When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.
The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts
as with creating images.

— Niels Bohr

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UFOs Remain Elusive Despite Decades of Study

7 hours 47 min ago
In July, the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) celebrates 50 years of investigating and promoting research about unidentified flying objects. Do we know any more now than we did in 1969?
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Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day

8 hours 21 min ago
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket fires its engines for a spectacular nighttime liftoff from NASA's historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Mysterious 'Bathtub Rings' of Titan Replicated on Earth

11 hours 44 min ago
Something dark is spreading across the surface of Titan, and we may finally have some idea what it is.
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On Alien Worlds, Extraterrestrials Could Be Spewing a Toxic, Smelly Gas. That's How We Could Find Them.

11 hours 44 min ago
Phosphine, a horrible-smelling gas that's toxic to life on Earth, could signal the existence of alien life-forms elsewhere in the universe.
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Solar Eclipse Glasses: Where to Buy the Best, High-Quality Eyewear

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:44pm
Whether you're looking for a new pair of eclipse glasses or you've already purchased some form of eye protection, here's what you need to know to avoid burning your eyes during the solar eclipse.
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One Week Until the Great South American Total Solar Eclipse!

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 4:21pm
On Tuesday, July 2, a lot of ocean and a few tiny bits of land will lie under a moon-blackened sun.
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Dairy Queen Whips Up 'Zero Gravity' Blizzard for Moon Landing 50th

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 3:30pm
Dairy Queen is turning its celebration of the first moon landing upside down. The soft serve ice cream chain has debuted the "Zero Gravity Blizzard," a cosmic-colored, frozen treat in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.
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How Apollo 8 Morphed Into a Moon Mission: Exclusive Clip

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 2:25pm
NASA's bold decision to send the Apollo 8 mission around the moon — instead of sticking around Earth to do more testing — comes to the fore in an exclusive clip from the PBS special, "Chasing the Moon."
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Watch 3 'BIRDS' Take Flight from the International Space Station

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 2:20pm
Three small cubesats were released into low Earth orbit last week as part of a program that helps countries build their first satellites.
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Spotted from Space (Photos)

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 1:43pm
An Earth-observation satellite spotted something leaving our planet early this morning (June 25).
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Asteroid That's 3 Times As Long As a Football Field Will Whiz by Earth Thursday

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:32pm
Summer is the season for tourists, and that includes a cosmic traveler — one that's three times the length of a football field — that's expected to visit Earth's neighborhood later this week.
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Executive Order Could Reduce Number of NASA Advisory Committees

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:29pm
An executive order calling for an across-the-board reduction in federal advisory groups could force NASA to shut down several of the committees that support the agency.
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On This Day in Space! June 26, 1954: NACA Research Station Moves to New Base

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:36am
On June 26, 1954, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics — basically pre-1958 NASA — moved their headquarters to a brand new facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California. See how it happened in our "On This Day in Space" video series!
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July New Moon 2019: Catch a Total Solar Eclipse, Bright Planets and Constellations

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:25am
The new moon occurs July 2, at 3:16 p.m. EDT (1916 GMT), and will offer up a total solar eclipse that will cross South America from just south of Buenos Aires to the city of La Serena, Chile.
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Space Webcasts: Space Station Crew Landing and a SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 8:01am
See replays of Monday's space station crew landing followed by a Falcon Heavy rocket launch early Tuesday morning.
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Is It Safe to Reuse Your Solar Eclipse Glasses?

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:00am
Your old solar eclipse glasses might be reusable. Here's how to check whether they will safely protect your eyes from the sun.
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Boeing to Move Space Headquarters to Florida

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:00am
Boeing announced June 19 it will move the headquarters of its space division from the Washington, DC area to Florida as a number of its major programs shift from development to operations.
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China Launches Latest Beidou Satellite for Global Navigation System

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 7:00am
A Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China at 2:09 p.m. Eastern Monday, sending a Beidou satellite toward an inclined geosynchronous orbit.
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Lofts 24 Satellites in 1st Night Launch

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 3:17am
SpaceX marked a milestone today (June 25) as the company's Falcon Heavy megarocket successfully lofted two dozen satellites into orbit.
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Soyuz Capsule Returns Station Crew to Earth After 204 Days in Space

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:02pm
A Russian cosmonaut and astronauts from the United States and Canada returned to Earth after spending more than 200 days on board the International Space Station.
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