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Why is our black hole such a picky eater?

August 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Ron Cowen

ScienceNOW

A strange type of star never before found near the Milky Way’s center is providing new clues about the bizarre behavior of the supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of our galaxy.

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Osakis is key in measuring space data

August 1, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Next time you look to the stars, consider this: Osakis is key in what scientists are learning about space.
A farm place east of Osakis houses scientific equipment that gathers data on the weather in space. Continue Reading

USGS taking over satellite mission from NASA

May 30, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey EROS Center in Sioux Falls will officially take over the Landsat 8 satellite mission from NASA on Thursday. Continue Reading

New satellite appears to be working flawlessly

May 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Landsat 8 sending back more than 400 images a day.
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NASA, USGS release first Landsat 8 images

March 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Landsat 8 acquired the images of Colorado’s Front Range on Monday using its operational land imager and thermal infrared sensor instruments.
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UND grad returning to space

March 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS A University of North Dakota graduate who became the 50th woman in space said the resilience she’s earned by running marathons will ease tough nights during her six-month space mission. Continue Reading

SD leaders watch as Earth satellite launches

February 12, 2013 in The Daily Republic

GARRETSON (AP) Local dignitaries joined space enthusiasts Monday to watch the launch of an Earth-observing satellite whose images will be bounced back to a South Dakota laboratory where scientists study the planet’s changing landscape.
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Latest Earth satellite to beam images to SD land station

February 11, 2013 in The Daily Republic

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) A rocket carrying an Earth-observing satellite launched Monday from a seaside military base to continue a mission to document changes to the planet’s natural resources.
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A look into the crystal ball: Best astronomy events in 2013

January 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. With 2012 under our belt, we can look forward to what the new year will bring. It’s a big, wild sky up above us, and here’s a month-by-month listing of some of the astronomical highlights.
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Earth-sized planet found just outside solar system

October 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they’ve found a planet that’s the closest you can get to Earth in location and size. Continue Reading