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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...

How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers
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How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers

How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery.

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...

Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back
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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back

Ten years ago, we knew Titan as a fuzzy orange ball about the size of Mercury.

Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza
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Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza

NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets.

Nasa Responds to California's Evolving Drought
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Nasa Responds to California's Evolving Drought

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's...

Nasa's Nustar ­ntangles Mystery of How Stars Explode
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Nasa's Nustar ­ntangles Mystery of How Stars Explode

One of the biggest mysteries in astronomy, how stars blow up in supernova explosions, finally is being unraveled with the help of NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope...

Curiosity Mars Rover Checking Possible Smoother Route
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Curiosity Mars Rover Checking Possible Smoother Route

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is considering a path across a small sand dune to reach a favorable route to science destinations.

Nasa Preparing For 2014 Comet Watch at Mars
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Nasa Preparing For 2014 Comet Watch at Mars

This spring, NASA will be paying cautious attention to a comet that could put on a barnstorming show at Mars on Oct. 19, 2014.

Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet
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Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet

Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt,...

NASA's Kepler Provides Insights on Enigmatic Planets
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NASA's Kepler Provides Insights on Enigmatic Planets

More than three-quarters of the planet candidates discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft have sizes ranging from that of Earth to that of Neptune, which is nearly...

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.

Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear
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Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover's wheels...

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...

Dawn Creates Guide to Vesta's Hidden Attractions
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Dawn Creates Guide to Vesta's Hidden Attractions

Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance.

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.

Laser Instrument on Nasa Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps
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Laser Instrument on Nasa Mars Rover Tops 100,000 Zaps

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has passed the milestone of 100,000 shots fired by its laser. It uses the laser as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks...

Nasa's Dawn Fills Out Its Ceres Dance Card
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Nasa's Dawn Fills Out Its Ceres Dance Card

It's going to be a ball when NASA's Dawn spacecraft finally arrives at the dwarf planet Ceres, and mission managers have now inked in the schedule on Dawn's dance...

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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