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Take a Walk on Mars, in Your Own Living Room
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Take a Walk on Mars, in Your Own Living Room

When NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they can don a mixed-reality headset and virtually explore the Martian landscape.

Nasa Asks Scientific Community to Think on Possible Europa Lander Instruments
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Nasa Asks Scientific Community to Think on Possible Europa Lander Instruments

NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.

Nasa, Uci Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss
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Nasa, Uci Reveal New Details of Greenland Ice Loss

Less than a year after the first research flight kicked off NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland campaign last March, data from the new program are providing a dramatic...

'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth
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'mixed Reality' Technology Brings Mars to Earth

Researchers are working to develop a guided tour of an area of Mars in a "mixed-reality" interactive exhibit called "Destination: Mars."

Nine Real Nasa Technologies in 'the Martian'
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Nine Real Nasa Technologies in 'the Martian'

Mars has held a central place in human imagination and culture for millennia.

Nasa Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta
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Nasa Releases Tool Enabling Citizen Scientists to Examine Asteroid Vesta

NASA has announced the release of Vesta Trek, a free, web-based application that provides detailed visualizations of Vesta, one of the largest asteroids in our...

Nasa Seeks Proposals For Europa Mission Science Instruments
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Nasa Seeks Proposals For Europa Mission Science Instruments

NASA has issued an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for proposals about science instruments that could be carried aboard a future mission to Jupiter's moon Europa...

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...

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Nasa and Tor-Forge Books Partner in Themed Science Fiction Works

In an effort to introduce, inform, and inspire readers about NASA, the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, has partnered with Tor-Forge Books...

Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope
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Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope

Today, Microsoft Research and NASA are providing an entirely new experience to users of the WorldWide Telescope, which will allow visitors to interact with and...
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