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NASA’s Juno snapped another photo of Jupiter that looks like a watercolor painting – BGR

Out of all the different pieces of NASA hardware floating around our Solar System, the Juno spacecraft probably has the best gig in terms of pure eye candy.

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NASA Hubble telescope snaps Icarus, most distant star seen yet - CNET

The space telescope brings us a look at Icarus, the farthest star ever seen, thanks to an assist from a cosmic magnifying glass.

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Vanguard I has spent six decades in orbit, more than any other craft

As of this month, the US satellite Vanguard I has spent 60 years in orbit and it remains the oldest man-made object in space. Vanguard I was the fourth satellit...

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Stunning NASA Juno Image Captures Sunrise and Sunset on Jupiter in One Shot

The image stitches together several photos to show off the details where night and day meet.

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Space Photos of the Week: Even Geriatric Mars Rovers Know How to Snap Selfies

The Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for 14 years. But that doesn't mean it can't put Curiosity's social media skills to shame.

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Where is Starman? Track Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster's Current Location.

Current location of Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster and Starman launched by SpaceX on the Falcon Heavy maiden flight

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SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy successfully launches | TechCrunch

SpaceX has had a very good first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle that can carry twice the weight of its closest competition in..

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft found a remarkable similarity between Earth and Saturn’s moon Titan – BGR

NASA's Cassini spacecraft went on a long and treacherous mission that ended last year in spectacular fashion. The large space explorer dove into Saturn's atmosphere, exploded into flames, and then disintegrated into nothing.

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NASA captures rare image of a distant galaxy nearly as old as the Universe itself

When astronomers at NASA capture images of far-off galaxies, they typically appear only as tiny red dots. These distant celestial bodies are so far away that even the strongest telescopes are usually incapable of distinguishing between the many stars cont

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'Totally Wrong' on Jupiter: What Scientists Gleaned from NASA's Juno Mission

By the time Juno launched, astronomers had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the new images and data it would collect at Jupiter — or so they thought.

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How John Young Smuggled a Corned-Beef Sandwich into Space

NASA astronaut John Young, who died Jan. 5, is remembered for a small scandal after he smuggled a corned-beef sandwich into space.

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NASA rover spots strange 'stick-like figures' on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover is eyeing a group of angular formations on Mars that stand out from the usual rocks.

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NASA astronaut, 1st to fly untethered in space, dies at 80

HOUSTON (AP) — NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, the first person to fly freely and untethered in space, has died. He was 80.

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SpaceX launches a reused Dragon atop a reused Falcon 9 for the first time

SpaceX has moved one step closer to its dream of affordable, efficient reusable space flight: Today for its CRS-13 resupply mission for the International..

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Facts won’t always convince people you're right — a former flight director at NASA shares how he learned to argue better in the wake of a disaster

Former NASA flight director Paul Hill recalls his investigation of the 2003 Columbia disaster — and how it nearly tore the organization apart.

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Something scorching hot is melting Antarctica from below, and NASA thinks they know what it is – BGR

Antarctica is a weird place. Scientists have long studied the behavior of its massive ice sheets and the land underneath them in the hopes of understanding the unique geological quirks of the continent, but are frequently puzzled by new discoveries.

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Even more evidence points to alien life on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus

Scientists have discovered that a subsurface ocean on Enceladus could have existed for billions of years, providing plenty of time for microbial alien life to emerge and evolve. One of Saturn’s icy moons, Enceladus is considered one of the best bets f

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Proxima Centauri: Our Closest Cosmic Neighbour May Have an Entire Solar System We Never Knew About

Just last year, scientists announced they had spotted a planet orbiting the star nearest our sun, Proxima Centauri. The discovery is described in a new paper accepted for publication in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. "It’s the first indication o

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NASA Twin Study: Year in Space Changed Scott Kelly All the Way to His DNA

In the space agency’s Twins Study—which investigates the effects of space travel on human health—researchers found that being in space encourages methylation, which is the biological process of switching genes on and off. “Some of the most exciti

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Juno Jupiter Images: NASA Captures Gas Giant in Incredible Detail During Close Approach

Each flyby, a community of Jupiter fans that spans the globe chooses what features JunoCam should focus its lens on. Occasionally more of the frame is black than Jupiter. Here, the image processor was particularly intrigued by the dark ring visible just

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The Art of Space Art

A history of the thriving subgenre of imagining what the surfaces of other planets look like.

