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An artist’s impression of the planet Proxima b. Photo: ESO

Just A Hop, Skip And A Parsec Away

You’ve probably already heard by now, but scientist just discover an exoplanet that might just be like Earth. Joseph Harrington is a planetary scientist in the Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida and he’s going to try and spot evidence of the planet using telescopes in space.
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Scanning electron micrograph of T lymphocyte (right), a platelet (center) and a red blood cell (left).

The Case Of The Missing T-Cells

Researchers noticed something strange about astronauts returning from space. They were getting sick from viruses that should have remained in check by their immune systems.
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The 50-foot-long, 90,000-pound Crew Access Arm is hoisted off the ground to be installed on the Crew Access Tower at SLC-41.
Photo: NASA/Kim Shiflett

NASA’s Commercial Crew Construction Projects Ramp Up

Since the end of the Space Shuttle program five years ago, NASA relies on Russia to send astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA hopes to change that by paying private companies to ferry astronauts. That program, called Commercial Crew, is making headway this week.
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