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House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Mark 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Commemorative Coin

2016-12-05 22:14:15
House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Mark 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Commemorative Coin

SNC Congratulates the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs on Establishment of Dubai Declaration

2016-12-05 21:56:02
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on the successful creation of the Dubai Declaration.

NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 46: Release of A.30 RSWQ

2016-12-05 18:24:12
NASA ROSES-16 Amendment 46: Release of A.30 RSWQ

FCC Broadband Report Ranks HughesNet #1 in Meeting Advertised Performance

2016-12-05 15:33:18
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) sixth annual report on consumer broadband services has ranked HughesNet® satellite Internet service first among all major Internet service providers (ISPs) for delivering on advertised performance promises.

Spaceport America Cup Brings Aerospace Teams from Universities Around the World for the Largest Rocket Competition

2016-12-05 15:30:53
Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA and the Experimental Rocket Sounding Association (ESRA), today announced inauguration of the annual Spaceport America Cup.

SES Adds 24/7 4KUNIVERSE Ultra HD Channel

2016-12-05 15:26:09
SES S.A. today announced 4KUNIVERSE, a general entertainment Ultra HD channel, is the latest in a series of networks to join its fast-growing Ultra HD line-up being delivered to cable operators and other television platforms across North America.

CSF Statement on Virgin Galactic?s Successful Glide Test of the VSS Unity

2016-12-05 15:22:17
?The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) congratulates the entire team at Virgin Galactic (VG) for the first successful glide test of the VSS Unity.? said Eric Stallmer, president of CSF.

ULA Delta IV WGS-8 Set for Dec. 7

2016-12-05 14:15:35
ULA Delta IV WGS-8 Set for Dec. 7

NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #16-49

2016-12-05 13:54:58
NOAA SWPC Space Weather Outlook #16-49

Nat Geo's 'Mars' Colonists Grow Even More Ambitious in New Episode

2016-12-05 10:30:00
Tonight's new episode of National Geographic's "Mars" miniseries will demonstrate the importance of thinking realistically about big dreams while expanding a human settlement on the Red Planet.

'Baby Groot' Steals Show In New 'Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2' Trailer

2016-12-05 09:08:00
The team is back up to their epic sci-fi hijinks in the latest trailer for the new movie. It premieres May 5, 2017.

Our Guide to the 2016 Geminid Meteors: Watching a Good Shower on a Bad Year

2016-12-05 08:25:09

One of the best yearly meteor showers contends with the nearly Full Moon this year, but don't despair; you may yet catch the Geminids.

The post Our Guide to the 2016 Geminid Meteors: Watching a Good Shower on a Bad Year appeared first on Universe Today.

'The Glass Universe': How Women 'Computers' Measured the Stars

2016-12-05 07:01:00
In the mid-19th century, women worked at the Harvard College Observatory as human computers, studying photographic plates of stars and unveiling some of the most fundamental discoveries of our universe.

What Tangled Web: Galaxy's Messy 'Threads' Star in New Pic

2016-12-05 06:56:00
A striking new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures an extremely detailed view of the galaxy NGC 4696 and the tangled, thread-like filaments stretching from its bright galactic core.

Cassini Probe Will Have Busy Final Year at Titan

2016-12-05 06:55:00
Saturn's moon Titan is being used by scientists to better understand the Earth's atmosphere. One day, it could give scientist a clue about the likelihood of non-Earthlike lifeforms evolving in the universe.

Red Planet blues: popular entertainment and the settlement of Mars (part 2)

2016-12-05 06:00:00
A National Geographic Channel series currently airing offers a fictional look at a future Mars expedition, mixed with present-day documentary segments. Dwayne Day explores whether the series does much to make the case for the human settlement of the Red Planet.

A note on the possible impending death of human space exploration

2016-12-05 05:59:00
As NASA continues to efforts to eventually send humans to Mars, studies are showing a wide range of health issues that long-duration spaceflight poses to astronauts. Roger Handberg wonders of those issues, and the increasing capabilities of robotic spacecraft, may close the window on human spaceflight.

The engineer and the imagineer

2016-12-05 05:58:00
Two of the recipients of awards from the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation last week were a space agency executive and a former Disney "imagineer." Jeff Foust reports on a discussion between the two on innovation, risk taking, and a potential emerging "inflection point" for commercial space.