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Cassini, NASA's 13-year Saturn mission, has ended - CNN

Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA.

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Hubble Telescope Views Blistering Pitch-Black Planet WASP-12b

Twice the size of any planet in our solar system, WASP-12b has the capability to trap at least 94% of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.

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Follow Cassini’s final moments before it plunges into Saturn

For the last thirteen years, Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, sending back extraordinary images and data from the ringed planet and its moons.

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5 Groundbreaking Firsts That Your History Books Lied About

It turns out that a whole lot of famous firsts are credited to the wrong people, due to politics, bad luck, or outright lies.

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America's longest-orbiting female astronaut has safely returned home

After spending 665 days whizzing 254 miles above the surface of Earth aboard the International Space Station, Astronaut Peggy Whitson has successfully reentered the atmosphere and set down safely in Kazakhstan.

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NASA's voyager spacecraft still sending data back to Earth after 40 years in operation

NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft are coming up on their 40-year anniversaries of exploration this August and September.

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NASA's New Plasma Rocket Ready For Testing

The engine could be much more efficient than standard chemical rockets.

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Mars rover sends home spectacular panorama

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity continues to perform some amazing feats despite being long overdue for its expected retirement. The rover, having ventured to a somewhat mysterious site that researchers call Perseverance Valley, has been doing its best to he

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Scientists have a new plan for finding extraterrestrial life in our Solar System

Humanity hasn't even scratched the surface of exploring the Milky Way galaxy, much less the rest of the universe, but when it comes to our own Solar System, we have a pretty good idea of what's here.

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5 weird, and very expensive, space artifacts sold at auction

A space history auction on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing fetched boatloads of cash. Here are some of the strangest items sold.

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Distant Kuiper Belt Object Observed By New Horizons NASA Team In Argentina

NASA researchers with the New Horizons team captured new images of a Kuiper Belt object over the weekend.

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A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off

SpaceX's long-awaited Falcon Heavy rocket is just one of a handful of heavy-lift rockets being developed by companies and NASA.

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This Aurora GIF From NASA Will Leave You Speechless

It's pretty easy to be continually in awe of space and new discoveries around it, but every now and then, NASA outdoes itself. This time it comes from a time-lapse video the organization released on June 30, showcasing the aurora australis lights in

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Mars' version of Niagara Falls is pretty intense

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped a new photo of what could be evidence of a 'lava fall' on Mars.

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Elon Musk: SpaceX may launch its biggest and most powerful rocket in 3 months

Elon Musk has broken some tantalizing news about the biggest rocket ever built by his company...

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NASA Rocket Launch Will Create Blue-Green and Red Clouds on Sunday

As long as the weather holds—the launch has been postponed four times already.

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Trappist Solar System Formed As Planets Moved To Warmer Climate

The seven Earth-sized planets in the Trappist-1 solar system formed as their pieces moved toward the star and ice melted into water.

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Behold Jupiter’s Enormity With This Amazing Fly-By Video

A mathematician and an animator teamed up to compile 36 photos into one amazing video.

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A Teenager Just Built The World's Lightest Satellite - And NASA's Launching It

An Indian teenager has won an international competition to build a functioning satellite, and not only has he produced what is reportedly the world's lightest satellite device - NASA has also agreed to launch it next month.

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Reports claim UFO whizzes past International Space Station

Video has surfaced that a UFO has flown past the ISS, but the reports are unconfirmed.

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Comfort Food Is the Only Way We'll Make It to Mars

Engineering feats aside, we'll need creature comforts if we're ever going to survive in deep space.

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NASA’s Saturn spacecraft just delivered photos so stunning you’ll think they’re fake

NASA's Cassini spacecraft continues to delivery some truly jaw-dropping photographs from Saturn, and its most recent "Grand Finale" dive between the planet's rings has produced some of its most striking eye candy yet.

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Scientists discover supersized earthlike planet

American scientists have discovered a super-sized earthlike planet in a nearby star system that could support alien life.

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NASA's Trappist-1 Planets Could Be Seeding Each Other with Alien Life

In February, NASA announced the discovery of seven potentially habitable planets within the TRAPPIST-1 solar system, just 40 light years from Earth. Scientists have now discovered that if life does exist it could be passed between the planets via space d

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All the American Flags On the Moon Are Now White

NASA has finally answered a long-standing question: all but one of the six American flags on the Moon are still standing up. Everyone is now proudly talking about it. The only problem is that they aren't American flags anymore.

