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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's Grail Mission Solves Mystery of Moon's Surface Gravity
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Nasa's Grail Mission Solves Mystery of Moon's Surface Gravity

NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has uncovered the origin of massive invisible regions that make the moon's gravity uneven, a phenomenon...

Galaxies Fed By Funnels of Fuel
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Galaxies Fed By Funnels of Fuel

Computer simulations of galaxies growing over billions of years have revealed a likely scenario for how they feed: a cosmic version of swirly straws.

Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming
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Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming

A new NASA and university analysis of ocean data collected more than 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition provides further confirmation...

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's Spitzer Puts Planets in a Petri Dish
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Nasa's Spitzer Puts Planets in a Petri Dish

Our galaxy is teeming with a wild variety of planets.

Herschel Completes Its 'cool' Journey in Space
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Herschel Completes Its 'cool' Journey in Space

The Herschel observatory, a European space telescope for which NASA helped build instruments and process data, has stopped making observations after running out...

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...

Kepler Discovers its Smallest Habitable Zone Planets
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Kepler Discovers its Smallest Habitable Zone Planets

NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a...

How to Target an Asteroid
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How to Target an Asteroid

Like many of his colleagues at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., Shyam Bhaskaran is working a lot with asteroids these days.

Where Are the Best Windows Into Europa's Interior?
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Where Are the Best Windows Into Europa's Interior?

The surface of Jupiter's moon Europa exposes material churned up from inside the moon and also material resulting from matter and energy coming from above.

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...

Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic
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Remaining Martian Atmosphere Still Dynamic

Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains quite active, recent findings from NASA's Mars rover Curiosity indicate. Rover team members...

Gravity-Bending Find Leads to Kepler Meeting Einstein
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Gravity-Bending Find Leads to Kepler Meeting Einstein

NASA's Kepler space telescope has witnessed the effects of a dead star bending the light of its companion star. The findings are among the first detections of this...

Planck Mission Brings ­niverse Into Sharp Focus
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Planck Mission Brings ­niverse Into Sharp Focus

The Planck space mission has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age,...

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...

Panorama From Nasa Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp
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Panorama From Nasa Mars Rover Shows Mount Sharp

Rising above the present location of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, higher than any mountain in the 48 contiguous states of the United States, Mount Sharp is featured...

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.

Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward
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Curiosity Rover's Recovery Moving Forward

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity continues to move forward with assessment and recovery from a memory glitch that affected the rover's A-side computer.
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