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'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' — The Minds Behind the Film
LIGO Observatory Vertex Area
April 16th, 2014
Filmmaker Kai Staats joins leading researchers from the LIGO team to share the motivations behind "LIGO: A Passion for Understanding."
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Saturn Shines Near the Moon Tonight: How to See It
Saturn and the Gibbous Moon, April 2014
April 16th, 2014
If your weather is clear, look toward the eastern sky tonight (April 16) about 10:30 p.m. your local time. You should see the bright moon rising, and just below and to its left will be a bright star-like object.
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Rosy Cosmic Cloud Glows with Stars in New Telescope View (Video, Photo)
Star Formation Region Gum 41
April 16th, 2014
A distant group of hot, young stars cause a cloud of hydrogen gas to glow a rosy red 7,300 light-years from Earth in the latest amazing view from a telescope in Chile.
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China's President Xi Wants More Military Use of Space: Report
China's Shijian 11-06 Satellite Launch
April 15th, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping reportedly asked his nation's air force to hasten its integration of air and space capabilities. Some of the Chinese media framed Xi's request as a response to actions by the United States and other world powers.
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Space History Photo: X-1E Loaded in B-29 Mothership on Ramp
space history, naca, aircraft
April 16th, 2014
Bell Aircraft Corporation's X-1E is loaded under the Boeing B-29 mothership.
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Explosive Surprise: Huge Volcanoes Shook Mercury for Billions of Years
Terror Rupes on Mercury
April 16th, 2014
Explosive volcanic eruptions apparently shook and shaped Mercury's surface for billions of years, a new study finds, surprising scientists who had thought the phenomenon was impossible on the sun-scorched planet.
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