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UH to lead NASA Space Telescope study of the nature of dying stars

Debris from an exploded star known as Kepler’s supernova remnants (Photo credit: NASA) How do stars die, explode, and release heavy elements into the universe? These questions are the subject of an international team of scientists led by the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy (If a) Postdoctoral Research Fellow …

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NASA’s Rover Curiosity on Mars climbs Mount Mercou

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted Curiosity climbing a rocky outcrop known as Mont Mercou. The photo was taken at an altitude of 167.5 miles above the rover. The hills beyond the region, which has earned its nickname of a French mountain, are rich in sulphates. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) …

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New NASA Video: What Does Space Look Like?

NASA Voyager 1 became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, meaning it traveled outside the confines of our own heliosphere. Now the data has revealed what the interspace actually looks like. Through NASA, Voyager 1 returned interstellar sounds in November 2012, three months after its first visit to …

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UNM research team wins NASA MINDS competition

This would allow plants to grow without the help of people to take care of them. “The scope of our project is so wide that a single discipline cannot achieve it, and we need multiple disciplines to accomplish what we are trying to achieve,” said Biraj Silwal, researcher at UNM. …

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NASA simulated asteroid impact, couldn’t avoid crash in Europe

Scientists around the world were embarrassed this week by a fictional asteroid heading for Earth. A group of experts from US and European space agencies participated in a week-long exercise led by NASA in which they were confronted with a hypothetical scenario: an asteroid 35 million kilometers away was approaching …

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