Archive: 11/11/2013

Image: NGC 6946, "the fireworks galaxy"

NGC 6946 is a medium-sized, face-on spiral galaxy about 22 million light years away from Earth. In the past century, eight supernovas have been observed to explode in the arms of this galaxy.

dateNov 11, 2013 in Astronomy
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Curiosity performs warm reset

(Phys.org) —NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an unexpected software reboot (also known as a warm reset) yesterday (11/7/13) during a communications pass as it was sending engineering and science ...

dateNov 11, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Insects can support livestock production

The use of insects as an alternative source of protein in animal feed is becoming more globally appealing. However, EU law currently prohibits including protein derived from insects in animal feed - with ...

dateNov 11, 2013 in Ecology
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ExoMars lander module named Schiaparelli

The entry, descent and landing demonstrator module that will fly on the 2016 ExoMars mission has been named 'Schiaparelli' in honour of the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli, who famously mapped the ...

dateNov 11, 2013 in Space Exploration
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