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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…

Here you can see the small dot which is Mercury passing in front of the sun

Watch the transit of Mercury across the face of the sun!!

You can watch the transit of Mercury across the face of the sun below. Compared to the size of the sun the planet is just a tiny speck…sort of what we…

GoPro external view of rocket that took it into space.

VERY cool GoPro Rocket Launch Video

This is probably the best on board small rocket video I have ever seen. We have probably all seen the videos of small sounding type rockets with a GoPro strapped on to…

James Webb Space Telescope Mirror in the clean room

JWST Mirror fully assembled in the clean room

If you live in the DC-Baltimore area do yourself a favor and go see the fully assembled mirror there. I went to see it a few weeks ago and it…

Awesome interactive tool to see potentially habitable planets

A new tool from http://www.goldilocks.info/ allows users to view potentially habitable planets that have been found so far. This tool shows many different views of the planets, You can select the…

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…

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Kepler enters emergency mode

The Kepler spacecraft, which has been responsible for finding the majority of Exoplanets thus far, has entered emergency mode for unknown reasons. During a scheduled contact on Thursday, April 7, mission…