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U.S. cattle grazing plan for Idaho’s Craters of the Moon monument draws criticism

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U.S. cattle grazing plan for Idaho’s Craters of the Moon monument draws criticism

- BOISE — Federal officials on Friday released a cattle-grazing plan for central Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve that immediately came under fire from an environmental group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Final Environmental Impact Statement allows cattle grazing on nearly all of the roughly 275,000 acres it administers in the monument. The document stems from a federal lawsuit filed by the Western Watersheds Project citing concerns about sage grouse and a subsequent court ruling requiring the federal agency to come up with a new plan

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Mt. Cuba Meteor - Wilmington & Western Railroad

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Mt. Cuba Meteor - Wilmington & Western Railroad

- Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. Our Mt. Cuba Meteor is a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon with family or friends. Departures are at 12:30 & 2:30 PM.

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Moon photobombs sun in NASA video

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Moon photobombs sun in NASA video

- (CNN) - How cool is this? NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a partial solar eclipse. The moon passed in front of the sun on May 25. It covered about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of the eclipse. In August there will be a total solar eclipse where the moon will completely block the sun. It should be visible on a line stretching from Oregon to South Carolina

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Juno spacecraft reveals spectacular cyclones at Jupiter's poles

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Juno spacecraft reveals spectacular cyclones at Jupiter's poles

- NASA's Juno spacecraft has spotted giant cyclones swirling at Jupiter's north and south poles. That's just one of the unexpected and puzzling findings being reported by the Juno science team. Juno arrived at Jupiter last summer. It's the first spacecraft to get a close-up look at the planet's poles. It's in an orbit that takes it skimming close to the cloud tops of the gas giant once every 53 days

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NASA spacecraft spots Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter

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NASA spacecraft spots Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter

- When it comes to Jupiter the surprises keep on coming. The first results from NASA's Juno probe show massive Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter's poles, and a magnetic field even stronger than expected, NASA said in a statement. Findings from data beamed back to Earth from Juno's first flyby last August, were published this week in two papers in the journal Science and 44 papers in Geophysical Research Letters

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Jupiter revealed: NASA mission finds swirling storms at poles, weird magnetic fields

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Jupiter revealed: NASA mission finds swirling storms at poles, weird magnetic fields

- NASA is learning some of the secrets of the largest planet in the solar system, revealing data Thursday from the space agency’s Juno mission to Jupiter. Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is a gas giant with an atmosphere mainly composed of helium and hydrogen, and characterized by towering clouds of ammonia and turbulent storms, including one that has raged for hundreds of years and is larger than Earth, known as the Great Red Spot

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Sun Valley Center for the Arts Awards $44,000 in Scholarships for 2017

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Sun Valley Center for the Arts Awards $44,000 in Scholarships for 2017

- KETCHUM — The Sun Valley Center for the Arts has awarded over $800,000 in scholarships over the past 19 years. In 2017 The Center gave 28 scholarships to Wood River Valley residents. This year, Kim Aranda received the Ezra Pound Award, a grant made possible through the generosity of Jennifer Wilson and given each year to a Blaine County high school junior for summer study

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Results From NASA's Juno Mission Show a 'Whole New Jupiter'

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Results From NASA's Juno Mission Show a 'Whole New Jupiter'

- A NASA mission to Jupiter that reached the planet last year has changed the way scientists view the largest planet in the solar system, showing polar cyclones the size of Earth and a giant "lumpy" magnetic field. The Juno mission, which reached Jupiter after a five-year trek, provides a new perspective on the fifth planet which scientists have struggled to study because of its cloud cover

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‘Killer Asteroids’ Hidden In Annual Taurid Meteor Shower? Scientists Have Detected Two, Fear More

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‘Killer Asteroids’ Hidden In Annual Taurid Meteor Shower? Scientists Have Detected Two, Fear More

- After finding two massive asteroids with the potential to do extensive damage to the Earth in a previously undiscovered branch of the Taurid Meteor Shower, a couple of scientists are now warning that there could possibly be more of these Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) hidden in the cometary debris field and they could very well be on a trajectory to collide with Earth in the near future

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Getting To Mars: Moon Mines and Space Station Fueling Depots For Safer, Less Expensive Trips

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Getting To Mars: Moon Mines and Space Station Fueling Depots For Safer, Less Expensive Trips

