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Mehwish Moiz

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NIBIRU, also known as Planet X, is it getting close? Some are warning that Nibiru on its 3600 yearlong orbit is quickly nearing the Earth - and could cause global devastation! What are the facts, should you worry?
http://www.blue-planet-project.com/Nibiru-2015-Planet-X.html
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All I know is that Andromeda will hit us
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Akshobhya Jamadagni

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Do you have the right stuff? Becoming an astronaut doesn't just happen overnight. It takes many years of education and experience to meet the basic qualifications.
Do you have the right stuff? Becoming an astronaut doesn't just happen overnight. It takes many years of education and experience to meet the basic qualifications.
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Man on the moon
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Adam Synergy

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Let's Probe Uranus
A working group of scientists involved with outer solar system research met recently at a NASA-sponsored meeting to initiate the first steps along the road towards launching a Uranus Orbiter.
With a +European Space Agency, ESA  mission concept already in a design phase, scientists at +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will now begin drawing up their plans for a mission in the mid 21st century. A study will be made of options, instruments, costs, rockets etc.. and a mission proposal will be discussed as part of the NASA Decadel Survey in 2020.
http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/08/25/uranus-neptune-in-nasas-sights-for-new-robotic-mission/
Ancient observers of the night sky had no way of knowing that the dim dot they believed a distant star, was the seventh planet from the Sun. 
On March 13th 1781 William Herschel made the first ever discovery of a planet using a telescope.
There have been some excellent observations of Uranus in recent years. The +Hubble Space Telescope  has shown us aurora appearing in the same plane as the equatorial rings, Astronomers at +W. M. Keck Observatory  have imaged infrared bright storms with 500 mph winds.
However, the best images we have of Uranus, its rings and the largest moons, come from the ten minutes of Voyager 2's closest approach in January 1986. Rather like the +NASA New Horizons  fly-by of Pluto nearly 30 years later, Voyager zoomed past on a one-way trip out of the solar system. Uranus, and Neptune are the two planetary bodies  yet to be orbited by a robotic spacecraft.
Image Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech/Voyager.
                          Space Telescope Science Institute.
                          W M Keck Observatory.
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Kevin C

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The author of "The Martian" suspects a lack of cooperation from Congress will push NASA's first manned mission to the Red Planet back to the middle of the century.
The author of "The Martian" suspects a lack of cooperation from Congress will push NASA's first manned mission to the Red Planet back to the middle of the century.
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Not necessarily the case. The problem, which is a big one, how to protect astronauts beyond the earth's protective magnetic field. One week out there with materials used today, their brains will be fried in 10 to 14 days
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Guillaume Couture

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India's first mission to Mars has captured a stunning new 3D view of Ophir Chasma, a portion of the massive Valles Marineris system that stretches across much of the planet's equator.
(Credit: ISRO)
Link to full story: http://www.space.com/30367-india-mars-probe-3d-chasm-photos.html
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A big blob of nothing; a desert of naturalism in a natural universe.
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Thorfinn Hrolfsson

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New research from a team led by Carnegie’s Robert Hazen predicts that Earth has more than 1,500 undiscovered minerals and that the exact mineral diversity of our planet is unique and could not be duplicated anywhere in the cosmos.

Minerals form from novel combinations of elements. These combinations can be facilitated by both geological activity, including volcanoes, plate tectonics, and water-rock interactions, and biological activity, such as chemical reactions with oxygen and organic material.
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The world is billions of years old, our galaxy is billions of years old, we adapted with this planet, I don't know where the first of us came from or from what, but I can tell you that the fact of the article is that we are unique based on this outlook, you don't need to be a wizard a scientist or a bible thumper to understand that. If there is any other life out there (the universe is life to my perspective so it's already been proven to be out there) it is just as 'sacred' as ours. Period. Thanks for the talk, I really like hitting the fourth wall
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karishma Yasmin

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Testing with Orion
 
How many parachute tests does it take to certify a system for humans? http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/orion_parachutes.pdf
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Guillaume Couture

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft sends sharper pictures of Ceres. This tall, conical mountain in Ceres' southern hemisphere, stands 4 miles (6 kilometers) high.
(Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)
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It appears in the photo at the top of the crater so shiny, and next under him is really a mountain. On the condition that the light from the sun illuminates the area in the photo to the right. (Maybe this pit mining and heap a mountain breed)
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Jan Holmgård @ edugalaxen

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A satellite named Gaia got to have a really serious mission. And so it is! It's main mission is to build the most precise 3D map of the Milky Way by surveying one thousand million stars in our Galaxy to raise our understanding of its evolution. Being at Lagrange point 2, always looking away from us and the Sun, its also perfect for hunting exoplanets.

