Category Archives: Space

First Planet of the Sun-like Star with possibility of Liquid Water

NASA’s Kepler Mission Confirms Its First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star. NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the “habitable zone,” the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered … Continue reading

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Space Adventures to resume space tourism in 2013

In March 2010, due to an increase in the International Space Station (ISS) crew size, Russia announced a halt its space tourism service which put seven customers into space between 2001 and 2009 for a multi-million dollar fee. Now Space … Continue reading

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Earth Sciences: Antarctic Ozone Hole 2010

The yearly depletion of stratospheric ozone over Antarctica – more commonly referred to as the “ozone hole” – started in early August 2010 and is now expanding toward its annual maximum. The hole in the ozone layer typically reaches its … Continue reading

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NASA Begun Development Mission To Visit Sun Closer Then Before

WASHINGTON — NASA has begun development of a mission to visit and study the sun closer than ever before. The unprecedented project, named Solar Probe Plus, is slated to launch no later than 2018. The small car-sized spacecraft will plunge … Continue reading

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New images reveal moon isn’t as ‘full’ as it used to be – and could still be shrinking

The moon is shrinking according to a team analyzing new images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). The images reveal previously unknown cliffs, called lobate scarbs. These are thrust faults that occur primarily in the lunar highlands that indicate the … Continue reading

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A Galactic Spectacle

A beautiful new image of two colliding galaxies has been released by NASA’s Great Observatories. The Antennae galaxies, located about 62 million light years from Earth, are shown in this composite image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory (blue), the Hubble … Continue reading

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Understanding the Sun and its interactions with Earth and the solar system

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