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May 26 2016
17:40 UTC

The House Makes NASA A Counteroffer It Probably Can't Refuse

It looks like mostly good news in NASA's budget for 2017. The Commerce, Justice, and Science sub-committee is the House of Representatives body that oversees NASA finances, and they have released details on how they would like to fund NASA in 2017. According to their plan, NASA's budget would be $19. 5 billion. That amount is $500 million more than President Obama had asked for, and $200 million above what the Senate had proposed. If the bill is approved by the House of Representatives, then this

Posted by Universe Today

May 22 2016
04:11 UTC

America's First Asteroid Sampling Mission OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Florida Launch Base

America's first ever mission designed to retrieve samples from the surface of an asteroid and return them to Earth - OSIRIS-Rex - has arrived at its Florida launch base for processing to get ready for blastoff barely three and one half months from today. NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will launch from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket

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May 19 2016
19:31 UTC

New Horizons Sends Back First Science On Distant Kuiper Belt Object

Even the most curmudgeonly anti-space troll has to admit that the New Horizons mission to Pluto has been an overwhelming success. It's not like New Horizons discovered life or anything, but it did bring an otherwise cold, distant lump to life for humanity. Vivid images and detailed scientific data revealed Pluto as a dynamic, changing world, with an active surface and an atmosphere. And we haven't even received all of the data from New Horizons' mission to Pluto yet. Fresh off its historic visit

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May 11 2016
23:51 UTC

SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth After Splashdown with Critical NASA Science

... tons of critical NASA science and technology experiments and equipment returned to Earth this afternoon, Wednesday, May 11, safely splashing down in the Pacific Ocean - and bringing about a successful conclusion to its mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that also brought aloft a new room for the resident crew. Following a month long stay at the orbiting outpost, Dragon was released from the grip of the stations Canadian-built r

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May 07 2016
07:28 UTC

176 — Dr Anushi Rajapaksa — Spray Vaccines

Do you or someone you know dislike getting the needle? Well in today's episode, I speak to Dr Anushi Rajapaksa from the Murdoch Children's Institute on her research into delivering vaccinations via a spray. We also talk about DNA vaccines and personalised medicine. Sounds intriguing! To find out more, listen into the episode! Download MP3 […]

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May 07 2016
00:57 UTC

Unveiled Webb Telescope Mirrors Mesmerize in Golden' Glory

NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD - It's Mesmerizing ! That's the overwhelming feeling expressed among the fortunate few setting their own eyeballs on the newly exposed golden primary mirror at the heart of NASA's mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) - a sentiment shared by the team building the one-of-its-kind observatory and myself during a visit this week by Universe Today. The telescope is cup up now [concave]. So you see it in all its glory! said John Durning, Webb Tel

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May 04 2016
19:06 UTC

Is A New Particle About To Be Announced?

Particle physicists are an inquisitive bunch. Their goal is a working, complete model of the particles and forces that make up the Universe, and they pursue that goal with a vigour matched by few other professions. The Standard Model of Physics is the result of their efforts, and for 25 years or so, it has guided our thinking and understanding of particle physics. The best tool we have for studying physics further is the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), near Geneva, Switzerland. And some recent, intr

Posted by Universe Today

May 03 2016
20:20 UTC

Boiling Water Is Carving Martian Slopes

Finding water on Mars is a primary focus of human efforts to understand the Red Planet. The presence of liquid water on Mars supports the theory that life existed there. Now it looks as though some puzzling features on the surface of Mars could have been caused by boiling water. Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are dark streaks found on slopes on the surface of Mars. It was thought that these streaks could have been caused by seasonal melting. Other proposed causes were dust avalanches or the venting

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Apr 28 2016
18:48 UTC

James Webb Space Telescope Takes The Gloves Off

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) isn't even operational yet, and already its gleaming golden mirror has reached iconic status. It's segmented mirror is reminiscent of an insect eye, and once that eye is unfolded at its eventual stationary location at L2, the JWST will give humanity its best view of the Universe yet. Now, NASA has unveiled the JWST's mirrors in a clean room at the Goddard Space Flight Centre, giving us a great look at what the telescope will look like when it's operational. E

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