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There may be alien life in our solar system, says Nasa

*/ There might be alien life in our own solar system, Nasa has announced. All of the necessary things to support life have been found on one of the moons that orbits Saturn. Enceladus has chemicals that when found on Earth tend to indicate life, suggestin

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Top 10 Facts About The Apollo Mission That NASA Wanted To Keep Secret

Getting to the Moon was a fantastic achievement, and the technology was amazing. It also had the added complication of involving human beings. At the time,

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Cassini spacecraft to dive inside Saturn's rings for mission finale

NASA is preparing to send its long-lived Cassini probe into the unexplored region between Saturn and its rings for a scientific grand finale before the spacecraft's suicidal plunge into the planet, space officials said on Tuesday. Nathan Frandino rep

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Gorgeous video takes you on a trip above Mars

At the moment, NASA and other space agencies are operating satellites in orbit around Mars. The spacecraft are continuing to beam amazing images of the red planet's surface back to Earth, and some of the probes have even solved Martian mysteries in the pr

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NASA's MAVEN Discovers How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere

Mars used to be a warm, wet world, filled with oceans, rivers, and maybe even life. But no longer. Here’s how it happened.

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How prototyping helps NASA take UX into orbit: Q&A with Interaction Designer Ron Kim

Designing web and mobile apps good enough for space exploration poses a special set of UX challenges. NASA’s interaction designer reveals…

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Juno spooks NASA, sends back wild images from Jupiter

Risk averse NASA has decided to keep its spacecraft Juno on the looonnnggg orbit of Jupiter. Earlier in February, the agency said it didn't want to risk firing the spacecraft's engines and bring it in for a closer zip around the mega-planet. Meanwhile, th

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SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018

Elon Musk said two tourists will travel around the moon in 2018 with SpaceX.

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Space buffs drool as NASA announces a major 'discovery beyond our solar system'

NASA will host a news conference on Wednesday to discuss recent discoveries of planets beyond our solar system. The even will begin at 1 p.m. ET. The public are invited to ask questions via Twitter with the hashtag #askNASA.

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What The "Rogue" EPA, NPS and NASA Twitter Accounts Teach Us About The Future Of Social

The intense popularity of these new “rogue” Twitter accounts presents unique challenges for the future of how government communicates with its citizens

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NASA displays Apollo capsule hatch 50 years after fatal fire

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A relic from America's first space tragedy is finally going on display this week, 50 years after a fire on the launch pad killed three astronauts at the start of the Apollo moon program.

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NASA's Moonwalking Apollo Astronauts: Then and Now

Only 18 people have flown on missions to the moon. Here are the astronauts of NASA's Apollo manned journeys to the lunar surface.

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Eugene Cernan, last man on the moon, dies - CNN.com

Eugene A. Cernan, the last astronaut to leave his footprints on the surface of the moon, has died, NASA said Monday.

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Eugene Cernan

Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan (March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017), He traveled into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

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John Glenn and the courage of the Mercury Seven

In a time before any human had traveled in space, Glenn and his colleagues staked their lives on something that seemed impossible.

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NASA's EMDrive And The Quantum Theory Of Pilot Waves

The pilot wave model of quantum theory is an interesting idea, but it won't save the EMDrive.

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Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA - Curbed

Based on research back in the ‘80s, NASA recommended one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space. Here are its healthiest picks.

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What does outer space sound like? Hear NASA's satellite symphony at the Huntington

It could be the start of a Steven Spielberg sci-fi film: A boy walks into a shimmering, aluminum garden pavilion surrounded by lush palms and succulent-lined footpaths. A lizard scurries across the dirt floor and over his sneaker-clad toes. There’s a ma

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Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive" Actually Works, Leaked NASA Report Reveals

Though scientists are still trying to figure out how it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.

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Curiosity Rover's Proximity To Possible Water Raises Planetary Protection Concerns - Universe Today

The Curiosity rover may need to divert its course soon, as its current path could cause it to contaminate a small pocket of water on Mars' surface

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NASA's EmDrive thruster just took an important leap forward

NASA's futuristic, physics-defying EmDrive thruster may have just taken an important leap toward silencing its critics, by reportedly passing a rigorous peer review process with a forthcoming paper.

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NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on its own. What could possibly go wrong?

NASA's Curiosity rover can now fire its laser on Mars at will. I'm sure it will use this power responsibly.