- A couple of the most pressing problems concerning future missions to Mars is having enough fuel to make the journey there (and back) and making the trip as cost-effective as possible, and there are developers who have figured out how to achieve both — moon mines and a fuel station in space. A group of nearly three dozen students recently convened at a conference hosted by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena to share ideas on how to, in effect, create and prepare the necessary elements to ensure a permanent space-faring society

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Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season

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Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season

- POINT CLEAR, Ala. (AP) - The Sun Belt Conference will split into two five-team divisions, broken up simply by east and west, starting in 2018. The conference announced its divisions Tuesday after the end of its spring meetings. The East Division will include Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State and Troy. The West Division will have Arkansas State, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas State

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Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

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Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

- Photo A bag that was used by Neil Armstrong to collect rocks from the surface of the moon in 1969 will go up for public auction in New York on July 20. It is expected to fetch $4 million or more. The bag, which still contains traces of priceless moon dust, has been on a wild ride over the past half-century — and not just to the moon and back as part of the Apollo 11 mission that took men there for the first time in human history

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Human sperm bank on moon needed, scientists say - | WBTV Charlotte

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Human sperm bank on moon needed, scientists say - | WBTV Charlotte

- (RNN) - Human sperm should be stored beneath the moon's surface to ensure humanity's survival after a great disaster on Earth, researchers said. Scientists from the University of Yamanashi, Japan, published their suggestion in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists offered their suggestion after breeding baby mice with sperm that had been freeze-dried at zero gravity aboard the International Space Station

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Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

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Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?

- In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. Textile manufacturers use complicated chemical and industrial processes to make clothing materials, from cotton to synthetic fibers. And while the environmental consequences aren’t always clear, consumption is growing

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Armstrong’s moon dust bag up for sale

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Armstrong’s moon dust bag up for sale

- An extremely rare bag used by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first dust samples from the Moon is expected to fetch up to $4 million at an auction in the U.S. The bag brought back to Earth 48 years ago contains traces of the moon dust and is an exceptionally rare relic of humanity’s greatest achievement. It will be up for auction on July 20 along with a signed photograph of Armstrong’s companion Buzz Aldrin on the Moon and other memorabilia

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Finding Life On Mars: Key Could Be In Ancient Australian Rocks

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Finding Life On Mars: Key Could Be In Ancient Australian Rocks

- There is a theory that life on Earth may have begun in freshwater hot springs environments, and there are scientists that think that just such a beginning for living organism may have begun the same way on Mars. Researchers are now looking at some 3.48-billion-year-old Australian rocks with biosignatures in the fossil record that might prove the theory to be true

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NASA Detects Artificial Barrier Around Earth, A Shield That Protects Planet From Solar Flares

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NASA Detects Artificial Barrier Around Earth, A Shield That Protects Planet From Solar Flares

- NASA (National Space and Aeronautics Administration) has detected an artificial barrier — a protective belt, as it were — encircling the Earth in a defensive shield, scientists say. The barrier is an inadvertent layer in addition to the Van Allen electromagnetic belts and appears to act in the same fashion — shielding the planet from harmful radiation and the occasional dangerous solar flare

