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Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

(Phys.org) —While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Sleepy sun could make Mars trips deadly

An unexpected lull in the sun's activity will let more cosmic radiation into the solar system, endangering astronauts on long interplanetary missions

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Newscientist

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NASA's new Soundcloud album: Listen to the exploration of space

NASA has created an album of sounds on Soundcloud, including rocket launches, recordings from space shuttle missions and even a song about water on the moon.

10 hours ago from CNET

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NASA snaps first-ever pic of a long-period comet's core

Siding Spring originated in the Oort cloud

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Science Now

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NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite team ward off recent space debris threat

While space debris was the uncontrolled adversary in the award-winning space thriller film "Gravity," space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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NASA snaps first-ever pic of a long-period comet's core

Siding Spring originated in the Oort cloud

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Science Now

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Third spacewalk in three weeks at space station

For the third week in a row, astronauts are spacewalking up at the International Space Station. This time, it's on the Russian side of the house.

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Packing for Mars

Like surgeons in an operating room, the technicians work gowned and masked in ESA's ultraclean microbiology laboratory, ensuring a high-tech sensor will not contaminate the Red Planet with terrestrial ...

23 hours ago from Phys.org

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Moon Robot Will Broadcast In Virtual-Reality Video

Virtual Rover Andy will send 3-D video back to Earth, which will be experienced through the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Astrobotic A team of scientists at ...

22 hours ago from Popular Science

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This is how NASA banishes odors in space

How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.

16 hours ago from CNET

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