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NASA Cold Atom Lab: Building the Coolest Place in the Universe

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NASA is working on creating the coolest -- and COLDEST -- place in the known universe via its Cold Atom Lab, Why? Find details and a terrific video here.
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Ted Rall on US Spying on Europe: Frenemies, Terrorists and Thieves

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Here's the latest from Ted Rall on US spying in Europe. We know the NSA is way up in the world's business, but now it has something to deny and that something is that it eavesdropped on 70 million French citizens' phone calls in 30 days, including politicians and business executives. None of whom were suspected of terrorism. Analysis from our Pulitzer nominated political commentator ...
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NASA Down, PRISM Up: US Government Shutdown infographic

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NASA is down, PRISM is up. The US Government Shutdown infographic explains the Oct 1 2013 shutdown. Here's why John C. Dvorak thinks NASA's shutdown screen is bogus. And why JPL's news about natural plastics found by the Saturn probe Cassini is still up.
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Manned Express Flight Docks with Space Station, Watch Live Stream Here

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Check out the ISS live stream -- the second-ever manned express flight of astronauts is docking with the International Space Station March 28 at 7:17 PT.
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Android Smartphone Satellites: NASA Launches Nexus One PhoneSats

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Android smartphone satellites in space. We kid you not: NASA launched three souped up Google Nexus One PhoneSats nto orbit. Madison Andrews reports.
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Three Years of Sun in Three Minutes: NASA Video

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NASA filmed the sun for three years straight. Here's the sun in three years in three minutes -- the video. Here's how NASA created the video, what space tech was required and where in the video you can catch comets, amazing flares and the Transit of Venus. Whoa.
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NASA Kepler Discovery: Three Habitable Planets? Discovery, Video, Infographic

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Click here to view NASA's news conference regarding the Kepler space telescope's latest discovery of three potentially habitable planets -- exoplanets in habitable zones -- in two newly discovered planetary systems. The three planets are closer to Earth's size and cllme than others so far discovered. Scientists discovered seven new exoplanets in all today. Developing. Details here. Charts. More.
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NASA: Black Hole To Eat Dust Cloud in 2013, Scope Nails Millions of Black Holes Elsewhere

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NASA: Says Its scope Chandra has located millions of black holes in the universe, and that's just a sliver. And there's a massive one in our Milky Way Galaxy scientists believe will suck up a big gas cloud in 2013. Holy Moley, Batman! Check out the video, pics, more.
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Mars Curiosity Lander, Samsung vs. Apple: Tech 411

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This week on Tech 411, our Todd Moore and Oscar Santana discuss the landing of the Mars Curiosity Rover and whether it was even worth the effort. Also, Samsung wants you to give up your Apple iPhone. Seriously? Not in Todd Moore's house ...
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Mars 2012: From Ray Bradbury Landing, Curiosity Takes First Tentative Drive

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Ray Bradbury, the late sci author died in June, is the namesake for the historic Mars Curiosity Landing site. It now is called Bradbury Landing. Also today, 22 Aug 2012, the lander finally started motoring. It's now 60 feet from landing site and all systems appear fine.
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Transit of Venus 2012: (infographic, explainer, video, viewing details)

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On Tuesday -- in an event you won't see again -- NASA this week will telecast the transit of venus -- it's be shown live from Hawaii's Mauna Kea Observatory on June 5 and June 6. This video shows how the Sun, Venus and Earth line up in this rare situation, which won't happen again in our lifetimes. As usual, the folks at space.com have a great infographic. Check it out inside the piece ...
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SpaceX: Dragon Finally Takes Off Into Orbit, Makes History

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After a setback last week, SpaceX launched Dragon -- and the orbital craft is off to catch up -- or try to catch up -- to the International Space Station (ISS). It's a commercial venture. This is historic.
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Transit of Venus: NASA Video and Space.Com Infographic

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June 5 marks a rare planetary event: the transit of Venus across the Sun's face. The last time the planets lined up for such event was in 2004 and the next occurrence will be in 2117. NASA's video shows how and why this is an event not to miss. Check it out here. We've got an infographic from Space.com here, too.
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Space Shuttle Discovery: Final Mission, Today’s Flight, Events (video)

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The Space Shuttle Discovery made its final voyage today from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the Washington D.C. area.
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NASA Snaps a “UFO Galaxy,” Spiral Galaxy Shaped Like a SciFi Spaceship

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NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reps say its space viewing monster telescope has snapped a cool edge-on image of a spiral galaxy -- giving it the appearance of a giant UFO -- a giant flying disc. The galaxy is called NGC 2683. It got the UFO Galaxy nickname from astronomers at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa, Florida.
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NASA: Messenger Craft Orbiting Mercury Snaps Strange Unexplained Images

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Todd Townsend: On Saving the Space Program

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we are under attack. Not an alien attack. But an attack that's far more heinous -- if you care anything about space exploration, that is. Budget cuts on the space program affect more than jobs at NASA. They directly hit you in all the following ways. Here's our Todd Townsend with a short video explaining why.
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The Moon Hour by Hour in 2012: NASA Video (amazing)

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This is an incredible video. It shows the moon hour by hour, as it looks from out big blue ball, for the entire year of 2012. A must-see, created by NASA.
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Apple iPad 3 with iOS 6, Samsung Galaxy S III, NASA Hacks: Ranting Roundup with Eric Mack

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Apple iPad 3 with iOS 6 and Samsung Galaxy S III expectations -- and NASA gets hacked. Again. That's normal at NASA -- hackers attacked the agency 13 times last year. NASA should be miserable, but our news editor Eric Mack is the one who's ranting. It's the daily wrap in tech news for March 2, 2012.
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NASA Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space: Insight into the Architecture of Life

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NASA reports that its infrared Spitzer Space Telescope helped astronomers discover a real first -- solid buckyballs, or buckminsterfullerine, in space. Here's the surprising place they found them ...
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