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2013-05-13 23:23:40

It has been announced that two lectures will take place in June in conjunction with the exhibition “Out of this World! Jewelry in the Space Age” currently at The Forbes Galleries, New York City through September 7, 2013. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 On Wednesday, June 5 at 4 p.m., gem artist John Hatlleberg will speak on “Using Unusual Materials in Art Jewelry”. Three of John´s works are on view in the exhibition including “The Kitchen Sink...

NASA Says Russian Meteorite 1000 Times Larger Than Originally Estimated
2013-02-22 14:13:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Initial reports put last Friday´s (Feb 15) Chebarkul meteorite that exploded over Russia´s Urals region at about 10 tons. But after careful analysis, NASA released new information that puts the meteorite closer to 10,000 tons–1,000 times larger than the estimated size reported by the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). “My guess is that someone eyeballed the videos and made an educated guess,” said...

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2009-08-11 06:55:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found evidence of a high-speed collision between two burgeoning planets around a young star. Astronomers say that two rocky bodies, one as least as big as our moon and the other at least as big as Mercury, slammed into each other within the last few thousand years or so -- not long ago by cosmic standards. The impact destroyed the smaller body, vaporizing huge amounts of rock and flinging massive plumes of hot lava into space. Spitzer's infrared detectors...

2009-08-10 15:04:31

The U.S. space agency says the Spitzer Space Telescope has found evidence of a high-speed collision between two planets orbiting a young star. Astronomers say that two rocky bodies, one as least as big as our moon and the other at least as big as Mercury, slammed into each other within the last few thousand years or so -- not long ago by cosmic standards, NASA said. The impact destroyed the smaller body, vaporizing huge amounts of rock and flinging massive plumes of hot lava into space. NASA...

2008-07-23 21:00:16

MIDDLEBURY, Vt., July 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- There is no denying that the Moon has been the centerpiece of humanity's dream to travel in space. In the early 1960s, President John F. Kennedy committed Americans to the Moon before the decade was out. Then nine years later, what was deemed impossible was achieved. Despite the achievements, many questions about Earth's nearest neighbor remains, especially its origin. An engaging story begins with the release of Inconstant Moon, a new book...