Nasa rover to make oxygen on Mars

Instruments on the next Nasa rover will attempt to make air and fuel from the Martian atmosphere to support future human landings.

4 hours ago from BBC News

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Hubble shows farthest lensing galaxy yields clues to early universe

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Computer simulation suggests early Earth bombarded by asteroids and comets

A team of researchers at the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado has created a computer simulation that depicts the first 500 million years of Earth's existence, taking into account collisions ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Companion planets can increase old worlds' chance at life

(Phys.org) —Having a companion in old age is good for people—and, it turns out, might extend the chance for life on certain Earth-sized planets in the cosmos as well.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fermi satellite detects gamma-rays from exploding novae

The Universe is home to a variety of exotic objects and beautiful phenomena, some of which can generate almost inconceivable amounts of energy. ASU Regents' Professor Sumner Starrfield is part ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists explain mystery of our 'lemon Moon'

It might look like a perfect sphere to you and I but scientists have declared that the Moon is most definitely "lemon-shaped".

Thu 31 Jul 14 from The Independent

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Wildfires and other burns play bigger role in climate change, professor finds

It has long been known that biomass burning – burning forests to create agricultural lands, burning savannah as a ritual , slash-and-burn agriculture and wildfires – figures into both climate ...

20 hours ago from Phys.org

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Shooting Victim Saved As Samsung Galaxy Mega Takes A Bullet For Him

In the movie Rush Hour, Jackie Chan's character brags to Chris Tucker that his father once caught a bullet with his bare hands. That would be impressive if it actually happened, but to the ...

1 hours ago from HotHardware

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'Fracking' in the dark: Biological fallout of shale-gas production still largely unknown

In the United States, natural-gas production from shale rock has increased by more than 700 percent since 2007. Yet scientists still do not fully understand the industry's effects on nature ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Invasive lionfish likely safe to eat after all

Scientists have learned that recent fears of invasive lionfish causing fish poisoning may be unfounded. If so, current efforts to control lionfish by fishing derbies and targeted fisheries may ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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