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NASA crashes plane to help save lives

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – NASA crashed a small airplane on purpose Wednesday at its Langley Research Center to test emergency locator transmitters that can help find downed aircraft. 231 more words

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International Space Station snaps red sprite above a US storm - New Scientist

There’s an unusual red spot in the sky above the southern US. The red splash visible just within the green airglow of Earth’s atmosphere is a sprite, hanging above the white glow of a thunderstorm raging over Illinois or Missouri. 121 more words

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SDO: Images of a mid-level solar flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 3:33 a.m EDT on Aug. 24, 2015. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. 135 more words

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