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NASA images show equivalent of 689,290 dust-filled semis moving from Sahara to Amazon 
CNET News - 9 Hours ago
A new report and video show how dust from an ancient lakebed in Africa is critical to plant growth on another continent. By bouncing laser beams off particles in the atmosphere, Calipso delivers slices     Add Comment

NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society Create 'CineSpace' Film Competition 
BusinessWeek - 10 Hours ago
HOUSTON, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS) will offer filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by -- and using -- actual NASA imagery     Add Comment

A new supermassive black hole puzzles scientists Scientists have found a black hole  
CNET.co.uk - 11 Hours ago
Scientists have found a black hole 12 billion times more massive than the Sun that was formed so soon after the Big Bang it's challenging what we know about black holes. This is a rendering of the     Add Comment

Astronaut safe after helmet leak on NASA spacewalk 
Christian Science Monitor - 11 Hours ago
A leaking spacesuit was cause for a scare on the second of three planned NASA spacewalks. Terry Virts reveals the water misting up his space helmet back on board the ISS. (NASA) Sen—Expedition 42 Commander     Add Comment

Monster quasar shines 429 trillion times brighter than the sun 
Christian Science Monitor - 12 Hours ago
Astronomers have discovered a black hole more massive than any detected before, producing the brightest known quasar in the universe. An artist's illustration of a monster supermassive black hole at the
Monster black hole is the largest and brightest ever found Social Dashboard
Monster black hole is 12 billion times more massive than the sun Mother Nature Network
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Mysterious bright spot on Ceres actually two bright spots (+video) 
Christian Science Monitor - 12 Hours ago
The bright spot on the surface of Ceres, a dwarf planet in our solar systems asteroid belt, seems to have a companion, reports NASA's Dawn space probe. This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn probe
NASA puzzles over Ceres's odd bright spots Mother Nature Network
Mysterious bright spot on Ceres actually two bright spots Christian Science Monitor
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Infoporn: The Best Images Of The Deep Universe (So Far) 
Wired News - 13 Hours ago
The European Southern Observatory’s MUSE instrument goes beyond the limits of the Hubble Space Telescope, unveiling new parts of the deep universe. European Southern Observatory The European Southern     Add Comment

Hundreds of vintage NASA photos up for auction 
CBS News - 14 Hours ago
An image of Buzz Aldrin in what is believed to be the first self-portrait in space, Gemini 12, November 1966. NASA More than 600 vintage photographs from some of NASA's pioneering astronauts - including     Add Comment

Out of this world astronaut selfies 
CBS News - 14 Hours ago
Astronauts get to outdo all of us with the coolest selfies from outer space. Astronaut Chris Cassidy took this charming space selfie during his Expedition 36 spacewalk, July 16, 2013. A digital still     Add Comment

NASA Storms Ahead With Urgent Space Fix 
Forbes.com - 15 Hours ago
Follow Comments Following Comments Unfollow Comments NASA has hit a breakthrough on an urgent in-space software fix, empowering its Mars Mars exploration. The space agency on Tuesday uploaded     Add Comment

US astronauts complete second spacewalk, water reported in helmet 
CHINAdaily Europe - 2/26/2015
NASA astronaut Terry Virts Flight Engineer of Expedition 42 is seen working to complete a cable routing task while the sun begins to peak over the Earth's horizon on the International Space Station, in
US astronauts complete second spacewalk China.org.cn
U.S. astronauts complete second spacewalk, water reported in helmet Finland Times
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'Edge of space' tourism company World View just flew a balloon two times higher  
Yahoo! Finance - 10 Hours ago
World View World View will have Voyagers gliding peacefully along the edge of space for a two hour sailing like experience (rendering) If you've always wanted to glimpse Earth from near-space, there's     Add Comment

