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'Map Of Life' predicts ET. (So where is he?)
The author of a new study of evolutionary convergence argues that the development of life on Earth is predictable, meaning that similar organisms should therefore have appeared on other, Earth-like planets by now. So why do we appear to be all alone in the universe?
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:58 GMT

Astronomers predict fireworks from rare stellar encounter in 2018
Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:58 GMT

Working out in artificial gravity
Engineers have built a compact human centrifuge with an exercise component: a cycle ergometer that a person can pedal as the centrifuge spins. The centrifuge was sized to just fit inside a module of the ISS. After testing the setup on healthy participants, the team found the combination of exercise and artificial gravity could significantly lessen the effects of extended weightlessness in space -- more so than exercise alone.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:58 GMT

Kepler Planet-Hunting Visionary Retires After 53 Years at NASA
Bill Borucki ? who came up with the idea for the Kepler Space Telescope in the early 1980s and continued championing the concept through four failed proposals until the mission was finally approved in 2000 ? is stepping down from NASA today (July 3).
SPACE.com, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:58 GMT

NASA Astronaut Hopes to See Fourth of July Fireworks from Space
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonauts Mikhail Korniekno and Gennady Padalka don't have any special plans for the Fourth of July aboard the International Space Station ? though Kelly will try to see some the fireworks displays down on Earth.
SPACE.com, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:58 GMT

Russian Cargo Spacecraft Launches Toward Space Station
Russia's Progress 60 freighter launched toward the orbiting lab atop a Soyuz rocket at 12:55 a.m. EDT Friday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, starting its resupply run off on the right foot after two consecutive cargo-mission failures.
SPACE.com, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:58 GMT

NASA's reliance on outsourcing launches causes a dilemma for the space agency
The spectacular failure of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last week underscores a growing problem for NASA: its reliance on private companies and Russia in order to launch many of its crucial missions.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:59 GMT

Advances in robots needed to explore icy moons
In December 2013, researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope announced they had found evidence of a water plume emanating from Europa's surface.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:59 GMT

Hubble view: Wolf-Rayet stars, intense and short-lived
This NASA/European Space Agency (ESA) Hubble Space Telescope picture shows a galaxy named SBS 1415+437 (also called SDSS CGB 12067.1), located about 45 million light-years from Earth. SBS 1415+437 is a Wolf-Rayet galaxy, a type of star-bursting galaxy with an unusually high number of extremely hot and massive stars known as Wolf-Rayet stars.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:59 GMT

Crash test assesses plane emergency locator transmitters
The Cessna 172 airplane dangled 82 feet in the air – looking almost like it was coming in for a landing, except for the cables attaching it to a huge gantry at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Fri, 03 Jul 2015 17:15:59 GMT

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