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I'm not sure what I've done wrong here . I do love the science of space and the people with the knowledge of this particular studies are the upmost respected by myself. I'm very sorry I disrespected the rules and you sir.
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It's officially a new year and thus time for a new calendar. And if you love space, these are the calendars you're looking for:
If you just looked at your calendar and realized you're literally out of days (Happy New Year!) then it's way past time to get yourself a new one. And if you love space, these are the ones you'll w...
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Five years after its failed attempt Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft will get a second chance to orbit Venus next Monday. Go #Akatsuki!
A Japanese spacecraft, which failed to make it into Venus orbit in 2010, is making a return trip to the planet after being stuck in solar orbit and engineers are hopeful it will complete its mission.
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Ever hear that "the Moon is made of green cheese?" Of course you have; now find out where that came from. 
So this isn't about a scientific discovery by any means, but I did do a little bit of online research to discern the origin of the old expression that the Moon is "made of green cheese." We've all ...
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No reason to be scared of the close pass by asteroid/comet 2015 TB145 this Halloween (but it should serve as a friendly reminder of what's "out there"...) 
#2015TB145   #asteroids   #halloween  
Yes, it's true: a rather not-so-tiny near-Earth asteroid 2015 TB145 will make a relatively close pass by our dear planet Earth on October 31, aka Halloween — the day when certain beliefs profess th...
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Icy Enceladus Shines in Latest Images from Cassini
The raw image data from E-20 has just arrived on Earth today and I particularly liked the one here. Crescent-lit by the Sun, Enceladus’ night side is seen bathed in the dimmer glow of reflected light off Saturn and its rings. Dead-center is the 6.5-mile-wide crater Bahman, surrounded by a wrinkly field of cracks and troughs in the moon’s highly-reflective icy surface. #NASA   #Saturn   #Cassini  
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On Wednesday, Oct. 14 2015, Cassini performed its scheduled "E-20" close pass of Enceladus, a 320-mile-wide moon of Saturn that is now famous for the organics-laden ice geysers that fire from crack...
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+jeremy Gonzales .....not quite!
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Did you go see The Martian this weekend? If you did (and even if you didn't) here's my review. (Slight spoilers for those who may not have read the book!) 

Saw it? What did you think?
If you're a space fan and you've decided to hold off seeing The Martian on opening weekend until you know what to expect, I totally understand — I very rarely see films on opening weekends myself (...
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+Bunyip Bonsai I think Andy Weir overlooked that part in the book. I agree, given what we know now, the soil  would need to be cleaned of the perchlorides and salts first. But that's apparently fairly easy to do via distillation.

The other miss that Weir did was the possibility of ice under the soil (maybe). 
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The world lost another Moonwalker: Apollo 14 astronaut Ed Mitchell passed away Thursday night at the age of 85.
Godspeed, sir.
The world has lost one of its special treasures: retired Navy captain and former NASA astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, LM pilot for Apollo 14 and one of the 12 men who walked on the Moon, died on the e...
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+Wayne Heron Actually, (nearly) everyone in the world agrees that they did land on the Moon, so your statement should be "The World is full of shit".
The more accurate statement though would be "people who claim to have proof that human beings did not go to the Moon, are full of shit".
But this is not a community for discussing conspiracy theories, pseudoscience or other lunacy, so if you want to claim that humans did not land of the Moon, go somewhere else. 
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After five years cruising around the Sun, JAXA's #Akatsuki spacecraft has successfully entered orbit around Venus! Congrats Akatsuki!
After some tense moments tonight at JAXA HQ, it has been determined that the spacecraft Akatsuki has performed the necessary thruster burn to establish orbit around Venus! Congratulations Akatsuki ...
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No reason to be scared of the close pass by asteroid/comet 2015 TB145 this Halloween (but it should serve as a friendly reminder of what's "out there"...) 
#asteroid   #halloween   #space  
Yes, it's true: a rather not-so-tiny near-Earth asteroid 2015 TB145 will make a relatively close pass by our dear planet Earth on October 31, aka Halloween — the day when certain beliefs profess th...
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Tommoro is the 27th how can you tell us now instead of the news. Because parents don't go on Google+
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This four-minute supercut of Star Wars footage wins the internet today! 
If you're as excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens as I am (and apparently plenty of others — tickets for the film have already sold out two months before it opens) then you'll love this: a ne...
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Surprise: Ceres' strange bright spots are probably made of salt!
#NASA   #Dawn  
So now that NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been in orbit around Ceres for seven months, has the nature of its strange bright spots finally been determined? Are they brilliantly reflective deposits of w...
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I think we need to put a really big laser in space that we can hit Ceres from here and get some spectrum data off those spots for, you know, science. We might want it to be able to turn around and hit Earth based targets too... for, you know, calibration and the like....
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NASA - Voyager 2 to Switch to Backup Thruster Set

NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft today to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls t

World’s rarest whale seen for first time: Spade-toothed whale | Running ...

We've got an actual photograph of it too, but it's not pretty, so you might want to stop eating before you scroll down... Considered the lea

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

News: November 30, 2012. Oh man. This may be my favorite t-shirt design we've ever done. And I say that as a native born Texan. Discuss this

A Meteorite Visits the Comettes

When your last name is Comette, I’m sure the occasional astronomy-themed joke is never far away. But it’s no joke that the Comette family li

The Gemini Missions: Paving the Path for Apollo: Photos : Discovery News

A new online image archive by Arizona State University and NASA's Johnson Space Center features photos from the historic Gemini missions.

Three launchers on the Equator - Arianespace

Arianespace - Three launchers on the equator Arianespace's website about its range of three launchers in the Guiana Space Center (CSG) : Ari

Winter Solstice – Shortest day of the Year

On the 21st of December every year, we have “Winter Solstice” – The shortest day of the year.

The Dumbo Octopus: An Underwater Video | Ocean Portal | Smithsonian

This short video takes you two hundred miles off the coast of Oregon and some 6,600 feet below the water's surface to observe the Dumbo octo

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Gets Closer to Earth; “No Chance of an Impact”

Yes, it’s coming. Yes, it’s big. Yes, it will be even closer than the Moon. And yes… we’re completely safe. The 400-meter-wide asteroid 2005

NASA Prepares for Asteroid’s Close Pass

On Tuesday, November 8, at 6:28 p.m. EST, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will soar past our planet at a distance closer than th

Steve Jobs. He Thought Different.

He thought different than most people. He definitely thought different than most CEOs and most computer programmers. But he didn't think so

Asteroid 2005 YU55: An Expert’s Explanation

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released this video today featuring more information about the much-discussed 2005 YU55, a 400-meter-wide a

Up's little old couple have created the most adorable Star Wars mashup w...

James Hance, the artist who brought us the adorable Wookie the Chew is back with yet another crushingly adorable Star Wars mash-up. Behold t

How Many Moons Does Earth Have?

Look up in a clear night sky. How many moons do you see? Chances are, you’re only going to count to one. Admittedly, if you count any higher

Particle Physics and Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos…Discuss.

On September 22, an international team of researchers working on the OPERA project at the Gran Sasso research facility released a paper on s

Celebrated Filmmakers Killed in Australian Helicopter Crash

Two world-renowned filmmakers were killed in a helicopter crash in Australia on Saturday. Mike deGruy, a biologist and conservationist, and

YouTube - ISS Pass Over the USA - North View

Criar contaFazer login. Home. ProcurarEnviar. Ei, você, isso não é uma interrupção comercial. Você está usando um navegador desatualizado, a

Remembering Mike deGruy and Andrew Wight, Extraordinary Explorers/Filmma...

Filmmaker and cinematographer Mike deGruy died with colleague Andrew Wight in a helicopter crash in Australia February 4, 2012, while workin

“Zero G and I feel fine… Man, the view is tremendous!”

Those were the words enthusiastically said by astronaut John Glenn as he became the first American to orbit the Earth, 50 years ago today. T

Hauntingly Beautiful Aurora Video

Time-lapse photographer Christian Mülhauser braved sub-zero temperatures and frozen camera equipment to capture this stunning aurora footage