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Does Pluto Have The Ingredients For Life?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

The New Horizons probe that flew by Pluto in 2015 sent back data suggesting this icy world possesses organics, water and energy, or what scientists consider the necessary ingredients for life.(image)

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What's That On Pluto? Official Names Near for Dwarf Planet Geography

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

Pluto's famous heart-shaped feature is on the road to getting an official name, nearly two years after its discovery.(image)

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Nearby Comet Has a Big Heart, Radar Reveals

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:55:00 EST

A rare opportunity to study a comet using radar technology has yielded new measurements of this traveling space rock's size, shape, geology and rotation rate.(image)

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Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tags Land on 'Antiques Roadshow' for Appraisal

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:52:00 EST

Only days after the Smithsonian announced its national tour for Columbia, the spacecraft that flew the first men to walk on the moon, two rare artifacts off the Apollo 11 command module have turned up at a different type of roadshow: "Antiques Roadshow."(image)

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Oscars Honor Real-Life NASA Hero Katherine Johnson, But Pass On 'Hidden Figures'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 01:19:00 EST

The stars of "Hidden Figures," the 20th Century Fox film about NASA's early African American mathematicians, took to the stage at the Academy Awards Sunday night (Feb. 26) to pay homage to the real-life "human computer" Katherine Johnson.(image)

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Trump's Departing NASA Liaison Urges Careful Vetting of Crewed Test Flight Idea

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 01:42:00 EST

The Trump administration's liaison to NASA, Greg Autry, is leaving his post. He urges careful study of an idea to launch astronauts on the first test flight of agency's Space Launch System rocket and Orion capsule.(image)

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Moon Blocks (Most of) the Sun in 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:50:00 EST

A "ring of fire" appeared in the sky over parts of South America and Africa today (Feb. 26), during an annular solar eclipse.(image)

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Skywatching Webcasts: Slooh 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse Show

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:24:00 EST

The online astronomy service Slooh will provide a live webcast of the annular solar eclipse of Sunday, Feb. 26, and you can watch it live here, courtesy of Slooh.(image)

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NASA to Turn Over Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag to Auction Winner, Per Court Order

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:13:00 EST

NASA, following a court order, will hand over a lunar sample bag to an Illinois woman who purchased the artifact at auction. The court's finding brings to an end an almost two-year dispute.(image)

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United Arab Emirates Wants to Build a City on Mars

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:00:00 EST

The United Arab Emirates has the Red Planet in its sights, not only moving forward on a Mars orbiter but also establishing the first inhabitable human settlement on the planet by 2117.(image)

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The Most Amazing Space Stories This Week!

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 06:00:00 EST

Seven Earth-size alien planets were found in a solar system not that far away, SpaceX nailed another rocket launch and landing, and Pluto may have another chance at being a true planet. Here are some of the most amazing space stories of the week.(image)

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Annular vs. Total Solar Eclipse - What’s The Difference? | Video

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:05:00 EST

A total solar eclipse occurs when the entire disk of the Sun is covered by the Moon, as seen from Earth. An annular eclipse occurs when the lunar disk does not completely block the Sun.(image)

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Aces 3rd Glide Test Flight

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:52:00 EST

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo aced its third unpowered free flight Friday, a glide test that marked the first time at the new space plane's controls for one former NASA astronaut.(image)

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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

See the best photos on this week, including images of a record-breaking rocket launch that lofted 104 satellites and an amazing view of Jupiter's "little red spot."(image)

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See the 'Ring of Fire' Solar Eclipse in Slooh Webcast Sunday!

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:20:00 EST

A Southern Hemisphere solar eclipse and its spectacular "ring of fire" will be broadcast live through Slooh's online observatory on Sunday at 7 a.m. EST (1200 GMT).(image)

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Inmarsat & AVI's Satellite Data-Relay Service Exits Stealth Mode After Months of Secret, In-Space Tests

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has been working with Addvalue Innovation (AVI), a communications technology company based in Singapore, to conduct secret tests of a service that lets operators maintain continuous contact with small satellites(image)

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Scientists Practice Total Eclipse Science During Annular Solar Eclipse Sunday

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:00:00 EST

Jay Pasachoff is involved in a slew of science investigations that will run during the 2017 total solar eclipse. Sunday's annular eclipse will provide a practice run for those experiments.(image)

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Comet 67P: Target of Rosetta Mission

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:19:00 EST

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is a small body visited by the Rosetta spacecraft in the first mission to land on a comet.(image)

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Brown Dwarfs: Failed Stars Resembling Planets

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:16:00 EST

Brown dwarfs never burn fusion at their core, so scientists sometimes refer to them as "failed stars."(image)

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NASA Will Consider Adding Crew to Next-Gen Rocket's Debut Launch

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:30:00 EST

NASA will take about a month to assess how much extra time, money and risk would be added to the debut flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket if a two-member crew was aboard, officials said Friday.(image)

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