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NASA Satellite Takes First Look at Earth's Carbon Dioxide
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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which blasted off July 2, arrived in its final orbit 438 miles above the Earth on Aug. 3. The satellite then collected its first test data three days later while flying over Papua New Guinea. (added: Aug 13, 2014 at 06:42 pm)

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Spacewalking cosmonauts launch satellite, set up studies
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By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A pair of Russian cosmonauts began their work week on Monday floating outside the International Space Station to toss out a small satellite for a university in Peru, install science experiments and tackle some housekeeping chores. First out of the hatch was cosmonaut Oleg A....(more) (added: Aug 18, 2014 at 01:42 pm)

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The lunar lozenge: Mystery of why the moon isn't round solved as say tides gave our satellite its 'lemon' shape
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Santa Cruz researchers As the moon cooled and solidified 4 billion years ago, the sculpting effects of tidal and rotational forces became frozen in place. (added: Jul 30, 2014 at 06:42 pm)

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Nasa confirms 'impossible' fuel-free thrusters DO work - and they could halve the size and weight of satellites
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The device provides thrust by bouncing microwaves in a closed container. The finding by the Houston-based space agency could bring human deep space travel a step closer. (added: Aug 01, 2014 at 11:42 am)

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'Space sex geckos' are OKAY as Russia regains control of satellite
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A spacecraft launched from Kazakhstan carrying animals (shown) has been saved. Ground controllers have re-established contact with the Foton-M4 satellite. (added: Jul 28, 2014 at 08:42 am)

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Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite
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NASA's ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and turned over the controls to a group of citizen scientists . ISEE-3 zooms by the moon tomorrow, and thanks to a new Google project, you can ride along at hom....(more) (added: Aug 09, 2014 at 07:42 am)















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