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Milky Way Evolution: New Hubble Data Show How Our Galaxy Formed, Changed

Astronomers have pieced together a detailed picture of how our Milky Way galaxy came together, using Hubble Space Telescope photos of 400 similar galaxies at various stages of evolution.<p>"For the first time we have direct images of what the Milky Way looked like in the past," study co-leader Pieter …

Solar Power Beamed From Space Inches Toward Reality

A recent experiment called <i>Suaineadh</i> (or “twisting” in Scots Gaelic) has brought “space solar power” a few steps closer to a reality. For decades, …

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Nobel Prize in chemistry honors 3 for computer modeling research

Arieh Warshel of USC, Michael Levitt of Stanford and Martin Karplus of Harvard are recognized for their pioneering use of computer modeling programs in studying chemical reactions.<p>October 09, 2013|By Monte Morin<p>USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel gets a congratulatory kiss from… (Nick Ut / …

APOD: M78: Stardust and Starlight (2013 Oct 10) Image Credit & Copyright: Tony Hallas http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131010.html Explanation: Interstellar dust clouds and bright nebulae abound in the fertile constellation of Orion. One of the brightest, M78, is just left of center in this colorful telescopic view, covering an area north of Orion's belt. At a distance of about 1,500 light-years, the bluish nebula itself is about 5 light-years across. Its blue tint is due to dust preferentially reflecting the blue light of hot, young stars in the region. Dark dust lanes and other nebulae can easily be traced through this gorgeous skyscape. The scene also includes the remarkable McNeil's Nebula -- a newly recognized nebula associated with the formation of a sun-like star, and the telltale reddish glow of many Herbig- Haro objects, energetic jets from stars in the process of formation. http://astrophoto.com/M78.htm Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131010 #APOD

Bill Nye launches YouTube series about NASA's mission to Jupiter

Bill Nye has collaborated with NASA to launch a new eight-part web series on the agency's latest mission to Jupiter. The science enthusiast and TV host, who for years entertained kids with the PBS show <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy,</i> first teased a return to presenting back in July, noting that any show …

Alzheimer's treatment: landmark study gives hope for simple pill

A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting the death of neurons.<p>The research, performed on sick mice, is at a very early stage and it could be a decade or more before any medicine is developed.<p>But experts say the results …