A Solar Powered Space Craft Heads To Jupiter Juno is the first solar powered spacecraft and it is designed to operate at Jupiter’s distance from the sun. At Jupiter, Juno receives 25x less sunlight than it would at Earth. Its three large solar array wings, with more than 18,000 individual solar cells, produce about 500 […]

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The World Learns of the Retirement of Astronaut Scott Kelly. October 2015, Commander Scott Kelly set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space by an American astronaut, 382. For the ISS year long mission, Kelly spent 340 consecutive days in space. On March 11, 2016, American Astronaut Scott Kelly announced his […]

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Time Capsule Beamed into Space. Did you ever make a time capsule as a kid and bury some thinks in the back yard? Well if you like that soon you will have the chance to do it on a much larger scale.Messages from around the world are to be beamed into space at the speed […]

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Do We Really Have Larger Super Storms to Look Forward To? Convincing people of the concept of man made climate change has become easier with the recent dramatic shifts in climate. I mean drought in California and South America, glaciers melting and some very powerful hurricanes in the last few years mostly speak for themselves.

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What is Citizen Science? Reviewing all of the data that is received by satellites and earth based space telescopes is a monumental task and one that requires humans to perform. Luckily when it comes to science there are many people that would like to lend a hand. 

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An Explosion Billions of Light Years Away That is Far Too Powerful. Every so often an event in the Universe makes you sit back in wonder and for sure Super Nova’s are one of those amazing events. We all owe our existence to Super Nova’s as they are responsible for all of the elements in […]

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The Best Student Project. As a high school student or even into university, I would have loved to be able work on a science experiment that would end up on a space mission. The opportunity to interact with the team at NASA, and then to see our hard work producing results from outer space would […]

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A Newly Discovered Form of Hydrogen. Hydrogen is the simplest element ( atomic weight = 1) and as a result is the most common element in the universe. Life as we know it is made of complex hydrocarbons where hydrogen bonds to other elements such as carbon and oxygen.

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Magnetic Fields Inside Stars. Up until recently only a very small percentage of stars were known to have strong magnetic fields. This is why current scientific models of how stars evolve do not include magnetic fields as a fundamental component

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  Thousands bound together are still thinner than a single strand of human hair, but with research from Binghamton University, boron nitride nanotubes may help build better fighter planes and space shuttles. A team of scientists led by Changhong Ke, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Binghamton University’s Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and […]

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