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What’s happening in space, right now!

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

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The winners of YouTube's SpaceLab competition learned the results of their experiments in the first-ever livestream from the International Space Station.

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YouTube Space Lab: From 250 Miles Above the Earth

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Scientists have discovered a giant magnetic star with a mass 20,000 times that of the sun.

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Giant Super-Magnetic Star Has Scientists Buzzing

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On the evening of September 10th, amateur astronomers witnessed a giant explosion on Jupiter's surface.

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Explosive Impact at Jupiter Spotted by Amateur Astronomers

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1600 ping-pong balls will be launched into the upper atmosphere by JP Aerospace, a do-it yourself, crowd-funded space program.

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Ping-Pong Ball "Satellites" Have Balloon Ride to Edge of Space

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Scientific American posed 14 questions about science and technology to U.S. presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. One of the questions focused on the future of space exploration.

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Obama and Romney Tackle 14 Top Science Questions

 

 

 

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