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Get the latest Space and Astronomy news headlines from Yahoo! News. Find breaking Space and Astronomy news, including analysis and opinion on top Space and Astronomy stories, photos and more.

Watch Oculus, Valve, Sony, and evan NASA talk VR and AR on summit livestream

Watch Oculus, Valve, Sony, and evan NASA talk VR and AR on summit livestreamIf you want to learn more about the virtual and augmented reality craze that (many hope) is about to hit world, you may want to watch this livestream. It’s from the Vision VR/AR Summit, an event taking place on February 10 in San Francisco and featuring speakers from notable VR companies like Valve, Sony, and […]

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 5:21 pm

Take a virtual tour of Mars with this new 360-degree image from NASA

Take a virtual tour of Mars with this new 360-degree image from NASANASA published a 360-degree image on the Curiosity rover's official Facebook page last week that was meant to let viewers "explore Mars" with their smartphones. Luckily, a new version has just been uploaded to the YouTube channel of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and it looks much better. You can click-and-drag around the image in your browser, but you'll want to view it in the YouTube app on your phone for the full effect.

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:35 pm

Mirror Installation Complete for NASA’s Next Space Telescope

Mirror Installation Complete for NASA's Next Space TelescopeOn Wednesday (Feb. 3), technicians installed the 18th and final primary mirror segment on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), an $8.8 billion observatory that's scheduled to launch in 2018 to investigate some of the biggest questions in astronomy. "Scientists and engineers have been working tirelessly to install these incredible, nearly perfect mirrors that will focus light from previously hidden realms of planetary atmospheres, star forming regions and the very beginnings of the universe," John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., said in a statement. JWST is billed as the successor to NASA's iconic Hubble Space Telescope.

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:46 pm

Pluto’s Mysterious ‘Floating Hills’ Revealed In New NASA Images

Pluto's Mysterious 'Floating Hills' Revealed In New NASA ImagesPluto just keeps getting weirder. NASA released new images last week of what the space agency described as "floating hills," essentially massive icebergs drifting in a sea of frozen nitrogen. These hills, which can be several miles across, are located in the middle of the Sputnik Planum, or the icy plains of the planet's heart-shaped…

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 7:32 am

Experiment to determine why astronauts feel weak back on Earth

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 7:25 am

NASA blasts off the Super Bowl 50 fun with nebulas

NASA blasts off the Super Bowl 50 fun with nebulasEven space geeks want in on Super Bowl Sunday. Ahead of Sunday's face-off between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, NASA shared two cosmic ways for nerdy sports fans to show their allegiance. See also: Here are the best Super Bowl 50 commercials so far Never forget, science nerds love sports too. Which nebula will you retweet? BONUS: Forget Puppy Bowl, Hamster Bowl is the REAL Big Game

Posted on 7 February 2016 | 11:31 pm

Astronauts can enjoy the Super Bowl too

Astronauts can enjoy the Super Bowl tooIn America, we take care of our astronauts. So when our astronauts want to watch America’s game, they get to watch America’s game. Tonight, over 100 million viewers are expected to tune in to watch the action between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers, and among that enormous audience will be members of the International Space Station crew. In fact, the entire ISS presence will be granted free time during the game so they can fully enjoy all the action, and to be honest, a Super Bowl party in space sounds like the best kind of party. In an email interview with Space.com, NASA spokesman Dan Huot explained, “Crew will be able to watch in real time; it will be sent up as usual for live events from Mission Control Houston. It’s a nominal off-duty Sunday for the entire crew, so no additional tasks for them aside from exercise.” Happily, this is by no means the only form of entertainment astronauts have indulged in — last year, the team tuned in to Super Bowl 49, and they also watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens when it was first released. And their viewing experience is every bit as high-tech as you’d expect it to be. With their high definition projector and 65-inch screen, they may even have a better time watching movies and TV than some of us here on Earth. Related : 9 things to do if you don’t really give a damn about the Super Bowl Outside of cinema, astronauts are also invited to keep themselves entertained with a myriad of other activities. From books to musical instruments to photography, ISS astronauts maintain a number of enviable hobbies. And of course, they can use social media, send emails, and otherwise communicate with us terrestrial beings. So get ready for the game tonight, earthbound friends. Our astronauts floating miles above the Earth are prepared, so you’ve no excuse not to be. Also watch: Raimond de Hullu’s vision for Oas1s green buildings Please enable Javascript to watch this video

Posted on 7 February 2016 | 3:33 pm

For Super Bowl, Audi says astronauts will love its car

For Super Bowl, Audi says astronauts will love its carRetired spacemen can get depressed. Until, that is, they get behind the wheel of Audi's R8 V10 Plus. At least that's what Audi wants you to believe.

