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Nasa Technology Views Birth of the Universe
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Nasa Technology Views Birth of the Universe

Astronomers are announcing today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive...

Decade-Old Rover Adventure Continues on Mars and Earth
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Decade-Old Rover Adventure Continues on Mars and Earth

Eighth graders didn't have Facebook or Twitter to share news back then, in January 2004.

Nasa's Deep Space Network Turns 50
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Nasa's Deep Space Network Turns 50

NASA's Deep Space Network, the world's largest and most powerful communications system for "talking to" spacecraft, will reach a milestone on Dec. 24: the 50th...

NASA Developing Natural Hazard Warning Systems
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NASA Developing Natural Hazard Warning Systems

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have enhanced existing GPS technologies...

Nasa Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help
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Nasa Curiosity: First Mars Age Measurement and Human Exploration Help

NASA's Curiosity rover is providing vital insight about Mars' past and current environments that will aid plans for future robotic and human missions.

Scientists Seek Other Scientists For Cosmology Problem
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Scientists Seek Other Scientists For Cosmology Problem

How do you measure something that is invisible?

Science Benefits From Diverse Landing Area of Nasa Mars Rover
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Science Benefits From Diverse Landing Area of Nasa Mars Rover

NASA's Curiosity rover is revealing a great deal about Mars, from long-ago processes in its interior to the current interaction between the Martian surface and...

How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets
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How Engineers Revamped Spitzer to Probe Exoplanets

Now approaching its 10th anniversary, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has evolved into a premier observatory for an endeavor not envisioned in its original design...

NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars
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NASA Curiosity Rover Detects No Methane on Mars

Data from NASA's Curiosity rover has revealed the Martian environment lacks methane. This is a surprise to researchers because previous data reported by U.S. and...

Team Attempts to Restore Communications
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Team Attempts to Restore Communications

Ground controllers have been unable to communicate with NASA's long-lived Deep Impact spacecraft.

Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars
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Curiosity Makes Its Longest One-Day Drive on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drove twice as far on July 21 as on any other day of the mission so far: 109.7 yards (100.3 meters).

Curiosity Mars Rover Passes Kilometer of Driving
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Curiosity Mars Rover Passes Kilometer of Driving

The latest drive by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover brought the total distance that the rover has driven on Mars to more than 1 kilometer (about 0.62 mile).

Science Team Outlines Goals for NASA's 2020 Mars Rover
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Science Team Outlines Goals for NASA's 2020 Mars Rover

The rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth, and demonstrate technology for...

Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover
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Billion-Pixel View of Mars Comes From Curiosity Rover

A billion-pixel view from the surface of Mars, from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, offers armchair explorers a way to examine one part of the Red Planet in great...

Nasa Spacecraft Sees Tornado's Destructive Swath
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Nasa Spacecraft Sees Tornado's Destructive Swath

A new image from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft shows the extent of destruction...

Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target
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Nasa Mars Rover Curiosity Drills Second Rock Target

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has used the drill on its robotic arm to collect a powdered sample from the interior of a rock called "Cumberland."

Nasa Invites the Public to Fly Along with Voyager
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Nasa Invites the Public to Fly Along with Voyager

 A gauge on the Voyager home page, http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov, tracks levels of two of the three key signs scientists believe will appear when the spacecraft leave...

Nasa Associate Administrator on Asteroid Initiative
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Nasa Associate Administrator on Asteroid Initiative

"The mission to find, capture and redirect an asteroid robotically, and then visit it with astronauts to study it and return samples takes advantage of expertise...

Supercomputer Helps Planck Mission Expose Ancient Light
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Supercomputer Helps Planck Mission Expose Ancient Light

Like archeologists carefully digging for fossils, scientists with the Planck mission are sifting through cosmic clutter to find the most ancient light in the universe...

Nasa Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life on Mars
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Nasa Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited For Ancient Life on Mars

An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes.
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