“The past twelve months have been very intense, but we are getting to grip with the data and are looking forward to the next four years of nominal operations,” says Timo Prusti, Gaia project scientist at ESA.

That becomes obvious when you read that the satellite recorded 272 billion positional or astrometric measurements 54.4 billion brightness or photometric data points, and 5.4 billion spectra.

Timo Prusti hävdar - med all rätt - att Gaias första verksamma år varit hektiskt. Det tar sin tid att analysera all data som strömmar in. Tanken är att Gaia ska ge os den mest exakta 3D-kartan hittills över vintergatan och dess galaktiska grannskap. Därtill är satelliten, i och med sin placering i Lagrangepunkt-2, den perfekta exoplanetjägaren.

About GAIA: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Gaia/Science_objectives

#ESA   #Science   #space  
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Thorfinn Hrolfsson

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NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.

This remote KBO was one of two identified as potential destinations and the one recommended to NASA by the New Horizons team. Although NASA has selected 2014 MU69 as the target, as part of its normal review process the agency will conduct a detailed assessment before officially approving the mission extension to conduct additional science.
NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.
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not much fuel left so this is the best available object
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Sam Ehreth

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I was lucky enough to witness a rocket test at NASA Stennis Space Center on Thursday.

The rocket is the RS-25 that will be one of four RS-25's on the main lift stage on the SLS.

Video and pics ....
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Elizabeth Tasker

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Soyuz-eye view of the International Space Station

Yesterday, one of the two Soyuz spacecraft docked at the ISS was moved to allow the module facing Earth to be used for the new arrivals on September 2nd.

This video shows the maneuver from the Soyuz capsule, giving a great view of the ISS as it pulls away. 
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Wow! this is so awesome. Thank you for posting this.
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Rick Duke

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Time-lapse of New Horizons encounter with Pluto. 
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Cool!
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Ciro Villa
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New Horizons selects Kuiper Belt target

The New Horizons team has selected a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2014 MU69 as its next potential science target. It's about a billion miles beyond Pluto.

ETA: 2019.

Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1VjfAlY

Share courtesy of +NASA Solar System Exploration 

#Space #NewHorizons
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Thank's for the Info ! 
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Michael.Angelo McCaskill

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AUG 20, 2015
​Aerojet Rocketdyne - The leader in aerospace and defense systems hired its very first high school intern. Click Image for more details.
Various Projects and Interesting Scientific, Technological, and Educational Announcements and Topics of Discussion.
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I understand...this discussion has inspired me to dig deeper into the subject matter.  US Dollars are obviously being directed towards "Other" worthy Aerospace Projects and Missions that may be "Above My Security Clearance"...however, I will research further, and I will be sure to follow up with you. I am eager to share my findings.  Please let me know if you find clarity, or at least visibility before i do..
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karishma Yasmin

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Stephen hawking's new theory
 
Stephen Hawking has proposed a new theory about black holes → goo.gl/8VqfBc via +Science News.

Image: Science News
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+karishma Yasmin Evolving theories, certainly. As I understand it, black holes are so fascinating for scientists because they are the places where the two main theories of the universe meet: general relativity, and quantum theory. These two are mutually contradictory at the smallest scale, but black holes bring this apparently contradiction into the large scale. In short, understand a black hole, and you understand the universe.

They haven't got there yet. But they're slowly getting closer. I hope.
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Adam Synergy

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Curiosity Rover Panorama
NASA's MSL Curiosity Rover used its Mastcam instrument on Sol 1081 of its mission, creating these images of Mount Sharp and Gale Crater.
Assembled into a 360 panorama by yours truly.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS.
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Hi +Yee Tee A dried-up lakeside beach is exactly what we're looking at. This one is at least 1.5 billion years old.
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Isaias Echevarria

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NASA's Dawn spacecraft spotted this tall, conical mountain on Ceres from a distance of 915 miles (1470 kilometres). The mountain, located in the southern hemisphere, stands 4 miles (6 kilometres) high. Its perimeter is sharply defined, with almost no accumulated debris at the base of the ...
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Mehwish Moiz

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Astrophotographer Rob Gendler's image of The Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237). It's located 5,200 light-years away near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of our Milky Way Galaxy.
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