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Image: STS-7 launches through the clouds

On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The STS-7 crew ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Space Exploration
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ULA's new Vulcan rocket

Fierce commercial and international political pressures have forced the rapid development of the new Vulcan launcher family recently announced by rocket maker United Launch Alliance (ULA). Vulcan's "genesis" ...

dateJun 24, 2015 in Space Exploration
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MIRO maps water in comet's coma

MIRO, the Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter, first detected the emission from water molecules in the coma of Comet 67P/C-G on 6 June 2014, when Rosetta was 350,000 km from the comet, approximately ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Space Exploration
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What is a hunter's moon?

If you live in the northern hemisphere, than stargazing during the early autumn months can a bit tricky. During certain times in these seasons, the stars, planets and Milky Way will be obscured by the presence ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Hubble sees a fascinating galactic core

This elliptical galaxy was discovered in March 1781 and lies about 60 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin). The galaxy is part of the very heavily populated center ...

dateJun 08, 2015 in Astronomy
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