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 2018-04-22 13:07 

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Star 'DNA' Survey Could Reunite the Sun with Its Long-Lost Siblings...

Is the sun due for a cosmic family reunion?...

 2018-04-22 13:00 

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DARPA Announces Responsive Launch Prize Competition...

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a prize competition April 18 to demonstrate the ability to rapidly launch small satellites, a competition whose regulatory challenges may tower over its technical ones....

 2018-04-22 13:00 

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Celebrate Earth Day with NASA's Terra Tools and Posters...

To celebrate Earth Day (April 22) this year, NASA invites everyone to share views of Earth with the world — and to tack up artists' perspectives of our home planet on their walls....

 2018-04-21 12:00 

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'Interplanetary Shock Wave' Spawns Electric-Blue Auroras...

A moderate geomagnetic storm kicked up in Earth's skies this morning (April 20), bringing green and rare electric-blue auroras that stretched as far south as Indiana....

 2018-04-21 11:55 

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Proton Launches Russian Military Communications Satellite...

Russia's Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation's ministry of defense....

 2018-04-21 11:53 

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Mushroom Clouds Burst Through Neutron Stars, and NASA Can Watch It Happen...

The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions....

 2018-04-21 11:52 

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Why Should We Believe the Big Bang?...

13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees....

 2018-04-20 16:51 

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Delta IV Heavy: Powerful Launch Vehicle...

The Delta IV Heavy is a variant of the Delta IV line, and is one of the world's most powerful operational launch vehicles....

 2018-04-20 14:22 

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New Shepard: Rocket for Space Tourism...

New Shepard is a rocket manufactured by Blue Origin for space tourism. It is designed to take up to six passengers into suborbital space inside of a crew capsule....

 2018-04-20 10:53 

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New NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Faces 'Uphill Climb' After Contentious Confirmation...

Jim Bridenstine shouldn't necessarily expect smooth sailing now that he's finally in as NASA administrator, experts say....

 2018-04-20 10:50 

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Lagoon Nebula Dazzles in Hubble Telescope's 28th-Birthday Photos...

The iconic Hubble Space Telescope is about to turn 28 years old, and a batch of gorgeous new imagery helps mark the occasion....

 2018-04-20 10:50 

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To Seek Out New Life: How the TESS Mission Will Accelerate the Hunt for Livable Alien Worlds (Kavli Roundtable)...

The just-launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) could soon provide the breakthrough identification of dozens of potentially habitable exoplanets right in our cosmic backyard....

 2018-04-20 10:44 

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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks This Weekend: What to Expect...

For enthusiastic meteor watchers, it has been a long stretch — nearly 16 weeks — since there has been a decent opportunity to catch sight of a reasonably good meteor shower. Now's your chance....

 2018-04-20 10:00 

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Lyrid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It...

In late April, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get a view of the Lyrid meteor shower, the dusty trail of a comet with a centuries-long orbit around the sun....

 2018-04-20 09:09 

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Netflix Doc 'Mercury 13' Chronicles First US Women Tested for Spaceflight...

A famous scene from space history gets an unexpected twist in the opening moments of "Mercury 13," a new hour-long documentary from Netflix and directors David Sington and Heather Walsh. "That is one small leap for a woman, another giant step ...

 2018-04-20 06:00 

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Elon Musk Says 'Humans Are Underrated'...

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk just paid a rare compliment to his own species, calling humans "underrated" on Twitter last week....

 2018-04-19 16:46 

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Bankrupt Spaceflight Company's Assets to Help Young Minds Soar...

Before it went bankrupt last year, XCOR Aerospace aimed to fly tourists to space with the company's Lynx suborbital vehicle. But now, XCOR's assets will help give high school and college students hands-on experience with rockets and space technolo...

 2018-04-19 16:24 

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Australians Will Attempt to Break Stargazing Guiness World Record...

Thousands of Australians are invited to help set a new Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at multiple venues....

 2018-04-19 16:23 

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Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons...

Saturn may have played a key role in the birth of Jupiter's largest moons, a new study finds....

 2018-04-19 13:30 

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Image of the Day...

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station yesterday (April 18). TESS will search for alien planets around bright stars in our cosmic neighborhood....

 2018-04-19 12:23 

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Stunning Video Offers a Quick Tour of the Crab Nebula...

Beautiful images accompany a quick tour of the crab nebula in a new video released by NASA....

 2018-04-19 12:23 

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What's Next for NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter?...

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is in space, but its science work won't start until June. Here's what the spacecraft will be doing until then....

 2018-04-19 10:51 

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Why This New Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope Blows Kepler Out of the Water...

TESS will have the ultimate view of the night sky from a perfect orbit around Earth....

 2018-04-19 10:49 

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'Ready Play One' Has an Important Message About Not Just Virtual Reality, But Reality Itself...

"Ready Player One" portrays a contest between the allure of virtual reality and the seemingly awful life on a desolate planet Earth, where people would rather spend their lives in a simulation than deal with the reality of their physical existence...

 2018-04-19 10:48 

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Tour the Space Station in VR with This Amazing 3D, 360-Degree Video...

The National Geographic Channel has revealed the first 3D, 360-degree video of space, as part of its series "One Strange Rock."...

 2018-04-19 09:34 

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US Military's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Satellite Trackers...

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has apparently been spotted by satellite watchers, about seven months after the secretive vehicle reached orbit....

