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The Kepler Space Telescope: The equivalent of keeping your gaze steady on a grain of salt from a quarter mile away

From nasa.gov: Image credit: NASA Ames/Wendy Stenzel For four years, the Kepler spacecraft continuously and simultaneously observed and collected data on more than 150,000 stars. Its mission: to determine if Earth-size planets orbiting in the habitable zone of stars like our sun are common or rare. The stability of Kepler’s pointing is measured in degrees, […]

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3D food printer

NASA Set to Fund World’s First 3D Food Printer

From worldindustrialreporter.com: NASA has announced that it will fund construction of the world’s first ever 3D food printer. The American space company has given a $125,000 grant to mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, who has already designed the machine. And they hope it will eventually be able to provide food for astronauts on long-distance journeys through […]

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Returns to Earth

By Kate Lunau from Macleans.com: Hadfield saw space and Earth as if they were brand-new and shared his experience aboard the ISS with millions. James Blair/NASA On May 13, as the Toronto Maple Leafs faced off against the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of their Stanley Cup playoff series, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft was undocking […]

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3D printer printing chocolate onto crackers

3D-printable food? NASA wants a taste

By Casey Johnston from ArsTechnica.com: Grant money goes to see if we can’t print perfect, nutritious food. Printing chocolate onto crackers. Not much, but it’s a start. SMRC. NASA has bestowed a $125,000 grant upon a research corporation to pursue the development of 3D-printable food, according to a report from Quartz. Anjan Contractor, who runs […]

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