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Bright points in sun's atmosphere mark patterns deep in its interior
Like a balloon bobbing along in the air while tied to a child's hand, a tracer has been found in the sun's atmosphere to help track the flow of material coursing underneath the sun's surface.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:52 GMT

Vitamin B3 might have been made in space, delivered to Earth by meteorites
Ancient Earth might have had an extraterrestrial supply of vitamin B3 delivered by carbon-rich meteorites, according to a new analysis. The result supports a theory that the origin of life may have been assisted by a supply of key molecules created in space and brought to Earth by comet and meteor impacts.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:52 GMT

First potentially habitable Earth-sized planet confirmed by Gemini and Keck observatories
The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. The initial discovery, made by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, is one of a handful of smaller planets found by Kepler and verified using large ground-based telescopes. It also confirms that Earth-sized planets do exist in the habitable zone of other stars.
Space & Time News -- ScienceDaily, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:52 GMT

SpaceX Claims Milestone With Bold Reusable Rocket Test
SpaceX's audacious plan to land part of a rocket in the ocean after launching it to space may not have gone perfectly, but the private spaceflight company's founder still considers it a success, one that could help lead to reusable rockets in the future.
SPACE.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:53 GMT

SpaceX's Dragon 'Chases' the Space Station: See It This Weekend
Skywatchers across parts of the United States and southern Canada will get an opportunity to watch as the private spaceflight company SpaceX's Dragon capsule "chases" the International Space Station across the sky.
SPACE.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:53 GMT

WATCH LIVE SUNDAY @ 5:45 a.m. ET: Dragon Cargo Capsule Arrives at Space Station
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo capsule is scheduled to rendezvous with the International Space Station at 7:14 a.m. EDT on Sunday. Watch the orbital meetup live here, beginning at 5:45 a.m. EDT Sunday.
SPACE.com, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:53 GMT

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies (Update 2)
A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:53 GMT

Quest for extraterrestrial life not over, experts say
The discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the "habitable" zone of a distant star, though exciting, is still a long way from pointing to the existence of extraterrestrial life, experts said Friday.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:53 GMT

Sun emits a mid-level solar flare
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 9:03 a.m. EDT on April 18, 2014, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however—when intense enough—they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:53 GMT

Impact glass stores biodata for millions of years
(Phys.org) —Bits of plant life encapsulated in molten glass by asteroid and comet impacts millions of years ago give geologists information about climate and life forms on the ancient Earth. Scientists exploring large fields of impact glass in Argentina suggest that what happened on Earth might well have happened on Mars millions of years ago. Martian impact glass could hold traces of organic compounds.
Phys.org: Astronomy & Space News, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:40:53 GMT

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