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'Mission Mars' Exhibit Brings Red Planet Exploration to Space Center Houston

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:48:00 EST

NASA's ambition to send astronauts to Mars comes alive in an interactive exhibit opening at Space Center Houston. The new "Mission Mars" exhibit invites guests to step onto Mars at the official visitor center for the Johnson Space Center in Texas.


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WATCH LIVE @ 4 p.m. EST: NASA's New Horizons Team Talks Pluto & Beyond

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:30:00 EST

Members of NASA’s New Horizons team will discuss the achievements of the first encounter with Pluto and look ahead to the mission’s next exploration of the Kuiper Belt during a Facebook Live event at 4 p.m. EST.


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These SpaceX Rocket Landing Photos Are Simply Jaw-Dropping

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:18:00 EST

If you needed any more proof that SpaceX is back after last weekend's successful rocket launch, look no more.


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'The Space Between Us' Is Mars-Earth Love Story | Featurette Video

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:28:00 EST

An online relationship between 16-year-old Gardner (Asa Butterfield) and Tulsa (Britt Robertson) buds into a romance across two worlds. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the film. It premieres on February 3, 2017.


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Cosmic Whodunit: Gas Stripping May Be Killing Galaxies

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:37:00 EST

What's causing so many galaxies in the universe to die before their time? A new study suggests star-forming gas is stripped out of even more galaxies than previously thought.


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Air Force to Launch Missile-Warning Satellite Tonight: Watch It Live

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:34:00 EST

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch the SBIRS Geo-3 missile-detection satellite for the U.S. military Thursday (Jan. 19) at 7:46 p.m. EST (0046 GMT on Jan. 20). Here's how to watch it live.


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ICYMI: 'The Bachelor' Went Zero G This Week

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:27:00 EST

It's always exciting to see space and pop culture collide, and that's just what happened Monday night (Jan. 16) when "The Bachelor" took a couple on a weightless date.


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NASA to Talk Pluto & Beyond on Facebook Today: Watch Live

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 EST

NASA's New Horizons team is hosting a live webcast today at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT) to discuss the historic Pluto flyby and tantalizing adventures that lie ahead.


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Image of the Day

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 EST

French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet snapped this gorgeous photo of Italy by night from the International Space Station.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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