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NASA's Curiosity Rover May Have Solved a Mars Mountain Mystery with Gravity Science

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 2:01am
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has flexed some new scientific muscles, apparently solving a Red Planet puzzle in the process.
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This 'Empty Trash Bag' Is Orbiting Earth in a Very Strange Way

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:26pm
A lightweight object resembling an empty trash bag is winging around Earth in a truly bizarre orbit.
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North Dakota Will Get Colder Than The North Pole Tonight — Here's Why

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:17pm
A meteorologist explains the science behind the historic weather event hitting the Midwest and Plains right now.
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As Polar Vortex Freezes US, Satellites Track It from Space

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:12pm
It's winter in the United States, and swaths of the country are experiencing bitter cold brought on by a phenomenon nicknamed the polar vortex, a pattern weather satellites are watching closely.
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So Close! SpaceX Just Misses Rocket Fairing Catch at Sea with Mr. Steven (Video)

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00pm
SpaceX's net-equipped ship had a fairing temporarily in its clutches during a recent test off the California coast, a newly released SpaceX video shows.
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Is Earth's Magnetic Field Flipping Soon?

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 11:00am
Earth's north magnetic pole is so out of whack that scientists need to update the global magnetic-field model they released only four years ago. Could that be a sign that the magnetic pole will flip soon?
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Blue Origin's 1st New Shepard Rocket to Carry People Is in 'the Barn'

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:24am
Today, only the Russians regularly bring people to space. By the end of 2019, several private U.S. companies could join them — including Blue Origin, which announced its intentions last week.
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The Lagoon Nebula Glistens in Starry Deep-Space Image

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:23am
A sea of stars shimmers throughout the colossal Lagoon Nebula in this deep-space photo.
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Dark Energy Gets Weirder: Mysterious Force May Vary Over Time

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:00am
Dark energy is even more mysterious than astronomers had thought, a new study suggests.
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Oscar Isaac in Talks for 'Dune' Remake: Report

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 7:00am
As Duke Leto Atreides!
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What Spacecraft Will Enter Interstellar Space Next?

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 6:55am
Pioneers 10 and 11, Voyagers 1 and 2, and New Horizons are the only spacecraft currently capable of leaving the solar system. Which one will be the next to go?
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Physicists Made a Flying Army of Laser Schrödinger's Cats

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 6:50am
A laser pulse glanced off a rubidium atom and entered the quantum world — taking on the weird physics of Schrödinger's cat.
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Postponed by Shutdown, NASA's Day of Remembrance Happens Next Week

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 6:42am
NASA will hold its annual Day of Remembrance on Feb. 7, agency officials announced Tuesday (Jan. 29).
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Disappearing Act: Venus Hides Behind the Moon Before Dawn on Thursday

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 5:17am
When the moon's in the sky, and Venus goes "goodbye," that's an occultation.
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Scientists Prepare for Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 7:25am
Jupiter's icy moon Europa is one of the most tantalizing worlds for exploration — which is why NASA scientists are deep in the process of designing Europa Clipper, a spacecraft meant to crack its secrets.
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Newfound Distant Space Rock May Be Missing Link of Planet Formation

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 7:21am
The far outer solar system is teeming with mountain-size space rocks left over from the long-ago planet-formation period, a new study suggests.
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365 Days of Sunshine: Time-Lapse Video Shows the Sun on Every Day of 2018

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 7:18am
A time-lapse video combines 365 photos of the sun taken by the Proba-2 satellite in 2018.
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US Military Space Plane Wings Past 500 Days on Latest Mystery Mission

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 7:18am
The secretive mission of a U.S. Air Force X-37B miniature space plane just winged past 500 days in Earth orbit.
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NASA Ready to Launch Back Into Action After Government Shutdown, Agency Chief Says

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 5:05am
Just days after returning to work from five weeks of furlough, NASA employees convened for a town hall meeting with the agency's administrator Jim Bridenstine today (Jan. 29) to discuss the implications of the longest government shutdown in history.
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Once Around the Sun! NASA's Parker Solar Probe Aces 1st Trip Around Our Star

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 4:06am
NASA's Parker Solar Probe has completed its first loop around the sun and entered the second of 24 planned orbits.
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