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From SPACE.com: "Trump Adds Six More to NASA Transition Team"

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December 11, 2016
Brian Berger
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Steve Cook, left, and Aerojet Rocketyne’s Julie Van Kleeck brief reporters on the AR-1 engine at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs in April. 533 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Harvard's 'Computers': The Women Who Measured the Stars"

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November 9, 2016
Elizabeth Howell

Edward Charles Pickering, left, director of the Harvard College Observatory, hired women to analyze the images. Credit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics… 1,017 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Sun Storm May Have Caused Flare-Up of Rosetta's Comet"

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December 2, 2016
Nola Taylor Redd


The ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft captured this image of a coronal mass ejection erupting on the sun on Sept. 1,080 more words

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An Enticing Night with the Stars: Astronomy session

Winters are the best time to have a great night with your loved ones but it can more beautiful when you go in the outskirts, away from all lights and pollution and look right above you…..You might see diamonds twinkling with a bright Moon. 277 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Ultra-Diffuse Ghost Galaxies Float Among Us"

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November 30, 2016
Sarah Lewin

Ultra-diffuse galaxies are as faint as dwarf galaxies, but spread over an area the size of the Milky Way — with about 1/1000th the number of stars. 744 more words

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From SPACE.com: "How NASA Is Making 'Star Trek' Tech a Reality"

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September 7, 2016
Elizabeth Howell


The Dawn spacecraft used futuristic ion engines to fly between the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Ion drives are one of many “Star Trek” technologies NASA is pursuing. 1,142 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Faraway Star Is Roundest Natural Object Ever Seen"

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November 17, 2016
Mike Wall


The star Kepler 11145123 is the roundest natural object ever measured in the universe. Stellar oscillations imply a difference in radius between the equator and the poles of only 3 km. 490 more words

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