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Sun Jul 24

Why Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream [COMET]
Origins of crunchy crusts on comets explained in new laboratory research. [...]

Sun Jul 24

CASIS and NASA Ignore Each at #ComicCon2016 Other Over A Raccoon and Groot
Nasawatch [NASA]
NASA Will Put Rocket Raccoon And Groot On Its New Mission Patch, Gizmodo "A major mission for us here at CASIS is to find unique and innovative ways to bring notoriety to the ISS National Laboratory and the research that is being conducted on our orbiting laboratory," said CASIS Director of Operations and Educational Opportunities Ken Shields. Its also part of a secret mission that might help us get a Rocket and Groot of our very own. "The reward for us [is that] well actual [...]

Sun Jul 24

Cruise Over Ceres in New Video [CERES]
Striking 3-D detail highlights a towering mountain, the brightest spots and other features on dwarf planet Ceres in a new video from NASAs Dawn mission. [...]

Sun Jul 24

Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup [ASTEROID]
An asteroid discovered by NASAs NEOWISE spacecraft has a new designation: 316201 Malala, to honor Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. [...]

Sat Jul 23

Stardust Discovers Potential Interstellar Space Particles [SPACE]
Seven microscopic dust particles collected during NASAs Stardust mission may be the first samples of contemporary interstellar dust. [...]

Sun Jul 24

Rosetta to Deploy Lander on November 12 [LANDER]
The European Space Agencys Rosetta mission will deploy its lander, Philae, to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Nov. 12. [...]

Sun Jul 24

North Star [STAR]
Polaris, the North Star, always stands due north and is always at the same altitude in the sky. That altitude tells you your latitude in the northern hemisphere. If you’re at 40 degrees, for example, Polaris is 40 degrees above the horizon. [...]

Sun Jul 24

Milky Way [WAY]
The glowing band of the Milky Way arches high across the sky on these mid-summer nights. At nightfall, it stretches from almost due north, high across the east, to almost due south. You need to get away from the glow of city lights to see it. [...]

Sun Jul 24

The After Math: She blinded me with science
Engadget [SCIENCE]
This was a pretty good week for all but VHS enthusiasts. NASA tested a new lightweight rocket material. The Kepler space telescope found a couple of potentially habitable exoplanets. Researchers built a robot out of a sea slug. And scientists at TU Delft went ahead and solved that whole nanoscale data storage issue. Numbers, because its "rocket science", not "rocket art". [...]

Fri Jul 22

New Heart and DNA Studies Begin after Dragon Delivery [DELIVERY]
The Expedition 48 crew is beginning work on new science delivered aboard the SpaceX Dragon space freighter. More cargo is also being unloaded from the new Russian Progress 64 resupply ship. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has begun work on the new Heart Cells study that will observe how heart muscle tissue adapts to microgravity. Rubins also partnered with Japanese astronaut Takuya Onishi for the Body Measures experiment that researches how the body shape changes in outer space. Onishi later setup [...]

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