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So No New Earth Trojans, But OSIRIS-REx's MapCam Surpassed Expectations

Remember when I mentioned that NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was going to be scanning for “Trojan” asteroids at Earth-Sun L4? Well the results are in and survey says: … 158 more words

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NASA Image of the Day - Hubble Spots Two Interacting Galaxies Defying Cosmic Convention

Hubble spots two interacting galaxies some 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo. via @NASA http://ift.tt/2mzfMG8

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What Is Space?

This is a blog post I wrote in March of 2008—a year before there was even Lights in the Dark! I’m sharing it again because it’s fun…I hope you think so too. 941 more words

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The Four Ingredients for Solar Power to Be Successful

Ever asked yourself why solar power is a thriving business in some locations, but is barely used in others? In principle, solar power is simple: photovoltaic panels are installed and wired, their DC output is converted to AC, and now they can synchronize with the power grid to provide energy. 717 more words

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Moon through Smartphone, Part XXI

March 21st, 2017, 7:11 a.m. local time

It feels like I’ve posted neverending sequels about taking the Moon’s picture through my smartphone.  I am a little behind this week, but the above picture was with the Sun already up.   79 more words

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NASA Image of the Day - Dr. Ellen Ochoa on the Flight Deck of Shuttle Atlantis

On April 15, 2002, STS-110 Mission Specialist Ellen Ochoa works at the Remote Manipulator System controls on the aft flight deck of space shuttle Atlantis. Dr. 36 more words

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Finding Mercury

March 21st, 2017, 7:40 p.m. local time

Venus has been center stage in our solar system for the past several months, but in a symbolic bow-out, she has left the sky stage while her neighbors rise for their chance to shine this Spring. 600 more words

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