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Nasa Mars Orbiters Reveal Seasonal Dust Storm Pattern
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Nasa Mars Orbiters Reveal Seasonal Dust Storm Pattern

After decades of research to discern seasonal patterns in Martian dust storms from images showing the dust, but the clearest pattern appears to be captured by measuring...

Lisa Pathfinder Mission Paves Way For Space-Based Detection of Gravitational Waves
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Lisa Pathfinder Mission Paves Way For Space-Based Detection of Gravitational Waves

LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully tested a key technology needed to build a space...

Fifty Years of Moon Dust: Surveyor 1 Was a Pathfinder For Apollo
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Fifty Years of Moon Dust: Surveyor 1 Was a Pathfinder For Apollo

Before humans could take their first steps on the moon, that mysterious and forbidding surface had to be reconnoitered by robots.

Nasa Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap
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Nasa Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap

Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north...

Nasa Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly
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Nasa Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly

Using data from NASA's Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive...

Europa's Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance
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Europa's Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance

A new NASA study modeling conditions in the ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa suggests that the necessary balance of chemical energy for life could exist there, even...

New Study Maps Rate of New Orleans Sinking
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New Study Maps Rate of New Orleans Sinking

New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink at highly variable rates due to a combination of natural geologic and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA...

2007 OR10: Largest Unnamed World in the Solar System
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2007 OR10: Largest Unnamed World in the Solar System

Dwarf planets tend to be a mysterious bunch. With the exception of Ceres, which resides in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, all members of this...

Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered
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Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces Largest Collection of Planets Ever Discovered

NASA's Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets—the single largest finding of planets to date.

Enceladus Jets: Surprises in Starlight
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Enceladus Jets: Surprises in Starlight

During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus...

Found: Clues About Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars
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Found: Clues About Volcanoes Under Ice on Ancient Mars

Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, far from any ice sheet on the Red Planet today, new evidence from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance...

Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths
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Hiding in the Sunshine: The Search for Other Earths

We humans might not be the only ones to ponder our place in the universe.

Cassini Explores a Methane Sea on Titan
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Cassini Explores a Methane Sea on Titan

Of the hundreds of moons in our solar system, Titan is the only one with a dense atmosphere and large liquid reservoirs on its surface, making it in some ways more...

Light Echoes Give Clues to Protoplanetary Disk
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Light Echoes Give Clues to Protoplanetary Disk

Imagine you want to measure the size of a room, but it's completely dark. If you shout, you can tell if the space you're in is relatively big or small, depending...

Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust
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Saturn Spacecraft Samples Interstellar Dust

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected the faint but distinct signature of dust coming from beyond our solar system.

Nasa Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth
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Nasa Study Solves Two Mysteries About Wobbling Earth

Using satellite data on how water moves around Earth, NASA scientists have solved two mysteries about wobbles in the planet's rotation—one new and one more than...

Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds
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Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds

Astronomers have made great strides in discovering planets outside of our solar system, termed "exoplanets."

'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth
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'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth

What might it look like if you were walking around on Mars?

Bright Spots and Color Differences Revealed on Ceres
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Bright Spots and Color Differences Revealed on Ceres

Scientists from NASA's Dawn mission unveiled new images from the spacecraft's lowest orbit at Ceres, including highly anticipated views of Occator Crater, at the...

New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars
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New Gravity Map Gives Best View Yet Inside Mars

A new map of Mars' gravity made with three NASA spacecraft is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet...
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