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NASA-funded X-ray Instrument Settles Interstellar Debate
New findings from a NASA-funded instrument have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy X-rays observed over the entire sky. (2014-07-30)

Glow in Space is Evidence of A Hot Bubble in Our Galaxy
When we look up to the heavens on a clear night, we see an immense dark sky with uncountable stars. (2014-07-28)

Fruit fly immunity fails with fungus after (space)flight
Before you swat away the next fruit fly, consider instead just how similar its biological complexities are to our own. (2014-07-07)

To Boldly Go? Experts Issue Ethics Guidelines for Health Standards on NASA's Next Generation of Risky Missions
Health and ethics experts issue principles and guidelines to aid NASA in decision-making for longer, higher risk human spaceflights. (2014-04-03)

Space flies offer clues about microgravity's impact on astronauts
Fruit flies bred in space are offering scientists a clue as to how astronauts' immune systems may be damaged during prolonged space travel. (2014-02-03)

Fungal pathogen shows profound effects from spaceflight
At Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, Cheryl Nickerson and her team have been investigating the intriguing effects of spaceflight on microbial pathogens. (2013-12-17)

Hubble discovers water vapour venting from Jupiter's moon Europa
Europa is already thought to harbour a liquid ocean beneath its icy crust, making the moon one of the main targets in the search for habitable worlds away from Earth. This new finding is the first observational evidence of water vapour being ejected off the moon's surface. (2013-12-13)

Cologne Scientist discovers Water Plumes on Jupiter's Moon Europa
A Cologne scientist has, together with American colleagues, discovered huge active plumes containing water vapour being released from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. (2013-12-13)

Orbital samples with sight-saving potential
Those who travel to space are rewarded with a beautiful sight - planet Earth. But the effects of space travel on the human sense of sight aren't so beautiful. (2013-12-12)

Just 2 weeks in orbit causes changes in eyes
Just 13 days in space may be enough to cause profound changes in eye structure and gene expression, report researchers from Houston Methodist, NASA Johnson Space Center, and two other institutions in the October 2013 issue of Gravitational and Space Research. (2013-10-25)

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