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2014 Year In Science Infographic: The most important scientific discoveries of 2014
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48 Of The The Most Important Scientific Discoveries Of 2014

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Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings

Mimas (near lower left) appears tiny by comparison, so it might seem that Saturn's rings would be far more massive, but scientists think the rings are no more than a few times as massive as Mimas, or perhaps just a fraction of its mass. Cassini is expected to determine the mass of Saturn's rings to within just a few hundredths of Mimas' mass by tracking radio signals from the from the spacecraft as it flies close to the rings. Mimas is 246 miles (396 kilometers) wide.


New data enhance our understanding of how massive stars form. “In only nine months, the burst has produced the same amount of energy as the Sun in almost 100,000 years." Clink the link in our bio to learn more. #NASAbeyond #nasa747 #✨

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On it's final mission, the Space Shuttle Discovery passes the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol atop a NASA modified 747 plane in Washington April 17, 2012.

from ScienceDaily

Connection between Hawaii's dueling volcanoes explained

Such dramatic displays make Hawaii Volcanoes National Park one of the world's top places to witness a live eruption. And there are plenty of them: Although massive Mauna Loa has been silent for decades, the park's Kilauea volcano has been spouting since 1983, ejecting enough lava. Every five days to bury a piece of countryside the area of Washington, D. C.


NASA astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson, an Expedition 24 flight engineer in 2010, took a moment during her space station mission to enjoy an unmatched view of home through a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station, the brilliant blue and white part of Earth glowing against the blackness of space. Credits: NASA


Researchers have invented a Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak! NOT. But there are some cool REAL applications of metamaterials that are nearing the market over the next year or two. Read about them here:


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