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astronaut
Space Travel Changes Astronauts Heart Shape, Makes It More Spherical
Mar 31, 2014 11:07 AM E
New findings suggest that long periods of microgravity in space results in the heart becoming more spherical, which can lead to cardiac problems.
Comet Siding Spring
Comet Closing In On Mars Will Avoid Collision, But NASA Still Worries About Its Satellites [VIDEO]
Mar 30, 2014 14:11 PM E
A comet called Siding Spring is on a course to swoop within 86,000 miles of Mars. While it will avoid collision, its tail of vapor and dust will likely pummel the planet at 126,000 mph.
Philae
Spacecraft With Comet-Landing Destiny Wakes From Three-Year Hibernation
Mar 28, 2014 16:53 PM E
The first spacecraft ever to land on a comet is closing in on its target some 400 million miles from Earth. On Friday, after a three-year hibernation, the landing craft woke up to begin the final descent.
Eris
Is A New Planet Lurking Beyond Pluto? Discovery Of Dwarf Raises Possibility
Mar 27, 2014 17:29 PM E
A new dwarf planet discovered out near Pluto has raised the possibility of massive planets, larger than the Earth, billions of miles from the sun.
Chariklo
Move Over Saturn: Astronomers Discover Miniature Planet With Rings
Mar 26, 2014 14:37 PM E
Until now, only five objects in space — Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune — were known to have rings. A fifth object, tiny by comparison, was recently discovered to host an icy disk.
Mars-like Chamber
Mars Simulation Chamber Mimics Planet's Atmosphere, Right Down To The Red Dust
Mar 25, 2014 11:01 AM E
A vacuum chamber developed in Spain for NASA can recreate the Martian surface in order to test instruments. It's designed to match the atmospheric pressure, gas composition, temperature, radiation, and swirling dust of the Red Planet.
sunset painting
Sunset Paintings By Famous Painters To Provide Clues About The Earth’s Climate In The Past
Mar 25, 2014 11:01 AM E
Researchers say some of the world's most famous paintings may provide vital clues about the Earth's atmosphere.
Exercising in Space
Space Makes Astronauts Weak; This Suit Aims to Toughen Them Up
Mar 23, 2014 12:24 PM E
Scientists developed a new space suit to help mitigate the negative health effects of a zero gravity environment.
neil degrasse tyson
LIVESTREAM: Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Moderate 'Selling Space,' 2014's Asimov Debate On March 19
Mar 18, 2014 17:44 PM E
Watch live starting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19th as 'Cosmos' host Neil deGrasse Tyson moderates the 2014 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History.
supernova explosion
Supernova Collapse Explained Using 3-D Model
Mar 18, 2014 17:22 PM E
Scientists have developed a powerful three-dimensional model, which shows the violent explosions that leads to the death of a supernova.
Mercury
Is Mercury Still Shrinking? Astronomers Confirm The Littlest Planet Is Getting Littler
Mar 18, 2014 16:48 PM E
A team of scientists say they've studied photos of the surface of Mercury and have come to a certain conclusion: the planet's girth is about 8.6 miles smaller than it was in the beginning.
Ozone Hole
Newly discovered man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer
Mar 15, 2014 16:48 PM E
Four newly-discovered gases damaging the ozone layer were not in the atmosphere before the 1960s, leading a team of researchers at the University of East Anglia in the UK to deduce the gases are man-made and possibly created by the use of insecticides or solvents for cleaning electronic components.
gem
Vast Bodies Of Water Underground? Water-Rich Gem May Yield New Discovery
Mar 12, 2014 16:02 PM E
The first discovery of ringwoodite confirms the presence of massive amounts of water beneath the Earth's surface.
earth galaxy
Where Does Earth Stand Among The Council Of Giants, Milky Way, And Andromeda?
Mar 11, 2014 12:13 PM E
New research offers a detailed view of several bright galaxies within 35-million light years of the Earth.
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