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Laser Beam Used to Observe Black Hole

Astronomers are boosting their efforts to peer deep into the center of the Milky Way in order to observe the massive black hole that resides there.

To get a clear and accurate picture of the black hole, astronomers are using the Laser Guide Star (LGS), a laser beam that corrects distorted images caused by the blurring effect of the Earth’s atmosphere.

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New Discoveries Reveal Other Earth-Like Planets

Some important discoveries were made in outer space recently, including the biggest and brightest star ever seen as well as over a hundred planets that are similar to our own.

Are we closer to encountering life on another planet?

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Video: Self Healing Materials

NASA engineers have created a material that immediately heals itself when punctured.

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Is Living in Space Bad for You?

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While a vacation and a hotel stay in outer space may sound exciting, you might not want to hop on that rocket ship just yet.

Commercial space flight, as well as the prospect of establishing a colony in space where humans can live and procreate, are being questioned by a recent study that reveals the heath hazards of living in space.

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2010-11 INSPIRE at NASA. Deadline: June 30, 2010

High school students throughout the United States are invited to participate in NASA’s 2010-2011 Interdisciplinary National Science Program Incorporating Research Experience, or INSPIRE, a multitier year-round program designed for students in grades 9 to 12th who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. Applications are being accepted through June 30, 2010.

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