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Astronauts got to play with fidget spinners in space.

NASA Astronaut Randy Bresnik posted a video of himself and his fellow astronauts testing Newton's laws of motion by playing with a fidget spinner aboard the International Space Station. Now we can answer the age-old question: would a fidget spinner spin forever in space?

- Mashable! - US

Planets and moons are now part of Google Maps — here are 6 incredible worlds you must explore.

Google MapsA few years ago, Google gave people the ability to freely explore objects in space — but that experience was mostly locked up in Google Earth, the company's 3D-mapping software. This week, however, the company announced that far-out destinations can now be summoned directly in web browsers through a new ...

- Business Insider - US

To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united.

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring -- the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA's Cassini mission data, astronomers now conclude that the teamwork of seven moons keeps this ring corralled.

- ScienceDaily - US

Jubilee MPs take on Nasa over property damage.

The lawmakers have accused the opposition leaders of failing to contain their supporters.

- Daily Nation - KE

Nasa abandons protests as it takes up new strategy.

Nasa will hold a public rally at the historic Kamukunji Grounds.

- Daily Nation - KE

Jimi Wanjigi in trouble for supporting Nasa, leaders say.

Mr Wanjigi has been a key financier and strategist for Mr Odinga's Nasa.

- Daily Nation - KE

Nasa rallies supporters against IEBC jobs.

Its supporters are also being urged to stay at home on election day.

- Daily Nation - KE

You can now explore moons and planets with Google Maps.

Get excited, space fans. Google just rolled out a new Maps feature showing off some of our favorite planetary neighbors. The new Maps feature label images of our moon, Mercury, Venus, Pluto, the International Space Station, and a number of icy moons that orbit the outer planets like Saturn and Jupiter. SEE ALSO: Cassini ...

- Mashable! - US

Astronauts have smuggled fidget spinners onto the International Space Station.

Astronauts have smuggled fidget spinners onto the ISS Look at it go! 17 Oct 2017 Space

- PC PRO - UK

To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united.

For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over NASA's Cassini mission data, Cornell astronomers now conclude that the teamwork of seven moons keeps this ring corralled.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA finds Tropical Storm Lan strengthening.

Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Lan was getting stronger as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

- PhysOrg - NL

Igathe warns invaders on land meant for light rail

The Deputy Governor accused Nasa MCAs of egging residents to encroach the land.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

We'll only negotiate with Nasa after repeat election: William Ruto

If Jubilee agrees to a political settlement, every poll loser in future will cause a crisis so they can share power – DP.

- Daily Nation - KE

Kenyan High Court lifts ban on Nasa's anti-IEBC demos in city centres

The High Court has temporarily lifted government ban on anti-IEBC demos in the central business districts of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.

- TheCitizen - TZ

Jubilee, NASA supporters clash in Meru as Raila calls off rally

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - Daylong clashes between Jubilee Party and National Super Alliance supporters in Laare, Meru County led to the cancellation of a much anticipated rally by NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga. Police had a hectic time trying to restore order in the town as the two groups engaged in running ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

NASA suspends anti-IEBC demos 'to honour those shot'

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - The National Super Alliance on Tuesday indefinitely suspended its demonstrations against the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to allow the coalition honour its supporters killed in the demonstrations. In a statement, NASA leader Raila Odinga said the Opposition is deeply disturbed by ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Light streaking through Dubai's night sky: Meteorite or satellite?

Space tracking sites suggest Russian-made spacecraft re-entered atmosphere at same time object was seen in Dubai

- GulfNews - AE

No, it wasn't a meteor! Russian spacecraft breaks up over UAE sky

Russian-made Progress module disintegrated in the upper atmosphere, broke up into smaller chunks and burned up like fireworks, creating a night-time spectacle in the UAE on Monday night, says astronomy group

- GulfNews - AE

Reconstructing Cassini's Plunge into Saturn

Pasadena CA Oct 17, 2017 As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While analysis of science data from the final plunge will take ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Watching plant photosynthesis from space

Sydney, Australia Oct 16, 2017 University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate change monitoring. The uptake of carbon dioxide by leaves and its conversion to sugars by ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

NASA Seeks Information from Potential Funders for Spitzer

Pasadena CA Oct 17, 2017 NASA is seeking information from U.S. parties interested in operating the Spitzer Space Telescope with non-NASA funding after March 2019, when NASA financial support ends. Spitzer is expected to be able to support its current operations through September 2019, and operations beyond September 2020 ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

Pasadena CA Oct 17, 2017 For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra. Shortly after 5:41 a.m. PDT on Aug. 17, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Google Maps Fulfills Astronaut Dreams With New Celestial Imagery

Space: the final frontier the next stop on Google Maps. Twenty years ago, the Cassini space probe launched on a mission to discover the secrets of Saturn and its family of moons. Now, The post Google Maps Fulfills Astronaut Dreams With New Celestial Imagery appeared first on Geek.com.

- Geek.com - US

Neutron star collision is mind-blowing even for astronomers

This animation from NASA captures the discovery of a truly remarkable cosmic event. Scientists for the first time detected both the ripples in space and time and the light produced and emitted during the collision of two neutron stars.        

- USA TODAY - US

NASA satellite spots CO2 spike in our atmosphere

NASA has spotted a concerning bit of info about the environment. There’s been a huge increase in Carbon Dioxide found in our atmosphere. Aidan Kelley has the story.        

