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Lego best selling toy is Women of NASA. Where to buy.

Currently, the Lego best selling toy is Women of NASA. The set, which became available for purchase on Wednesday morning, became a sales hit in less than 24 hours. Read more to find out where to buy it. Since Wednesday morning, everyone who loves Lego wanted to have the Women of NASA set, made available by the toy company two days ago. The set illustrates four key-female scientists, whose work has been groundbreaking at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and their area of expertise: Astronomer Nancy Grace Roman Margaret Hamilton Astronaut Sally Ride Astronaut Mae Jemison Each set,...

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NASA proof of alien life. Anonymous hoax.

The NASA  proof of alien life YouTube video is nothing but Anonymous hoax. After a large number of media outlets took the bait and clicked on a video named “Anonymous: NASA Is About to Announce the Discovery of Intelligent Alien Life”, then reported the info, on a more careful look, it has been proven to be just another video of someone affiliated with the “socially enlightened” hacker group, as The Washington Post calls it. A recent video uploaded on YouTube under the username Anonymous Global, claims leakage of NASA information regarding a scientific breakthrough: proof that extraterrestrial life exists....

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NASA captures stunning backlit Saturn photo

NASA captured a stunning backlit photo of Saturn and its rings. According to SPACE.com, the Cassini spacecraft took the photo on October 17th. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured over 60 images of Saturn and its rings while standing in the planet’s shadow and looking back toward the sun. Researchers considered that the knowledge thus provided revealed details concerning Saturn’s atmosphere and rings that were otherwise not visible. In a statement, Carolyn Porco, the Cassini imaging team leader of Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, offered the newly acquired pictures as an early Christmas present to all the people of the world. “I fervently hope it serves as a reminder that we humans, though troubled and warlike, are also the dreamers, thinkers, and explorers inhabiting one achingly beautiful planet, yearning for the sublime, and capable of the magnificent,” she added. The pictures captured two of Saturn’s moons, which are visible as very little white dots placed below and to the left of the planet’s rings. The closest to the rings is Enceladus, while the farther below and to the left is Tethys. The 60 pictures compose the new mosaic of the backlit Saturn imagery, following a mixture of photos taken in September 2006 under similar conditions. The stunning photos were captured in violet, visible and near infrared wavelengths, while the overall image was processed in false color. The Cassini mission was...

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NASA’s Curiosity rover landed safely on Mars

After the “seven minutes of terror”, Curiosity, NASA’s rover, landed safely on planet Mars, thus starting its mission of uncovering life sources on the Red Planet. Curiosity’s journey was meticulously prepared by the NASA scientists. Of it all, the landing process, involving the largest supersonic parachute ever created and a sky crane, was the one giving the most anxiety to scientists. This is why the process was dubbed “seven minutes of terror”. The method applied to Curiosity’s landing was innovative. The giant airbags NASA had previously used for other space landings could not fit the rover. In addition to that, its landing required high precision. “We’re going to a place on Mars called Gale Crater and we’re landing quite literally between a rock and a hard place” said Engineer Adam Steltzner, who was in charge with the Entry, Descent and Landing phase of the mission.     Curiosity was nestled inside a protective shell and entered the atmosphere of the planet at thirteen thousand miles per hour, shedding energy as it fell. Curiosity, which has sophisticated software and tools to explore Mars, will be controlled from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. It is able to provide a huge number of images (featuring 17 cameras), to inspect rocks and soil and analyze all types of terrain samples. Its main purpose is “to assess whether Mars ever had an environment...

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Huge Iceberg Breaks from Larsen Ice Shelf in Antarctica

A huge iceberg, the size of Delaware, split from the Larsen ice shelf in Antarctica, NASA confirms. Scientists say it was expected for months. The iceberg that has broken off the Larsen ice shelf, known as Larsen C,  is 2,500 square miles. It is one of the largest icebergs that were ever recorded. The scientists from NASA explain that the phenomenon was expected, as the separation has occurred long after the original crack. The fissure first appeared a few years back, but slowly progressed. Over the past few months, researchers have closely monitored the extension of the crack over...

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