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Japan And Russia Announce Plans For Moon Base Japan And Russia Announce Plans For Moon Base
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While NASA was busy celebrating the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Russia and Japan were busy making a huge announcement that has the possibility to set off another space race. They announced that they want to start …

Moon Rock Chips Make It Back To NASA After 30+ Years Moon Rock Chips Make It Back To NASA After 30+ Years

What a long strange trip it’s been for some moon rock chips. If they’re real, they’re part of a limited supply of about 842 pounds of rock collected by U.S. astronauts in six missions between Apollo 11 in 1969 and …

NASA Updates Iphone App To Version 2.0 NASA Updates Iphone App To Version 2.0

NASA is pretty much at the forefront of technology when it comes to a lot of things. SO it is no surprise that they have launched a version 2.0 for their iPhone app. What is surprising is that the app …

SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket…..Finally SpaceX Launches Falcon 9 Rocket…..Finally

Today at 3:44AM SapceX finally launched their highly touted oft delayed Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Center. The Launch, which was originally slated for yesterday, was aborted due to a failed valve on engine #5 caused an unsafe …

NASA Finds New Super Earth…Again NASA Finds New Super Earth…Again
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In what is becoming a daily thing, NASA has announced the discovery of another super earth. This time the planet is called “55 Cancri e” and it is 41 light years away from our regular earth. The fact that we …

Sacramento Area Mother Finds Meteorite Worth $20,000 Sacramento Area Mother Finds Meteorite Worth $20,000

Brenda Salveson is just a regular mother. She like to bring her kids and dog to the park in Lotus, California almost every day for a walk. During her walk, she found a particular rock that caught her eye. Turns …

Astronomers Find Habitable Planet 22 Light Years Away Astronomers Find Habitable Planet 22 Light Years Away
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Astronomers have found a super earth located just 22 light years away from us. This follows a discovery that there is a distinct possibility that there are close to 1 billion habitable planets in our galaxy and close to 100 …

Did NASA Spot A UFO Near The Sun? Did NASA Spot A UFO Near The Sun?
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The UFO chatter has really been picking up in the past few weeks. First there was the one at the Chilean air show, then the one that was filmed by the South Korean airline passenger. Now we have another really …

Scotch Maker Experiments With Maturation In Space Scotch Maker Experiments With Maturation In Space

Most of the time, science makes me smile. Every now and then, science makes me grin like a drunk schoolboy. This is one of those times. Ardbeg Distillery, a Scotch whisky distillery on the isle of Islay in Scotland, is …

First “Alien Earth” To Be Found By 2014 First “Alien Earth” To Be Found By 2014

Scientists from NASA firmly believe that we will find an alien planet, and that we can say, “that planet can support life.” In the past few days we have gotten news that there are quite possibly billions of planets in …

New Estimate: Billions of Earth-like Planets in our Galaxy New Estimate: Billions of Earth-like Planets in our Galaxy

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has announced a new estimate for the number of planets similar to Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy: tens of billions. “Our new observations with HARPS mean that about 40% of all red dwarf stars …

Angry Birds Space Tops 10 Million Downloads Angry Birds Space Tops 10 Million Downloads

Angry Birds Space has achieved 10 million downloads over the weekend. The company Tweeted the news this morning. They have not said how many of those downloads reflect the free version, which is available for Android devices. The game has …

NASA To Start Blowing Up Stars, Creating Supernovas NASA To Start Blowing Up Stars, Creating Supernovas
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Hah, made ya look! While we probably won’t be including “star blowing up” on our list of things to do on Spring Break, NASA did announce that, thanks to new studies using X-ray and ultraviolet observations from the agency’s Swift …

Intel, NASA and Others Join Forces to Support Students Intel, NASA and Others Join Forces to Support Students

The Administrator of NASA, Charles Bolden blogged recently about his recent trip to Atlanta to visit Georgia Tech’s “Day of Engineering.” Bolden attended a Facebook pep rally that was the kick off to President Obama’s new “Stay with it” campaign, …

Russia Is Sending A Man To The Moon Russia Is Sending A Man To The Moon

Russia is sending a man to the moon after it has been fairly non-existent in the space program. They have taken a back seat ever since the United States sent a man to the moon in July of 1969. When …

Space Settlement Will Be Funded by Corporations and Private Individuals, Not NASA! Space Settlement Will Be Funded by Corporations and Private Individuals, Not NASA!
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Head of NASA Ames Research Center, Dr. S. Pete Worden, has said that he expects any colonization of Mars, the Moon, or asteroids to be done by private companies. Dr. Worden has been very valuable to NASA: “In the past …

Asteroid DA14 Misses Earth In Animated, Data-Backed Video Asteroid DA14 Misses Earth In Animated, Data-Backed Video
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For those of you still fretting that Earth will get smacked with a 40 meter-wide asteroid next year even though reliable experts have said that these fears are overstated, here’s a computer-animated rendering of how exactly Earth won’t be in …

Angry Birds Space to Launch: NASA, Rovio Partner Up Angry Birds Space to Launch: NASA, Rovio Partner Up

The three-year enmity between birds and pigs will soon be played out on a cosmic battleground. In cooperation with NASA, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, creator of the Angry Birds franchise, formally announced its newest game, “Angry Birds Space,” on Thursday. NASA …

NASA Tweetups Is Now NASA Social NASA Tweetups Is Now NASA Social
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NASA is expanding its social media efforts and changing the name of its successful Tweetup program. Now called NASA Social, the program will utilize a variety of social media platforms, broadening the agency’s ability to engage audiences about the its …

LEGOs In Space: Astronaut Builds LEGO Model Of ISS While Aboard ISS LEGOs In Space: Astronaut Builds LEGO Model Of ISS While Aboard ISS

LEGO has carved out a pretty capacious corner for itself in the heart of nerd culture. There’s the endless selection of video games based on nerd-adored franchises like Batman and Star Wars. Recently, an engineer constructed a fully flexible prosthetic …

NASA: Goodbye To Mainframe Computer NASA: Goodbye To Mainframe Computer

NASA is saying goodbye to their last mainframe computer. Marshall Space Flight Center powered down their IBM Z9 last week and ushered in a new era where advanced calculation would no longer rely on the supercomputer. NASA CIO Linda Cureton …