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How the gas industry can help fight climate change in Siberia.

Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays, Northern Siberia scientists monitor these landscapes closely because the lakes release carbon and methane NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/ CC BY-SAPermafrost is the layer of permanently frozen earth – over a 1,000 metres thick in some places – that lies just beneath the land surface ...

- The Conversation - UK

You'll Want to Watch This Mesmerizing Supernova Flash GIF Over and Over Again.

NASA scientists captured images of a supernova, or an exploding star, for the first time on March 21, 2016 and we are totally transfixed by the video. While NASA has been able to see supernovae for some time, they were only capable of obtaintaing video of the ephemeral flash by monitoring 500 galaxies every 30 minutes for ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Are asteroids leaving the spotlight? No way, say Asteroid Day activists.

NASA may be closing down its grand plan to study a piece of an asteroid up close, but the researchers who focus on near-Earth objects aren't turning their backs on massive space boulders. They say it's just a matter of time before we'll be forced to head off a threatening asteroid. On Friday, they'll be calling attention to ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Ex-NASA scientist calls Goop's 'healing stickers' a load of BS.

You're probably used to ignoring all those overpriced New Age-y therapies and miracle cures Gwyneth Paltrow's website Goop tends to promote. Remember that time when it suggested inserting jade eggs into the vagina to "increase chi?" No? Well, you can...

- Engadget - US

Jimi Wanjigi: Kenya's most feared oligarch.

Mr Wanjigi is emerging as one of the driving forces behind the formation of Nasa.

- Daily Nation - KE

Why Jimi Wanjigi fell out with Uhuru.

In Nasa, he appears to see a second chance.

- Daily Nation - KE

Hacker group Anonymous claims Nasa is on the verge of announcing alien life.

Hacker collective Anonymous has released a video repeating others' claims that Nasa is on the verge of announcing contact with alien life.The video, released on an unofficial YouTube channel claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NASA-ISRO satellite at stake.

Scientists keep fingers crossed

- The Hindu - IN

Uhuru and Raila race for vote-rich Western Kenya.

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 25 - President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga on Sunday led their supporters in a cut throat race to bag the Western Kenya votes. The Head of State was in Vihiga as he continued in his quest to claim a share of the votes in the region considered key in

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Trump test awaits NASA-ISRO's most expensive satellite.

If all goes on well, the NISAR satellite will be launched in 2021 from India using the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle .

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Kona Astronaut Ellison Onizuka's legacy lives on at Japanese Cultural Center.

A year after the Ellison Onizuka Space Center closed its doors in Kona, the country's first Asian-American astronaut's legacy lives on through a new exhibit in Moilili.

- Hawaii News Now - US

Look Up! NASA Launch Will Create Colorful Clouds

NASA is hoping to execute a nighttime rocket launch that's designed to create artificial glowing clouds. These could be visible to millions of people along the U.S. East Coast tonight .

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Will Nasa-Isro satellite pass the Trump test?

Space scientists in India and America are on tenterhooks as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald J Trump meet for the first bilateral in Washington.At stake is the world's most expensive earth-imaging satellite till date being jointly made by the Nasa and the Isro.

- Times Of India - IN

Sue Finley, 80, was hired by Nasa in 1958 as a 'computer'

Sue Finley, 80, has worked at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory outside Los Angeles for more than 50 years. She was first hired in 1958 as a "computer," an employee who calculated mathematical equations, such as rocket or spacecraft trajectories, by hand. She has worked on a number of projects throughout her career, ...

- Stuff - NZ

Nasa's gains in Maasai land send Uhuru's inner circle in panic

The decamping of leaders in Narok and Kajiado from Jubilee to Nasa brings renewed focus on Maasai swing vote.

- Daily Nation - KE

Raila: Nasa will sweep Jubilee out of power on August 8

Nasa leader says Jubilee has ruined the economy and does not deserve another term in office.

