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NuSTAR Helps Find Universe's Brightest Pulsars

NuSTAR Helps Find Universe's Brightest Pulsars – jpl.nasa.gov There’s a new record holder for brightest pulsar ever found — and astronomers are still trying to figure out how it can shine so brightly. Continue Reading On jpl.nasa.gov »   Comments comments

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SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018

SpaceX Plans to Send 2 Tourists Around Moon in 2018 – nytimes.com If the mission proceeds as planned, the private space travelers would be the first humans to venture that far into space in more than 40 years. Continue Reading On nytimes.com »   Comments comments

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Martian Winds Carve Mountains, Move Dust, Raise Dust

Martian Winds Carve Mountains, Move Dust, Raise Dust – jpl.nasa.gov On Mars, wind rules. Wind has been shaping the Red Planet’s landscapes for billions of years and continues to do so today. Continue Reading On jpl.nasa.gov »   Comments comments

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Are restrictions on the 'abortion pill' politics or science?

Are restrictions on the 'abortion pill' politics or science? – latimes.com/ The Food and Drug Administration’s restrictions on the dispensing of mifepristone — one half of the two-drug cocktail used to end a pregnancy in its first 10 weeks — “no longer makes clinical sense” and should be “expeditiously withdrawn,” experts argue in the New England Journal of Medicine. As… Continue Reading On latimes.com/ »   Comments comments

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The NASA Imager Dentists Use Daily

The NASA Imager Dentists Use Daily – jpl.nasa.gov Imaging technology developed at JPL is now used in dental X-rays. Continue Reading On jpl.nasa.gov »   Comments comments

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Found: Seven rocky Earth-sized planets in orbit around a nearby star

Found: Seven rocky Earth-sized planets in orbit around a nearby star – latimes.com/ Found: Seven rocky Earth-sized planets in orbit around a nearby star By Amina Khan and Karen Kaplan Feb. 22, 2017 An artist’s impression shows the view just above the surface of one of the planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. At least seven planets orbit this ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years from… Continue Reading On latimes.com/ »   Comments comments

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7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star

7 Earth-Size Planets Identified in Orbit Around a Dwarf Star – nytimes.com Astronomers are excited by the discovery, which suggests that some of these exoplanets — planets around stars other than the sun — could support life and may be awash in oceans. Continue Reading On nytimes.com »   Comments comments

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In Atmospheric River Storms, Wind Is a Risk, Too

In Atmospheric River Storms, Wind Is a Risk, Too – jpl.nasa.gov While rain and snow in atmospheric river storms can be drought busters, they bring a well-known flood risk. A new NASA study shows they also bring high wind damage worldwide. Continue Reading On jpl.nasa.gov »   Comments comments

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Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says

Same-sex marriage laws helped reduce suicide attempts by gay, lesbian and bisexual teens, study says – latimes.com/ Guess what? It did get better for gay, lesbian and bisexual high schoolers when the states they were growing up in changed their laws to allow same-sex marriage, a new study finds. More specifically, in a 16-year period during which changes in state marriage laws were sweeping the nation, states… Continue Reading On latimes.com/ »   Comments comments

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NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA to Host News Conference on Discovery Beyond Our Solar System – jpl.nasa.gov NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST) Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. Continue Reading On jpl.nasa.gov »   Comments comments

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