Curiosity’s finding of strange “floating spoon” on Mars

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has recently sent an interesting image of Mars showing a “floating spoon” type of thing on

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NASA’s contract with Boeing and SpaceX

NASA will work with two aeronautical firms, Boeing and SpaceX, in a taxi contract to take astronauts to the International

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Fascinating Rhythm: Light Pulses Illuminate a Rare Black Hole

Main Point: UMD and NASA astronomers track an intermediate-mass black hole from syncopated flares of light. Published in: Nature Study

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First Discovery of an Earth-Sized Planet in the Habitable Zone

Main Points: For the first time, an Earth-sized planet has been found in the habitable zone of its star.  This

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A Cross-Section of the Universe

Main Points: An image of a galaxy cluster taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope gives a remarkable cross-section of

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Kepler Astronomers Discover New Rocky Planet that may have Liquid Water

Main Point: San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane and an international team of researchers have announced the discovery of

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Galactic Serial Killer

Main Points: This new image from the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows two contrasting

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Solar System’s Edge Redefined

Main Point: The solar system has a new most-distant member, bringing its outer frontier into focus. Published in: Nature Study

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Mars Mimicking Chamber Explores Habitability of other Planets

Main Point: Researchers in Spain have designed a vacuum chamber capable of mimicking conditions on Mars to test gear for

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Mercury’s contraction much greater than thought

Main Points: New global imaging and topographic data from MESSENGER show that the innermost planet has contracted far more than

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