called a "rare opportunity". An asteroid was coming - and this wasn't a pipsqueak.

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  14. Boeing, SpaceX capsules will beat Russia on price for US astronaut rides to space stationRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Fort Francis Times

    NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. SpaceX and Boeing said Monday that they are on track to carry out their first manned test flights to the space station in 2017.

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  15. Is The Moon A Planet?Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Universe Today

    ... door for many more. Insets from upper left, clockwise: Clyde Tombaugh, Mike Brown, Alan Stern, Gerard Kuiper.(Credit: NASA, Judy Schmidt, Bjorn Jonsson) What this means is that a planet must move around the Sun (and not move around something else), ...

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  16. Oldest Planetary System Discovered, Improving the Chances for Intelligent Life EverywhereRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Universe Today

    ... ence Consortium. The Pale Blue Dot Project allows people to adopt a star to support asteroseismology, since there is no NASA funding for asteroseismology. "Much of the expertise for this exists in Europe and not in the US,

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  17. Challenger Learning Center remembers space shuttle tragedy on January 28Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Lincoln Daily News

    ... after Ansher's lecture. According to its news release, the national Challenger Center will accompany family members to NASA's Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday. The ceremony was created in the wake of the Columbia ...

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  18. Tiny moon discovered around giant asteroidRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Unexplained Mysteries

    ... But by Jan. 26, the space rock's changing position will make it visible to those in the northern hemisphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Asteroid 2004 BL86 passed Earth on Jan. 26, 2015 at 16:19 UTC (11:19am EST). This "movie" of the asteroid was ...

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  19. Artist's concept of the Planetary Society's LightSail spacecraft in orbit.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Space.com

    ... it to space. That distinction goes to Japan's Ikaros probe , which unfurled its 46-foot-wide (14 m) sail in June 2010. NASA launched a solar sail demonstration mission called NanoSail-D a few months later, in November 2010. (The Planetary Society's ...

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  20. Elon Musk (left) guest stars in the Jan. 25, 2015 episode of "The Simpsons" on Fox.Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Space.com

    ... been in the news a lot recently thanks to his new plans for his electric car company Tesla and SpaceX's contract to fly NASA astronauts to the International Space Station by 2017. And of course, at one point, Mr. Burns mistakes Musk for Henry Ford ...

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