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NASA, NOAA to Release Update on Earth's Climate 2018 Global Temperatures Today

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:35am
Scientists with NASA will unveil the latest climate trends and global temperature measurements for Earth today (Feb. 6) and you can follow the announcement live online.
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Astronaut Suits Up in 'Smart' Astroskin Jersey on Space Station

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:30am
A Canadian Space Agency astronaut has deployed for the first time a new "smart" jersey designed to monitor real-time changes in its wearer's physiology without disrupting the flow of daily activity.
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Shutdown Delays Proposed Revisions to Launch Licensing Regulations

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:01am
The partial government shutdown caused the Federal Aviation Administration to miss a Feb. 1 deadline for releasing a draft of revised launch licensing regulations.
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The 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' Ends with a Lunar Corona in Gorgeous Time-Lapse Photo

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:00am
A photo time-lapse sequence shows the path of totality during the Super Blood Wolf Moon of Jan. 20-21, 2019, ending with a lunar corona.
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The World's 1st Interplanetary Cubesats Go Silent Beyond Mars

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:00am
The first small spacecraft to ever leave Earth's orbit have been silent for more than a month, NASA said today (Feb. 5) in an announcement about the pair of Mars Cube One probes nicknamed MarCO.
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A Year After SpaceX's 1st Falcon Heavy Launch, Starman (and a Tesla) Sail On

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 7:00am
Elon Musk’s car has now been exploring the final frontier for a full year.
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NASA Probe Spots China's Chang'e 4 Lander on Far Side of the Moon (Photo)

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 6:06am
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter recently caught a glinty glimpse of the Chang'e 4 lander, which on Jan. 2 became the first-ever spacecraft to make a soft touchdown on the moon's mysterious far side.
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2018 Was the 4th Hottest Year on Record. Here's How NASA Knows.

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 5:23am
It's official: 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record, scientists at NASA and NOAA confirmed in a report released today (Feb. 6).
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Jeff Bezos Lays Out Blue Origin's Rocket Reusability Vision for Space Travel (Video)

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:57am
As Blue Origin aims for a human launch by the end of the year, the future space-tourism company released a video calling for reusability to lower the cost of spaceflight.
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SpaceX, Boeing (and NASA) Push Back 1st Test Launches of Private Spaceships

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:00am
SpaceX’s new astronaut taxi won’t make its inaugural trip to the International Space Station (ISS) this month after all.
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Watch an Ariane 5 Rocket Launch 2 Satellites Today!

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:18pm
An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two new communications satellites for Saudi Arabia and India today (Feb. 5), and you can watch the liftoff live online!
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Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua Could Be a 'Monstrous' Corpse of Comet Dust

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:05pm
'Oumuamua is long gone, but it's still leaving scientists guessing. A new explanation proposes that the strange object was a "monstrous fluffy dust aggregate" produced by a busted-up comet.
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Trump Honors 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing in State of the Union Speech

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:00am
During his State of the Union speech on Tuesday (Feb. 5), President Donald J. Trump gave a shout-out to NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin as he commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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Starforce Takes Center Stage in 'Captain Marvel' International Poster

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:54am
Along with Goose, the Flerken.
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National Science Foundation Preparing for Another Government Shutdown

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:51am
As the National Science Foundation (NSF) recovers from a five-week partial government shutdown, the agency is already starting preparations for another potential shutdown.
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2019 Moon Phases Calendar

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:07am
Find out the current moon phases. The moon cycles through eight phases every month.
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2019 Full Moon Calendar

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:00am
The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.
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ULA Wins Competition to Launch NASA's Lucy Asteroid Mission

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 7:33am
United Launch Alliance won a NASA contract Jan. 31 to launch a planetary science mission in what the agency said was a competitive procurement.
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The Milky Way Is Totally Twisted

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 7:23am
The Milky Way's disk bends and warps at the edges.
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NASA's InSight Lander On Mars Deploys Shield for Quake-Tracking Seismometer

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 7:21am
NASA's InSight lander dropped an insulating cover over its Marsquake-sensing seismometer on Feb. 2, mission team members said.
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