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DailyDirt: Looking For Life In All The Wrong Places?

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The chemistry of what we consider biology may be common throughout the universe, but that doesn't necessarily mean that life is also abundant on other worlds. Chemists have tried to re-create the conditions that might have resulted in current biochemistry, but zapping inanimate precursor chemicals hasn't (yet?) generated any kind...
DailyDirt: Looking For Life In All The Wrong Places?
Astronomers discover youngest protostar yet observed
Human civilization reaches beyond the solar system as Voyager 1 enters unknown space

11 billion miles out, Voyager 1 nears interstellar space

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Data from NASA's Voyager 1 probe indicates the spacecraft has moved into an unexpected region of the outer solar system, possibly the last hurdle before crossing into interstellar space. [Read more]...
11 billion miles out, Voyager 1 nears interstellar space

Today Humans Began A Journey To The Stars

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Ladies and gentlemen: Voyager 1 has left the solar system. According to a press release from the American Geophysical Union the Voyager 1 space probe has passed beyond the heliosphere of our solar system. The discovery being published as a scientific paper, but curiously NASA seems reluctant to agree...
Today Humans Began A Journey To The Stars

Voyager 1 reaches 'magnetic highway,' gets a taste of interstellar space

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We're trying, with all our might, to avoid mention of final frontiers. Really we are. But, NASA's Voyager 1 is at the last point before crossing one. Currently the spacecraft is passing through what scientists are calling a "magnetic highway." This region is where the sun's magnetic field lines...
Voyager 1 reaches 'magnetic highway,' gets a taste of interstellar space
Happy birthday, dear Voyager: Still-running space mission turns 35
New telescope array reveals death spiral of old star

NASA's Voyager 1 marks 35th anniversary of its launch, gets photo retrospective in tribute

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It's hard to believe at times that the Voyager 1 probe is older than many of us reading this article, but it's true. The official first part of NASA's Voyager program launched just over 35 years ago on September 5th, 1977, carrying not just cameras and sensors to capture...
NASA's Voyager 1 marks 35th anniversary of its launch, gets photo retrospective in tribute
Ambitious Startups Could Signal The Coming Of A Second Space Age

8 Amazing Things About NASA's Voyager Probes

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NASA's Voyager 1 probe is still making new discoveries in deep space 35 years after its launch. Now it tells us our solar system is bigger than we thought. Voyager 1 is a lonely little machine, zapping through space at over 10 miles a second and billions of miles...
8 Amazing Things About NASA's Voyager Probes

Missing: Voyager 1 yet to find the boundary line of the Solar System

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Voyager 1 spacecraft during assembly. JPL/NASA Since today marks the 35th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager 1 spacecraft, it seems appropriate to commemorate the mission—and to note how it continues to provide data about the far edges of the Solar System. Where exactly are those edges of the Solar...
Missing: Voyager 1 yet to find the boundary line of the Solar System
Dying Sun-like stars drive off dust that seeds other solar systems

If it forms like a star but looks like a planet...

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http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/49723.php?from=226003 You may have seen headlines earlier this week about a planet found wandering alone, without a star to orbit. Although that aspect of the new planetary find seems to have grabbed the headlines, it's actually one of the least interesting features of the new find. The body in...
If it forms like a star but looks like a planet...

VB Weekly: Twitter, space, OnLive, and other ups and downs

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If we were emotionally invested in our work*, this week would have been an emotional rollercoaster**. Here’s what’s up: People are still totally unclear on the Twitter API changes coming up. What does it all meeean? Actually-quite-cool gaming company OnLive went belly-up, and our own Dean Takahashi had courtside...
VB Weekly: Twitter, space, OnLive, and other ups and downs

How to organize interstellar space travel.Not sure how we'd do this. I lost 3G on the train twice already. http://icio.us/po22xv

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How to organize interstellar space travel.Not sure how we'd do this. I lost 3G on the train twice already. http://icio.us/po22xv

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Microsoft is holding a big event this afternoon in Los Angeles. The latest rumor is that the company will announce a new tablet with Barnes and Noble. Here's everything we know so far about Microsoft's deal to buy Yammer. There's a big 56-page document floating...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
Voyager 1 spacecraft reaches 'magnetic highway' at the outer edge of the solar system
After 35-year trip, NASA's Voyager is finally entering deep space

Voyager Is Leaving The Solar System!

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The Voyager 1 space probe, which launched in 1977, has now reached the edge of the solar system Chris Wickham at Reuters reports. It will soon become the first and only man-made object to enter interstellar space, Voyager is now about 18 billion kilometers from the sun. It's traveling...
Voyager Is Leaving The Solar System!
Space race, part 2: Russia earmarks $50B for new cosmodrome

Voyager 2 stops making sense

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Voyager 2, which has been traveling through the solar system since the late '70s, has suffered a data formatting glitch that is preventing NASA from interpreting the content of its scientific data transmissions. Control and diagnostic transmissions are unaffected, which should enable the engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory...
Voyager 2 stops making sense

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

Has Voyager 1 Entered Interstellar Space?

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Definitely maybe...
Has Voyager 1 Entered Interstellar Space?

DailyDirt: Detecting Signs Of Life

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Looking for extraterrestrial life has been a largely fruitless task for many decades. There have been a few times when people thought they might have found evidence of life that wasn't from Earth, but upon further analysis, those discoveries weren't so clear cut. Still, the search for ETs is on-going,...
DailyDirt: Detecting Signs Of Life

Happy Birthday, Voyager! May You Enjoy Interstellar Space

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On the 35th birthday of Voyager 2, a moment to pause and praise the old technology that is now at the frontier of space exploration, literally.  ...
Happy Birthday, Voyager! May You Enjoy Interstellar Space
Missing gamma rays were abducted by light from the first stars
Voyager 1 spots new region at the edge of the Solar System
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