Evidence for Cosmic Inflation Theory Bites the (Space) Dust
Planck View of BICEP2 Field
January 30th, 2015
The signal that scientists with the BICEP2 experiment believed to be a sign of inflation in the early universe was actually light from interstellar dust. Today, scientists with BICEP2 and the Planck satellite announced their conclusion.
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Europe's 1st Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Headed for Space
Portable On-Board 3D Printer
January 30th, 2015
Europe is set to send its first 3D printer into the final frontier this year to experiment with zero-gravity manufacturing on long space voyages.
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NASA's Next Space Race: SpaceX vs. Boeing
SpaceX's Dragon V2 Interior
January 30th, 2015
Two American spaceflight companies are quietly competing in a space race for the new era. SpaceX and Boeing are vying to become the first private firms to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA sometime in 2017.
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Adidas Launching New Sneakers Inspired by Historic NASA Spacesuits
Raf Simons Adidas Spacesuit Sneakers
January 30th, 2015
If you have ever desired to take a "space walk," Adidas has the sneakers for you. The German shoe outfitter is set to launch two new pairs of sports trainers featuring the look and feel of NASA's historic spacesuits.
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WATCH LIVE SATURDAY: NASA Soil-Tracking Satellite Now Set for Weekend Launch
A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket stands poised to launch NASA's Soil and Moisture Active Passive satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Jan. 29, 2015. The launch was postponed due to unacceptable winds in the upper atmospheres.
January 30th, 2015
NASA is due to launch its SMAP satellite designed to measure moisture in Earth's soils at 9:20 a.m. EST (1420 GMT) on Saturday (Jan. 31) from California. You can watch live coverage of the launch starting at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT).
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Rock Art On Earth Draws Scientists to Ancient Lakes
'Swimmers' in the Cave of the Swimmers
January 30th, 2015
Seven thousand year-old rock paintings in the Sahara desert have, somewhat serendipitously, helped uncover evidence of ancient lake beds.
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Some Earthlike Alien Planets May Begin as 'Mini-Neptunes'
This artist's illustration depicts the transformation of a "mini-Neptune" exoplanet, orbiting a red dwarf star, into a potentially habitable rocky world.
January 30th, 2015
Frigid "mini-Neptunes" that take shape relatively far from red dwarf stars could be dragged inward over time, eventually losing most of their thick, gaseous envelopes and ending up in spots warm enough for life as we know it to survive.
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