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  1. Space Probes Feel Cosmic Tug of Bizarre Forces

    By Robin McKie Science Editor The Observer - UK Something strange is tugging at America's oldest spacecraft. As the Pioneer 10 and 11 probes head towards distant stars, scientists have discovered that the craft - launched more than 30 years ago - appear to be in the grip of a mysterious force...

    Started by Tombstone, 09-15-2004 11:27 AM
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  2. Mars laser will beam super-fast data

    A laser that can beam data from Mars to Earth at 10 times the rate of current radio links will be sent to the Red Planet in 2009, say NASA scientists. The laser will be the first test of such technology in deep space and may usher in a new era of space communication. "It is the next big thing,"...

    Started by CVX, 09-18-2004 07:36 AM
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  3. The Fingers Of God Point To No Big Bang

    By Michael Goodspeed "In the beginning, there was nothing, which exploded." -- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies "The Big Bang is dead. It's a theory based on a theory based on an assumption...and that assumption was wrong." --Amy Acheson, amateur astronomer

    Started by CVX, 10-21-2004 11:02 AM
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    10-23-2004 04:04 AM Go to last post
  4. After 13-Month Flight, Europe Arrives At The Moon

    By David Adam Science Correspondent The Guardian - UK More than 30 years after the last Apollo mission, European scientists have made it to the moon. Their experimental Smart-1 probe, powered by a revolutionary Star Trek-style thruster, has entered into orbit around the lunar surface. ...

    Started by CVX, 11-19-2004 05:52 PM
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  5. Thumbs up Oh I could die without a little help from my friends.....

    In Space no one can hear you raid the fridge. So the astronauts on the International Space Station orbiting the Earth have found that, despite careful calorie counting, they are running out of food. Now Russian officials have accused the previous crew, Michael Fincke of America and Gennady Padalka...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 12-11-2004 05:11 AM
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  6. Asteroid May Hit Earth in 2029

    By Robert Roy Britt Senior Science Writer 12-25-4 Update, Dec. 24, 10:19 p.m. ET: An asteroid that has a small chance of hitting Earth in the year 2029 was upgraded to an unprecedented level of risk Friday, Dec. 24. Scientists still stress, however, that odds are further...

    Started by CVX, 12-27-2004 12:29 PM
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    12-27-2004 01:03 PM Go to last post
  7. Baby Galaxies Discovered

    A NASA spacecraft has detected three dozen "massive, baby galaxies" forming relatively close to our own Milky Way, scientists announced Tuesday. Using the sensitive ultraviolet detectors on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer, ( astronomers have unearthed three-dozen...

    Started by Tombstone, 12-27-2004 05:32 PM
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    12-27-2004 11:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Smile shuttke resumes this summer

    the shuttle is suppose to resume sometime this summr now.

    Started by thomas40, 01-02-2005 11:54 AM
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  9. Chips off a comet...

    Started by Bill Sikes, 01-10-2005 04:28 AM
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  10. Huygens probe.

    What! Nothing about the ESA's Huygens probe?

    Started by Bill Sikes, 01-18-2005 07:55 AM
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  11. Exclamation Deep Impact .........

    A Spacecraft is to be launched this week on a spectacular mission to blow a chunk the size of Rome's Coliseum out of a comet. The Deep Impact probe's 80m-mile journey will end in a 23,000mph collision creating a celestial firework display visible from Earth with binoculars on July 4th,...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 01-12-2005 06:22 AM
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    01-31-2005 01:57 PM Go to last post
  12. A Mysterious Streak Above Hawaii

    A Mysterious Streak Above Hawaii Credit: Night Sky Live Collaboration Explanation: What in heavens-above was that? Not everything seen on the night sky is understood. The Night Sky Live (NSL) project keeps its global array of continuously updating web cameras (CONCAMs) always watching the...

    Started by CVX, 02-09-2005 11:55 AM
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  13. Astronomers find star-less galaxy

    The following story is an article ( found on the BBC's ( website. Astronomers say they have discovered an object that appears to be an invisible galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter. The team, led by Cardiff...

    Started by Hawke, 02-23-2005 02:25 PM
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  14. Freak Rock to Buzz Earth

    Astronomers are watching a "potentially hazardous asteroid" passing close to Earth this month. Toutatis (or asteroid 4179), a 3-mile-wide space rock, will come within 960,000 miles of Earth on Sept. 29. Although it is too far away to panic about, Toutatis is the largest known rock to come...

    Started by Tombstone, 09-17-2004 08:08 AM
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    03-14-2005 12:50 PM Go to last post
  15. Check this out....It's pretty phenomenal!

    Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida has put up a very interesting page on its site. It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from a distance of 10 million light years and then Zooms in towards Earth in powers of ten. 10 million, to one million, to 100,000 light years and then...

    Started by BTS, 05-23-2005 11:31 AM
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    05-23-2005 02:23 PM Go to last post
  16. The Eagle Nebula

    This is the Eagle Nebula, taken from the Hubbel Telescope April 25, 2005. What an amazing picture! Just wanted to share!

    Started by BabyRider, 05-23-2005 05:39 PM
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    05-24-2005 12:51 AM Go to last post
  17. The sky at night magazine

    The very first (and long overdue in my opinion) issue of this magazine came out last week. I got my copy today and I have to say I'm very impressed :) It has lots of interesting articles about astronomy and also reviews of equipment you can buy and what to see in the sky this month. There...

    Started by Flouncey, 05-30-2005 10:36 AM
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  18. Look out for Mars on 27 August!

    A friend of mine has just sent me these details: Guys, If Mars gets as big as the Moon, it'll be a real, once in a liftime treat! -> > > The Red Planet is about to be spectacular! This month and next, Earth is > catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest...

    Started by john8pies, 06-02-2005 09:53 AM
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    06-02-2005 10:37 AM Go to last post
  19. 'Multiverse Theory' Holds That the Universe is a Virtual Reality Matrix

    Isn't it amazing that scientists have finally had to admit that the design of the universe is so perfectly crafted so as to indicate intelligent design and yet they still try to avoid any explanation which includes the word God. ...

    Started by CVX, 08-05-2004 10:11 PM
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    06-19-2005 07:14 AM Go to last post
  20. Post Space ship sets solar sail for the New World

    The World's first solar sail is due to be launched tomorrow from a Russian nuclear submarine in the Barents Sea. Cosmos 1 will be launched on a converted intercontinental ballistic missile and, once in orbit, will unfurl eight ultra-thin triangular sails, each about 14 metres long, in a windmill...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 06-20-2005 02:35 PM
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    06-23-2005 06:15 AM Go to last post

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