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Mars May Have a Porous Crust, Gravity Map Suggests

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:11:00 EDT

New evidence shows that the Red Planet's outer crust, which is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) thick, is porous and not as dense as previously thought.


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Wave to Asteroid Probe OSIRIS-REx on Its Flyby, and Snap a Photo for NASA

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 01:00:00 EDT

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make a close flyby of Earth before shooting out toward the asteroid Bennu, and skywatchers will have the opportunity to wave goodbye to the probe as it passes overhead.


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OSIRIS-REx: NASA's Asteroid Sample-Return Mission in Pictures

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:30:00 EDT

NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission launched in 2016 to collect samples of the asteroid Bennu and return them to Earth. See photos from the mission here.


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Space Calendar 2017: Launches, Sky Events & More

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.


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The 10 Best 'Star Trek' Episodes Ever

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EDT

‘Star Trek’ first aired more than 50 years ago, and with five network live-action TV series to choose from, this was a tough list to make.


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Watch Hurricane Maria in Action in These NASA and NOAA Gifs

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:49:00 EDT

Satellites operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are tracking Hurricane Maria from space you can see some of those observations below, shared by the agencies on social media.


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E.T. Art? Crop Circles Look 'Alien' from Space

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:39:00 EDT

Seen from space, these discs look more like modern art than potatoes.


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'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:26:00 EDT

The "extremely dangerous" Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico this morning, with sustained winds raging at up to 155 mph (250 k/h), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).


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Image of the Day

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:52:00 EDT

NASA's Orion spacecraft parachutes down from the sky over Arizona during a launch abort test on Sept. 13.


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Hurricane Maria: See the Latest Videos from Space

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:40:00 EDT

NOAA satellites and International Space Station cameras have been capturing imagery of the storm since it was developing in the Atlantic Ocean.


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Stellar Duo's Spectacular Explosive Dance Illuminated Via 3D-Printed Model

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:50:00 EDT

To understand the explosive dance between two stars in a close orbit, researchers turned to a 3D model — and even 3D printed it to get a more intuitive view.


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Space Lung Tissue Experiment Returns to Earth

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:50:00 EDT

Lung tissue samples grown on the International Space Station, which have just arrived back on Earth, could help researchers understand how space travel affects breathing.


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Glowing Red Eye: Cosmic Bubble Surrounds Odd 'Carbon Star'

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:41:00 EDT

Gorgeous new imagery shows the enormous, glowing bubble that a strange, dying red star has blown around itself.


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Halley's Comet: Facts About the Most Famous Comet

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:17:00 EDT

The comet's frequent recurrence has played a part in historical events for millennia.


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Planet Venus Facts: A Hot, Hellish & Volcanic Planet

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:54:00 EDT

Venus is the brightest planet in our solar system, has a hellish atmosphere, and is covered in volcanoes. Learn more about planet Venus here.


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Enhanced NASA Images Show Potential for Buried Ice Near the Martian Equator

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:49:00 EDT

Improved observations from NASA’s Mars Odyssey spacecraft show an abundance of hydrogen, which is a sign of potential watery deposits.


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Fun in Zero-G: Weightless Photos from Earth and Space

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:08:00 EDT

See amazing, and sometimes hilarious, photos of fun in weightlessness in these zero gravity photos on airplanes and spacecraft.


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Virgin Orbit Still Aims to Fly Twice a Month in 2020 Despite Test Delays

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:45:00 EDT

Virgin Orbit says it will perform 24 missions with its LauncherOne small-satellite booster in 2020 despite pushing initial test flights into 2018.


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In Photos: Hurricane Maria Seen from Space

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:08:00 EDT

Hurricane Maria peaked as a massive Category 5 storm as it rolled across the Caribbean in September 2017. See photos of Hurricane Maria from space by satellites in our gallery here.


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