Tag Archives: NASA

Time Warps and Black Holes: The Past, Present & Future of Space-Time

When giving the coordinates for a location, most people provide the latitude, longitude & perhaps altitude. But there is a fourth dimension often neglected: time. The combination of the physical…

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Trail from Ship Exhaust Leaves 'A' in the Sky

You may not have seen it, yet in July there was a large "A" written in the sky over the ocean near the Kamchatka Peninsula, in far-eastern Russia. In an…

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NASA cancels launch of next Mars probe due to instrument leak

By Irene Klotz (Reuters) – A U.S. science satellite slated to launch to Mars in March has been grounded due to a leak in a key research instrument, NASA said…

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Spacewalking astronauts fix station's stuck rail car

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Two U.S. astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Monday in a hastily planned spacewalk to move a stuck rail car…

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Boxy transforms Google's Inbox into a Mac app

View gallery . Ever since the impending death of Mailbox was announced, I've been looking for a new email app to replace it. The one I've been spending the most time…

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Two NASA astronauts will perform an unscheduled spacewalk next week

View photo . NASA astronauts Scott Kelly & Tim Kopra will likely perform an unexpected spacewalk next week, to fix a rail car that stalled on the outside of the…

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Water Art: Phytoplankton Bloom Turns Ocean into a Masterpiece

It may look like a painting by Vincent van Gogh, yet this mass of swirling colors is really a satellite image depicting a huge bloom of phytoplankton, or microscopic marine…

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SpaceX rocket aiming to fly again next week after accident

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Privately-owned Space Exploration Technologies is aiming to return its repaired Falcon 9 rocket to flight next week, following a launch accident six…

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A new space race: satellites could test the world's climate vows

By Barbara Lewis, Richard Valdmanis & David Stanway PARIS (Reuters) – Scientists from the United States, Japan, & China are racing to perfect satellite technology that could one day measure…

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Stick-Figure Science: Cartoonist Makes Complicated Stuff Simple

Randall Munroe once designed robots at NASA, & now he's undertaken a comparably tough task: describing the science of complex "stuff" such as elevators, the Mars Curiosity rover & nuclear…

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