- Daily Nation - KE

Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop website ridiculed again

The Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow's brainchild, the lifestyle website Goop, is usually known for its controversial health advice like vaginal steaming and this time too, it is drawing negative attention for its wellness stickers. The stickers allegedly contain materials used in NASA sp...

- The Raw Story - US

Today in Space! June 24, 1999: Cassini Flies by Venus

Find out what happened today in space on June 24, 1999 when NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by Venus on its way to Saturn.

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Solar eclipse 2017: The best places to see the rare phenomenon this August

NASA produced these extremely accurate maps of the 2017 solar eclipse. On August 21, for the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will cut through the entire continental United States. If you're in the bull's eye center of the moon's shadow known as the totality — the sky will go dark for a few minutes in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Nasa prepares for lift off from Christchurch

The winter-chasing scientists from the world's largest space organisation are preparing for lift off in their flying observatory.Nasa's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy , a highly modified jetliner carrying...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Soyuz-2.1 light-class carrier rocket with military satellite launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome

MOSCOW - A Soyuz-2.1 carrier rocket carrying the Russian Defense Ministry's satellite lifted off from Plesetsk cosmodrome on Friday, a ministry spokesperson said. “An Aerospace Forces Space Troops combat crew successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1 light-class carrier rocket with a space satellite in the interests of the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Media Accreditation Open for Launch of NASA's Newest Communications Satellite

Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite -M. Liftoff on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:02 a.m. EDT Aug. 3, at the opening of a 40-minute launch window.


NASA Awards Contract for Institutional Support Services

NASA has awarded the Kennedy Space Center Institutional Support Services IV contract to Apache-Logical Joint Venture of Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Nasa to campaign in Vihiga amid objection to endorsement

The coalition hopes to secure the region's more than 200,000 votes.

- Daily Nation - KE

Image of the Day

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope entered a testing facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston on Tuesday , where it will spend the next three months in a freezing-cold vacuum.

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Space News Webcasts: Used SpaceX Rocket Launching Bulgarian Satellite @ 3:10 pm ET

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that has launched once before will make its second flight Friday, June 23, to launch BulgariaSat-1 from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Watch it live here at 3:10 pm ET.

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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop $120 'Bio-Frequency Healing' Sticker Packs Get Shot Down by NASA

From a report: Goop had claimed the costly "Body Vibes" stickers were "made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut's vitals during wear" and because of that were able to "target imbalances" of the human body's energy frequencies when they get thrown out of ...

- Slashdot - US

Trilobites: High Above Mars, a NASA Orbiter Spies the Curiosity Rover

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has been taking images of the rover about every three months to monitor the surrounding area for changes.

- New York Times - US

NASA Calls 'BS' on Gwyneth Paltrow's Latest GOOP Product

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand Goop is under fire for misrepresenting the materials contained in one of its products.

- Breitbart - US

NASA adds up Tropical Storm Cindy's rainfall

Tropical storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression after moving onshore near the Texas and Louisiana Border on Thursday June 22, 2017 and bringing a lot of rain with it. That rainfall was measured by NASA using satellite data.

- PhysOrg - NL

Mars rover Opportunity on walkabout near rim

NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind.

- PhysOrg - NL

Lessons for Nasa from Ghana on 'adopting' polling stations

It is possible to improve credibility of election through agents but it is expensive and logistically demanding.

- Daily Nation - KE

SpaceX successfully launches and lands used rocket

SpaceX successfully launched a used rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Friday afternoon. It landed safely minutes later.

- UPI - US

SpaceX Fans: This Is Your Super Bowl Weekend

Over the last few months, SpaceX has out-SpaceX-ed itself in the best way possible: it's launched an already used rocket into orbit , ferried up a spy satellite, and even flown a recycled Dragon spacecraft. But this weekend, the aerospace company will tackle a new challenge: two launches within 48…

- Gizmodo - US

Current theories might be wrong about how a galaxy evolves

With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, researchers made a surprising discovery that goes against what we thought we knew about old galaxies and how they evolve. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a disk-shaped spiral galaxy. Typical of this shape...

