Expandable space room starts deployment

Astronauts have begun the slow process of opening up a new, expandable "room" on the International Space Station.

3 hours ago from BBC News

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Cloud-seeding surprise could improve climate predictions

A molecule made by trees can seed clouds, suggesting that pre-industrial skies were less sunny than thought.

17 hours ago from Nature News

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Scientists discover how supermassive black holes keep galaxies turned off

An international team of scientists has identified a common phenomenon in galaxies that could explain why huge numbers of them turn into cosmic graveyards.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Contract to construct giant telescope

The contract is signed that will lead to the construction of one of this century's key astronomical facilities - the European Extremely Large Telescope.

21 hours ago from BBC News

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Image: Mascot-2 lander model

This half-scale model of the Mascot-2 asteroid lander will be on display at next week's ILA Berlin Air Show.

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: Mars triptych

This triptych brings together three excellent images of Mars acquired this month by two cameras in space and one in Australia.

11 minutes ago from Phys.org

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NASA response to recent paper on NEOWISE asteroid size results

A paper posted Sunday by Nathan Myhrvold to ArXiv.org and described in an article by reporter Ken Chang in the May 23 New York Times discusses interpretations of data on asteroids from NASA's ...

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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A minivan-sized sea sponge was found by NOAA the biggest ever

It's the largest any human has come across.

2 hours ago from ZME Science

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Hubble finds clues to the birth of supermassive black holes

Astrophysicists have taken a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes formed. Using data from Hubble and two other space telescopes, Italian researchers have found the ...

Tue 24 May 16 from Phys.org

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NASA's yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue

NASA's yearlong spaceman still is nursing sore feet, stiff legs and fatigue, even after nearly three months back on Earth.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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