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2014/09/22 13:09
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With every second that ticks past, the spacecraft Voyager 1 ventures farther away from Earth. You can actually watch this happen, in a way, on NASA's website, which tracks the probe's distance from...
2014/09/22 13:09
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2014/09/22 08:39
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Animated artist’s concept of MAVEN spacecraft orbiting Mars, via NASA After a 10-month interplanetary journey of 442 million miles, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft...
2014/09/19 16:19
2014/09/19 16:19
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Artistic rendering of RapidSCAT, aboard the International Space Station (NASA) On Saturday, NASA will launch into a space an instrument that will obtain invaluable measurements of ocean winds from...
2014/09/18 22:00
2014/09/18 22:00
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... — Each time your heart beats, your entire body moves — even if you’re unconscious and pinned under a pile of rubble. The vibrations are small, invisible to the human eye, and might just save...
2014/09/18 17:31
2014/09/18 17:31
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Kimberly Lichtenberg, an instrument engineer for the Mars Curiosity rover, will speak about “Two Years on Mars: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” during the University of Utah’s Frontiers of Science...
2014/09/18 13:12
2014/09/18 13:12
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With its plethora of orchestras, live theaters, cinemas and America’s longest-running comedy club, Pasadena has long held claim to being a nationally renowned city for the arts. And in playing host to...
2014/09/17 14:33
2014/09/17 14:33
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The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11. That anomaly occurred shortly before a planned...
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2014/09/17 14:33
2014/09/17 14:33
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When the most massive stars explode as supernovas, they don’t fade into the night, but sometimes glow ferociously with high-energy gamma rays. What powers these energetic stellar remains? NASA’s...
2014/09/15 14:31
2014/09/15 14:31
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We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? But sometimes what’s outside can be just as important. At least that’s the case with the International Space Station (ISS) and the...
2014/09/15 11:31
2014/09/15 11:31
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An airborne radar survey in the Napa Valley area of Northern California conducted by NASA scientists has revealed clear indications of fault-line displacements near the epicenter of the 6.0-magnitude...
2014/09/12 15:35
2014/09/12 15:35
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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet’s Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission’s long-term prime...
2014/09/11 20:39
2014/09/11 20:39
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Larry Sessions writes for EarthSky about astronomy and other topics related to physical science, emphasizing observations that can be made with little or no equipment. He also writes and maintains his...
2014/09/11 17:31
2014/09/11 17:31
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NASA data and expertise are proving invaluable in California’s ongoing response to the Aug. 24 magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, northeast of San Francisco. The quake was the strongest to occur...
2014/09/11 13:31
2014/09/11 13:31
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From a ridgeline viewpoint, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently recorded a scene looking back over its own tracks made from nearly half a mile (more than 700 meters) of southbound...
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2014/09/10 21:15
2014/09/10 21:15
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Noel W. Hinners, a scientist and leader of other scientists who had been a top official at NASA, including director of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and briefly head of the...
2014/09/10 13:31
2014/09/10 13:31
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NASA will host a teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 11, to discuss mission status and the future science campaign for the Mars rover Curiosity mission. Participants in the teleconference...
2014/09/10 13:31
2014/09/10 13:31
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A new survey of galaxies by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope is taking a plunge into the deep and uncharted waters of our cosmos. In one of the longest surveys the telescope will have ever performed,...
Read more at redOrbit, PhysOrg
2014/09/09 13:31
2014/09/09 13:31
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Compared to the age of the solar system — about four-and-a-half billion years — a couple of decades are next to nothing. Some planetary locales change little over many millions of years, so for...
2014/09/08 17:31
2014/09/08 17:31
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Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter’s moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth. Researchers...
2014/09/07 17:31
2014/09/07 17:31
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA opens a new era this month in its exploration of our home planet with the launch of the first in a series of Earth science instruments to the...
2014/09/22 13:09
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