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{FD} Jaw-dropping pictures of Jupiter from Juno space probe

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New photos by NASA’s Juno spacecraft capture the solar system’s largest planet in all its complex glory. Continue reading

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{FD} Can microbes survive on Mars?

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A tiny version of Mars on Earth is tucked inside the Space Life Sciences Lab here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center — a specialized simulation chamber that’s helping scientists delve into the prospect of detecting life on the Red Planet. Continue reading

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{FD} Back to Saturn? NASA eyes possible return mission as Cassini ends

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Humanity’s light at Saturn has gone out. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn: By the numbers

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After 20 years spent traveling the solar system and 13 years spent circling Saturn, the remarkable Cassini mission is coming to a bittersweet end. Continue reading

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{FD} Accompany Cassini on Its Final Dive into Saturn with Mobile Apps

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This Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, the long and successful Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons will come to an end when the spacecraft plunges into Saturn’s cloud tops. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini’s Swan Song: How Saturn Probe Will Spend Its Final Day

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will work hard to the very end. Continue reading

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{FD} No, we can’t control hurricanes from space

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As Hurricane Irma winds down — and a message from a Florida sheriff – saying that shooting guns at the storm would not turn it aside — brings to mind the question of why we can’t control hurricanes. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini’s death dive will protect 2 possibly life-supporting Saturn moons

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The upcoming suicide plunge of NASA’s Cassini Saturn probe is an act of noble self-sacrifice. Continue reading

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{FD} Weird world: Titanium spied in giant alien planet’s skies

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For the first time ever, titanium oxide has been spotted in an exoplanet’s skies, a new study reports. Continue reading

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{FD} The End Is Nigh for Cassini: Saturn Probe Enters Final 48 Hours

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PASADENA, Calif. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini headed for Saturn plunge after Titan ‘goodbye kiss’

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After a “goodbye kiss” with Saturn’s huge moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft should now be on course for its suicide dive into the ringed planet Friday (Sept. Continue reading

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{FD} James Webb Space Telescope will hunt for signs of life in the solar system

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The soon-to-launch James Webb Space Telescope will turn its powerful eye on two of the solar system’s top candidates for hosting alien life: the icy moons Enceladus and Europa, the agency confirmed in a statement this month. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild! Cassini probe spots weird waves in Saturn’s rings

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured a spectacular photo of a perplexing wave structure in one of Saturn’s rings as the probe heads into its final days at the gas giant. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 moons orbit giant asteroid that buzzed Earth

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The huge asteroid that cruised past Earth last week in a record-breaking flyby has two moons, radar images reveal. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane Irma hits Cuba, approaches Florida in NASA satellite view

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New satellite imagery shows Hurricane Irma battering Cuba before making its way toward Florida today (Sept. Continue reading

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{FD} Hurricane watch: How satellites track huge storms from space

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Sophisticated satellites are helping scientists monitor the volatility of Hurricanes Irma, Katia and Jose in the Atlantic basin. Continue reading

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{FD} Giant sunspot unleashes 2 more powerful solar flares

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An active, sun-spotted region of the sun that unleashed powerful solar flares earlier this week fired two more significant solar flares this morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Radical 19th-century rover concept could explore Venus

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This Venus rover concept looks like something out of science fiction — from the 19th century. Continue reading

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{FD} What’s powering auroras on Jupiter? NASA’s Juno probe finds puzzling clues

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What’s powering the powerful auroras at Jupiter’s poles? Continue reading

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{FD} Sun unleashes monster solar flare

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Early this morning (Sept. 6), the sun released two powerful solar flares — the second was the most powerful in more than a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} William Shatner sends message to NASA Voyager probes for 40th anniversary

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In honor of NASA’s Voyager 1 probe’s 40th anniversary today (Aug. Continue reading

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{FD} Why did a meteor shower seem to vanish for decades? Scientists may finally know why

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The fate of a meteor shower that seemed to disappear after the 1950s may have been uncovered by a group of Japanese scientists. Continue reading

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{FD} Aliens could learn about us from math on Voyager’s Golden Record

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The Voyager 1 probe, which launched 40 years ago today (Sept. 5), is humankind’s most distant physical emissary, at almost 13 billion miles (21 billion kilometers) from Earth. Voyager 1 and its sister-spacecraft, Voyager 2, which launched two weeks ear… Continue reading

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{FD} Moon’s ‘tattoos’ mystery could be solved by a miniature lunar sky crane

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A novel mission concept from NASA would lower a small satellite toward the surface of the moon on a 112-mile-long (180 kilometers) tether. Continue reading

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{FD} Voyager 1, humanity’s farthest spacecraft, marks 40 years in space

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NASA’s Voyager 1 probe lifted off on Sept. 5, 1977, a few weeks after its twin, Voyager 2. Together, the two Voyager spacecraft performed an epic “Grand Tour” of the solar system’s giant planets, flying by Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Continue reading

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{FD} $100M E.T. hunt spots 15 mysterious light flashes

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A $100 million search for intelligent aliens has spied 15 bizarre, repeating flashes of light coming from a distant galaxy. Continue reading

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{FD} Record-breaking galaxy find sheds light on magnetic universe

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Astronomers have detected the magnetic field of a galaxy located a whopping 5 billion light-years from Earth. Continue reading

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{FD} Time travel isn’t possible…or is it?

