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Picture of the Day: Where in the Solar System is Our Next Mars Rover?

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Picture of the Day: Where in the Solar System is Our Next Mars Rover?

NASA Finds Interstellar Matter From Beyond Our Solar System

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An anonymous reader writes "For the very first time, a NASA spacecraft has detected matter from outside our solar system — material that came from elsewhere in the galaxy. This so-called interstellar material was spotted by NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX), a spacecraft that is studying the edge of...
NASA Finds Interstellar Matter From Beyond Our Solar System

"Alien" Particles Found Invading Our Solar System—A First

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For the first time, a NASA spacecraft has directly observed particles that came from beyond our solar system, astronomers announced....
"Alien" Particles Found Invading Our Solar System—A First

Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources

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Planetary Resources, a Bellevue-based startup backed by big names in space, technology and movies, has grabbed the attention of the scientific world over the past week with teasers about its plans to send robots into space to mine asteriods. GeekWire has been tracking this story since last year, when we...
Mining asteroids: The official word (and videos) from Planetary Resources

Wacca-wacca: NASA unveils Saturn's second Pac-Man moon

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Pac-Man makes an appearance on one of Saturn's moons, turning our solar system into one big retro gaming space arcade. [Read more]...
Wacca-wacca: NASA unveils Saturn's second Pac-Man moon
Drones, Caves, and Toilets: When Data Centers Go Rogue

Asteroid-mining company launches $1M Kickstarter campaign for world's first crowdfunded space telescope

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When Planetary Resources first announced its plans to mine near-earth asteroids last year, the response was impressive. More than 3,500 people applied for jobs, another 2,500 inquired about investing and nearly 50,000 reached out wanting to get involved in some way or another. While the Bellevue-based company could only allow a select few onto...
Asteroid-mining company launches $1M Kickstarter campaign for world's first crowdfunded space telescope

Google Maps On Your Desktop Is Getting A Brand New Look, More Features (GOOG)

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Google Maps has been one of the more popular apps Google created and Google just announced a bunch of new improvements to it. The new Maps includes a gorgeous full-screen mode. The side bar is gone. It allows you to customize the maps in new ways, too, like connecting to...
Google Maps On Your Desktop Is Getting A Brand New Look, More Features (GOOG)

Voyager 1 has left the solar system, 35 years after launch

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Data indicates the Voyager 1 spacecraft is the first man-made object to venture beyond the boundary of our solar system. [Read more]...
Voyager 1 has left the solar system, 35 years after launch

How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]

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Whirling lumps of cold space rock could one day help power our economy. Really. That's where the newly formed Planetary Resources comes in.You probably haven't thought too much about asteroids since videogames were played in pizza parlors rather than on phones. (Can you imagine?) But now you should. Here's why.An...
How (And Why) To Mine An Asteroid [Update]
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THIS IS IT: The Asteroid Mining Plan Backed By Google And Goldman Billionaires

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Google CEO Larry Page, Google's old CEO Eric Schmidt, and former Goldman Sachs CEO John Whitehead are among a group of very rich people who have funded a new company called Planetary Resources. The company's mission is to find, capture, and mine asteroids.  Yes, asteroids…in space. The eventual plan is asteroid...
THIS IS IT: The Asteroid Mining Plan Backed By Google And Goldman Billionaires

Solar Energy Spurs a Power Struggle

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Disputes over the use of small-scale solar power are flaring across the nation, with utilities squaring off against solar-system marketers over rules for the growing technology....
Solar Energy Spurs a Power Struggle

Planetary Resources reveals plan for prospecting asteroids, creating interstellar gas stations

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The cat got let out of the bag a little early, but Planetary Resources has now officially announced its existence and mission. We already told you that the venture plans to mine asteroids for profit, and is backed by a bunch of bigwigs from Silicon Valley and Hollywood. But...
Planetary Resources reveals plan for prospecting asteroids, creating interstellar gas stations

'An Unparalleled Observation': Atmospheric Changes in a Planet Beyond Our Solar System

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A "hot Jupiter" and its host star shed light -- literally -- on the interaction between a solar flare and a giant planet's atmosphere....
'An Unparalleled Observation': Atmospheric Changes in a Planet Beyond Our Solar System

Wonders of The Solar System - Dean Whitbread

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Wonders of The Solar System - Dean Whitbread

Coolest app I've seen all month: Solar Walk

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Tour the solar system with this dazzling astronomy app, which lets you fly Google Earth-style from one planet to another, learning along the way. [Read more]...
Coolest app I've seen all month: Solar Walk

DailyDirt: Life On Other Worlds

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The origin of life is a pretty enormous mystery. There are several theories for how life might have come about, but it's difficult to design experiments to narrow down these options. In the meantime, researchers continue to look for clues and evidence for life that didn't originate on our planet....
DailyDirt: Life On Other Worlds

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review

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!

DailyDirt: Cheaper Satellites Are Blasting Off

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has recently demonstrated its capabilities by successfully docking with the International Space Station. It's the first example of a private company achieving this feat, and it's paving the way for more private space ventures. Cheaper space missions are becoming more commonplace, and here are just a...
DailyDirt: Cheaper Satellites Are Blasting Off
Voyager 1 spots new region at the edge of the Solar System

Picture of the Day: A Grand View of Saturn

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As NASA's Cassini spacecraft sailed around Saturn in 2004, it captured a series of images that have been composed together for this mosaic picture of the planet, the sixth from the sun and the second largest in our solar system. Though the planet appears nearby, the spacecraft was nearly four...
Picture of the Day: A Grand View of Saturn

BBC Documentary : Wonders of our Solar System : Order out of Chaos

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BBC Documentary : Wonders of our Solar System : Order out of Chaos
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