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Beautiful Saturn: Cassini Team Unveils Farewell Photo of Ringed Planet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:16:00 EST

A newly released photo taken by NASA's Cassini probe two days before its Saturn death dive shows the planet and its iconic rings in all their glory.

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Space Station Astronauts Share Thanksgiving Memories (Video)

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:10:00 EST

While Americans all over the country will celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, the astronauts on Expedition 53 on the International Space Station will need to stay where they are — in orbit.

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Thanksgiving Night Sky 2017: Saturn, Mercury (& the Moon) On the Menu

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:53:00 EST

Thanksgiving is often thought of as the one time of the year for family and friends to get together. But after the afternoon feast has been consumed, why not go for some stargazing?

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Flat-Earther to Launch Himself in Homemade Steam Rocket Saturday

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:49:00 EST

A flat-Earth enthusiast who claims not to believe in science plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 meters) above California's Mojave Desert in a homemade steam rocket on Saturday (Nov. 25), the Associated Press reported.

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James Webb: Early NASA Visionary

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:31:00 EST

James E. Webb was an early NASA administrator who saw beyond the politics of the space race and established a firm foundation for the space agency based on science and exploration.

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Kuiper Belt Objects: Facts about the Kuiper Belt & KBOs

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:24:00 EST

Beyond Neptune, the Kuiper Belt is a vast region of icy objects called Kupier Belt Objects (KBOs), including dwarf planets Pluto, Eris, Maumea and Makemake — and possibly a true ninth planet.

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NASA Headquarters: Facts and Information

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:54:00 EST

An overview of NASA HQ, which oversees the space agency's many science, exploration and spaceflight activities.

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Virgin Orbit Wins First Defense Department Launch Contract

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:08:00 EST

Virgin Orbit announced Nov. 16 that it has received its first launch contract for a LauncherOne mission from a Defense Department agency.

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Which Melting Glacier Threatens Your City the Most? NASA Tool Can Tell You

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 EST

Melting ice affects sea level rise differently depending on where it happens, according to a new model NASA is using to study the changing climate.

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'Survival in the Skies': Miniseries Explores Space and Aviation Inventions

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:59:00 EST

Smithsonian Channel is producing a show that will tell the stories behind the incredible pieces of technology that made human spaceflight possible.

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Teacher-Astronauts Helm NASA's Year in Education Aboard the Space Station

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:46:00 EST

While kids slogged their way through the first days of school, NASA launched A Year in Education on Station (YES), a program that takes advantage of two educators flying on board the International Space Station.

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Mystery Solved: Why Saturn Moon Titan's Weird Vortex Is So Cold

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:30:00 EST

The mysteriously cold vortex of air whirling above the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan may result from its atmosphere's unique chemistry, a new study finds.

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A Mars Mystery: How Did Land Form Without Much Water?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

The surface of Mars, with its dune flows, gullies and slope movements, is the result of sediment being transported downwards in the recent past as well as today.

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Tiny Slowdown in Earth's Rotation Could Unleash Major Earthquakes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:56:00 EST

The slowdown in Earth's rotation could trigger more earthquakes next year, new research suggests.

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NASA Agreement Sign of Stratolaunch Engine Development Program

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:50:00 EST

An agreement to do engine testing at a NASA center is the latest sign that Stratolaunch is considering developing its own launch vehicle for its giant aircraft.

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A Van Gogh Jupiter: Planet's Clouds Swirl Like a Painting

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:30:00 EST

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured an amazing view of a monstrous Jupiter storm that resembles the swirling pastel clouds of a Vincent van Gogh painting.

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Image of the Day

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:58:00 EST

Before NASA's Cassini spacecraft plummeted into Saturn this year, it took this final photo of Rhea, the second-largest moon orbiting the ringed planet.

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SpaceX Expects Government Support for Development of BFR Launch System

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:30:00 EST

The president of SpaceX said she expects the company would receive additional funding from the U.S. government to support the development of its large reusable launch system.

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Aerosols Eddy and Spiral Over Earth in Mesmerizing NASA Simulation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:17:00 EST

Scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center have released this gorgeous visualization of one of their weather models.

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