Hubble investigates dark spot on Neptune

If Neptune seems a bit blemished of late, it's because NASA has confirmed that a dark spot has shown up in its bluish atmosphere. Observations by the Hubble Space Telescope taken in ...

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NASA extends Hubble Space Telescope science operations contract

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of ...

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Atlas rocket launches for 1st time since March grounding

America's Atlas rockets are flying again, launching a communications satellite for the Navy.

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What did Earth's ancient magnetic field look like?

New work from Carnegie's Peter Driscoll suggests Earth's ancient magnetic field was significantly different than the present day field, originating from several poles rather than the familiar ...

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Surprise package: Juno nears rendezvous with Jupiter

On July 4, Americans usually celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks and picnics, but this year NASA is adding its own contribution to festivities as the Juno deep space probe ...

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Volcanoes: The prophetic silence before the violence

We often think of volcanoes as sleeping giants that could erupt in a rain of fire with little notice. But it turns out that restless volcanoes do, in fact, give us some notice about ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Scientists send coral reef plea to Australia

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being ...

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Expansion of early Universe modelled in unprecedented detail

Pioneering techniques could settle longstanding controversy about the accuracy of previous simulations.

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Nature News

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Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat

Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet.

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China launches new carrier rocket: state media

China blasted off its "Long March-7" new generation carrier rocket on a successful inaugural voyage Saturday from a new launch centre, state media reported, as the country races ahead with an ...

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