Alberto Tarantino

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Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

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Exoplanets: New missions hunting for alien worlds

Efforts like Kepler to find Earth-like planets outside our galaxy may have ended recently, but astronomers say a wave of bigger and better missions is on its way.<p>As mountains go, Cerro Armazones may not be much to look at. Standing 3,000 metres (9,800 feet) tall, it is a shapeless reddish dust heap …

Universe

Saturn Moon Titan Sports Thick Icy Shell & Bizarre Interior

The tough icy shell of Saturn's largest moon Titan is apparently far stronger than previously thought, researchers say.<p>These surprising new findings …

ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone

<b>Missed the Kickstarter? Pledge during our Grace Period or Join the ARKYD cause at Planetary Resources: www.planetaryresources/kickstarter/</b><p>From all of …

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Mercury Colonization

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the …

Why Skylab Was America's First And Best Home In Space

Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of America's first space station, Skylab. Skylab wasn't the first space station ever (that honor goes to …

International Space Station leaking power system coolant, NASA says everyone is safe

The International Space Station is leaking the chilled ammonia coolant it uses to cool its power systems into space, but there’s no danger to the crew, NASA announced on Thursday. The four solar arrays that provide power to the station are each cooled independently with their own thermal control …

Chris Hadfield's Mission Reflections

New analysis suggests wind, not water, formed mound on Mars

A roughly 3.5-mile high Martian mound that scientists suspect preserves evidence of a massive lake might actually have formed as a result of the Red …

Claims of Tunguska Meteorite Fragments "Ridiculous," Scientist Says

Last week, Russian researcher Andrei Zlobin announced that stony fragments collected from a riverbed in 1988 are “probably Tunguska meteorites,” and …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Some Strange Things Are Happening To Astronauts Returning To Earth

Buzz Aldrin Says Humanity's Future Is On Mars (Exclusive Video)

NEW YORK — The moon is not enough for Buzz Aldrin, the second man ever to walk on the lunar surface. If humanity is to truly realize its space travel …

'Space warps' project needs your help

(Phys.org) —Astronomers are asking volunteers to help them search for "space warps." More commonly known as "gravitational lenses," these are rare …

How Long Does it Take to Get to Mars?

<i>This article originally appeared in Universe Today in July, 2012, but it’s been updated with a related video.</i><p>The planet Mars is one of the brightest …

Burn notice: NASA discovers that fireproof materials ignite in space

Still frames showing a piece of cotton-fiberglass, similar to the cotton civilian clothing worn by astronauts, burning from bottom-to-top during a space station experiment (Credit: Paul Ferkul/NASA/BASS).<p>High above the Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station are playing with fire — …

How Long Does it Take to Get to Mars?