Tag Archives: NASA

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NASA Contest Offers $25,000 for Earthquake Detection Ideas

NASA needs your assist to bolster current earthquake detection technologies, & they’re offering $25,000 to the team that develops the best way to detect an oncoming quake. The space agency…

NASA Signs Contract With Russia To Carry Astronauts To International Space Station Until 2019

NASA has signed a $490m (£317m) deal with Russia to continue to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) until 2019. Since NASA’s reusable space shuttle was mothballed…

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Pledge to accept sparks protest in Latvia

RIGA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Latvians protested on Tuesday against a government decision to accept 250 asylum seekers over the next two years as part of a European Union plan…

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Jury picked in unprecedented U.S. trial of alleged Taliban fighter

By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) – The unprecedented trial of a former Soviet army officer accused of being a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan began on Thursday in U.S. District…

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Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes & crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried…

NASA Unveiling New Pluto Flyby Photos from New Horizons Today

Get ready Plutophiles: today (July 24), NASA's New Horizons mission is set to reveal more astonishing science results approximately everyone's favorite dwarf planet. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft made its close flyby…

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Name That Asteroid: Japan Asks Public to Christen Hayabusa 2 Target

Japanese space officials want you to assist them come up with a better name for asteroid 1999 JU3, which the nation's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft will study up close a few…

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Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers seen on Pluto

Flowing nitrogen ice glaciers have been glimpsed on the surface of Pluto, along with an unexpectedly thick layer of haze in the atmosphere, NASA scientists said Friday. The latest discoveries…

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Ancient Volcano Tattooed the Earth with Giant Rings

Concentric circles of rocky hills & valleys in South Africa tell the story of a billion-year-old collapsed volcano in newly released photos from NASA. The circular Pilanesberg caldera is located…

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NASA spacecraft shows Pluto wrapped in haze, ice flows

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A stunning silhouette of Pluto taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft after it shot past the icy orb last week show an…