Microbench research

2016-12-05 05:57:00
The use of terms like "microgravity" and "zero gravity" can lead some to erroneously conclude that there is no gravity at all in orbit. Philip Backman proposes an alternative term to better understand that environment.

Review: The Gravity Well

2016-12-05 05:56:00
Space advocates have for years lobbied for massive NASA budget increases, without success. Jeff Foust reviews a book that makes another case for a significant NASA funding increase to benefit the nation, but with few details about how it would be carried out.

Vega Rocket Launches Turkish Earth-Observation Satellite

2016-12-05 04:25:00
Arianespace lofted Turkey?s Göktürk-1 Earth-observation satellite into a sun-synchronous orbit today (Dec. 5) aboard a Vega rocket, marking the eighth success for the European light-lift vehicle.

Galactic 'Spiderweb' Has Unusual Feeding Habits

2016-12-05 03:00:00
A giant spider's web of young galaxies may reveal the secrets of how massive galaxies form.

Anti-Matter Drive To Alpha Centauri? New Short-Documentary Explores | Video

2016-12-05 03:00:00
In "Reaching for the Stars: Traveling to Alpha Centauri," the CEO from Positron Dynamics briefly explains how their new propulsion system works. This type of new tech could make the "Project Blue" campaign a possibility.

Get a Skywatching Grant to Watch the 'Great American Eclipse'

2016-12-05 01:43:00
On Aug. 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse to cross over the continental United States in nearly four decades will occur ? and the American Astronomical Society has launched a new website and grant program to engage skywatchers in the event.

Breakthrough Prize Marks 5th Anniversary Celebrating Top Achievements in Science

2016-12-05 01:39:25
Breakthrough Prize Marks 5th Anniversary Celebrating Top Achievements in Science

Interstellar Glitz: Designing the 'Passengers' Starship, Inside and Out

2016-12-05 01:09:00
Famed production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas discusses the incredible starship design for the film "Passengers" (2016).

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 4 December 2016

2016-12-04 22:22:36
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 4 December 2016

New process produces hydrogen at much lower temperature

2016-12-04 14:59:37
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 02, 2016
Waseda University researchers have developed a new method for producing hydrogen, which is fast, irreversible, and takes place at much lower temperature using less energy. This innovation is expected to contribute to the spread of fuel cell systems for automobiles and homes. Hydrogen has normally been extracted from methane and steam using a nickel catalyst at temperatures of over 700C. Ho

Making graphene using laser-induced phase separation

2016-12-04 14:59:37
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Dec 02, 2016
All our smart phones have shiny flat AMOLED displays. Behind each single pixel of these displays hide at least two silicon transistors which were mass-manufactured using laser annealing technologies. While the traditional methods to make them uses temperatures above 1,000C, the laser technique reaches the same results at low temperatures even on plastic substrates (melting temperature below 300C

Where the rains come from

2016-12-04 14:59:37
Richland WA (SPX) Dec 02, 2016
Intense storms have become more frequent and longer-lasting in the Great Plains and Midwest in the last 35 years. What has fueled these storms? The temperature difference between the Southern Great Plains and the Atlantic Ocean produces winds that carry moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Plains, according to a recent study in Nature Communications. "These storms are impressive,"

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NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

2016-12-05 08:08:38

NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

2016-12-05 08:08:38

NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

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NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

2016-12-05 08:08:38

NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

2016-12-05 08:08:38

NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

2016-12-05 08:08:38

NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

2016-12-05 08:08:38

NASA Tests New Harvest Technique for Farming in Space, Hopes to Increase Crops Aboard ISS - Nature World News

2016-12-05 08:08:38

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

Student tests HoloLens for NASA, gets closer look at Mars surface - Phys.Org

2016-12-05 08:00:26

NASA Wants You to Design and Build a 3D-Printable Mars Habitat - Motherboard

2016-12-05 07:09:09

NASA Wants You to Design and Build a 3D-Printable Mars Habitat - Motherboard

2016-12-05 07:09:09

NASA Wants You to Design and Build a 3D-Printable Mars Habitat - Motherboard

2016-12-05 07:09:09

NASA Wants You to Design and Build a 3D-Printable Mars Habitat - Motherboard

2016-12-05 07:09:09

Astronaut Cady Coleman leaving NASA - SpaceFlight Insider

2016-12-05 06:03:37

Astronaut Cady Coleman leaving NASA - SpaceFlight Insider

2016-12-05 06:03:37

Astronaut Cady Coleman leaving NASA - SpaceFlight Insider

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