News tagged with space

The solar system and beyond is awash in water

As NASA missions explore our solar system and search for new worlds, they are finding water in surprising places. Water is but one piece of our search for habitable planets and life beyond Earth, yet it links ...

dateApr 08, 2015 in Astronomy
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Why man allows his best friend to poop in public

Generally, Western societies maintain high standards of everyday hygiene. When it comes to man's best friend, however, it seems we turn a blind eye! New research published in Environmental Sociology this month explores the re ...

dateApr 07, 2015 in Social Sciences
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How to train your astronauts

Training an astronaut is no easy task. Astronauts go through years of rigorous technical, health and safety training to learn simple and complex tasks for a typical four to six month mission. They develop ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Distance measurement of a microlensing event

The distance to celestial objects is key to calculating their intrinsic properties like mass and luminosity. Distance, unfortunately, is also one of the most difficult parameters to measure. The most direct ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Astronomy
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NASA sees Typhoon Maysak weakening

Various NASA satellites and instruments continue to see the weakening trend in Typhoon Maysak as it moved through the Philippine Sea on April 2 and 3 toward a landfall in Luzon on April 4. Maysak is known ...

dateApr 03, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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