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Super-Black Nanotube Coating Could Reveal Space Obscured by the Sun's Glare

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:05:19 -0700

Nanotube coating is poised to enable a compact coronagraph that could aid astronomers and weather satellites

NASA creating a virtual telescope with two small spacecraft

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:07:00 -0700

Although scientists have flown two spacecraft in formation, no one ever has aligned the spacecraft with a specific astronomical target and then held that configuration to make a scientific observation—creating, in effect, a single or "virtual" telescope with two distinctly different satellites.

UNH Scientist: Cosmic Rays Threaten Future Deep-Space Astronaut Missions

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:36:10 -0700

DURHAM, N.H. –- Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a new paper by University of New Hampshire scientists.

Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:31:59 -0700

A composite Hubble Space Telescope image provides the position of comet Siding Spring during the comet's closest approach to Mars on October 19, 2014. Join Hubble astronomers for a live discussion at 3pm today during the Comet Siding Spring/Mars Hubble Hangout at https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cq3l54o0if0solg51h5tocbf508.

GSA Awards OASIS Contract to SGT

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:11:44 -0700

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SGT, Inc., a leading provider of Science and Engineering Services today announced that the General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded them a multiple award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide complex,...

Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:26:51 -0700

astroengine writes Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet. The discovery bolsters our theoretical understanding of the violent processes that led to the formation of Earth and the other terrestrial planets in the solar ...

NASA-led Study Sees Titan Glowing at Dusk and Dawn

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:41:35 -0700

GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New maps of Saturn's moon Titan reveal large patches of trace gases shining brightly near the north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern...

Owner finds beloved dog stolen from Md. home

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:24:47 -0700

A beloved dog stolen during a robbery in Prince George's County was found on the streets 35 miles from home.

Owner Finds Beloved Dog Stolen From Greenbelt Home

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:00:11 -0700

A beloved dog stolen during a robbery in Prince George's County was found on the streets 35 miles from home.

Stolen dog Arwyn has been found, walking along in Calvert County, Md, far from home

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:32:39 -0700

A citizen spotted the 10-year-old boxer in Calvert County.