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NASA sees leaping lunar dust

Electrically charged lunar dust near shadowed craters can get lofted above the surface and jump over the shadowed region, bouncing back and forth between sunlit areas on opposite sides, according to new calculations by NASA scientists.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2013

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Webb Telescope gets its wings

A massive backplane that will hold the primary mirror of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope nearly motionless while it peers into space is another step closer to completion with the recent assembly of the support structure's wings.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2013

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ESA seeks software innovators for orbiting laboratory

ESA is offering software developers the opportunity to use its new testbed in space. The robust nanosat will allow individuals, companies and institutions to try out pioneering software without the danger of losing a mission.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2013

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Stellar baby boom

Astronomers observe starburst galaxies in early space with the ALMA telescope - and discover the most distant detection of water published to date

Posted: Mar 13th, 2013

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Extremely rare triple quasar found

For only the second time in history, a team of scientists--including Carnegie's Michele Fumagalli--have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2013

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