What Does Kepler Have Its Eye On?

August 31, 2017

Now in the fifteenth observing campaign of its K2 extended mission, the Kepler Space Telescope is studying more than 23,000 objects located in the direction of the constellation Scorpius. The cartoon illustrates some of the objects of interest that Kepler is observing from Aug. 23 to Nov. 20. Read more

Source: Kepler News and Features

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NASA and Iconic Museum Honor Voyager Spacecraft 40th Anniversary

August 30, 2017

NASA and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will celebrate 40 years of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft — humanity’s farthest and longest-lived mission — with a public event at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 5. Read more

Source: NASA Breaking News

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Tonight’s Sky: September 2017

August 29, 2017

In September, the northern hemisphere is treated to a view of Aquarius, the water god, and Capricornus, the water goat. “Tonight’s Sky” is produced by HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. This is a recurring show, and you can find more episodes—and other astronomy videos—at hubblesite.org/videos/science

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NASA’s Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet

August 26, 2017

Read article: NASA's Next Mars Mission to Investigate Interior of Red Planet

Preparation of NASA’s next spacecraft to Mars, InSight, has ramped up this summer, on course for launch next May from Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California — the first interplanetary launch in history from America’s West Coast.



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Source: Latest News – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

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Researchers identify the control mechanism of synapse formation.

August 25, 2017

The brain controls all functions of the body and interprets information from the outside world. Intelligence, creativity, emotion, and memory are a few of the many things governed by the brain.  The brain is made up of two types of cells, namely, neurons and glia cells.  There are many sizes and shapes of neurons which all consist of a cell Read more

Source: Health Innovations

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