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Images Force Astronomers to Rethink Moon's Formation

In a surprising revision to earlier theories, researchers report that a massive feature on the moon formed due to lunar rifts.Scientists had previously thought the Ocean of Storms, also known as Oceanus Procellarum, was created by a giant cosmic impact ... [Published NBCNews.com - 7 hours ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

NASA Pioneer, Dark Matter, and the 'Errors' of Science

This article was originally published at The Conversation.[1] The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.[2] There are many misconceptions about science, including how science advances. One half-truth is that ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 3 hours ago]
Entities: Dark Matter, NASA, Space.com
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

As Sharing Grows, Carbon Footprints Shrink

Peter Lehner is executive director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This Op-Ed will appear on the NRDC blog Switchboard. Lehner contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.[1][2] I was recently in San Diego ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 8 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

October Skywatching: Lunar & Solar Eclipses, a Meteor Shower and More Space.com

© Ron Delvaux via The Virtual Telescope ProjectThis photo of a total lunar eclipse was captured by Ron Delvaux in Arizona on April 15, 2014 and supplied by The Virtual Telescope Project. The second total lunar eclipse of 2014 will occur on Oct. 8.Skywatchers ... [Published MSN News - 15 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Saturn Moon's 'Magic Island' Reappears, Stumps NASA

(Newser)–NASA's Cassini spacecraft first spotted a mysterious island-like feature in Ligeia Mare, a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn's moon Titan, in July 2013. When it faded away during later imaging, some scientists dubbed it "Magic Island." Then last ... [Published Newser - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Wow! Photographer Captures Stunning View of Milky Way from Maine

Astrophotographer Adam Woodworth took this image from the Raven's Nest cliffs in Acadia National Park. Woodworth said the shot was a bit of a challenge. "The night started out with some clouds, then it was pretty clear, but by the time I was setup and ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - Oct 01 2014]
Entities: PHOTOGRAPHER, Space.com
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

European Spacecraft to Make Historic Comet Landing on Nov. 12

SPACE.com/ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA - This image from Europe's Rosetta spacecraft shows the mission's planned landing site on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. …more Rosetta will attempt to drop a lander on ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Mystery Surrounds Pentagon's Secret Space Plane Mission

For more than 650 days, the Pentagon has been flying a secretive, unmanned space plane around the Earth, but won't acknowledge much about its top-secret mission.The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle looks much like a smaller model of NASA's space shuttle, and ... [Published NewsMax.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

See Moon and Mars Shine Together Tonight: Where to Look

By by | SPACE.com – 10 minutes agoSPACE.com/Starry Night Software - This sky map shows the position of Mars and the moon, as well as the bright star Antares, and planet Saturn, as they will appear …more in the southwestern night sky on Sept. 29 at 8 ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Much of Earth’s Water Is Older Than the Sun

Planets form in the presence of abundant interstellar water inherited as ices from the parent molecular cloud.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC-Caltech)/ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA/Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit.Much of the water on Earth and elsewhere ... [Published Disinformation - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Mysterious 'ball' on Mars: Where did it come from?

NASA says that a remarkably spherical rock spotted by the Curiosity Mars rover is a sign that the Red Planet harbored water in its ancient past. This image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 746 (2014-09-11 ... [Published Christian Science Monitor - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Moonwalking Astronauts Can Move Surprisingly Fast

The findings could help scientists design better spacesuits that could aid astronauts' exploration of the moon, Mars or asteroids, the researchers added. Movies of NASA's Apollo astronauts on the moon typically show them hopping instead of walking. "The ... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 29 2014]
Entities: Austronaut, NASA, Space.com

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"As a solid cools and contracts, fractures and faults can form, and these fractures will commonly take on a polygonal pattern" lead study author Jeffrey Andrews-Hanna of the Colorado School of Mines explained. On the moon, these ancient rift zones took on a rectangular shape...
...The 7th planet in our solar system will reportedly only "appear as a tiny blue-green dot in all but the most powerful telescopes."
"Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and for their speed. These meteors are fast — they travel at about 148,000 mph (66 km/s) into the Earth's atmosphere" researchers wrote on NASA's Orionids page
...Based at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Wall noted that "We're hopeful that we'll be able to continue watching the changes unfold and gain insights about what's going on in that alien sea."

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India's low-budget Mars probe snaps an iconic p... [Published Public Radio International - Oct 01 2014]
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European Spacecraft to Make Historic Comet Land... [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 30 2014]
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Moonwalking Astronauts Can Move Surprisingly Fast [Published Yahoo! Canada - Sep 29 2014]
Much of Earth’s Water Is Older Than the Sun [Published Disinformation - Sep 29 2014]
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Solar Storms Strike Earth in One-Two Punch [Published IEEE Spectrum - Sep 15 2014]
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> Image: SDO/NASA Two recent solar eruptions hurled writhing ribbons of magnetic field and plasma at the Earth. Luckily, the planet's own magnetic field helped to deflect most of the energy and limit the ...
What You Need To Know About The Solar Storm Hea... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Sep 11 2014]
A Solar Flare From October 2013NASA/SDO/GSFC On Monday and Wednesday, big solar flares exploded outward from the Sun. Now that plasma is headed for Earth, where the charged particles are expected to cause some mild disruptions to electrical equipment ...
Major solar flare that erupted towards Earth to... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 11 2014]
An X-Class solar flare — the most dangerous kind — erupted from the sun toward Earth Wednesday from Active Region 2158. It’s still unclear whether and to what extent the flare will affect power grids, satellites, or radio transmissions on Earth. But ...
Scientists Discover Signs of Water Ice Clouds O... [Published Mashable! - Sep 11 2014]
A team of scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds outside the solar system. Scientists discovered them on a nearby brown dwarf called W0855. At only 7 light-years away, it's the ...
US Air Force’s secretive X-37B space plane pass... [Published militaryfeed.com - Sep 05 2014]
An artist’s illustration of the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane in orbit. The solar-powered winged spacecraft has spent more than 620 days in orbit as part of the military’s secret OTV-3 mission, which launched in December 2012.NASA Marshall ...
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