Is dark energy lurking in hidden spatial dimensions?

October 24, 2007

The mysterious cosmic presence called dark energy, which is accelerating the expansion of the universe, might be lurking in hidden dimensions

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Colliding galaxies make love, not war

October 24, 2007

A new Hubble image of the Antennae galaxies is the sharpest yet of this merging pair of galaxies. As the two galaxies smash together, billions of stars are born, mostly in groups and clusters of stars. The brightest and most compact of these are called super star clusters.

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Explore planet Earth in near-real time

October 24, 2007

MIRAVI is a data-driven system for real time image rendering and quality analysis of satellite data.

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Rover Finds First Sign of Volcanic Explosion on Mars

October 24, 2007

Explosive volcanic events, known as pyroclastic eruptions, typically occur with a kind of lava that is high in silicates. But Mars appears to have only basaltic lava, which normally oozes relatively slowly.

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Blue Origin lifts the veil on their first rocketship

October 24, 2007

It looks like Jeff Bezos made a new year’s resolution to be less secretive. He’s been putting that Amazon fortune to good use building the next big economic boom, space tourism. They have nice flight video – a little hop 285 feet up and back down in good shape.

They are hiring – I wonder if we see future videos after that phase is complete.

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Astronaut Walter Schirra Dies at 84

October 24, 2007

Walter M. Schirra Jr., one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts and the only man to fly on NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs, has died. He was 84.

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Russian cosmonauts brave space to fix international station (Video)

October 24, 2007

“Two Russian cosmonauts have braved the perils of space and climbed out of the international space station to install protective panels.

The first-time spacewalkers were attaching metal shields to protect the station from dangerous space debris. “

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Panel: NASA should open its eyes to new lifeform possiblities

October 24, 2007

A report by the National Academies of Science evaluates whether NASA may be missing life elsewhere in the solar system by looking for Earth-like conditions. In doing so, the NAS incidentally provides a great summary of current thinking on the definition of life itself.

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Did Life Begin In Space?

October 24, 2007

Interstellar organic molecules suggest that Earth may have been seeded by the cosmos.

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Nasa loses contact with Mars Global Surveyor

October 24, 2007

Appears the Transformers hiding on Mars have struck again. NASA last heard from the MGS probe on November 5, two days before the 10th anniversary of its launch from Earth. They may use the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to take pictures of the MGS, as they come within 100 kilometers of each other several times a week.

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