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Cassini Spots “Mini Nile River” on Saturn’s Titan Cassini Spots “Mini Nile River” on Saturn’s Titan

The Cassini probe orbiting Saturn and its moons has photographed what the European Space Agency (ESA) is calling a “miniature extraterrestrial version of the Nile river” on Saturn’s moon Titan. The formation is a river valley on the the moon’s …

Astronomers Reveal Unseen Starburst Galaxies Astronomers Reveal Unseen Starburst Galaxies

Astronomers announced today that have characterized hundreds of previously unseen starburst galaxies. The starburst galaxies, which produce hundreds of stars each year, reveal that high star-formation rates have been the norm for much of our universe’s history. Using the European …

Volcanoes on Venus Could Be Changing the Planet’s Atmosphere Volcanoes on Venus Could Be Changing the Planet’s Atmosphere

Observations by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Venus Express show that changes in Venus’ atmosphere could be the result of volcanic eruptions. A paper on the new findings has been published in the journal Nature Geoscience. According to the atmosphere …

Study Shows Ice Loss at Both Poles Increasing Study Shows Ice Loss at Both Poles Increasing

A new study by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) is showing that the melting rate for ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica has increased over the past two decades. All together, the ice sheets are losing over three …

NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot NASA and Google Evangelist Use Interplanetary Internet to Test Robot

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have successfully controlled an educational rover from the International Space Station (ISS) using the “interplanetary internet.” In late October, ISS Expedition 33 commander Sunita Williams used a laptop on the space station to …

Astronomers Spot Massive Comet Belts in Nearby Systems Astronomers Spot Massive Comet Belts in Nearby Systems

Astronomers using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Herschel space observatory have discovered massive comet belts orbiting two nearby planetary systems. The systems, named GJ 581 and 61 Vir, are known to host planets that range in mass from Earth-sized to …

Astronomers Spot ‘Bridge’ of Hot Gas Connecting Galaxy Clusters Astronomers Spot ‘Bridge’ of Hot Gas Connecting Galaxy Clusters

Astronomers using the Planck space telescope have confirmed the presence of a bridge of hot gas bridging the 10 million light-years of intergalactic space between two galaxy clusters. “Planck is helping to reveal hidden material between galaxy clusters that we …

ESA Releases New Supernova Remnant Photo ESA Releases New Supernova Remnant Photo

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a new image of the aftershock of a supernova remnant named W44. The image, seen above, combines infrared and X-ray light captured by the ESA’s Herschel and XMM-Newton space observatories. W44 is located …

E3 2013 Might Not Return To Los Angeles E3 2013 Might Not Return To Los Angeles
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E3 has been a staple of the Los Angeles Convention Center for 16 of the past 18 Electronic Entertainment Expos. The city has been good to the Entertainment Software Association, the organization that puts on E3, and in return E3 …

NASA Astronauts Begin Training For Asteroid Mission NASA Astronauts Begin Training For Asteroid Mission

NASA astronauts are getting ready to start to prepare for what could be one of the most challenging mission to date, a trip to an asteroid. Next month they will begin a training programme that will teach them how to …

NASA and ESA Confirm Unknowns Hack NASA and ESA Confirm Unknowns Hack

Both the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, and the European Space Agency (ESA) have confirmed that their systems were indeed penetrated by the new hacker group known as the Unknowns. The systems that were breached have already been patched, …

Unmanned European Rocket Takes Supplies To ISS Unmanned European Rocket Takes Supplies To ISS

Early this morning the European Space Agency(ESA) launched their 3rd Automated Transfer Vehicle(ATV-3) from a pad in Kourou, French Guiana. The ATV-3 is nicknamed “Edoardo Amaldi” after the famed Italian physicist and spaceflight pioneer who is credited with helping to …

SOPA, Video Games And You SOPA, Video Games And You
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The Entertainment Software Association supports SOPA, but do the game developers and publishers they represent support it as well? It’s an interesting question that has raised a lot of eyebrows the past few weeks as more and more publishers and …

Video Game Play Becoming More Social

Computer and video game use is widespread with 67 percent of American households playing, according to a new report from the Entertainment Software Association.

The report found a social aspect of game play with 62 percent of gamers reporting they play with other gamers in person at least one hour a week and 48 percent of parents said they play with their children at least once a week.

Nearly 70 Percent Of U.S. Households Play Video Games
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The number of American households that play computer or video games has risen to 68 percent, a three percent increase over 2008, according to the Entertainment Software Association, a group that represents U.S. computer and video game publishers.

"This is the new golden age of entertainment software. Our products are now being enjoyed by over two-thirds of Americans," said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA.

Wii Music Is Shown At E3

Wii Nintendo is finally jumping into the music with a Rock Band and Guitar Hero competitor called Wii M

Game Sales Reach $9.5 Billion

Computer and video game software sales reached $9.5 billion in 2007, a 28 percent increase over the previous year and set a new record according to the NPD Group and announced by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Halo 3 was the best selling title of 2007 bringing in $170 million in revenue its first day of sales.

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