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U.S. cattle grazing plan for Idaho’s Craters of the Moon monument draws criticism
U.S. cattle grazing plan for Idaho’s Craters of the Moon monument draws criticism BOISE — Federal officials on Friday released a cattle-grazing plan for central Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve that immediately came under fire from an environmental group. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Final Environmental Impact Statement allows cattle grazing on nearly all of the roughly 275,000 acres it administers in the monument. The document stems from a federal lawsuit filed by the Western Watersheds Project citing concerns about sage grouse and a subsequent court ruling requiring the federal agency to come up with a new plan   Read More ...
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Mt. Cuba Meteor - Wilmington & Western Railroad
Mt. Cuba Meteor - Wilmington & Western Railroad Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. Our Mt. Cuba Meteor is a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon with family or friends. Departures are at 12:30 & 2:30 PM.   Read More ...
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Sun is a danger, even when it’s cloudy
Memorial Day weekend has long been considered the unofficial kickoff to the summer season. However, this year, with a mix of rain and clouds expected for much of the weekend, the holiday might not feel too summery. But, even if the sun isn’t shining, it can still pose a danger to the skin. “You certainly still need to be careful, even if it’s cloudy, if you’re going to be outside, because ultraviolet rays can penetrate through clouds,” said Dr   Read More ...
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Moon photobombs sun in NASA video
Moon photobombs sun in NASA video (CNN) - How cool is this? NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a partial solar eclipse. The moon passed in front of the sun on May 25. It covered about 89 percent of the sun at the peak of the eclipse. In August there will be a total solar eclipse where the moon will completely block the sun. It should be visible on a line stretching from Oregon to South Carolina   Read More ...
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A NASA satellite just caught this awesome solar eclipse from space
A NASA satellite just caught this awesome solar eclipse from space There’s a satellite hovering over the tropical Pacific near South America whose only job is to monitor the sun. It sounds simple, but its mission is complex: to investigate how the sun’s magnetic field is generated, how it’s structured and what happens when it burps magnetic energy out into space — sometimes straight toward Earth. Our star is active, complex and sometimes threatening, and the Solar Dynamics Observatory is one of just a few ways scientists are able to monitor it   Read More ...
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Juno spacecraft reveals spectacular cyclones at Jupiter's poles
Juno spacecraft reveals spectacular cyclones at Jupiter's poles NASA's Juno spacecraft has spotted giant cyclones swirling at Jupiter's north and south poles. That's just one of the unexpected and puzzling findings being reported by the Juno science team. Juno arrived at Jupiter last summer. It's the first spacecraft to get a close-up look at the planet's poles. It's in an orbit that takes it skimming close to the cloud tops of the gas giant once every 53 days   Read More ...
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NASA spacecraft spots Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter
NASA spacecraft spots Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter When it comes to Jupiter the surprises keep on coming. The first results from NASA's Juno probe show massive Earth-sized cyclones on Jupiter's poles, and a magnetic field even stronger than expected, NASA said in a statement. Findings from data beamed back to Earth from Juno's first flyby last August, were published this week in two papers in the journal Science and 44 papers in Geophysical Research Letters   Read More ...
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Jupiter revealed: NASA mission finds swirling storms at poles, weird magnetic fields
Jupiter revealed: NASA mission finds swirling storms at poles, weird magnetic fields NASA is learning some of the secrets of the largest planet in the solar system, revealing data Thursday from the space agency’s Juno mission to Jupiter. Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun, is a gas giant with an atmosphere mainly composed of helium and hydrogen, and characterized by towering clouds of ammonia and turbulent storms, including one that has raged for hundreds of years and is larger than Earth, known as the Great Red Spot   Read More ...
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Hey Jupiter: Results And Images From NASA’s Juno Mission Prompt Scientists To See Planet In A Whole New Light
Hey Jupiter: Results And Images From NASA’s Juno Mission Prompt Scientists To See Planet In A Whole New Light NASA’s Juno mission just released the initial results of its Jupiter probe, prompting scientists to rethink their entire assessment of the red planet, NASA reports. Led by Southwest Research Institute’s Dr. Scott Brown, NASA’s Juno spacecraft was launched into space on August 5, 2011 and reached Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016, staying within 2,600 miles of the red planet’s swirling cloud tops, as previously reported by the   Read More ...
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The first results from the Juno mission have NASA excited about 'a whole new Jupiter'
The first results from the Juno mission have NASA excited about 'a whole new Jupiter' The first discoveries from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter are helping investigators understand much more about the planet than was previously known. See the full story on Circa.   Read More ...
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Sun Valley Center for the Arts Awards $44,000 in Scholarships for 2017