- USA TODAY - US

Nasa releases list of findings from data Cassini sent back just before its plunge into Saturn

The Cassini mission's data has provided scientists with several new insights, and Nasa says that it will continue to use and apply the information collected.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Follow Nasa, boycott repeat election, Charity Ngilu tells the Kamba

Nasa candidates Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka withdrew from the repeat presidential election.

- Daily Nation - KE

Nasa suspends demos

Odinga says he will give the way forward on Mashujaa Day.

- Daily Nation - KE

Stop burning tyres on roads, Kenha tells protesters

Agency to spend millions to repair roads damaged during Nasa demos.

- Daily Nation - KE

NOAA observing buoys validate findings from NASA's new satellite for measuring carbon dioxide

The strong El Niño event of 2015-2016 provided NASA and NOAA an unprecedented opportunity to test the effectiveness of the newest observation tool to measure global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations -- NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite or OCO-2.Observations of carbon dioxide concentrations over the ...

- ENN - US

Astronaut Scott Kelly's Latest Mission: A Book

After a year in space, Kelly says, writing a book was harder than he thought — but still, he adds, "If I write a bad sentence people are only going to get angry with me. They're not going to die."

- NPR - US

Astronaut Scott Kelly: Survival skills for long-term spac...

NASA Commander Scott Kelly , 'Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery' author, talks about the effects on the human body of spending a long time in space, the future of space exploration and funding private space trips.

- Yahoo! News - US

Stunning photo of Jupiter and two of its biggest moons

Two of Jupiter's largest and most intriguing moons hover near the giant planet in a striking photo snapped by NASA's Juno spacecraft .

- FOX News - US

Space Spinner! Astronaut Shows What Fidget Spinners Do in Orbit

How awesome is a fidget spinner in space, where your body can do all the spinning you want? Astronauts on the International Space Station showed off their tricks in microgravity while playing with the popular toy, one of the trend-making objects of 2017.

- Space.com - US

Google Maps Now Lets You Explore Your Local Planets and Moons

Google has added three planets and nine moons to Google Maps. "The heavenly bodies include Saturn moons Dione, Enceladus, Iapetus, Mimas, Rhea and Titan, and Jupiter moons Europa, Ganymede and Io," reports CNET. "Google also added dwarf-planets Pluto and Ceres and full-planet Venus." From the report: Once inside Google Maps ...

- Slashdot - US

Fresh findings from Cassini

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life. Some of the Cassini team's freshest insights were presented during a news conference today at the American Astronomical ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Ruto slams NASA demands after Raila poll withdrawal

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - Deputy President William Ruto has asked the NASA leadership to stop issuing demands if they had withdrawn from the October 26 repeat elections. Ruto asked how a party that had claimed to have withdrawn from the election can issue new demands on who should print the ballot papers, mode of

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

High Court lifts ban on Nasa's anti-IEBC demos in city centres

Judge Mativo also stops arrest, prosecution of Nasa CEO Norman Magaya.

- Daily Nation - KE

Pinay OFW na minamaltrato raw ng kaniyang amo sa Saudi Arabia, nasagip

Nasa pangangalaga ngayon ng Philippine Labor Office ang isang Pinay overseas worker matapos masagip mula sa pagmamaltrato umano ng kaniyang amo sa Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

- GMA News - PH

Scott Kelly talks about year in space, new book

The veteran astronaut joined "CBS This Morning" to talk about his new book, "Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery"

- CBS NEWS - US

Light in the sky over UAE likely Russian rocket breaking up

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A light seen in the night sky over the United Arab Emirates likely was a discarded Russian spaceship breaking up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. Those in Abu Dhabi and Dubai shared online videos and pictures of the light seen in the sky Monday night. Aerospace websites and the Dubai ...

- SFGate - US

Scott Kelly's new memoir takes the romance out of living in space

In his book, 'Endurance,' astronaut Scott Kelly lays bare the highs and lows of living through NASA's longest single spaceflight.

- MNN - US

NASA Finds Newly Formed Tropical Storm Lan Over Open Waters

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible picture of newly formed Tropical Storm Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

- ENN - US

China's space station could crash-land on Earth within months but no one knows where it will hit

Tiangong-1, China's nearly nine-tonne space station, is currently out of control and has been gradually falling towards the Earth since last year, when engineers lost contact with it.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

High Court lifts ban on Nasa's anti-IEBC demos in city centres

Judge Mativo suspends CS Matiang's order until case by Nasa CEO is determined.

- Daily Nation - KE

NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.

- NASA - US

Space out with planets in Google Maps

Twenty years ago, the spacecraft Cassini launched from Cape Canaveral on a journey to uncover the secrets of Saturn and its many moons. During its mission, Cassini recorded and sent nearly half a million pictures back to Earth, allowing scientists to reconstruct these distant worlds in unprecedented detail. Now you can ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

NASA puts off Tuesday protests

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - The Opposition NASA coalition has put off anti-IEBC protests scheduled for Tuesday to enable them attend to supporters who were injured during confrontations with anti-riot police since last week. In a statement, the coalition announced that the protests will resume Wednesday in major towns and will ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Court lifts demo ban in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa CBDs

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 - The High Court has temporarily lifted Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi's ban on demonstrations within the Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu Central Business Districts. According to court documents, the ban will be in effect until a suit filed by NASA Chief Executive Officer Norman Magaya is heard ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Heads Up! A Chinese Space Station Will Plummet to Earth Within Months

When you go outside you may expect rain to occasionally fall from the sky, maybe even excrement from our flying friends — but a rogue space station? As we learned from Sir Isaac Newton, What goes up must come down,' and China's Tiangong-1 space station is coming down fast. The space station will plummet to Earth any time ...

- Discover - US

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