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NASA’s ‘armored tank’ Juno ventures into a fierce realm of radiation, hunting for Jupiter’s secrets

Heidi Becker crept through the darkened, empty hallways of a Parisian hospital, rolling a cart full of lead bricks. In a radiology treatment room, she positioned the bricks around a device that she placed in the crosshairs of an electron-shooting linear a

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NASA finds that the earth has a new “mini moon”

The quasi-satellite technically orbits around the sun but dances around the earth in the process.

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Why do we really need space travel?

To paraphrase Einstein 'Passion without science is blind, and science without passion is lame'. The case for human expansion into the cosmos is ...

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The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

asy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home?

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Here's the David Bowie 'Starman' Super Bowl Ad Everyone Will Be Talking About

Nice job, Audi.​

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Exactly the right words, exactly the right way: Reagan’s amazing Challenger disaster speech - The Washington Post

How the Great Communicator teamed with Peggy Noonan to soothe a shocked and grieving nation.

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In 73 seconds, everything changed for Challenger

Challenger launched 30 years ago. NASA’s worst launch disaster continues to be felt in the space program and classrooms.

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Watch the History of the Apollo Program

LThe Internet Archive has a trove of documentaries about NASA's Apollo Program, produced by NASA in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The blog Silver in a Haystack is dedicated to finding this kind of thing—great, free films available online from the Archive. A year ago, the blog highlighted this 12-part series of Apollo documentaries (including download links to those available online). The author of Silver in a Haystack wrote:

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2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon - The Daily Beast

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.

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NASA Studies High Clouds, Saharan Dust from EPIC View | NASA

From a dusty atmosphere stretching across the Atlantic Ocean to daily views of clouds at sunrise, a new NASA camera keeping a steady eye on the sunlit side of Earth is yielding new insights about our changing planet.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly's 'UFO' photo generates extraterrestrial buzz | Fox News

The truth is out there … maybe. A photo tweeted by astronaut Scott Kelly is generating plenty of extraterrestrial buzz.

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NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

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New Photos, Video of Nichelle Nichols' NASA/SOFIA Mission

Star Trek News - Nichelle Nichols continues to live long and prosper. NASA has just released new photos and video from the Star Trek legend's recent trip into the skies as part of the space agency's SOFIA mission.

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Over 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions are now on Flickr in high resolution | The Verge

You've seen images from the Apollo missions before, but you've never seen anything like this. More than 8,400 images from NASA's Moon missions have been uploaded to Flickr at a resolution of 1800...

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Mars Shows Signs of Liquid Water

Trickles of salt water may flow freely along ravines on contemporary Mars despite the planet’s extreme aridity, deep cold and tenuous atmosphere, NASA-funded scientists announced Monday.

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The actual NASA technologies that Matt Damon will use in the space survival film “The Martian” - Quartz

Those who criticized Christopher Nolan's 2014 film Interstellar for being too unrealistic are in for a treat. In October, perhaps the most science-based science fiction space film ever will hit theaters: The Martian, based on the bestselling book of th

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New Horizons data hint at underground ocean

Pluto wears its heart on its sleeve, and that has scientists gleaning intriguing new facts about its geology and climate. Recent data from NASA's New Horizons probe—which passed within 7,800 miles of the surface on July 14—have revealed striking featu

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Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit by Smithsonian Institution — Kickstarter

Smithsonian Institution is raising funds for Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit on Kickstarter! A chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere.

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Pluto is stunning in latest color close-up from Nasa

Close-up images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft are combined with color data to paint a new and surprising portrait of the dwarf planet, Nasa said

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Famed Physicist Shuts Down Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists In 1 Brilliant Tweet

Monday was the 46th anniversary of the first lunar landing, yet a small fringe still believes the whole thing was a hoax. According to the conspiracy theory, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on a soundstage

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Pluto: Nasa's New Horizons probe makes flyby nine years after leaving Earth!

Nasa’s probe makes history on Tuesday as the first spacecraft ever to reach distant dwarf planet - the last unexplored world in solar system

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The Apollo mission space patches were out of this world (sorry)

Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova wore the very first spacesuit patch in 1963 for the Vostok 6 mission. Fun fact: Her orange coverall hid the patch from public view. NASA continued the tradition in 1965 when Gordon Cooper, the command pilot on Gemini 5, designed one for the mission.

