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Advanced Telescope Lets NASA See Inside Supernovas

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February 20, 2014
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The new technology is cluing in scientists to a radioactive element fueling the universe's biggest explosions. Video provided by Newsy


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NASA X The Future Of Fixed Wing Aircraft

NASA X The Future Of Fixed Wing Aircraft

NASA (Feb. 14, 2014) — NASA X –Future Of Fixed Wing Aircraft Jennifer Pulley– HostRuben Del Rosario -- NASA GRCDr. Richard Wahls -- NASA LaRCBruce Anderson -- NASA LaRCGerry Brown -- NASA GRCMichael Rogers -- NASA ARCJohn Bosworth -- NASA DFRC Video provided by NASA
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End of the Road for Kepler

End of the Road for Kepler

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 29, 2013) — Is the earth unique? Or is there life somewhere else out there in space? The NASA built space telescope Kepler was designed to give us some initial answers to these questions. The flying telescope was launched in 2009 and until summer of 2013, when it became clear that a defect in two of Kepler's reaction wheels was irreparable, rendering it unsuitable for the task of searching for planets. The sudden end to the mission was a shock for planetary researchers given its tremendous success until that point. Kepler found 135 earth-like planets. Only a fraction of the data has been analyzed so far. We talk to scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research who are looking at the data and searching for habitable planets outside our solar system.
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NASA X Future Forward-ERA

NASA X Future Forward-ERA

NASA (May 29, 2014) — NASA is constantly looking into ways to make flying safer and moreefficient. On this episode of NASA X follow testing on newverticaltail design, engines, and see why NASA is firing bugs at aircraft wings. Video provided by NASA
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E-ELT: Looking Into Black Holes

E-ELT: Looking Into Black Holes

Deutsche Welle (July 21, 2013) — Known as the E-ELT for short, the European Extremely Large Telescope will be located at the European Southern Observatory, the ESO. At the moment, parts of the spyglass are being assembled in Garching in southern Germany. Jochen Liske of the ESO is involved in the project, which is expected to be ready to operate in the coming decade. Yet astronomers already know the telescope will be used to research black holes. At the moment, an enormous gas cloud is being torn apart by a black hole in the galaxy where the earth is located, the Milky Way. The E-ELT will be used to probe events like this, with the aim of answering key astronomical questions, such as the role of black holes in the development of galaxies.
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