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Moon Meets Jupiter and Bright Star Before Dawn on Thursday

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 05:57:00 EST

The moon, Jupiter and the bright star Spica are going to perform a celestial display before dawn on Thursday, Jan. 19. Here's how to see them.(image)


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Mud Cracks on Mars Suggest a Watery Ancient Past

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:30:00 EST

NASA's Curiosity rover has photographed shallow crevices on Mars' surface that suggest the planet had an ancient, watery past.(image)


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Heat Record: How NASA Knows 2016 Was the Hottest Year

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:05:00 EST

Last year (2016) was the warmest year in the modern record, NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials said today (Jan. 18) during a news conference. Here's how they calculated that value.(image)


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NASA Considering Boeing Offer for Additional Soyuz Seats

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:45:00 EST

NASA is proposing to purchase, through Boeing, additional Soyuz seats for International Space Station missions to both take advantage of Russian plans to decrease the size of its crew and as insurance against potential additional commercial crew delays.(image)


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SpaceX Must Still Prove That It Can Safely Launch Astronauts Into Space

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:12:00 EST

Before Elon Musk's private spaceflight company can use its rockets to transport NASA astronauts into space in 2018, it has a lot of work to do.(image)


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CBS Gives 'Go' For 'Mission Control' TV Pilot from Author of 'The Martian'

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:48:00 EST

The author of "The Martian" just got the "go" for a pilot of a different type. Andy Weir, who penned the book that served as the basis for the 2015 feature film "The Martian," has now written "Mission Control," a space adventure headed for television.(image)


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2016 Warmest Year Ever - How NASA Knows | Video

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:08:00 EST

NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) took measurements from 6300 weather stations across the world, sea surface teships and buoys for sea surface temperatures and measurements from Antarctic research stations to come to the conclusion.(image)


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Geoengineering Earth's Atmosphere: How It Could Affect Astronomy

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

Creating clouds in the sky or redirecting sunlight to bring down the Earth's temperature could have an effect on astronomy.(image)


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2016 Warmest Year Ever - Largely Due To Human Emissions | Video

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:41:00 EST

Using measurements from 6,300 locations, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has come to the conclusion that 2016 was the warmest ever and is breaks the record set just last year.(image)


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SPACE NEWS WEBCASTS: NASA, NOAA Present Global Temperature Data for 2016

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:18:00 EST

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will hold a press teleconference today (Jan. 18) to unveil a study on the global temperature changes of 2016, as well as climate data from the year.(image)


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Extremely Large Telescope's Massive and Unusual Mirrors - Quick Look | Animation

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:56:00 EST

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will have the largest convex mirror ever produced and an unusual concave tertiary mirror. The European Southern Observatory has signed contracts to cast the mirrors.(image)


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Gene Cernan's Drive To Inspire Recalled By NASA Chief | Video

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:10:00 EST

"His drive, his motivation, was trying to pass that same desire onto young people today, to help them understand that just as he did it, coming from small town America, they can do the same," says NASA administrator Charles Bolden.(image)


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2016's Climate: Watch NASA, NOAA Report Live Today

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold a joint press conference this morning (Jan. 18) at 11 a.m. EDT (4 p.m. GMT) to unveil their report on the changing climate in 2016.(image)


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Prickly Pluto Could Reveal Ice Spikes Are Common on Other Worlds

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST

NASA's New Horizons mission has revealed, for the first time, evidence of ice features known as "penitentes" beyond Earth.(image)


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Making the Giant Magellan Telescope's Massive, Incredibly Precise Mirrors

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST

The largest single-piece astronomical mirrors ever made are slowly coming together for an eagle-eyed ground-based telescope.(image)


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Astronaut's First Spacewalk Photos Are Out of This World!

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, a first-timer aboard the International Space Station, ventured out into the void of space for his first spacewalk on Friday (Jan. 13) and Pesquet snapped several photos, including some spectacular self-portraits.(image)


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After Cernan, Only Six Apollo Moonwalkers Remain

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST

The generation of NASA astronauts who traveled beyond Earth orbit is now in their 80s.(image)


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Image of the Day

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

SpaceX returned to flight this weekend with a picture-perfect rocket launch and upright landing on a ship at sea. The rocket delivered 10 satellites into Earth's orbit.(image)


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