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NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography ( 279 more words


Incoming! How NASA and FEMA Would Respond to an Asteroid Threat

A near-Earth object on course to hit the planet would require nationwide — or global — coordination to minimize threat.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

It’s a scary scenario: an asteroid headed for Earth, just four years away from slamming into our home planet. 846 more words


Teleporting Toward a Quantum Internet

Quantum physics is a field that appears to give scientists superpowers. Those who understand the world of extremely small or cold particles can perform amazing feats with them – including teleportation – that appear to bend reality. 966 more words

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Saturn at its most beautiful and awe-inspiring

NASA’s Cassini orbiter has been dutifully documenting Saturn for more then 10 years. In the images it sends back to Earth, Saturn is a softly lit orb, its distinctive rings slicing through space. 149 more words

Did the Wall Street Journal tweet the truth?

According to the Wall Street Journal, NASA’s spacecraft, Juno, completed the closest pass around the solar system’s largest and oldest planet, Jupiter, on Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016. 351 more words


No Signs of Aliens Yet, But This Mysterious Star Continues to Baffle Astronomers

A new report indicates that Tabby’s Star is dramatically decreasing in brightness, raising more questions about the mechanism behind the fluctuations.


Last fall, an unassuming star called KIC 8462852 became a hot topic among astronomers and astronomy fans after the planet-hunting Kepler telescope showed unusual light fluctuations in the area. 381 more words

Plumes of Smoke From Blue Cut Fire Can Be Seen From Space

A recent image of released by NASA of the Blue Cut Fire burning in San Bernardino County showed several long plumes of smoke that can be seen from space. 90 more words

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