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Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini snaps Saturn’s strange polar vortex during daring dive

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The bizarre vortex spinning at Saturn’s north pole takes center stage in a newly released photo by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Continue reading

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{FD} This enzyme enabled life to conquer a hostile Earth

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Computers are simulating the ancestral versions of the most common protein on Earth, giving scientists an unparalleled look at early life’s development of harnessing energy from the sun and production of oxygen. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA’s Curiosity Rover spots wispy clouds in Martian skies

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New images from NASA’s Curiosity rover revealed wispy, early-season clouds streaking across the Martian sky. Continue reading

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{FD} Stunning satellite photo reveals volcanic eruption near Alaska

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Eruptions from one of the most active volcanic regions in the world sent plumes of ash and steam into the sky this week, as captured in a spectacular image by an Earth-monitoring satellite. Continue reading

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{FD} Stunning satellite photo reveals volcanic eruption in Russia

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Eruptions from one of the most active volcanic regions in the world sent plumes of ash and steam into the sky this week, as captured in a spectacular image by an Earth-monitoring satellite. Continue reading

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{FD} Saturn moon Tethys shines above rings in gorgeous photo

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Saturn’s icy moon Tethys hovers above the planet’s iconic rings in a breathtaking photo by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Continue reading

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{FD} Proposed orbiter could probe the ocean beneath Saturn’s moon Titan

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When NASA’s Cassini mission arrived at Saturn, it pressed through the haze surrounding the ringed planet’s largest moon, Titan, to reveal a complex, liquid-covered world with the potential to support life. Continue reading

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{FD} Bizarre dead star may be a remnant of a mini stellar explosion

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A strange dead star may be a remnant of what was essentially a miniature supernova, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} Nighttime snowstorms may swirl across Mars

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Mars may experience snowstorms at night, a new study finds, suggesting that the Martian atmosphere is far more active than previously thought. Continue reading

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{FD} NASA’s Voyager probes, 40 years out, are brought near in ‘the farthest’

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Forty years ago, NASA launched twin robotic explorers on a mission to travel farther out than any spacecraft had gone before, and today, they continue to be our most distant emissaries. Continue reading

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{FD} Total Solar Eclipse Transforms Illinois Town Into a Celestial Super Bowl

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CARBONDALE, Ill. Continue reading

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{FD} Google Doodle Celebrates the Historic Great American Solar Eclipse

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Google is commemorating today’s (Aug. Continue reading

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{FD} The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 Is Happening Today

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One of the biggest astronomical events of the century is finally here: Today (Aug. Continue reading

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{FD} Can You Photograph the Solar Eclipse With Your Phone or Tablet?

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The total solar eclipse of 2017 is upon us, and many people are asking: Can I photograph the phenomenon with my cell phone or tablet? Continue reading

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{FD} The Sun’s corona, a fiery halo, is still a mystery to scientists

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Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Continue reading

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{FD} Cassini Saturn probe preps for last hurrah

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After orbiting Saturn for more than 13 years, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is getting ready to say goodbye. Continue reading

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{FD} From exoplanets to galaxies: NASA chooses 6 missions for further study

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Six astrophysics programs selected for further study by NASA have science goals across the universe, ranging from exoplanets to galaxies. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar Eclipse 2017: What you can (and can’t) see in New York City

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NEW YORK — New York City isn’t in the ” path of totality ,” but millions of New Yorkers will be able to see a partial solar eclipse on Aug. 21 — and it’s totally worth checking out, local astrophysicist and science celebrity Neil deGrasse Tyson said yesterday (Aug. Continue reading

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{FD} What to do if your solar eclipse glasses won’t arrive in time

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If you won’t have eclipse glasses in time for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on Aug. 21, here are your options for getting them in a hurry or viewing the eclipse another way. Continue reading

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{FD} Four more solar eclipses will be visible in the U.S. this century

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Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Continue reading

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{FD} During eclipses, astronomers try to reveal the secrets of the solar wind

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Shadia Habbal has been on a bit of a losing streak. Continue reading

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