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Lazy Solar System Is Lazy, Can't Outrun Cosmic Rays

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If killer asteroids, supernovas, and black holes weren't enough, stellar objects have something else to worry about: cosmic rays....
Lazy Solar System Is Lazy, Can't Outrun Cosmic Rays

DailyDirt: Love Will Find A Way...

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Biology is almost never as simple as it appears, and studying how animals evolve is an endless task filled with unanswered questions. Life begets life in a multitude of ways -- sometimes with strange or unexpected results. Scientists are conducting a few unnatural breeding experiments with plants and animals that...
DailyDirt: Love Will Find A Way...
IceCube detector puts the chill on fireball model of gamma ray bursts
Mars Curiosity rover back to active status after 'safe mode' standby

Probing The Matrix: Is our universe simulated, and if so... by who?

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Interpreting the universe as a computer simulation is perhaps the inevitable byproduct of living in the computer age. The question today is not whether we live inside a simulation, but rather — what does it want, and what compromises with regard to the welfare its inhabitants might have been made...
Probing The Matrix: Is our universe simulated, and if so... by who?

Cosmic rays blamed for Phobos-Grunt fiasco

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Space probe apparently not built to fly in space Russian space boffins have come up with a new reason to explain why duff Martian probe Phobos-Grunt fell out of the sky - cosmic rays.…...
Cosmic rays blamed for Phobos-Grunt fiasco

Cosmic rays: the truth is still out there somewhere

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New research carried out beneath the Antarctic ice has dealt a blow to a favourite cosmic ray theoryOne hundred years after they were first discovered, cosmic rays are still giving scientists headaches. Observations made at the IceCube neutrino observatory at the south pole, and published in Nature last week, appear...
Cosmic rays: the truth is still out there somewhere
Microchips: Martian Computing Is Light on RAM, Heavy on Radiation Shielding
Curiosity enters 'safe mode' after memory possibly corrupted by cosmic rays

NOvA neutrino detector captures cosmic rays in 3D, aims to unlock the mysteries of the universe

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All apologies accepted if you mistook that image above as cover art for Daft Punk's new album -- it's not (although the duo should consider it.). That Tron-ish, equalizer-like graphic is actually a 3D representation of particle activity left behind by cosmic rays interacting within NOvA, the Department of...
NOvA neutrino detector captures cosmic rays in 3D, aims to unlock the mysteries of the universe

Cosmic Rays Probably Killed Russian Mars Probe

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Forget the conspiracy theories, it was actually the universe that conspired against Phobos-Grunt, knocking out its onboard electronics with high-energy particles....
Cosmic Rays Probably Killed Russian Mars Probe
Too many heavy particles could mean trouble for the Standard Model

Radio astronomy pioneer Sir Bernard Lovell dies at 98

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Astronomy just lost one of its vanguards, as Sir Bernard Lovell has died at 98. The UK-born scientist was best known as a cornerstone of radio telescope development. While he wasn't the first to leap into the field, he established the University of Manchester's Jodrell Bank Observatory to study...
Radio astronomy pioneer Sir Bernard Lovell dies at 98
Lightning strikes produce free neutrons, and we're not sure how

Cosmic rays blamed for spaceship crash

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After initial suggestions that death-ray-wielding Americans were to blame, Russian space agency Roscosmos has concluded that its lost Martian probe, Phobos-Grunt, was cripped by space radiation. read more...
Cosmic rays blamed for spaceship crash
Space Shuttle Columbia's telescope for sale on eBay
Missing cosmic lithium shows up in a neighboring galaxy

Read/Write Daily: Cosmic Puzzles

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Today's theme is cosmic puzzles. The technology that fires our imaginations here at RWW wouldn't be possible if we didn't understand fundamental physical laws. But how well do we really understand them? Joselle at Mathematics Rising wonders whether all the matter and energy in the universe really just boils...
Read/Write Daily: Cosmic Puzzles
Astronauts will use their feces as a radiation shield on 2018 mission to Mars

Curiosity Mars rover in safe mode: are cosmic rays to blame?

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First, Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover failed to hand in its homework. Then it refused to go to bed. Now the naughty rover is in detention. What on Mars caused such bad behaviour?The problems started last Wednesday. Nasa's Mars Curiosity rover failed to send its recorded data back to Earth and...
Curiosity Mars rover in safe mode: are cosmic rays to blame?
After 35-year trip, NASA's Voyager is finally entering deep space

Inspiration Mars ship using human waste as a radiation shield: no really, it's fine

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Dennis Tito is planning an ambitious private flyby of Mars for 2018 that will carry all kinds of logistical challenges during its proposed 501-day span, not the least of which is shielding the crew from radiation without consuming valuable resources. The team's solution is a clever one, if not...
Inspiration Mars ship using human waste as a radiation shield: no really, it's fine

AGU thinks Voyager 1 has reached interstellar space, but NASA remains skeptical

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It would be an understatement to say there's been a long build-up to the moment when Voyager 1 ventures into interstellar space: scientists thought the probe was on the edge back in 2010, and we've been waiting for the official milestone ever since. Researchers at the American Geophysical Union...
AGU thinks Voyager 1 has reached interstellar space, but NASA remains skeptical

A shield of poop will protect Inspiration Mars from cosmic rays

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Inspiration Mars, the first private mission to the Red Planet, will likely be a monumental achievement for humanity — and poop will help make it possible. The two-person crew aboard the ship, which will fly by Mars in 2018, will rely on a shield of water, food, and human...
A shield of poop will protect Inspiration Mars from cosmic rays

Landmark climate change report leaked online

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Draft of IPCC's fifth assessment, due to be published in September 2013, leaked online by climate sceptic Alex RawlsThe draft of a major global warming report by the UN's climate science panel has been leaked online.The fifth assessment report (AR5) by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is not...
Landmark climate change report leaked online
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