Florida Space Research and Information

July 31, 2008

Sim shows hows the first stars were born

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A new supercomputer simulation shows that the first protostar likely started with just 1 percent the mass of our sun, but would have swelled significantly in 10,000 years. A new supercomputer simulation offers the most detailed view yet of how the first stars evolved after the Big Bang.


NASA probe gets first taste of water on Mars

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Watch the full NASA animation, which depicts the Phoenix Mars Lander mission.  (Nightly News)NASA scientists said on Thursday they had definitive proof that water exists on Mars after tests on ice found on the planet in June by the Phoenix Mars Lander.


8 memorable solar eclipses

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The new moon temporarily blots out the sun on Aug. 1, turning day into night for observers along a path that arcs from Canada all the way into China.


Cosmic Log: Watch the eclipse online

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Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: There's nothing like seeing a total solar eclipse with your own eyes, but seeing it online is the next best thing to being there. And you get more than one chance to see Friday's black sun.Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: There's nothing like seeing a total solar eclipse with your own eyes, but seeing it online is the next best thing to being there. And you get more than one chance to see Friday's black sun.


Phoenix Mars lander ‘tastes’ first sample of water ice

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The TEGA instrument detected its first water ice in relatively dry soil collected on Wednesday

Universe’s first stars bulk up in new simulation

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The very first stars were giants weighing 100 Suns

Eclipse inspires homemade observatory revival

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World War II veteran and astronomy enthusiast Mikhail Levchenko built a large telescope in his backyard, inspiring his neighbors who now want to restore his dilapidated creation. From a garden bursting with roses, violets, burgeoning cabbages and broken furniture in the remote West Siberian town of Barnaul rises a rickety wooden tower capped with an aluminum dome.


Nations sign landmark lunar exploration agreement

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NASA is teaming up with eight other nations, not including Russia, to start exploring the moon in great detail

Nine nations sign landmark lunar exploration agreement

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NASA is teaming up with eight other nations, not including Russia, to start exploring the moon in great detail

July 30, 2008

Wash. desert plays stand-in for moon

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NASA scientists and contractors spent two weeks in Moses Lake field testing some of the vehicles and robots, like this K-10, that will be used when humans return to the moon later this century. Two NASA astronauts in spacesuits drove their lunar truck up a steep sand dune in a barren, wind-swept landscape so forbidding it was reminiscent of the surface of the moon.


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