- Engadget - US

Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

Paltrow, we have a problem Current and former NASA scientists have called bullshit on claims seen on alternative "wellness" wallet-relieving blab-blog Goop, run by former famous actress and current linens-for-rich-ladies slinger Gwyneth Paltrow.…

- TheRegister - UK

CHESS mission will check out the space between stars

Deep in space between distant stars, space is not empty. Instead, there drifts vast clouds of neutral atoms and molecules, as well as charged plasma particles called the interstellar medium—that may, over millions of years, evolve into new stars and even planets. These floating interstellar reservoirs are the focus of ...

- PhysOrg - NL

CJ appoints judges to hear Nasa ballot tender case

Chief Justice David Maraga has appointed three judges to hear an application challenging the awarding of a ballot printing tender to a Dubai-based firm.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Trouble-shooting for space: Consider this if you're designing innovative technology

From ATOX to vacuum, and radiation in between, engineers have to overcome heaps of issues in spacecraft design. So spare a thought for those trying to do something new, like Reaction Engines and Oxford Space Systems.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

CJ appoints judges to hear Nasa ballot tender case

Justices Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, and John Mativo to hear case

- Daily Nation - KE

Kindikis: Family of five professors and siblings' passion for Jubilee, Nasa

The elder Kindiki is the Nasa luminary in Mt Kenya East.

- Daily Nation - KE

Raila promises to legalise chang'aa, pay police well

Mr Odinga said a Nasa government will change how "things are done in the country".

- Daily Nation - KE

Ano ang pananagutan ng mga depositor na 'di ibabalik ang perang 'maling' na-withdraw

Nasa P46 milyon umano ang kabuuang halaga na 'maling' na-withdraw ng ilang depositor ng Bank of the Philippine Islands bunsod ng aberya sa kanilang sistema noong June 7 at 8. Kung hindi isasauli ang perang nakuha, may pananagutan ba sa batas ang mga depositor? Alamin.

- GMA News - PH

Developing Landing Tech for Space

Pasadena CA Jun 23, 2017 Canyons, craters and cracked ice fields on other worlds might be hiding exciting scientific discoveries. But how do we get spacecraft to land on dangerous, uneven terrain? A new NASA video explains how cutting-edge technologies could help. A system called the CoOperative Blending of Autonomous ...

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With a Strong Partner Like Russia, Nothing Would Stop China's New Space Station

Beijing Jun 23, 2017 China has invited Russia to participate in the construction of a Chinese space station, but Moscow has yet to make an official decision, Roscosmos head Igor Komarov has told reporters. Russian space experts explain why Russian-Chinese cooperation on a new space station would undoubtedly benefit both ...

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NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information

Washington DC Jun 23, 2017 For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire continental United States, and NASA is preparing to share this experience of a lifetime on Aug. 21. Viewers around the world will be provided a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 ...

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NASA Completes Study of Future 'Ice Giant' Mission Concepts

Pasadena CA Jun 23, 2017 A NASA-led and NASA-sponsored study of potential future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune has been released - the first in a series of mission studies NASA will conduct in support of the next Planetary Science Decadal Survey. The results of this and future studies ...

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Return to the blue

Paris Jun 22, 2017 How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves. The team taking part in NEEMO 22, the 22nd NASA Extreme Environment ...

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No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without NASA at Mars

Pasadena CA Jun 23, 2017 As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than 20 years. Even the mission team anxiously awaiting confirmation that the spacecraft survived its innovative, bouncy landing could not anticipate the ...

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Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well

Earlier this month, NASA managed to snap this astonishing image of the Curiosity rover, crawling up Mount Sharp on Mars. The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a sort of communications The post Overhead Shot of Curiosity Rover Shows Martian Desolation All Too Well appeared first on

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