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The magnetic field lines between a pair of active regions formed a beautiful set of swaying arches, seen in this footage captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on April 24-26, 2017. The arches are traced out by charged particles spinning along the magnetic field lines. These arches, which form a connection between regions of opposite magnetic polarity, are visible in exquisite detail in...
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This first-of-its-kind US Postal Service stamp changes when you touch it. The stamp illustrates the upcoming Aug 21, 2017, total solar eclipse!

Read more about the eclipse here: [ Eclipse2017.nasa.gov Link ]
This firstofitskind US Postal Service stamp changes when you touch it The
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yesterday at 14:48. Facebook
Star from the Lizard Constellation Photobombs Hubble Observation

In space, being outshone is an occupational hazard. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a galaxy named NGC 7250. Despite being remarkable in its own right — it has bright bursts of star formation and recorded supernova explosions— it blends into the background somewhat thanks to the gloriously bright star hogging...
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Star from the Lizard Constellation Photobombs Hubble Observation
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During its K2 campaign, NASA's Kepler spacecraft observed the eighth planet in our solar system, Neptune. Kepler detected small changes in Neptune's brightness caused by the planet's daily rotation, the movement of clouds, and even seismic waves from the sun itself.

Watch more here: [ Youtu.be Link ]
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NASA Goddard
04/27/2017 at 19:06. Facebook
A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory on how tsunamis form and offering a new method for forecasting the powerful waves.

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NASA Goddard
04/27/2017 at 16:19. Facebook
In late 2014 and early 2015, NASA's Kepler telescope observed the eighth planet in our solar system, Neptune. Kepler detected Neptune's daily rotation, the movement of clouds, and even minute changes in the sun's brightness, paving the way for future studies of weather and climate beyond our solar system.
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NASA Goddard
04/27/2017 at 00:01. Facebook
On the rust-colored north flank of one of Earth’s largest volcanoes, a backpack-sized instrument monitors our atmosphere and, at the same time, helps set the stage for possible human exploration of other worlds.

Designed and built at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the instrument tracks levels of methane and carbon dioxide, two gases crucial for studying the...
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04/26/2017 at 19:08. Facebook
Solar eruptions come in many shapes and sizes, and new research shows one mechanism could explain how they all form.

Read more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ] via NASA Sun Science
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04/26/2017 at 18:29. Facebook
For the next eight months, a Goddard science instrument posted on Mauna Loa, Hawai‘i, will measure levels of methane and carbon dioxide, two gases crucial for studying the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere.
The instrument, deployed to a remote region considered an analog site for Mars, also gives NASA's HI-SEAS mission valuable experience working outside their habitat while wearing sealed...
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04/26/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
What’s new with Goddard tech? Read all about it in the latest issue of Cutting Edge, out now! [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Whats new with Goddard tech Read all about it in the latest
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04/25/2017 at 20:37. Facebook
Goddard Teams Fly Extraordinary Number of Payloads in 2017

Sixteen different missions have either launched or are scheduled to launch this year aboard commercial launch vehicles, sounding rockets, balloons, and high-altitude research aircraft.

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NASA Goddard
04/25/2017 at 19:24. Facebook
Help NASA decide who will #BeTheSpark for our 2017 OPSPARC Challenge!

We asked students all across the country to use their imagination and creativity to identify NASA Spinoff technology in their everyday world and rework it to make life better for all. There’s more space in your life than you think! Scratch-resistant lenses, artificial limbs, firefighting equipment, water filters, memory...
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Help NASA decide who will BeTheSpark for our 2017 OPSPARC Challenge
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04/25/2017 at 17:50. Facebook
Scientific balloons are critical for testing and validating new technologies and science instruments. Learn more about NASA's Balloon Program Office: nasa.gov/balloons
Scientific balloons are critical for testing and validating new technologies and science
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NASA Goddard
04/25/2017 at 16:03. Facebook
Meteors light up the sky, but they also seed night-shining clouds.

Meteors help create noctilucent clouds: The ice crystals that form thes clouds must grow on a foundation of some kind. AIM’s data showed that this base is actually smoke from meteors — tiny microparticles produced when meteors burn up in Earth’s atmosphere.

Launched April 25, 2007, NASA’s Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere...
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Meteors light up the sky but they also seed nightshining clouds
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04/25/2017 at 12:27. Facebook
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NASA Goddard
04/24/2017 at 20:16. Facebook
We're launching a super-pressure balloon mission from Wanaka New Zealand at 5 p.m. ET.
We're launching a superpressure balloon mission from Wanaka New Zealand at 5 pm ET
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NASA Goddard
04/24/2017 at 18:32. Facebook
Every day, thunderstorms on Earth fire off bursts of gamma rays so bright the Fermi telescope can see them from space!

About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth. These events, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), last less than a millisecond and produce gamma rays with tens of millions of times the...
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NASA Goddard
04/22/2017 at 13:42. Facebook
Happy Earth Day!

Explore the diverse colors, unique shapes and striking patterns of our very favorite planet, Earth - as only NASA can see it.
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NASA Goddard
04/22/2017 at 13:18. Facebook
The Americas - full-hemisphere view of Earth at night. The clouds and sun glint — added here for aesthetic effect — are derived from MODIS instrument land surface and cloud cover products.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA GSFC.

NASA scientists have released new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest-yet views...
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The Americas fullhemisphere view of Earth at night The clouds and sun
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NASA Goddard
04/22/2017 at 13:11. Facebook
Happy Earth Day

“Goddard scientist and engineers use the unique perspective of space to understand the most important planet in our solar system – Earth.” -- Chris Scolese, Center Director NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Below are NASA's new global maps of Earth at night, providing the clearest yet composite view of the patterns of human settlement across our planet.
Happy Earth Day Goddard scientist and engineers use the unique perspective of
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