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Awards $44,000 in Scholarships for 2017 KETCHUM — The Sun Valley Center for the Arts has awarded over $800,000 in scholarships over the past 19 years. In 2017 The Center gave 28 scholarships to Wood River Valley residents. This year, Kim Aranda received the Ezra Pound Award, a grant made possible through the generosity of Jennifer Wilson and given each year to a Blaine County high school junior for summer study   Read More ...
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Results From NASA's Juno Mission Show a 'Whole New Jupiter'
Results From NASA's Juno Mission Show a 'Whole New Jupiter' A NASA mission to Jupiter that reached the planet last year has changed the way scientists view the largest planet in the solar system, showing polar cyclones the size of Earth and a giant "lumpy" magnetic field. The Juno mission, which reached Jupiter after a five-year trek, provides a new perspective on the fifth planet which scientists have struggled to study because of its cloud cover   Read More ...
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‘Killer Asteroids’ Hidden In Annual Taurid Meteor Shower? Scientists Have Detected Two, Fear More
‘Killer Asteroids’ Hidden In Annual Taurid Meteor Shower? Scientists Have Detected Two, Fear More After finding two massive asteroids with the potential to do extensive damage to the Earth in a previously undiscovered branch of the Taurid Meteor Shower, a couple of scientists are now warning that there could possibly be more of these Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) hidden in the cometary debris field and they could very well be on a trajectory to collide with Earth in the near future   Read More ...
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The weather on Jupiter is pure art in this new Juno satellite image
The weather on Jupiter is pure art in this new Juno satellite image What’s the weather like on a gas giant and the largest planet in the solar system? Do storms form and dissipate in the same way they do on Earth? We’re hoping for answers to those questions thanks to NASA’s Juno mission — the satellite that entered Jupiter’s orbit in 2016. On Thursday, NASA released the first image of the planet’s weather — swirling clouds, turbulent winds and Earth-sized cyclones   Read More ...
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U.S. spacecraft finds cyclones, ammonia river on Jupiter
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Jupiter's atmosphere features colossal cyclones and rivers of ammonia welling up from deep inside the solar system's largest planet, researchers said on Thursday, publishing the first insights from a NASA spacecraft flying around the gas giant. The cyclones were discovered as the Juno spacecraft made the first of at least 12 planned close encounters with Jupiter, which scientists believe set the stage for the development of Earth and other planets in the solar system   Read More ...
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NASA Spacecraft Finds a Chaotic Dance of Storms at Jupiter’s Poles
NASA Spacecraft Finds a Chaotic Dance of Storms at Jupiter’s Poles The top and bottom of Jupiter are pockmarked with a chaotic mélange of swirls that are actually immense storms hundreds of miles across. The planet’s interior core appears bigger than expected, generating surprisingly strong magnetic fields. Auroral lights shining in Jupiter’s polar regions seem to operate in a reverse way to those on Earth. And plumes of ammonia may be rising out of the planet   Read More ...
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Getting To Mars: Moon Mines and Space Station Fueling Depots For Safer, Less Expensive Trips
Getting To Mars: Moon Mines and Space Station Fueling Depots For Safer, Less Expensive Trips A couple of the most pressing problems concerning future missions to Mars is having enough fuel to make the journey there (and back) and making the trip as cost-effective as possible, and there are developers who have figured out how to achieve both — moon mines and a fuel station in space. A group of nearly three dozen students recently convened at a conference hosted by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena to share ideas on how to, in effect, create and prepare the necessary elements to ensure a permanent space-faring society   Read More ...
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Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season
Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season POINT CLEAR, Ala. (AP) - The Sun Belt Conference will split into two five-team divisions, broken up simply by east and west, starting in 2018. The conference announced its divisions Tuesday after the end of its spring meetings. The East Division will include Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Coastal Carolina, Georgia State and Troy. The West Division will have Arkansas State, South Alabama, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas State   Read More ...
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Poorly understood Mars landing conditions led to probe’s demise: report
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Europe's Schiaparelli spacecraft came very close to a successful landing on Mars last year, but engineers failed to realize how jarring the probe's parachute descent could be, dooming the touchdown, a report released on Wednesday said. Schiaparelli flew to Mars with the Trace Gas Orbiter, which is studying gases in the planet’s atmosphere from orbit. The lander crashed during an attempted touchdown on Oct   Read More ...
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Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction
Neil Armstrong’s Moon Bag Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction Photo A bag that was used by Neil Armstrong to collect rocks from the surface of the moon in 1969 will go up for public auction in New York on July 20. It is expected to fetch $4 million or more. The bag, which still contains traces of priceless moon dust, has been on a wild ride over the past half-century — and not just to the moon and back as part of the Apollo 11 mission that took men there for the first time in human history   Read More ...
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Human sperm bank on moon needed, scientists say - | WBTV Charlotte
