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NASA to Grow Lettuce in Space on ISS

NASA is planning to grow lettuce in space under pink LED lamps on the International Space Station. It said that in all, lettuce, Swiss chard, …

NASA confirms Voyager 1's historic frontier crossing

And we never even got a chance to say goodbye.<p>After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists,<p>NASAofficials confirmed Thursday thatVoyager 1had indeed crossed into interstellar space more than a year ago.<p>The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude …

Voyager 1, you are here

Voyager 1 is now officially the first human-made object to venture beyond our solar system. This illustration may help you visualize where Voyager 1 …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Moon, Pleiades, Aldebaran before dawn

Put your coffee pot on a timer and set your alarm for a couple of hours before sunrise on July 9 and 10, 2018. You’ll want to get up early to see the …

Astronomy

Spiderweb-like tower would harvest air pollution in London and turn it into biofuel

Giant spiders haven't invaded London (as far as we know). But that's how it would look if one architecture masters student's vision came to fruition. Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London's BT Tower at some point in the future, equipping it with exterior …

New Spacewalk Brief for ISS Expedition 36

Top 10 New Species of the Year (NOW WITH PICTURES)!

Grooves on Mars may be result of blocks of dry ice sliding down slopes

The long, narrow grooves seen in the sand dunes of Mars – first spotted more than a decade ago and still an enduring mystery – might be a result of …

US and China agree to limit HFC greenhouse gases, setting global warming back by two years

On Saturday, President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping made a public pledge to scale back production of HFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons), especially potent greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners and insulating foam. According to the White House, the proposed phasedown would …

Ancient Egyptians Used Meteorites as Fashion Accessories

Researchers at The Open University (OU) and The University of Manchester have discovered evidence that Ancient Egyptians used meteorites to make …

APOD: The Eagle and The Swan (2013 May 31) Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130531.html Explanation: The Eagle Nebula and the Swan Nebula span this broad starscape, a telescopic view of the Sagittarius spiral arm toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy. The Eagle, also known as M16, is left, above center, and the Swan, or M17 at the lower right. The deep, wide-field image shows the cosmic clouds as brighter regions of active star-formation. They lie along the spiral arm suffused with reddish emission charactistic of atomic hydrogen gas, and dusty dark nebulae. In fact, the center of both nebulae are locations of well-known close-up images of star formation from the Hubble Space Telescope. M17, also called the Omega Nebula, is about 5500 light-years away, while M16 is some 6500 light-years distant. In the frame that covers 3 degrees across the sky, the extended wings of the Eagle Nebula are spread over 120 light-years. http://astro-cabinet.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130531 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0531

How the turtle got its unique hard shell

<b>How the turtle shell evolved has puzzled scientists for years, but new research sheds light on how their hard shells were formed.</b><p>Scientists say the ancient fossil skeleton of an extinct South African reptile has helped bridge a 30 to 55-million-year gap.<p>This ancestor of the modern turtle,</i> …

Mars Pebble Discovery Indicates Ancient Flowing Stream

Scientists have completed analysis of pebble-containing slabs that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity investigated last year. Scientists say the rocks are …

Liquid Air – the future of motoring?

Liquid Air could be be a fuel for the future, says Andrew English.<p>Engineers call it disruptive technology, but Liquid Air is much more than that. Using cryogenic atmospheric air at minus 196 degrees Centrigrade as an energy store potentially inverts our idea of the piston engine and subverts the …

Low sodium ‘diet’ key to stars’ long life

<b>MONASH U. (AUS) —</b> Stars with a high sodium content die before reaching their final, spectacular stages of life, according to a new study.<p>Researchers …

Universe

Animation: The Evolution of the Turtle Shell

This animation shows the evolution of the turtle shell based on developmental and fossil data. The animation shows fossils and drawings of turtle …

Increasing CO2 in air is making deserts greener

Scientists call this a “carbon dioxide fertilization effect.” It has caused a gradual greening of arid regions on Earth from 1982 to 2010.<p>Scientists …

World’s First Bird May Have Roamed Jurassic Period

<b>World’s first bird?</b> Researchers say they have discovered a new fossil that might be the world’s first bird.<p>The Aurornis xui specimen was discovered …

Watch the northern lights dance in these surprising time-lapse videos

A surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm swept over our planet this weekend, resulting in a surprisingly strong set of videos showing the northern lights (and the southern lights, too).<p>A couple of the videos pack in some extra goodies. For example, Oregon photographer Brad Goldpaint's video of the …

Mammoth Carcass Discovery: Lots of Questions Remain

<b>Mammoth carcass: A mammoth with flowing blood was found trapped in ice in Siberia, with researchers telling Russia’s state-run media that the meat</b> …

Mars Rat: Website Claims Rodent on Red Planet

A photo from a NASA’s Curiosity rover shows what some people are claiming is a rat or another type of rodent on the surface of Mars.<p>The image was …

Curiosity finds ancient streambed on Mars

<b>UC DAVIS (US) —</b> Rounded pebbles on the surface of Mars indicate that a stream once flowed on the red planet, according to a new study.<p>Rounded pebbles …

University of California

'Rings of fire' blaze in outer space

A galactic ring of fire "burns, burns, burns" with starbirth in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The brilliant ring circling the core of the galaxy, known as Messier 94 or NGC 4736, signals a frenetic round of star formation inside the ring.<p>Here's what Spitzer's astronomers think is …

APOD: The Milky Trail (2013 Jun 01) Image Credit & Copyright: Wally Pacholka (AstroPics.com, TWAN) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130601.html Explanation: Have you ever hiked the Queen's Garden trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA, planet Earth? Walking along that path in this dark night skyscape, you can almost imagine your journey continues along the pale, luminous Milky Way. Of course, the name for our galaxy, the Milky Way (in Latin, Via Lactea), does refer to its appearance as a milky band or path in the sky. In fact, the word galaxy itself derives from the Greek for milk. Visible on moonless nights from dark sky areas, though not so bright or quite so colorful as in this image, the glowing celestial band is due to the collective light of myriad stars along the plane of our galaxy, too faint to be distinguished individually. The diffuse starlight is cut by dark swaths of obscuring galactic dust clouds. Four hundred years ago, Galileo turned his telescope on the Milky Way and announced it to be "... a congeries of innumerable stars ..." http://twanight.org/pacholka http://astropics.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130601 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0601

Autumn on Titan, a hurricane on Saturn and fire on the international space station – in pictures | A month in space

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/31/titan-saturn-international-space-station-pictures<p>720<p>This month's roundup of the best …

Noctilucent cloud season is here!

Adrian Strand caught these noctilucent or “night-shining” clouds over Whitehaven, England on May 30, 2013.<p>Our friend Adrian Strand was able to …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Images and video of asteroid 1998 QE2 flyby

No danger … and yet this asteroid captured the attention of astronomers worldwide.<p>The large asteroid that swept harmlessly past Earth yesterday (May …

Scientists search for way to help burns victims regenerate skin

British scientists are hoping to find ways to help burns victims regenerate new nerves and skin so that they are only left with minimal scarring.<p>It is believed that at one point humans had the ability to regenerate skin but it was lost over time. The liver still has the ability to regenerate itself.<p>…