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NASA Aids Response to Nepal Quake
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NASA Aids Response to Nepal Quake

NASA and its partners are gathering the best available science and information on the April 25, 2015, magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, referred to as the Gorkha...

A Gold Mine of Galaxy Nuggets
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A Gold Mine of Galaxy Nuggets

One telescope finds the treasure chest, and the other narrows in on the gold coins.

Planck Mission Explores the History of Our Universe
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Planck Mission Explores the History of Our Universe

Hot gas, dust and magnetic fields mingle in a colorful swirl in this new map of our Milky Way galaxy.

Tiny U.s. Region Is Methane 'hot Spot,' Nasa Finds
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Tiny U.s. Region Is Methane 'hot Spot,' Nasa Finds

One small "hot spot" in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States—more...

Nasa Telescopes ­ncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy
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Nasa Telescopes ­ncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.

Oco-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward Into the Past
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Oco-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward Into the Past

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of carbon dioxide concentrations...

Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid
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Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft...

Nasa's Wise Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'planet X'
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Nasa's Wise Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'planet X'

After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized...

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?
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