 2018-04-19 07:19 

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Senate Votes to Confirm Bridenstine as NASA Administrator...

The most contentious nomination process for a NASA administrator in the agency's six-decade history came to an end April 19 when the Senate voted to confirm Jim Bridenstine....

 2018-04-18 16:00 

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Debris-Dodging Spacecraft Could Use Bitcoin-Like Technology...

Future spacecraft could think for themselves using the same technology that powers Bitcoin....

 2018-04-18 16:00 

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FCC Issues Warning in Wake of Swarm's Unauthorized Launch...

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on April 12 released an enforcement advisory warning that organizations will be penalized for launching spacecraft without the appropriate regulatory approvals....

 2018-04-18 16:00 

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This Gorgeous Video Helps Explain Why NASA Is Studying Cosmic Shock Waves...

Like a ship cruising the seas or a fighter jet going supersonic, astronomic objects also make shock waves through the medium in which they travel....

 2018-04-18 12:20 

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'Flames in Space' Might Help Clean Earth's Air (Video)...

Studying how flames burn in microgravity is helping scientists understand combustion. The insights learned could help reduce pollution here on Earth, according to a video released by NASA....

 2018-04-18 11:26 

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Commerce Department Ready to Add Space Traffic Management to Growing Space Role...

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says his department is gearing up to add space traffic management to its growing portfolio of commercial space responsibilities....

 2018-04-18 11:10 

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NASA's TESS Satellite Launches to Seek Out New Alien Worlds...

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, rising off the pad atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at 6:51 p.m. EDT (2251 GMT)....

 2018-04-18 10:59 

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Diamonds in Meteorite May Hail from Our Ancient Solar System...

Pieces of diamond encased in rock descended from space and landed in the Nubian Desert of Sudan and, according to a new study, prove the existence of an ancient world in our solar system....

 2018-04-18 10:58 

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Senate Moving Towards Vote on Bridenstine Nomination...

After a months-long impasse, the Senate may vote to confirm Jim Bridenstine as the next administrator of NASA later this week....

 2018-04-18 10:54 

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SpaceX to Launch NASA's Exoplanet-Hunting Spacecraft Today: How to Watch Live...

After a delay, SpaceX is winding up again to launch NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) today (April 18) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida....

 2018-04-18 07:20 

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This Earth-i Small Satellite's 1st Color Video of Earth from Space Is Amazing...

The British Earth-imaging company Earth-i has released its first full-color video of Earth from space by its commercial satellite VividX2, which launched in January....

 2018-04-18 06:00 

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Giant Impact May Have Created Mars Moons...

A collision between Mars and a large asteroid may have created the planet's two moons, Phobos and Deimos....

 2018-04-18 05:35 

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Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend!...

The spring Lyrid meteor shower peaks with up to 20 meteors per hour shortly after midnight on Saturday into early Sunday (April 22)....

 2018-04-17 16:00 

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Environmental Group Plans Satellite to Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions...

An environmental group announced plans April 11 to develop and operate its own satellite to track one particular greenhouse gas, the latest sign of the proliferation of smallsat technology....

 2018-04-17 16:00 

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Scientists and Entrepreneurs Lobby for NASA Lunar Program...

As congressional appropriators prepare to review NASA's latest budget request, a group from academia and industry are seeking support for a lunar exploration initiative included in the proposal....

 2018-04-17 15:20 

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The Most Amazing Lyrid Meteor Shower Photos of All Time...

See the most spectacular photos of Lyrid meteors, pieces of Comet Thatcher that rain down on Earth every year in April....

 2018-04-17 15:00 

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First Days on Mars: Excerpt from "Before Mars" by Emma Newman...

In "Before Mars," a geologist arrives at a small Mars base after a lengthy journey, only to realize that things aren't as they seem....

 2018-04-17 15:00 

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The Red Planet Can't Be Trusted in "Before Mars": Q&A with the Author...

In "Before Mars," a geologist arrives at a small Mars base after a lengthy journey, only to realize that things aren't as they seem....

 2018-04-17 11:09 

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NASA May Extend Space Station Missions to Address Potential Commercial Crew Delays...

NASA is in discussions with its Russian counterparts about extending some upcoming space station missions as a way to buy more time for development of commercial crew vehicles....

 2018-04-17 11:00 

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NASA's Got a Plan for a 'Galactic Positioning System' to Save Astronauts Lost in Space...

Exotic, ultra-precise pulsing stars would be used to navigate probes and crewed ships through deep space....

 2018-04-17 11:00 

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Astronaut Says It 'Smells Great' Inside the International Space Station (Video)...

When NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015, he was expecting the air to smell a little like a locker room, he says in a new video posted by NASA....

 2018-04-17 10:18 

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NASA Scientists Traverse Antarctica to Prep for New Climate Satellite (Video)...

Two NASA scientists recently returned from a two week, 470-mile (760 kilometers) expedition in one of the most barren landscapes on Earth....

 2018-04-17 07:58 

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SpaceX Will Build Its Next-Gen Mars Rocket in Los Angeles...

SpaceX will build its "BFR" spaceship at a new facility in the Port of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced yesterday (April 16)....

 2018-04-17 05:22 

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Meet OmegA: Orbital ATK Unveils Name, Upper Stage Pick for Next-Gen Rocket...

Orbital ATK's next rocket will be its biggest one yet, and the company has picked a fitting name for new booster: OmegA....

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