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Monday, June 30, 2014

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Brought Earth BUG to Mars

A software bug, that is, as Flaw turns up in popular compression imaging algorithm. (Credit:

A software bug turns up in popular compression imaging algorithm. (Credit: NASA)

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Did All of Earth’s Water Originally Come From Outer Space?

An artist’s concept illustration shows a quasar, or feeding black hole, similar to APM 08279+5255, where astronomers discovered huge amounts of water vapor. (NASA/ESA)
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Two asteroids approach in the night

Map showing Ceres and Vesta as they approach each other closely this coming week. Both asteroids are near the easy-to-find star Zeta in Virgo not far from bright Mars. Although the asteroids appear very close together in the sky, they’re really about 51 million miles apart with Vesta in the foreground. (Credit: Chris Marriott’s SkyMap)

Map showing Ceres and Vesta as they approach each other closely this coming week. Both asteroids are near the easy-to-find star Zeta in Virgo not far from bright Mars. Although the asteroids appear very close together in the sky, they’re really about 51 million miles apart with Vesta in the foreground. (Credit: Chris Marriott’s SkyMap)

Two asteroids approach in the night / See Saturn’s elusive moon Iapetus – See more at: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2014/06/28/two-asteroids-approach-in-the-night-see-saturns-elusive-moon-iapetus/#sthash.LxdFQzDm.dpuf
Two asteroids approach in the night / See Saturn’s elusive moon Iapetus – See more at: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2014/06/28/two-asteroids-approach-in-the-night-see-saturns-elusive-moon-iapetus/#sthash.LxdFQzDm.dpuf
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Novel Technique to Measure Quantum-Optical Effect in Light from the Sun

By filtering light from the sun, CQT researchers have made a strong detection of a quantum effect known as 'photon bunching' in its light. This is a hallmark of the sun radiating like a black body. (Credit: NASA/SDO)

By filtering light from the sun, CQT researchers have made a strong detection of a quantum effect known as ‘photon bunching’ in its light. This is a hallmark of the sun radiating like a black body. (Credit: NASA/SDO)

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Researchers detect tiniest of force ever measured

Mechanical oscillators translate an applied force into measureable mechanical motion. The Standard Quantum Limit is imposed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, in which the measurement itself perturbs the motion of the oscillator, a phenomenon known as “quantum back-action.” (Credit: Kevin Gutowski)

Mechanical oscillators translate an applied force into measurable mechanical motion. The Standard Quantum Limit is imposed by the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, in which the measurement itself perturbs the motion of the oscillator, a phenomenon known as “quantum back-action.” (Credit: Kevin Gutowski)

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Orion EFT-1 Work Progressing Toward Dec. 4 Launch Attempt

Orion, seen here with its heat shield installed, being maneuvered for stacking on the spacecraft’s service module at KSC earlier this month. (Credit: NASA)

Orion, seen here with its heat shield installed, being maneuvered for stacking on the spacecraft’s service module at KSC earlier this month. (Credit: NASA)

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