Human sperm bank on moon needed, scientists say - | WBTV Charlotte (RNN) - Human sperm should be stored beneath the moon's surface to ensure humanity's survival after a great disaster on Earth, researchers said. Scientists from the University of Yamanashi, Japan, published their suggestion in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists offered their suggestion after breeding baby mice with sperm that had been freeze-dried at zero gravity aboard the International Space Station   Read More ...
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Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet?
Fig Leaves Are Out. What to Wear to Be Kind to the Planet? In the Garden of Eden, figuring out what to wear was easy and the fig leaves were environmentally friendly. Today, it’s much harder to find clothes that don’t have some kind of negative impact on the planet. Textile manufacturers use complicated chemical and industrial processes to make clothing materials, from cotton to synthetic fibers. And while the environmental consequences aren’t always clear, consumption is growing   Read More ...
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Unbeaten Lynx hold off Sun for 80-78 win
The Lynx (4-0) used a third-quarter surge to take the lead for good and survived the Sun (0-3) in the first of back-to-back games between the teams. Connecticut had a chance when Minnesota guard Lindsey Whalen missed two foul shots with 18 seconds left, but the Lynx hung on. Sylvia Fowles (21) surpassed the 20-point mark for the third time in four games and added 13 rebounds, four assists and five blocks   Read More ...
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Unbeaten Lynx hold off Sun for 80-78 win
The Lynx (4-0) used a third-quarter surge to take the lead for good and survived the Sun (0-3) in the first of back-to-back games between the teams. Connecticut had a chance when Minnesota guard Lindsey Whalen missed two foul shots with 18 seconds left, but the Lynx hung on. Sylvia Fowles (21) surpassed the 20-point mark for the third time in four games and added 13 rebounds, four assists and five blocks   Read More ...
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Armstrong’s moon dust bag up for sale
Armstrong’s moon dust bag up for sale An extremely rare bag used by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first dust samples from the Moon is expected to fetch up to $4 million at an auction in the U.S. The bag brought back to Earth 48 years ago contains traces of the moon dust and is an exceptionally rare relic of humanity’s greatest achievement. It will be up for auction on July 20 along with a signed photograph of Armstrong’s companion Buzz Aldrin on the Moon and other memorabilia   Read More ...
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UFO News: Strange Objects Captured Hovering Near The Sun Using SOHO Camera
UFO News: Strange Objects Captured Hovering Near The Sun Using SOHO Camera UFO news stories usually tell of mysterious flying objects hovering above our own planet Earth, but there have been recent reports suggesting that alleged aliens have been visiting the sun on a regular basis, presumably to siphon energy from the massive ball of flame. SecureTeam10, an organization of UFO researchers, has posted on YouTube a new video showing footage of alleged UFOs hovering near the Sun   Read More ...
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Finding Life On Mars: Key Could Be In Ancient Australian Rocks
Finding Life On Mars: Key Could Be In Ancient Australian Rocks There is a theory that life on Earth may have begun in freshwater hot springs environments, and there are scientists that think that just such a beginning for living organism may have begun the same way on Mars. Researchers are now looking at some 3.48-billion-year-old Australian rocks with biosignatures in the fossil record that might prove the theory to be true   Read More ...
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NASA’s Path To Mars Includes A Year-Long Moon Mission But No Moon Base
NASA’s Path To Mars Includes A Year-Long Moon Mission But No Moon Base NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) officials have revealed broader plans for an eventual Mars mission that require a new space station orbiting the Moon. The plans include astronauts manning the station for year-long missions. But the one thing missing from NASA’s two-step path to Mars is a popular stepping stone — the Moon base. It appears that NASA might be setting up to get to the Red Planet without the benefit of a base on the lunar surface   Read More ...
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“Snow White” the Dwarf Planet Has Its Own Moon
“Snow White” the Dwarf Planet Has Its Own Moon The third-largest dwarf planet in our solar system has its own moon, a new study reveals. Astronomers used three different telescopes to detect and characterize a moon orbiting 2007 OR10, which is known informally as "Snow White." Snow White is a 950-mile-wide (1,530 kilometers) dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt, the ring of frigid bodies beyond Neptune. The object's newfound satellite is pretty big, with an estimated diameter of 150 to 250 miles (240 to 400 km), researchers reported in the new study   Read More ...
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NASA Detects Artificial Barrier Around Earth, A Shield That Protects Planet From Solar Flares
NASA Detects Artificial Barrier Around Earth, A Shield That Protects Planet From Solar Flares NASA (National Space and Aeronautics Administration) has detected an artificial barrier — a protective belt, as it were — encircling the Earth in a defensive shield, scientists say. The barrier is an inadvertent layer in addition to the Van Allen electromagnetic belts and appears to act in the same fashion — shielding the planet from harmful radiation and the occasional dangerous solar flare   Read More ...
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Cracking Washington’s Gridlock to Save the Planet