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NASA selects 4 astronauts to fly first commercial space expeditions | Fox News

NASA has selected four veteran astronauts to lead the way back into orbit from U.S. soil. On Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the four who will fly on capsules built by private companies...

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'Space Guy' Jeb Bush Would Increase Funding To NASA

WASHINGTON -- If elected president in 2016, Jeb Bush would propose an increase in funding to NASA. "I'm a space guy," Bush said in a Wednesday sit-down with the New Hampshire Union Leader

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Review: The Astronaut Wives Club can’t achieve any space-based puns · TV Review · The A.V. Club

There’s never been a better time on network TV for a 20th-century period drama about the secret history of a major historical moment. The behemoth of Mad Men has just cleared the floor and left an appetite (and a tolerance for the slow burn).

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Watch astronauts dock with the International Space Station

Sometimes reality can be just as stunning as the movies. That's certainly the case with this latest video from NASA. The space agency has released a video documenting the Russian Soyuz capsule as...

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Has NASA Really Created A Warp Drive?

Forget blowing bubbles, NASA may be on the path to discovering warp bubbles that will open up every corner of the universe for human exploration. We have broken the speed of sound, but now NASA scientists are tentatively announcing they may have broken t

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11 cars help astronaut's daughter deliver a message to him in space

A young girl delivered a touching message to her father, who is an astronaut at the International Space Station, using 11 cars and some open land.

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40 years and counting: the team behind Voyager’s space odyssey | Science | The Guardian

In 1977, Voyager 1 and 2 started their one-way journey across our galaxy, travelling a million miles a day. Jonathan Margolis meets the dedicated team keeping the craft moving

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24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

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Forgotten Apollo moon artifacts found in Neil Armstrong's closet - CNET

A hidden treasure trove of gear flown on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon sees the light of day after Neil Armstrong's widow shares the find with the Smithsonian.

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So they might have found Beagle 2 on Mars … Er, remind me, what was it? | Science | The Guardian

The British explorer sent to the red planet 10 years ago went missing. Now it’s located, but it might not be a happy ending after all

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10 Everyday Technologies We Owe to NASA | Mental Floss

You probably haven't been launched into low-earth orbit or enjoyed a lunar stroll. But believe it or not, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration still plays a huge role in your daily life.

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Captain Kirk Returning To Space Aboard the Orion

Sci-fi and sci-fact will collide again tomorrow, when the Orion -- NASA'S next-generation spacecraft -- blasts into space for a test flight. The unmanned craft will carry into space with it sci-fi collectibles/memorabilia, much of it provided by celebrities, as well as historic artifacts...

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Every Ship That Has Carried Humans Into Space, In One Chart

Space is big, humans are small, and spacecrafts, well, vary more in size than you might think. Redditor Heaney555 has compiled an a chart, to scale, of every rocket, spacecraft, and space station involved in human spaceflight. And man, Saturn V is huuuuuu

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NASA Will Pay You $170 Per Day To Lie In Bed!

If you have the stamina to lay in bed for 70 days straight NASA will pay you $18,000 — no joke.

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Comet scientist offers tearful apology after the Internet is offended by his shirt | WashingtonExaminer.com

One of the scientists responsible for successfully landing the Rossetta probe on a comet millions of miles away on Friday responded to outrage directed at a shirt he wore earlier this week during the televised landing. “I made a big mistake and I offend

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Astronauts: Spaceflight is 'hard, but worth it'

In the aftermath of last month's Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo test flight crash, which killed one pilot and injured another, many were left wondering if the pursuit of “space tourism” was worth the loss of human life.

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Out Of This World: The Mysterious Mental Side Effects Of Traveling Into Space

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.

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Mars 15 Days Later: REVISITED: Moving Animals? NASA Curiosity Rover

A re-look at some moving animals that appear in a Mars Curiosity Rover Image 15 Days Later. Is this proof of animal movement on the surface of Mars in Gale c...

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40-Year-Old Russian Engine at Heart of Rocket Investigation

Refurbished Soviet rocket engines involved in the accident will draw the attention of investigators.

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Mysterious feature on Saturn's moon baffles NASA scientists - The Week

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered a "mysterious feature" on Saturn's moon Titan. Scientists are working to determine, what, exactly, this feature might be.

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NASA is building the largest rocket of all time for a 2018 launch | The Verge

Artist's rendering of NASA's Space Launch System (credit: NASA/MSFC) NASA has worked on some inspiring interplanetary projects in the last few years, but few have been as ambitious as the...

