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Everything's Relative: The Discovery of Space-Time (Podcast)

Everything's Relative: The Discovery of Space-Time (Podcast)

Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste and visiting scholar at the Ohio State University’s Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP ). Sutter is also host of the podcasts Ask a Spaceman and RealSpace , and the YouTube series Space In Your Face . He contributed this article to Space.com’s […]

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Moon, Venus and Mars Offer Triple Skywatching Treat Early Thursday

On Thursday, Sept. 10 the waning crescent moon, Venus and Mars will appear in an eye-catching arrangement in the early-morning sky.Credit: European Southern Observatory If you want to see an eye-catching celestial display involving a slender crescent moon and two bright planets, be sure to wake up an hour before sunrise on Thursday morning (Sept. […]

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5-Million-Degree Tornado Churns Across Sun | Time-Lapse Video

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) watched the Sun’s magnetic forces twist and turn enormous plumes of superheated plasma from Sept. 1-3, 2015. The particles observed by SDO – mostly iron – were measured at a blazing 5 million degrees. (2.8 million degrees C.) (Full Story) See Another Solar Tornado From 2012 Credit: NASA/SDO/mash mix: Space.com To […]

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Winners selected

Congratulations to the very talented 12-year old artist, Tijana from Serbia, on her fantastic cosmic mosaic! To source

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Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken Southern Africa's Skies Sunday

On Sunday morning, Sept. 13, there will be a partial eclipse of the sun visible in southern Africa, the Indian Ocean and parts of Antarctica. Here it is seen from Cape Town, South Africa, where it will be at its maximum.Credit: Starry Night Software The penguins are in luck, as are some skywatchers in the […]

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US Air Force Eyes Blast Detection Satellite

The U.S. Air Force intends to use an Orbital ATK satellite platform for the STPSat-6 mission. Shown above is an artist’s concept of the GEOStar-1 platform Orbital ATK offers for national security missions in geostationary orbit.Credit: Orbital ATK WASHINGTON – The U.S. Air Force hopes to build an experimental satellite that would detect nuclear explosions […]

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NASA Says No Special Treatment for SpaceX in Falcon 9 Investigation

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said that the agency is carrying out an independent review of the June 28 Falcon 9 launch failure, but using existing mechanisms rather than a separate panel.Credit: NASA TV WASHINGTON — Responding to congressional criticism that suggested NASA was giving SpaceX special treatment, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said the agency is conducting […]

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