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Messenger Spacecraft About To Orbit Mercury

At 8:45 EDT NASA's Messenger spacecraft will fire its thruster for nearly 14 min. slowing the spacecraft by 862 meters per second to move into orbit around Mercury at a minimum altitude of 200 kilometers.
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Shuttle Worker Dies In Fall

James D. Vanover, 53, a swing arm engineer for NASA contractor United Space Alliance, fell from an elevated level on Launch Pad 39A, where the space shuttle Endeavour is being prepped for launch, around 7:40 a.m. EDT (1140 GMT), the space agency said.
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Biggest Full Moon In 19 Years

Although linked to disasters in the past researchers say no real evidence that does link this event to increase chase of catastrophe.
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Universe Before The Big Bang

The current cosmological consensus is that the universe began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But a legendary physicist says he's found the first evidence of an eternal, cyclic cosmos.
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The Universe In Different Wavelengths

View the universe from the longest waves, radio, to the shortest waves, gamma.
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The Eternal Universe Theory

Will We Discover That the Universe Had No Beginning and Has No End?
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Mining On The Moon?

Earth is running out of helium. Helium is used in welding, leak detection, cooling of nuclear reactors, MRI magnets plus a variety of other hi tech applications. It has been estimated that 20 yrs of helium exists in reserves.
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Mars500 - Simulated Manned Mission

Six astronauts from Russia,Europe and china have been participating in a simulated Mars mission. They have been in isolation for over eight months, for the fight to mars and back with a "landing" on the surface.
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Galactic Center Mosaic

An interactive mosaic of the center of the milky way.
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Rating: 2.8 / 5 (924 votes)
Cosmic Collisions

Explore collisions throughout the cosmos with Hubblesite.
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Rating: 2.8 / 5 (881 votes)