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Absolutely mindblowing video shot from the Space Shuttle during launch

Drop whatever you're doing and watch this. NASA has released videos shot from onboard the Space Shuttle's Solid Rocket Boosters in the past, but you've never seen one prepared as masterfully as this.

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Microbial life found living on the exterior of the International Space Station?

A new report claims that Russian scientists have discovered traces of marine life living on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS).

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Star Trek legend who became NASA's 'secret weapon' - CNN.com

Star Trek legend Nichelle Nichols was hired by NASA for a real-life space mission.

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Oxygen-Generating 2020 Mars Rover to Bring Colonization Closer

One instrument aboard the 2020 Mars rover will generate oxygen from the Red Planet's atmosphere, demonstrating technology that could both keep astronauts alive on Mars.

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11 NASA Technologies We Use Every Day - Supercompressor.com

The Apollo missions were not only impressive for the fact that, you know, we succeeded in putting a man on the Moon, but also because the push to reach it kick-started a prolific era of innovation. It hasn’t yet come to a halt as we continue to reap the benefits of the groundbreaking technology and advanced materials necessary for man’s most audacious endeavors.

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'Aliens on the Moon' TV Show Adds Weird UFO Twists to Apollo Tales - NBC News.co

The pixels in a photograph can be funny things, as demonstrated time and time again in "Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed," a TV documentary ai...

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Eyes on Mars on Apollo 11's Moon Landing Anniversary - NBC News

Even before Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin joined Neil Armstrong on the Apollo 11 mission that took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” he seems to ha...

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45 Unbelievable Photos Of The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 landed on the Moon 45 years ago this weekend - but it's sometimes all to easy to forget that this amazing thing actually happened. And yes, it did actually happen conspiracy fans. To celebrate the remarkable achievement of Neil Armstr...

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45 Years Ago We Landed Men on the Moon

July 16 marked the 45th anniversary of the July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, the NASA mission that first landed human beings on the Moon

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Aldrin backs #Apollo45 campaign to commemorate moon landing

It has been almost 45 years since an estimated 600 million people on Earth watched Apollo 11 crew members Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin take their iconic first steps on the moon.

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NASA's deep-space craft readying for launch

Orion, NASA's newest manned spaceship, is readying for its first mission in December.

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Here's NASA's New Design for a Warp Drive Ship

In 2010, NASA physicist Harold White revealed that he and a team were working on a design for a faster-than-light ship. Now he's collaborated with an artist to create a new, more realistic design of what such a ship might actually look like.

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NASA successfully uses laser to transfer video from the space station to Earth

A 22 MB video transferred in 3.5 seconds, compared to the more than 10 minutes it takes with traditional equipment.

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Vintage photos of NASA Apollo astronauts training in Hawaii

In the 1960s and 1970s, NASA astronauts spent time training in the moon-like volcanic landscape of Hawaii's Big Island; the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems dug out fantastic photos from NASA's archives (thanks, Bob Pescovitz!).

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After Decades Of Silent Wandering, NASA Probe Phones Home

You might call it the ultimate long shot — a group of space enthusiasts trying to reestablish contact with a wayward satellite launched in 1978. Figuratively speaking, it's been off the radar for decades.

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One Of The Most Iconic Photographs Taken From Space Was A Complete Accident

Tracking down the origin of the iconic "Earthrise" photograph reveals a sense of spontaneity and curiosity that doesn't seem to exist in modern space exploration.

The space program fuels technology and the economy, yet we're cutting funding to NASA every year? Bunk! Bunk, I say!

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Relive Alan Shepard's Harrowing Trip to Space With a View From His Cockpit

53 years ago today, Alan Shepard became the second human to visit space. The first person in space, Russian Yuri Gagarin, completed an orbit of the Earth almost a month before Shepard's 15-minute voyage. Gagarin's craft was fully automated, but Shepard had some control over the Freedom 7...

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NASA Joystick Expected to Sell for $300,000 - IGN

Playing a game with a joystick is pretty cool, but this peripheral was used to land on the freaking moon.

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NASA's space shuttle carrier jet is on the move

The jumbo jet that transported NASA space shuttles is on its way to a permanent home

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Did Astronauts Really Eat Astronaut Ice Cream?

Of the many specialty items made for space travel, food was obviously a top priority. NASA commissioned several different companies to come up with freeze-dried snacks that the men could nosh on while in orbit, and the Whirlpool Corporation’s contributi