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Lego is celebrating Nasa's pioneering women with a new 231-piece set

Lego is celebrating Nasa's pioneering women with a new 231-piece set

🕔19.10.2017 18:47

A group of Nasa’s barrier-breaking women has been immortalised in Lego form.The construction toy maker has announced, starting next month, it is selling 231-piece sets titled Women of Nasa featuring four pioneering women: Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.Roman was ...

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How to View Uranus Without a Telescope as It Nears Earth Tonight

How to View Uranus Without a Telescope as It Nears Earth Tonight

🕔19.10.2017 18:47

From about 1.7 billion miles away, Sky-gazers will have a good chance of seeing the icy planet Uranus Thursday night — without the help of a telescope.Uranus is making its closest approach to our planet, NASA says, and because it will be sandwiched between Earth and the sun, it could be visible to ...

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Cassini results still keeping scientists busy

Cassini results still keeping scientists busy

🕔19.10.2017 15:47

Cassini took this image of Saturn in April 2016 from a distance of approximately 1.9 million miles (3 million kilometers). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteScientists examining data from the Cassini mission’s final months reported this week unexpected measurements of Saturn’s gravity ...

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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientists

🕔19.10.2017 15:47

ENFIELD, Conn. -- Lego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.The 231-piece set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space. Also included in the set are figures of astronomer and educator Nancy Grace ...

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A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022

🕔19.10.2017 15:46

NASA Bigelow Aerospace says its inflatable space hotel could be ready for lunar orbit by 2022. One of the company's pods is already attached to the International Space Station. Bigelow is touting the future pod as a hub for "lunar business development," but the company would probably ...

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Opposition of Uranus: Icy Planet Will Be Visible to the Naked Eye Tonight—Here's How to See It

Opposition of Uranus: Icy Planet Will Be Visible to the Naked Eye Tonight—Here's How to See It

🕔19.10.2017 15:46

It's a very good time to look at the sky, thanks to a new moon tonight that's keeping the sky dark. That will mean a stunning view of the Orionid meteor shower this weekend, but it will also offer stargazers an excellent view of the planet Uranus.That's because Earth is currently ...

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Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon

Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon

🕔19.10.2017 15:46

Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon. That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could be turned into an exploration base for astronauts.The discovery, by Japan’s ...

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Planets and moons are now part of Google Maps — here are 6 incredible worlds you must explore

Planets and moons are now part of Google Maps — here are 6 incredible worlds you must explore

🕔19.10.2017 15:46

A few years ago, Google gave people the ability to freely explore objects in space — but that experience was mostly locked up in Google Earth, the company's 3D-mapping software. This week, however, the company announced that far-out destinations can now be summoned directly in web browsers ...

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Who is S. Chandrasekhar? Google honors Nobel-winning astrophysicist

🕔19.10.2017 15:46

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Insects Are In Serious Trouble

Insects Are In Serious Trouble

🕔19.10.2017 15:46

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