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Magnetoshells , Growable Habitats, NASA Invests in Next Stage of Visionary Technology

(Source NASA) – NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches to building…

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Kepler mission most successful planet hunter with 1284 found

(Source NASA) – Congratulations to the Kepler team on their outstanding success! NASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets – the single largest finding of planets to date. “This…

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Hubble Sees a Star ‘Inflating’ a Giant Bubble

(Source NASA) – For the 26th birthday of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers are highlighting a Hubble image of an enormous bubble being blown into space by a super-hot, massive…

NASA Space Telescopes See “First Born” Image of the Faintest Galaxy

(NASA) – Astronomers harnessing the combined power of NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes have found the faintest object ever seen in the early universe. It existed about 400 million…

Veiny 'Garden City' Site and Surroundings

NASA Study Mineral Veins on Mars

(NASA) – Scientists now have a better understanding about a site with the most chemically diverse mineral veins NASA’s Curiosity rover has examined on Mars, thanks in part to a…

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America’s Cleanest and Dirtiest States

(Source Modernize.com) – America’s energy policy has been the subject of much recent debate: From the Pope’s public advocacy of environmental stewardship to the EPA’s toughened regulations on pollution from petroleum refineries,…

Nearest Quasar Is Powered by a Double Black Hole

(NASA) – Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found that Markarian 231 (Mrk 231), the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar, is powered by two central black…

New Horizons

Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains

(NASA) – This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for…