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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Becomes First To Orbit A Dwarf Planet
Science & Tech  (tags: science, nasa, astronomy, Ceres, Dawn, research, discovery, space )

Michael
- 1 hour ago - iflscience.com
NASA's Dawn spacecraft made history at 4:39 a.m. PST Friday morning when it reached Ceres and became the first man-made object to orbit a dwarf planet.
Newly-Discovered Planet Has Four Parent Stars
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, stars, planets, space, discovery, research, nasa )

Michael
- 21 hours ago - iflscience.com
Earth only has one parent star, but other planets exist in systems much different than our own. Binary star systems are more common than single stars, and though planets in triple star systems are more rare, they are not unheard of.
Methane-Based Life Forms Could Exist On Titan
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, space, Titan, methane, life, evolution, astronomy, news, discovery )

Michael
- 2 days ago - iflscience.com
Nearly all living organisms on Earth have water-based structures around their cells called phospholipid bilayers. These keep water in (or out), and they shelter the insides of our cells from the rest of the world.
Alien Star Passed Through Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago
Science & Tech  (tags: science, astronomy, red dwarf, Oort Cloud, discovery, space, research, Scholz's star )

Michael
- 15 days ago - iflscience.com
Around the time modern humans are thought to have first spread across Asia, a red dwarf star passed just 0.8 light-years from the sun, a group of astronomers have concluded.
New Horizons Spacecraft Captures Pluto And Charon's Orbital Dance
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, research, space, nasa, Pluto, Charron, New Horizons )

Michael
- 16 days ago - iflscience.com
NASAâEUR(TM)s recently awakened New Horizons spacecraft is currently whizzing through our solar system at close to 50,000 kilometers per hour, having so far covered an immense distance of 5 billion kilometers since its launch almost a decade ago.
How to Have a Green Valentine's Day
Green Lifestyle  (tags: green, greenliving, greenproducts, sustainable, eco-friendly, conservation, environment, ecosystems, Sustainabililty, Valentine's Day )

Michael
- 19 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
If you (or your loved one) beg to differ from the usual fare, try adding some creativity to your celebrations. Here are three non-clichéd ideas to celebrate your Valentine's Day:
'Megadrought' Threatens U.S. Southwest, Plains in Decades to Come, Says Study
Environment  (tags: climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, water, environment, globalwarming, globalwarming, weather, drought, NASA, Cornell University )

Michael
- 20 days ago - cbc.ca
The U.S. Southwest and Central Plains regions are likely to be scorched by a decades-long "megadrought" in the second half of this century if climate change continues unabated, scientists from NASA and Cornell and Columbia universities have warned.
Quantum Equations Suggest Big Bang Never Happened
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, science, research, discovery, cosmology, Big Bang, space )

Michael
- 23 days ago - iflscience.com
Two physicists are trying to revive one of the great debates of twentieth-century science, arguing that the Big Bang may never have happened. Their work presents a radically different vision of the universe from the one cosmologists now work with.
Nitrogen-Fed Bacteria Could Power Our Future
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, environment, green, greenliving, Sustainabililty, sustainable, technology, garden, greenproducts, CO2emissions, energy )

Michael
- 26 days ago - iflscience.com
A bacterium that doesn't need its nitrogen preprocessed could breathe new life into environmentally friendly ethanol production, turning mowing the lawn from a chore into an income source.
Earliest Stars 150 Million Years Younger Than Previously Believed
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, discovery, space, nasa, stars, Planck, ESA, research, science, interesting )

Michael
- 27 days ago - iflscience.com
The latest data from the European Space Agency's Planck space telescope revealed that the earliest known stars in the universe likely appeared 150 million years later than previously believed.
 
 
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