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Origin of high-latitude auroras discovered

Spectacular to look at, but poorly understood, auroras have been somewhat of a conundrum for scientists. But new data from NASA and ESA satellites has finally shed, ehem, light on one particular type of very high-latitude aurora.

NASA discovers meteoritic evidence of Mars water reservoir

NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.

NASAs Kepler finds new exoplanet

The discovery was made when astronomers and engineers devised an ingenious way to repurpose Kepler for the K2 mission and continue its search of the cosmos for other worlds.

Lunar Mission One smashes Kickstarter funding goal

What kind of lunar "footprint" would you leave?

Rosetta scientists confident that Philae lander will

It's getting more sunlight than they originally thought it would. Rejoice!

NASAs Fruit Fly Lab making debut aboard International Space

Brings a whole new meaning to an ISS "fly-over."

ESAs Venus Express goes quiet after eight years of studying

Since its arrival at Venus in 2006, Venus Express had been on an elliptical 24‑hour orbit, travelling 66 000 km above the south pole at its furthest point and to within 200 km over the north pole on its closest approach, conducting a detailed study of the planet and its atmosphere.

11 trillion gallons of water needed to end California

That's about 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest reservoir in America.

Tilted exoplanet could be habitable if covered in ocean

Even a shallow ocean, about 50 meters deep, would be enough to keep such a planet at relatively comfortable temperatures, averaging around 60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

Atmospheric calcium spikes indicate potential meteor showers

If we lived on Mercury, we'd probably be telling you to get our your lawn chairs and enjoy the show.

NASA rover finds active ancient organic chemistry on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.

NASAs MAVEN mission identifies reasons behind Mars

Early discoveries by NASA’s newest Mars orbiter are starting to reveal key features about the loss of the planet’s atmosphere to space over time.

NASA Tests Software That May Help Increase Flight Efficiency

NASA researchers Friday began flight tests of computer software that shows promise in improving flight efficiency and reducing environmental impacts of aircraft, especially on communities around airports.

New Image Paints A Beautiful Picture Of The Magnetic Field

While the pastel tones and fine texture of this image may bring to mind brush strokes on an artist’s canvas, they are in fact a visualization of data from ESA’s Planck satellite.

NASA Interns Go Viral Thanks To Orion-Inspired Parody Song

A group of NASA interns are apparently reaching for the stars, and perhaps even looking to launch themselves into a new career, thanks to their new parody of Meghan Trainor’s hit song “All About That Bass.”

Interstellar Mystery Solved By Supercomputer Simulations

An interstellar mystery of why stars form has been solved thanks to the most realistic supercomputer simulations of galaxies yet made.

Detecting Stretched-out Solid Exoplanets

Astronomers could soon be able to find rocky planets stretched out by the gravity of the stars they orbit


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.
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