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From Brown: "Ancient Martian lake system records two water-related events"

Brown University

March 25, 2015
Kevin Stacey 401-863-3766

Current and former graduate students at Brown University combined images from NASA’s CTX instrument with mineralogical data from NASA’s CRISM orbiting spectrometer to create a geologic history of flowing water on the surface of Mars nearly 4 billion years ago. 1,196 more words

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From NASA: "NASA Asteroid Hunter Spacecraft Data Available to Public"


March 26, 2015
Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington

DC Agle
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

The NEOWISE spacecraft viewed comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) for a second time on January 30, 2015, as the comet passed through the closest point to our sun along its 14,000-year orbit, at a solar distance of 120 million miles (193 million kilometers). 1,161 more words

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From JPL: "Planet 'Reared' by Four Parent Stars"


March 4, 2015
Whitney Clavin
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California

This artist’s conception shows the 30 Ari system, which includes four stars and a planet. 1,157 more words

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From SETI's Seth Shostak at NYT: "Messaging the Stars"

The New York Times

MARCH 27, 2015

Seth Shostak

For more than a half-century, a small group of astronomers has sought intelligent company among the stars. 1,183 more words

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From CfA: "HEK - Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Undated, but 2013
No Writer Credit



The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler, or HEK, is an astronomy project designed to search for observational evidence of… 1,403 more words

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From Hubble: "Hubblecast 83"


March 19, 2015

As Hubble enters its 25th year in orbit, with celebrations planned around the world for its anniversary on 24 April 2015, this Hubblecast celebrates the relationship that the telescope will have with its future colleague, the James Webb Space Telescope. 80 more words

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From XFEL: "Major Chinese research centre signs collaboration agreement"

European XFEL

Officials at the signing ceremony at the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China in Hamburg. Front row, from left: European XFEL Administrative Director Claudia Burger, CAEP Vice Director Liu Cangli, European XFEL Managing Director Massimo Altarelli. 336 more words

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