Learning By Eye: Silicon Micro-Funnels Increase The Efficiency Of Solar Cells 
Photonics Online - 10 Hours ago
A biological structure in mammalian eyes has inspired a team headed by Silke Christiansen to design an inorganic counterpart for use in solar cells. With the help of conventional semiconductor processes,
Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells PhysOrg.com
Learning by eye: Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells Helmholtz-Zentrum  EurekAlert!
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New Nanowire Structure Absorbs Light Efficiently 
Photonics Online - 10 Hours ago
Dual-type nanowire arrays can be used in applications such as LEDs and solar cells. Researchers at Aalto University have developed a new method to implement different types of nanowires side-by-side
New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently May be used in LEDs and solar cells Big News Network
New nanowire structure absorbs light efficiently: May be used in LEDs and solar  Science Daily
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SpaceX may begin launching from South Texas in 2017 
Houston Chronicle - 12 Hours ago
Dur ng last year’s groundbreaking of a launch site in South Texas, SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk said the first launches from the location would begin no earlier than late 2016. But overall, the timing     Add Comment

Young Black Hole Had Monstrous Growth Spurt 
Scientific American - 11 Hours ago
A black hole that grew to gargantuan size in the Universe's first billion years is by far the largest yet spotted from such an early date, researchers have announced. The object, discovered by astronomers
Zhaoyu Li/SHAOAn immense black hole in the early Universe Nature
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Ex-phot: a new take on primitive utilization of solar energy 
Environmental Microbiology Reports - 12 Hours ago
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The universe under a microscope 
Environmental Microbiology Reports - 12 Hours ago
© 2015 Society for Applied Microbiology and John Wiley & Sons Ltd Issue Environmental Microbiology Reports Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 11–12, February 2015 Additional Information How to Cite     Add Comment

Computers beat humans at Space Invaders 
Herald Sun - 13 Hours ago
Game over ... Computers are now officially smarter than humans at playing Space Invaders. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied COMPUTERS already have bested human champions in “Jeopardy!” and chess, but     Add Comment

Astronaut takes intergalactic selfie 
CNEWS - 14 Hours ago
The battle for greatest selfie of all time is officially over - and the winner is out of this world.    Add Comment
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Africa, from a CATS point of view 
PhysOrg.com - 10 Hours ago
16:57, Earth/Earth Sciences This cross-section of the atmosphere over Africa shows clouds, dust and smoke from fires, as well as topography returned by the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) instrument
Africa, From a CATS Point of View NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center EurekAlert!
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'Edge of space' tourism company World View just flew a balloon twice as high as  
Austin American Statesman - 10 Hours ago
If you've always wanted to glimpse Earth from near-space, there's hope. A private space tourism company called World View wants to gently float people almost 20 miles above Earth's surface in balloon-toted     Add Comment

'Edge of space' tourism company World View just flew a balloon two times higher  
Yahoo! Finance - 10 Hours ago
World View World View will have Voyagers gliding peacefully along the edge of space for a two hour sailing like experience (rendering) If you've always wanted to glimpse Earth from near-space, there's     Add Comment

Uber, SpaceX, Cloudera: Simplicity, Power, Promise 
Financial Content - 11 Hours ago
Yesterday, TechCrunch posted a neat slideshow on the nine largest venture capital and private equity financing rounds of the past 24 months. It is an extremely cool piece - profiling seven (two companies     Add Comment

Astronaut safe after helmet leak on NASA spacewalk 
Christian Science Monitor - 11 Hours ago
A leaking spacesuit was cause for a scare on the second of three planned NASA spacewalks. Terry Virts reveals the water misting up his space helmet back on board the ISS. (NASA) Sen—Expedition 42 Commander     Add Comment

SpaceX may begin launching from South Texas in 2017 
Houston Chronicle - 12 Hours ago
Dur ng last year’s groundbreaking of a launch site in South Texas, SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk said the first launches from the location would begin no earlier than late 2016. But overall, the timing     Add Comment

