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Nasa-Noaa Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
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Nasa-Noaa Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night.

Nasa Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space
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Nasa Voyager 1 Encounters New Region in Deep Space

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the far reaches of our solar system that scientists feel is the final area the spacecraft has to cross before...

Nasa Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples
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Nasa Mars Rover Fully Analyzes First Soil Samples

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has used its full array of instruments to analyze Martian soil for the first time, and found a complex chemistry within the Martian...

What Goes Down Must Come Back Up
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What Goes Down Must Come Back Up

For most of the past two decades, the NASA and European Topex/Poseidon, Jason-1 and Jason-2 satellites have tracked the gradual rise of the world's ocean in response...

NASA Observatories Find Most Distant Galaxy Candidate
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NASA Observatories Find Most Distant Galaxy Candidate

By combining the power of NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and one of nature's own natural "zoom lenses" in space, astronomers have set a new record for...

Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections
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Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections

A new NASA-funded study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo., finds climate model projections that show a greater rise in global temperature...

Registration Open For 20th Annual Nasa Great Moonbuggy Race
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Registration Open For 20th Annual Nasa Great Moonbuggy Race

Registration is open for the 20th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, which challenges high school, college, and university students around the world to build and...

Nasa's Spitzer Sees Light of Lonesome Stars
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Nasa's Spitzer Sees Light of Lonesome Stars

A new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope suggests a cause for the mysterious glow of infrared light seen across the entire sky.

Mars Soil Sample Delivered for Analysis Inside Rover
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Mars Soil Sample Delivered for Analysis Inside Rover

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has ingested its first solid sample into an analytical instrument inside the rover, a capability at the core of the two-year mission...

What's Baking on Titan?
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What's Baking on Titan?

Radar images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveal some new curiosities on the surface of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan, including a nearly circular feature that...

NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton Could Give Astronauts, Paraplegics Improved Mobility and Strength
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NASA's Ironman-Like Exoskeleton Could Give Astronauts, Paraplegics Improved Mobility and Strength

Marvel Comics' fictional superhero, Ironman, uses a powered armor suit that allows him superhuman strength.

Bounce, Skid, Wobble: How Huygens Landed on Titan
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Bounce, Skid, Wobble: How Huygens Landed on Titan

The European Space Agency's Huygens probe, ferried to Saturn's moon Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, bounced, slid and wobbled its way to rest in the 10 seconds...

NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares to Study Martian Soil
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NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Prepares to Study Martian Soil

NASA's Curiosity rover is in a position on Mars where scientists and engineers can begin preparing the rover to take its first scoop of soil for analysis.

Nasa's Infrared Observatory Measures Expansion of Universe
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Nasa's Infrared Observatory Measures Expansion of Universe

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have announced the most precise measurement yet of the Hubble constant, or the rate at which our universe is stretching...

Nasa Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface
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Nasa Rover Finds Old Streambed on Martian Surface

NASA's Curiosity rover mission has found evidence a stream once ran vigorously across the area on Mars where the rover is driving.

Hubble Goes to the Extreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the ­niverse
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Hubble Goes to the Extreme to Assemble Farthest-Ever View of the ­niverse

Like photographers assembling a portfolio of best shots, astronomers have assembled a new, improved portrait of mankind's deepest-ever view of the universe.

Curiosity Finishes Close Inspection of Rock Target
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Curiosity Finishes Close Inspection of Rock Target

NASA's rover Curiosity touched a Martian rock with its robotic arm for the first time on Sept. 22, assessing what chemical elements are in the rock called "Jake...

Mars Rover Curiosity Arm Tests Nearly Complete
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Mars Rover Curiosity Arm Tests Nearly Complete

NASA's Mars Curiosity team has almost finished robotic arm tests in preparation for the rover to touch and examine its first Martian rock.

Vesta in Dawn's Rear View Mirror
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Vesta in Dawn's Rear View Mirror

NASA's Dawn mission is releasing two parting views of the giant asteroid Vesta, using images that were among the last taken by the spacecraft as it departed its...

Calibration Target For Curiosity's Arm Camera
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Calibration Target For Curiosity's Arm Camera

This view of the calibration target for the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines two images taken by that camera during the...
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