Posted on 6 February 2016 | 8:34 pm

We toured the ‘Disneyland of space exploration’ that existed long before NASA

We toured the ‘Disneyland of space exploration’ that existed long before NASAIf we’re ever going to see astronauts living … Continued The post We toured the ‘Disneyland of space exploration’ that existed long before NASA appeared first on Business Insider.

Posted on 6 February 2016 | 3:27 pm

Where the Super Bowl Meets Space: NASA’s Aerodynamics Lab

Where the Super Bowl Meets Space: NASA's Aerodynamics LabOnly a few miles away is the NASA Ames Research Center, where engineers can use wind tunnels, water channels and other tools to study the aerodynamics of rockets, airplanes — and even footballs. In Ames' Experimental Aero-Physics Branch lab, scientists use a fluid dynamics chamber to recreate the conditions of an object flying through the air. "What we are looking for in the smoke patterns is, at what speed the smoke patterns suddenly change," Rabi Mehta, chief of the Experimental Aero-Physics Branch at Ames, said in a statement.

Posted on 6 February 2016 | 1:04 pm

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North Korea’s space agency’s logo means nothing — literally – Business Insider


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North Korea's space agency's logo means nothing — literally
Business Insider
On the heels of last month's purported hydrogen bomb test, North Korea maintains it has a sovereign right to pursue a space program — which is why the rogue nation claims it launched a long-range rocket on Saturday. The "complete success" of the …

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 4:41 pm

As Birmingham businesses close, prime space opens up – Detroit Free Press


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As Birmingham businesses close, prime space opens up
Detroit Free Press
Roughly 6,550 square feet of prime commercial space is about to become available at the corner of Maple and Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham. How the property is developed is sure to become a hot topic of discussion over the next few months.

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 3:33 pm

GPS and the World’s First "Space War" – Scientific American


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GPS and the World's First "Space War"
Scientific American
Twenty-five years ago U.S.-led Coalition forces launched the world's first “space war” when they drove Iraqi troops out of Kuwait. Although the actual fighting did not take place in the upper reaches of the atmosphere, satellite-based global

Posted on 8 February 2016 | 2:01 pm

Asteroid mining could be space’s new frontier: the problem is doing it legally – The Guardian


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Asteroid mining could be space's new frontier: the problem is doing it legally
The Guardian
When Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong hoisted the Stars and Stripes on the moon, the act was purely symbolic. Two years earlier, mindful of Cold War animosity, the 1967 Outer Space Treaty (OST) had decreed that outer space, including the moon and other …
Space: the final stake-outBig Issue North

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:49 pm

North Korea Launches Satellite to Space – Space.com


Space.com

North Korea Launches Satellite to Space
Space.com
USSTRATCOM officials told CNN that at least two new space objects were detected after the liftoff; these are likely the satellite and the rocket's first stage, an expert told CNN. Officials in the United States, Japan, South Korea and a number of other
North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, USReuters
N. Korea's 'Space Mission' Seen as Missile DevelopmentVoice of America
North Korea Might Have Just Launched A Missile Into Space, But Seriously, Enjoy The Super Bowl!PerezHilton.com
Phys.Org
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:44 pm

NASA’s Front-Line Defense Against Killer Rocks From Space – WIRED


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NASA's Front-Line Defense Against Killer Rocks From Space
WIRED
The Solar System Dynamics group of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab is, as physicist Marina Brozovic explains, is like “flight control for the solar system.” Basically, it's the best line of defense between you and the flaming chunks of space rock hurtling

