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From SPACE.com: "US Military's Meteor Explosion Data Can Help Scientists Protect Earth"

SPACE.com

September 15, 2014
Leonard David

The U.S. Air Force and NASA have ironed out problems that prevented scientists from obtaining a steady stream of military tracking data on meteor explosions within Earth’s atmosphere. 849 more words

Basic Research

From SPACE.com: "How Was the Sun Formed?" 2013 Elementary but still Important for Some

SPACE.com

January 17, 2013
Nola Taylor Redd

In a wide expanse of space, gravity drew dust and gas together to create the young solar system. The sun formed first from the vast material, with the planets close behind. 314 more words

Basic Research

From SPACE.com: "Comets: Formation, Discovery and Exploration"

SPACE.com

November 15, 2010
Charles Q. Choi

Comets – Overview

A comet is an icy body that releases gas or dust. They are often compared to dirty snowballs, though recent research has led some scientists to call them snowy dirtballs. 1,432 more words

Basic Research

From SPACE.com: " Solar Storms Are Bombarding Earth Now, Amped-up Auroras Possible"

SPACE.com

Two waves of solar material blown out by powerful sun eruptions this week are hitting the Earth now, and could amplify the aurora displays for observers in northern regions. 788 more words

Basic Research

From SPACE.com: " DARPA Wants to Test Satellite Repair Droids in Orbit"

SPACE.com

September 12, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

The United States military’s high-technology branch is hoping to test out on-orbit satellite servicing in orbit in the next five years. 341 more words

Applied Research & Technology

From SPACE.com: "Mystery of 'Hot Jupiter' Planets' Crazy Orbits May Be Solved"

SPACE.com

September 11, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

Giant alien planets known as “hot Jupiters” orbit their stars much closer than Mercury does the sun. 628 more words

Basic Research

From SPACE.com: "20-Year Mystery of the Universe's Brightest Objects Solved"

SPACE.com

September 10, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

Quasars are the brightest objects in the universe, and display a mysterious diversity in their appearance that has puzzled astronomers for more than two decades. 509 more words

Basic Research