Chris Quilty Handicaps the Silicon Valley-fueled Space Race 
Space News - 12 Hours ago
Profile | Chris Quilty, Senior Vice President of Equity Research, Raymond James and Associates A New Investment Landscape The recent flood of investment in audacious commercial space projects is spookily     Add Comment

NASA astronaut snaps an epic selfie outside the space station during a spacewalk 
Business Insider - 13 Hours ago
NASA NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore captured the selfie during a spacewalk on Feb. 21, 2015. Fellow spacewalker Terry Virts is reflected in Wilmore's visor. A NASA astronaut snapped a truly out-of-this-world     Add Comment

The World's Largest Plane Will Launch Rockets Into Space 
Huffington Post UK - 14 Hours ago
This is the world's largest plane. Or at least it will be when it finally gets built. It's called the "Roc" , it was commissioned by Stratolaunch, it has a wingspan larger than a football field is long     Add Comment

Roundworns Give Their Gut Reactions to Space Investigation 
ALNMag.com - 15 Hours ago
Our guts literally teem with beneficial bacteria. But not all bacteria are harmless. Disease-causing bacteria, known as pathogens, can infect our intestines, causing illness or even death. Bacterial pathogens     Add Comment

Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside Space Station Today: Watch Live 
Yahoo! News - 15 Hours ago
Two NASA astronauts are now performing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, and people on Earth can watch the spacewalk live online. Astronauts Barry Wilmore, commander of Expedition     Add Comment

NASA investigating helmet water leak after spacewalk, AsiaOne Science & Technlogy  
NewsHub South Africa - 15 Hours ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two US astronauts finished a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk on Wednesday to prepare parking spots for new commercial space taxis then discovered water had leaked into a spacesuit helmet,     Add Comment

RAW: Astronaut finds water inside helmet after spacewalk 
CBC - 15 Hours ago
Two U.S. astronauts finished a 6½-hour spacewalk on Wednesday to prepare parking spots for new commercial space taxis then discovered water had leaked into a spacesuit helmet, a problem that led to the     Add Comment

SpaceX twin launch slips to March 1 
Advanced Television - 16 Hours ago
By Chris Forrester SpaceX was scheduled to launch two satellites on February 27th but has slipped this to late on Sunday (March 1st at 10.49 Florida time) from Cape Canaveral. The two satellites     Add Comment

NASA astronaut snaps an epic selfie outside the space station during a spacewalk 
Business Insider - 16 Hours ago
NASA Barry "Butch" Wilmore, commander of the International Space Station's current Expedition 42, took a photo of himself during a spacewalk on Saturday (Feb. 21) that captured a gloriously blue, cloud-studded     Add Comment

Virgin Galactic opens LauncherOne facility 
ADS Advance - 16 Hours ago
in Space Posted 26 February 2015 · Add Comment Virgin Galactic has leased a new 150,000 square foot facility that will house design and manufacturing of the company's small satellite launch vehicle,     Add Comment

Water pools in US astronaut’s helmet after spacewalk 
Manila Times - 2/26/2015
11:54 am MIAMI: An American astronaut found water pooling inside his helmet after he finished a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about the safety of NASA’s spacesuits. Terry     Add Comment

Astronaut finds water pooling in helmet after spacewalk 
ABC Online - 2/26/2015
Related Story: Astronauts complete spacewalk after mission delayed An American astronaut has found water pooling inside his helmet after he finished a spacewalk of over six hours at the International     Add Comment

SpaceX now targeting late Sunday launch from Cape 
USA Today - 2/26/2015
CAPE CANAVERAL — SpaceX is now targeting a 10:49 p.m. ET Sunday launch of two commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the 45th Space Wing confirmed. The launch had previously been     Add Comment

Water pools in US astronaut's helmet after spacewalk 
Rappler - 2/26/2015
(UPDATED) Mission managers will be poring over the data to decide whether another spacewalk can go ahead as planned on Sunday, March 1 MIAMI, USA (2nd UPDATE) – An American astronaut found water pooling     Add Comment
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