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Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask an Astronaut: Exclusive Interview With NASA Astronaut Tom Jones

Astronaut Dr. Tom D. Jones has flown on four space shuttle missions for NASA. On his last mission, he led three spacewalks. He has spent a total of …

Space Science

Mysterious moons and alien life: the 42 best space movies ever made

Science Fiction

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Hubble spots galaxies in close encounter

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this vivid image of a pair of interacting galaxies known as Arp 142.<p>When two galaxies stray too …

Big History

Asteroid-mining firm meets $1 million crowd-funding goal

(Reuters) - A start-up asteroid mining firm that launched a crowd-funding campaign to gauge interest in a planned space telescope reached its $1 million goal, company officials said on Thursday.<p>Bellevue, Washington-based Planetary Resources intends to build and operate telescopes to hunt for …

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 …

Looking for the moon tonight?

If you’re looking for the moon, you’ll need get up early or stay up late.<p>If you’re looking for the moon around April 7, 2013, you’ll need get up …

Astronomy

'Green Pea' galaxies overflowing with light - Futurity

U. MICHIGAN (US) — Rare Green Pea galaxies discovered by the general public in 2007 …

Galaxies

View from space: A cloudy, dusty day in Kuwait

On April 5, 2013, a thick veil of dust spanned hundreds of kilometers, with clouds hovering over the dust, especially over Kuwait.<p>NASA’s Aqua …

Breakthrough in neuroscience could help re-wire appetite control

Researchers have made a discovery in neuroscience that could offer a long-lasting solution to eating disorders such as obesity.<p>It was previously …

Neuroscience

3D printer produces synthetic tissue capable of transmitting signals like nerves

Scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make a synthetic tissue that could have a variety of applications — including the ability to transmit long-distance electric signals much like nerves. The process, published in <i>Science</i> by an Oxford University team led by Hagan Bayley, prints a network …

First Light for AMS on This Week @ NASA...

Brain scans decode dream content

A team of Japanese neuroscientists has used brain scanning technology to read the content of people's dreams.<p>Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR …

APOD: Earth at Twilight (2013 Apr 06) Image Credit: NASA, ISS Expedition 2 Crew, Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130406.html Explanation: No sudden, sharp boundary marks the passage of day into night in this gorgeous view of ocean and clouds over our fair planet Earth. Instead, the shadow line or terminator is diffuse and shows the gradual transition to darkness we experience as twilight. With the Sun illuminating the scene from the right, the cloud tops reflect gently reddened sunlight filtered through the dusty troposphere, the lowest layer of the planet's nurturing atmosphere. A clear high altitude layer, visible along the dayside's upper edge, scatters blue sunlight and fades into the blackness of space. This picture actually is a single digital photograph taken in June of 2001 from the International Space Station orbiting at an altitude of 211 nautical miles. http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130406 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0406

NASA to get $100 million for asteroid wrangling project, says senator

The space lasso could soon be a reality. Senator Bill Nelson (D - FL) says that NASA is likely to get the $100 million it’s requesting to begin work on a robotic spaceship that could trap an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the moon in 2019, reports <i>Space.com</i><i>.</i> “This is part of what will be a …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

Nasa plans asteroid rodeo to lasso 25ft space rock for research

Nasa is going on an asteroid rodeo. In plans that sound like science fiction but that are aimed at becoming science fact, the US space agency has …

Commercial Rocket Makes Trek to Launchpad