Cracking Washington’s Gridlock to Save the Planet One day, ideally in the not-too-distant future, when Congress finally passes major legislation to curb carbon emissions — to reduce the environmental and economic harm caused by climate change — Americans will owe a big thank you to the perseverance and discipline of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Special appreciation should go to one volunteer, Jay Butera, a businessman from Pennsylvania who has put intense effort into getting Democrats and Republicans in Congress to begin talking with one another about potential solutions   Read More ...
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Panspermia Idea Might Become Reality: Earth Space Probes Could Seed Life On Other Planets
Panspermia Idea Might Become Reality: Earth Space Probes Could Seed Life On Other Planets Panspermia is the hypothesis that life might be prevalent throughout the galaxy due to the “seeding” of living organisms via object collisions and/or meteorite deposits. It is the hypothesis that contends that life on Earth may have its origin on some other planet. And, as one physicist notes, the idea of panspermia may get tested with the first interstellar probes to be launched to explore the nearest exoplanet   Read More ...
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Space Coast scientist wants to study sun closer
Space Coast scientist wants to study sun closer A decorated NASA physicist based in Melbourne, Fla., wants to get us closer to the sun. A project pitched by Robert Youngquist, who in 2009 became the first Kennedy Space Center Engineer/Scientist of the Year, landed on a list of 22 grants being awarded by NASA. His project would research the development of a high-temperature coating that would reflect up to 99   Read More ...
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Mars Society founder blasts NASA for ‘worst plan yet’
Mars Society founder blasts NASA for ‘worst plan yet’ Robert Zubrin started the Mars Society nearly two decades ago with the dream of creating a human settlement on the Red Planet. “The time has come for humanity to journey to Mars!” he announced one night in the summer of 1998, at the group's founding convention in Boulder, Colo. He then read the society's Founding Declaration: “We must go, not for us, but for the people who are yet to be   Read More ...
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Dear NASA: A space station orbiting the moon is pointless
Dear NASA: A space station orbiting the moon is pointless At a recent conference, NASA unveiled their Next Big Thing in space exploration priorities. Shockingly, it was very different from some of the proposals we’ve seen floated recently. They’re talking about a smaller version of a space station kept in orbit around the moon. This idea was actually previewed earlier in the year and Space.com had the high level details. The agency plans to build an astronaut-tended “deep space gateway” in orbit around the moon during the first few missions of the Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and Orion crew capsule, which are scheduled to fly together for the first time in late 2018, NASA officials said   Read More ...
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‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer Features Woody Harrelson In A Tribute To Charlton Heston [Video]
‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ Trailer Features Woody Harrelson In A Tribute To Charlton Heston [Video] A new trailer for War For the Planet of the Apes was just dropped, and while the Matt Reeves-directed sequel brings Andy Serkis back as Caesar, he’s not the center of attention in this teaser. While Caesar is still a favorite, Woody Harrelson joins the franchise, known only as Colonel at this point. Harrelson brings his usual brand of bravado to War For the Planet of the Apes and proves that war is never personal   Read More ...
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The Search for Life on Mars Is About to Get Weird
The Search for Life on Mars Is About to Get Weird MESA, Arizona — Since the dawn of the space age NASA and other agencies have spent billions of dollars to reconnoiter Mars — assailing it with spacecraft flybys, photo-snapping orbiters and landers nose-diving onto its surface. The odds are good, many scientists say, for the Red Planet being an extraterrestrial address for alien life — good enough to sustain decades' worth of landing very expensive robots to ping it with radar, zap it with lasers, trundle across its terrain and scoop up its dirt   Read More ...
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Students Design Ways to Mine the Moon for Rocket Fuel
Students Design Ways to Mine the Moon for Rocket Fuel Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a permanent, independent space-faring society. Planning expeditions to Earth's nearest celestial neighbor is no longer just a NASA effort, though the U.S. space agency has plans for a moon-orbiting space station that would serve as a staging ground for Mars missions in the early 2030s   Read More ...
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Mars voyage will include one-year layover in moon orbit
Mars voyage will include one-year layover in moon orbit The plan to send humans to Mars includes a one-year layover in orbit around the moon in the late 2020s, Space reports. Greg Williams, NASA’s deputy associate administrator for policy and plans at the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, revealed that NASA wants to build a “deep-space gateway” around the moon that would serve as the testing ground for the first Mars missions   Read More ...
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The real story of the rippling flag on the moon, and other space lore
The real story of the rippling flag on the moon, and other space lore The American flag that Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin planted on the moon in 1969 appeared to be blowing in the wind. Conspiracy theorists claim this is proof that the whole thing was staged — because there’s no wind on the moon. The real story? A horizontal rod had been inserted through a hem at the top of the flag, but the astronauts had trouble pulling the telescoping rod all the way out, leading to that rippling effect   Read More ...
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