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 12:03 pm

Amazon’s Epic Party, Avocados In Space: Here Are The Top 5 Ads Of Super Bowl 50 – Co.Create


Co.Create

Amazon's Epic Party, Avocados In Space: Here Are The Top 5 Ads Of Super Bowl 50
Co.Create
Let's be honest, it's only been mere hours since the adstravaganza known as Super Bowl 50 has ended so you may still have empty beer cans under your bed, wing sauce smeared on your pajamas, and "puppymonkeybaby" ringing in your ears. But life …

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:58 am

Astronaut Scott Kelly is watching Super Bowl 50 from space – Washington Post


Washington Post

Astronaut Scott Kelly is watching Super Bowl 50 from space
Washington Post
If people sitting in the nosebleeds at Levi's Stadium thought they had a sky-high view of the Super Bowl, they had nothing on Scott Kelly. The American astronaut enjoyed the Panthers-Broncos game from the comfort(?) of the International Space Station.
NASA Astronaut Spies On Super Bowl From SpaceDiscovery News
Here's what the Super Bowl looks like from spaceESPN
The Super Bowl from spaceWAAY
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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 1:42 am

An expanding universe of space apps – The Boston Globe


The Boston Globe

An expanding universe of space apps
The Boston Globe
From the reusable rockets by SpaceX to the stunning photos of dim and distant Pluto, space is all over the news. While becoming an astronaut is out of reach for most of us, there are plenty of apps that can take your mind on a journey to the final

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Posted on 7 February 2016 | 10:51 pm

Super Bowl 50 Has Some Surprising Space Twists – Space.com


Super Bowl 50 Has Some Surprising Space Twists
Space.com
Hey, football fans! As you gear up for today's Super Bowl 50, you might be surprised how much space is involved – and we're not just talking about the satellite television feed that will beam the big game into your living room in glorious high-definition.

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Posted on 7 February 2016 | 1:53 pm

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NASA Administrator Remembers Apollo-Era Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the passing of NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell:

Posted on 5 February 2016 | 9:52 pm

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled

The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope.

Posted on 4 February 2016 | 3:48 pm

Bolden Speech Highlights “State of NASA” Events at Agency Centers Feb. 9

NASA centers across the country are opening their doors Tuesday, Feb. 9 to media and social media for “State of NASA” events, including a speech from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and unique opportunities for a behind-the-scenes look at the agency’s progress on its journey to Mars. These events follow President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget

Posted on 2 February 2016 | 8:37 pm

Colorado Students to Speak Live with Space Station Commander

Students from five elementary schools and five middle schools in Colorado will have the opportunity to speak with a NASA astronaut living and working on the International Space Station at 12:35 p.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 4. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Posted on 2 February 2016 | 5:53 pm

NASA Space Launch System’s First Flight to Send Small Sci-Tech Satellites Into Space

The first flight of NASA’s new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.

Posted on 2 February 2016 | 4:04 pm

Todd May Named Marshall Space Flight Center Director

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Todd May director of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. May was appointed Marshall deputy director in August 2015 and has been serving as acting director since the Nov. 13, 2015 retirement of Patrick Scheuermann.

Posted on 1 February 2016 | 9:17 pm

NASA Awards Contract for Information Technology, Multimedia Services at Johnson Space Center

NASA has awarded a contract to MORI Associates, Inc. of Rockville, Maryland, for information technology and external communications services at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Posted on 1 February 2016 | 9:09 pm

Media Accreditation Open for Next Commercial Space Station Cargo Mission

NASA has opened media accreditation for the next launch of a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, during a 30-minute window that opens at approximately 3 a.m. EST.

Posted on 29 January 2016 | 10:19 pm

NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk

NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a 5.5-hour spacewalk by two Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Posted on 29 January 2016 | 4:07 pm

NASA to Announce Science, Technology Missions for First Flight of Space Launch System

NASA Television will air the announcement of the selection of a fleet of small satellites to launch on the inaugural flight of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS). The event is at 11 a.m. EST (10 a.m. CST) Tuesday, Feb. 2, from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Posted on 28 January 2016 | 5:39 pm