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NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere astroengine writes: In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the Dec. 5 reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled — and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean. (YouTube Link.)
Slashdot | 8 hours, 15 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Nasa reveals video of re-entry of Orion capsule as it arrives back at Florida base Nasa has revealed the full video of its Orion capsule's re-entry, recorded from the windows of the capsule as it reached 20,000 mph (32,000 kph) enduring temperatures of 2,200C (4,000F).
Mail Online | 8 hours, 25 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Judge rules to keep gray wolves on endangered species list Order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin after US Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those animals in 2012 Continue reading...
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Graphs reveal the similar plotlines of hit TV shows and films A Northwestern University professor has plotted a series of graphs revealing some of Hollywood's scripting tricks. They include leaving the phrase 'love you' until the last possible moment.
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EPA's New Rules Say Coal Ash Is Not Hazardous Waste Environmentalists say they're unhappy with the rules for a coal power byproduct that contains toxic materials such as arsenic and lead.
MSNBC | 9 hours, 7 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Get an Astronaut's-Eye View of Orion Spaceship Ride A newly released video shows what astronauts would have seen if they were looking out the window of NASA's Orion spaceship during its descent.
MSNBC | 9 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Where's Rudolph? Reindeer Are Disappearing Worldwide In China, the iconic animals are on the decline largely because of inbreeding, according to new research.
MSNBC | 9 hours, 44 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Week's Best Space Pictures: Galaxies Collide, Gullies Get Frosted, and Cities Light Up Colliding galaxies put on a show, Martian gullies meet Jack Frost, and cities glitter for the holidays in this week's best space pictures.
NationalGeographic.com | 9 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
World's Most Ambitious Re-Creation of Prehistoric Cave Art to Open With the help of modern artists and high technology, a replica of the famous art cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc will open to the public in April.
NationalGeographic.com | 9 hours, 53 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland These strange lily-pad formations occur when conditions are just right.
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