Astronauts To Vote From Space

( -- In this day and age, people engage in their right to vote from all over the world. But this Nov. 4, few ballots will have traveled as far as those cast by two NASA astronauts.

dateOct 27, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Voyager 2 to switch to backup thruster set

( -- NASA's Deep Space Network personnel sent commands to the Voyager 2 spacecraft Nov. 4 to switch to the backup set of thrusters that controls the roll of the spacecraft. Confirmation was received today that ...

dateNov 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Extreme shrimp may hold clues to alien life

( —At one of the world's deepest undersea hydrothermal vents, tiny shrimp are piled on top of each other, layer upon layer, crawling on rock chimneys that spew hot water. Bacteria, inside the shrimps' mouths and ...

dateNov 24, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Celestial bauble intrigues astronomers

( -- With the holiday season in full swing, a new image from an assembly of telescopes has revealed an unusual cosmic ornament. Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton have been combined ...

dateDec 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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Spitzer finds solid buckyballs in space

( -- Astronomers using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have, for the first time, discovered buckyballs in a solid form in space. Prior to this discovery, the microscopic carbon spheres had been found ...

dateFeb 22, 2012 in Astronomy
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Image: Where stars are born

( -- This mosaic image is the sharpest wide-angle view ever obtained of the starburst galaxy, Messier 82 (M82). The galaxy is remarkable for its bright blue disk, webs of shredded clouds and fiery-looking plumes ...

dateDec 23, 2010 in Astronomy
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