Traces of One of Universe's First Stars Detected
The Universe's First Massive Stars
August 21st, 2014
An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way galaxy appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's first stars, a new study reports.
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Atomic Clock Will Fly to Space Station in 2016
PHARAO Atomic Space Clock
August 21st, 2014
A new atomic clock is due for installation on the International Space Station in 2016, ushering in a new age of physics experiments probing the relationship between space and time.
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'Theory of Everything' Poster Unveiled for Stephen Hawking Biopic
Theory of Everything movie poster
August 21st, 2014
A new poster for a Stephen Hawking biopic set for release later this year celebrates the love and scientific theories of one of the most well known cosmologists ever.
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SpaceX Taking 3D Printing to the Final Frontier
SpaceX Tests 3D-Printed Engine Part
August 21st, 2014
As SpaceX gets ready to launch astronauts into space in the coming years, the California-based company is also pushing the frontier in another field: 3D printing.
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Martian Mystery: What Is Odd Cell-Like Structure in Mars Meteorite?
Strange Oval Structure in Nakhla Mars Meteorite
August 21st, 2014
The researchers discovered the microscopic oval object within the Nakhla Mars meteorite, which fell to Earth in Egypt in 1911. While the structure's appearance is intriguing, it most likely formed as a result of geological rather than biological processes
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The Milky Way: How to See It in the Summer Night Sky
The Milky Way in the Northern Summer Sky
August 21st, 2014
Late summer is one of the best times of year to view the full splendor of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Seeing the Milky Way requires a special effort for most of us, but it's well worth the trouble.
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European Probe Survives Daring Dive Through Venus Atmosphere
Venus Express Aerobraking
August 21st, 2014
The Venus Express probe wrapped up its "aerobraking" move and entered a new, higher orbit late last month. It will continue to study Venus for several more months and then, as its fuel runs out, dip back into the planet's atmosphere for good.
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