Apollo astronauts: were there any late effects?

Significant increase in cardiovascular disease in space veterans The astronauts of the Apollo missions - here Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 - are the only humans who have left the protective earth environment. © NASA Read out Space Missions with Aftermath: Earlier Apollo astronauts researchers have found a conspicuous accumulation of cardiovascular disease.
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People of the Year 2014

Specialist magazine "Nature" honors ten researchers who made a difference in 2014 Cancer researcher Suzanne Topalian and her team - one of the ten people of the year 2014 © nature Read out They are the heroes of the year 2014 - at least in science and research: The journal Nature has nominated ten people who were important in 2014.
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Jogging at moon-gravity

Race requires higher speeds under low gravity Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon - this portrait is an icon among the spaceflight photos. He was picked up by Neil Armstrong. © NASA KSC Read out How fast do you have to be to make a moonwalk a jogging run? US researchers have found in simulated lunar gravity that the movement there only at a surprisingly high speed of walking changed to the race, so that in the short term both feet separate from the ground.
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The science top ten of the year 2013

Specialist magazine finds the most important breakthroughs, discoveries and findings in 2013 The Science Top Ten 2013 will be featured in this video © Science / AAAS Read out Annual results: The scientific tops and flops of the year 2013 now presents the journal "Science". The most important development in science was immunotherapy against cancer.
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Mars500: virtual landing on the Red Planet

Highlight of the successful isolation attempt and first scientific results Preparing for "Mars landing": Mars-500 cosmonauts in space suit © IBMP / Oleg Voloshin Read out The "Mars500 mission" is nearing its climax: after a 250-day virtual flight to Mars, the simulated Mars landing takes place on February 12, and three explorations on a replicated Martian surface in the following days.
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Mars500 crew safely landed

First phase of the Moscow isolation study ended The Mars500 team after half of the experiment runtime, top right the German Oliver Knickel © ESA Read out How do people survive a flight to Mars? And how can their performance be maintained? These questions were the focus of the isolation study "Mars500".
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IceCube: Neutrino Observatory is being upgraded

Extended particle detector at the S dpol is intended to solve riddles of neutrino oscillations The detectors of the Neutrino Observatory IceCube are embedded in the South Pole Ice up to 2.5 kilometers deep - now they are to receive growth. © IceCube / NSF, Martin Wolf Read out Upgrade in perpetual ice: The world's largest particle detector will gain in the next few years.
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Stern confirms Einstein

Gravitational redshift at the Milky Way Center supports the relativity theory According to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the light of a star would have to be shifted to the red during the flight through the gravity sink of a black hole. © Nicole R. Fuller / National Science Foundation Read out Einstein test on the black hole: The general theory of relativity has once again proved to be correct - even under extreme conditions.
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Savings program for the Voyager probes

Changes are to extend the lifespan of the almost 42-year-old space probes In order for the two Voyager probes to last as long as possible, NASA decrees them an austerity program. © NASA Read out Ancient Pioneers: The two Voyager spacecraft have been in space for nearly 42 years - and are now the remotest outpost of humanity.
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Dragonfly: Drone explores the Titan

Flying land probe will explore exotic landscapes and chemistry of the Saturn moon In 2024, instead of a rover, a flying drone will visit Saturn's Titan Titan to explore landscapes and chemistry. © Johns Hopkins APL Read out Flight over a strange world: The Saturn moon Titan could soon get a visit from a flying land probe.
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Starlink: satellite swarm disturbs sky view

Astronomers warn against obstructing the celestial observation by Starlink and Co Disturbing traces of the Starlink satellites in a telescope photograph of a group of galaxies. The stripes are caused by the fast movement of the satellites through the image field. © Victoria Girgis / Lowell Observatory Read out More satellites than stars?
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InSight: Help for the Mars drill

Robotic arm of the spacecraft should make pinned borer of the Marssonde afloat again The drill of the Mars probe InSight is stuck - now her robot arm is to help solve the problem. © NASA / JPL Read out Rescue in sight: Researchers have devised a plan that could get the stuck drill of the Mars InSight spacecraft back on track.
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A solar eclipse changes the world

Exactly 100 years ago, a solar eclipse proved the general relativity theory Positive copy of the photograph that Arthur Eddington made of the total solar eclipse on May 29, 1919 - and was proved by the Einstein's Relatititätsteorie. © Royal Astronomical Society Read out Historic Sky Event: Exactly 100 years ago, on May 29, 1919, a solar eclipse fundamentally changed our physical view of the world.
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Light from nowhere

Interaction of particles with the quantum vacuum might explain puzzling gamma radiation Even in the vacuum of space, light could be slowed down - emitting a telltale radiation, as physicists now posit. © NASA / JPL-Caltech / Gemini / CARMA Read out "Impossible" effect: nothing can be faster in the vacuum than the light - actually.
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: Gravitational waves on the home PC

Citizen Science project to decrypt processes in collisions of black holes The simulation of colliding black holes is extremely computationally intensive. Now a network of home PCs to help with this task. © Werner Benger / CC-by <-sa 2.0) Read out Astronomy for all: Soon everyone can become part of gravitational wave research.
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USA: Moon landing as early as 2024

Timing for NASA astronauts returning to the moon is accelerating Return to the Moon: NASA wants to land astronauts on the moon again in 2024 - that's the streamlined schedule. © NASA Read out Countdown is on: In just five years, US astronauts will be walking around on the moon again - this has now been announced by US Vice President Mike Pence and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.
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Can dark matter collide?

Resonant scattering might explain the distribution of dark matter in galaxies In the centers of dwarf galaxies, dark matter is less dense than it should be. Resonant collisions of the dark matter particles could explain this. © Kavli IPMU, NASA / STScI Read out Quiz solved? So far it is disputed whether the dark matter can interact with itself or not.
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Mars: Last chance for opportunity

New orders are to reactivate the silent in the dust storm Marsrover Is it possible to reactivate the Marsrover Opportunity yet again? © NASA / JPL / Cornell University Read out Last hope: NASA once again tries to reactivate the dormant Mars Rover Opportunity. With a series of commands, the engineers want to fix possible robot malfunctions in the coming weeks.
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Four new gravitational wave detections

New data provide clues to the similarities of merging black holes Simulation of a merger of two black holes, which sets the spacetime in vibration. © Werner Benger / Albert Einstein Institute, CC-by-sa 2.0 Read out Now there are ten: The detectors of the LIGO and Virgo observatories have recorded four more gravitational wave events - including the most distant and energetic ever observed.
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"HAL9000" gets a successor

Intelligent computer system "CASE" is to control future lunar and Martian bases He was the role model: the on-board computer "HAL9000" from the movie "2001 - A Space Odyssey" © Cryteria / CC-by-sa 3.0 Read out Science fiction becomes real: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence that resembles the infamous computer HAL9000 from "2001 - A Space Odyssey" - at least in its function.
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