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Reflections on the 1970s

The 1970s are sometimes ignored by astronomers, like this beautiful grouping of reflection nebulae in Orion – NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973 – usually overlooked in favor of the substantial glow from the nearby stellar nursery better known as the Orion Nebula. 119 more words

"All About That Space" a fun video from our friends at JPL/NASA!

Published on Dec 11, 2014
“All About That Space” is a volunteer outreach video project created by interns at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. It was created as a parody (to raise interest and excitement for Orion’s first flight) of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”.
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Twist and Shout: NASA Prints 3-D Wrench in Space

Bringing supplies to astronauts on the International Space Station can be a little screwy, leaving astronauts waiting for the next costly and risky resupply mission. 248 more words

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Saturday Reader: NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds "A Super Earth"

NASA’s prolific Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again since being hobbled by a malfunction in May 2013.

The newly discovered world announced by researchers on Thursday (December 18th), is called HIP 116454b – a “super Earth” about 2.5 times larger than our home planet. 582 more words

The Journey To Mars

This guy sums up my feelings about Orion/SLS pretty well. Oh I may disagree with a few parts of the program. But as he says, “We’re moving forward” again. 41 more words

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Holiday lights so bright you can see them from space

(CNN) – Those lights you put up for the holidays don’t just brighten your neighborhood — they are providing NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night. 188 more words

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