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White Dwarf Star Cooling Rates Updated By New Data
2013-05-29 16:00:35

Astronomers have determined that white dwarfs cool more slowly in the early stages of their life than models have previously predicted.

Earth-Like Planets Discovered In Atmospheres Of Dead Stars
2013-05-09 14:38:45

The Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers spot signs of Earth-like planets in the atmospheres of a pair of burnt-out stars in a nearby star cluster.

NASA's Charles Bolden Speaks At Humans To Mars Summit
2013-05-07 04:47:08

During the Humans to Mars Summit at George Washington University yesterday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden laid down some thoughts about the US space agency sending man to the Red Planet.

What Really Makes A Habitable Planet?
2013-05-04 05:41:48

The Holy Grail in the search for planets outside our solar system is finding one that could potentially support life. But theoretical physicist Sara Seager from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology argues perhaps we are being too restrictive on what habitable planets could possibly look like.

NASA, NatGeo To Celebrate Earth Day With Special Events
2013-04-20 08:00:02

We all feel the pain of what has taken place in Boston and Texas this week, and for some we need to find a little bit of joy to help get out of the funk these disasters have caused. Fortunately, Earth Day is right around the corner, and it can allow us to help find a little peace from such an unpleasant week.

Super Earth Found In Habitable Zone Within Lyra Constellation
2013-04-18 13:50:16

Astronomers have discovered what could be considered the most Earth-like planet ever found outside our solar system, nestled around a sun-like star in the Lyra constellation.

Hunting For Earth-like Planets Gets A Boost From New Technique
2013-04-04 04:56:14

Researchers at The University of Auckland wrote in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society that they have a new method that could lead to the discovery of 100 billion earth-like planets.

Lunarcy Documentary Full Of Lunar Dreams
2013-03-15 22:48:20

The concept of a trip to the moon is becoming more of a reality over the years recently, and some lunar colony enthusiasts are actively trying to do whatever they can to speed up the process.

Earth-like Planets Could Be More Common Than Previously Believed
2013-03-13 04:45:39

A new study from Penn State's Department of Geosciences suggests that the number of potentially habitable planets is greater than previously thought, and that some of those planets are likely to be found around nearby stars.

Open Source Contest Looks For DIY Rocket Engine Builders Using 3D Printing Technology
2013-03-09 06:34:24

A new partnership was announced on Friday between DIYROCKETS and Sunglass to launch the world's first open source competition to create 3D printed rocket engines.


Latest Space colonization Reference Libraries

Ad Astra
2012-05-07 07:06:15

Ad Astra is a quarterly-published journal of the National Space Society (NSS). The name “ad astra” means “to the stars.” The journal was established following the merger of the L5 Society and the National Space Institute, which formed the NSS in 1987. The NSS is a non-profit aerospace advocacy and educational institution based in Washington DC. On November 28, 2007, the NSS announced MM Publishing Inc. as the newest publisher of Ad Astra. MM Publishing officially took on the role...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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