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Global Cooling
Global Cooling: Arctic Ice Cap Grows 60 Percent In A Year [NASA PHOTO]
Sep 11, 2013 10:45 AM E
Is our planet entering a phase of global cooling? NASA images show Arctic ice cap has grown by 60 percent over last year.
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Organic Particles Found In Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Could Point To Origin Of Life On Earth
Sep 10, 2013 23:56 PM E
Did a meteorite bring life to Earth? After discovering organic particles in a meteorite that flung debris all over Sutter’s Mill, Calif. last year, researchers say it’s definitely possible.
antarctica
Life Found Under Ice-Covered Antarctica Lake Surprises Scientists
Sep 10, 2013 17:39 PM E
On the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists have found microbial life buried in the mud of ice-covered Lake Hodgson. The fact that microbes can exist in such extreme environments leads scientists to wonder about the possibility of life on other planets.
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NASA TextureCam Will Enable Rovers To Analyze Space Objects On Their Own, Speeding Up Exploration
Sep 10, 2013 12:34 PM E
The TextureCam, a project from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will enable rovers to analyze space objects on their own. Rovers currently take images of objects and then beam them back to NASA for analysis, a slow process. Developed by JPL's Kiri Wagstaff and her colleagues, the TextureCam will give a rover freedom t...
six-clawed lobster
Six-Clawed Lobster Donated To Maine State Aquarium: What Caused Bizarre Mutation?
Sep 10, 2013 09:26 AM E
Lola the six-clawed lobster, caught by Richard Figueiredo, is now in Maine State Aquarium. Find out why Lola has six claws..
Tropical Storm Humberto
Tropical Storm Humberto: Path Map Of First 2013 Atlantic Hurricane [REPORT]
Sep 09, 2013 17:32 PM E
Tropical Storm Humberto is slated to be the first hurricane of 2013. See the path map of Humberto here.
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NASA Joins Instagram, Kicks Things Off With Apollo 11, LADEE And Hubble Photos
Sep 09, 2013 17:16 PM E
NASA has joined the popular photo-sharing service Instagram, coinciding with the LADEE mission launch. The NASA Instagram account has already gained almost 100,000 followers in just a few days.
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Northern Lights' Height Can Be Determined Using Just Two Digital Cameras, Say Researchers [VIDEO]
Sep 09, 2013 16:38 PM E
Using two digital SLR cameras, Japanese scientists were able to determine the altitude of Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights. Lead researcher Ryuho Kataoka, from the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, Japan, says that such low cost methods can result in anyone measuring sky objects.
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UFO Over Canadian Baseball Stadium Caught On Video: Does Raw Footage Show Alien Spaceship In Vancouver Sky? [VIDEO]
Sep 09, 2013 13:19 PM E
Video of a UFO over a Canadian baseball stadium shows what looks like an alien spaceship hovering just beyond center field. Does raw footage from the game prove extraterrestrial life?
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After Successful LADEE Launch, NASA Fixes Lunar Probe's Wheel Problem [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
Sep 09, 2013 12:38 PM E
Following the LADEE launch on Friday evening, NASA fixed an issue with the spacecraft's reaction wheels. Peter Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center in California, has said the issue is fixed and LADEE is on schedule.
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Japan's Talking Robot Kirobo Speaks First Words Aboard International Space Station [VIDEO]
Sep 06, 2013 17:53 PM E
Kirobo the talking robot, a Japanese astronaut aboard the International Space Station, spoke his first words in space on August 21, 2013. A new video from the ISS shows Kirobo's history-making first speech.
space flight
Virgin Galactic Flight: Watch SpaceShipTwo Break Sound Barrier 56,000 Feet Above Calif. Desert [VIDEO]
Sep 06, 2013 16:22 PM E
Virgin Galactic, billionaire Richard Branson’s commercial space travel program, tested its SpaceShipTwo rocket for the second time on Thursday. The rocket went Mach 1.43, breaking the sound barrier for the second time.
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LADEE Launch Live Stream: Watch NASA's Moon Mission Take Off From Virginia [VIDEO]
Sep 06, 2013 10:54 AM E
NASA will launch LADEE tonight as part of its latest moon mission. The LADEE launch will be viewable from large swaths of the East Coast of the United States, as well as online.
insight probe
InSight Mars: NASA Evaluates Landing Sites For Its 2016 Drilling Mission
Sep 05, 2013 17:40 PM E
NASA is evaluating landing sites its 2016 mission to Mars. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, will seek to find out whether to Martian core is solid or liquid.
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