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YouTube SpaceLab top 60 Global Finalists Chosen!

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Take a look at what some clever American teens have come up with as an idea for an experiment on the International Space Station!     The 60 global  finalists for the YouTube.com/SpaceLab competition were announced Tuesday, January 17th.  Recall from my post in November, that YouTube challenged 14-18 year-old students to design a science [...]

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YouTube SpaceLab Video Contest for Teens

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Have you ever thought that you had a great idea for an experiment to be done in space? Maybe you’ve hoped your idea could have an audience with Stephen Hawking and astronauts and other luminaries! If you haven’t, you might start considering this today! If you are aged 14-18, the time is now to submit [...]

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5 Things You Should Know about Comet ISON – The Countdown, Episode 36

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If you live in the U.S., chances are good you’ll be munching on turkey tomorrow in celebration of Thanksgiving. But millions of miles above your head, Comet ISON will make its closest pass to the sun. It’s still a big question mark what will happen next: ISON could be torn apart by the sun’s gravity. [...]

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5 Amazing Exoplanets – The Countdown, Episode 33

Artist's conception of TrES-2b, the darkest known exoplanet.

  More to explore: Exoplanet colour confirmed for first time: it’s blue, but not pale — and nothing like Earth (Scientific American Blog Network) http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/b… Diamond ‘Super-Earth’ May Not be Quite as Precious (University of Arizona) http://uanews.org/story/diamond-super… Strange Exoplanet’s ‘Backwards’ Orbit Explained by Extra Star, Planet (Space.com) http://www.space.com/19421-backward-a… Astronomers Find Most Ancient Planet Yet (Scientific [...]

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The Countdown

Black Hole Devours Cosmic Cloud, and More – The Countdown, Episode 27

Links for the top five stories: The Other Blue Planet Neptune’s New Moon Sizing Up Neutron Stars Meteorite Reveals History of Mars’ Crust Black Hole Devours Cosmic Cloud

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The Countdown, Episode 18 – Exoplanet Composition, Neighborhood Dwarfs, Comet Pan-STARRS, Martian Love Boat, the Methuselah Star

[The text below is a modified transcript of this video.] 5) Exoplanet Composition Scientists have determined the chemical composition of an exoplanet’s atmosphere–129 light years away. The planet is a gas giant five to ten times more massive than Jupiter and it lives in a solar system along with four other gassy planets. Using data [...]

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The Countdown, Episode 5: SpaceLab Winners, Magnetic Superstar, Jupiter Fireball, Ping-Pong Satellites, Candidates on Space

Story 5 The winners of YouTube’s SpaceLab competition learned the results of their experiments in the first-ever livestream from the International Space Station. Links: YouTube Space Lab: From 250 Miles Above the Earth Story 4 Scientists have discovered a giant magnetic star with a mass 20,000 times that of the sun. Links: Giant Super-Magnetic Star [...]

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