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First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit
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First Image Ever Obtained from Mercury Orbit

At 5:20 am EDT on Mar. 29, 2011, Messenger captured this historic image of Mercury, the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the Solar System's...

NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical
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NASA-Funded Research Discovers Life Built With Toxic Chemical

NASA-funded astrobiology research has changed the fundamental knowledge about what comprises all known life on Earth.

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Nasa Sets News Conference on Astrobiology Discovery

NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial...

Nasa Mission Successfully Flies By Comet Hartley 2
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Nasa Mission Successfully Flies By Comet Hartley 2

NASA's EPOXI mission successfully flew by comet Hartley 2 at about 7 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT) today, and the spacecraft has begun returning images. Hartley 2 is...

Dust Models Paint Alien's View of Solar System
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Dust Models Paint Alien's View of Solar System

New supercomputer simulations tracking the interactions of thousands of dust grains show what the solar system might look like to alien astronomers searching...

NASA's LRO Exposes Moon's Complex, Turbulent Youth
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NASA's LRO Exposes Moon's Complex, Turbulent Youth

The moon was bombarded by two distinct populations of asteroids or comets in its youth, and its surface is more complex than previously thought, according to...

Planck Takes It All In
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Planck Takes It All In

A new image from the Planck mission shows what it's been up to for the past year--surveying the entire sky for clues to our universal origins.

Spinoffs Reveal Earth Benefits of Nasa Technologies
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Spinoffs Reveal Earth Benefits of Nasa Technologies

Congressional staffers in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 20 were wondering why a robot was roaming the halls. Those who followed the robot were led to...

Nasa and Microsoft to Make ­niverse of Data Available to the Public
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Nasa and Microsoft to Make ­niverse of Data Available to the Public

NASA and Microsoft recently announced plans to make planetary images and data accessible over the Internet as part of the Space Act Agreement. NASA and Microsoft...
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