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you elevate me transecting cloud tufts ice crystals with jagged tips brush skin, so unaccustomed to this maiden flight with fistfuls of feathers i grip your… 12 more words

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Sierra Nevada Grew an Inch During California Drought Because of Water Loss: JPL

The Sierra Nevada mountains grew nearly an inch taller during the recent drought and shrank by half an inch when water and snow returned to the area, according to new research from… 161 more words

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An autonomous racing drone that can (almost) beat a human

Researchers have been improving the ability of drones to fly autonomously for several years now, but these self-navigating drones had not mastered the skills to navigate the tight turns and complicated obstacles of the racing courses on which human drone-flyers compete. 199 more words

JPL Scientist Has Worked at NASA 60 Years, Longer Than Any Other Woman

Sue Finley began working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena three days before the U.S. space program launched its first satellite, four years before President John F. 255 more words

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‘This Is Crazy’ - LewRockwell

Can’t be right. The science is settled. New ideas not allowed.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/tyler-durden/this-is-crazy-antarctic-supervolcano-is-melting-the-ice-caps-from-within/

Surprisingly active supervolcanos have been documented in ItalyNorth Korea and, now, Antarctica after scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have found new evidence to support a theory that the breakup of Antarctic ice may be caused in part by a massive geothermal heat source, with output close to the scale of Yellowstone National Park. 210 more words

It's NASA's JPL Versus Johnson Space Center in Out-of-This-World Series

The typically friendly staffs of two NASA space centers – one in the Los Angeles area and one in Houston – are fierce rivals in a World Series-influenced battle that is generating heat similar to that produced by burning rocket fuel. 508 more words

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'We Have Been Waiting for This Day': NASA Says Mystery Object May Be First Interstellar Visitor

Astronomers around the world are trying to track down a small, fast-moving object that is zipping through our solar system.

Is a comet? An asteroid? NASA’s not sure. 429 more words

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