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yesterday at 23:07. Facebook
Peter Sooy explains state-of-the-art of robotics in space to 7-year-old Romanieo Golphin Jr. in NASA's Satellite Servicing Projects Division. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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yesterday at 19:48. Facebook
Check out NASA's Space Launch System Facebook Live event TODAY at 4 pm ET to watch a LIVE RS-25 engine test!
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yesterday at 19:38. Facebook
Hubble eyes a quasar that's not where it should be. Scientists think merging black holes could be to blame! WATCH: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/22/2017 at 20:36. Facebook
Stretch of spotless sun observed

For 15 days starting on March 7, 2017, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, returned visible light images of a yolk-like spotless sun. This is the longest stretch of spotlessness since the last solar minimum in April 2010, indicating the solar cycle is marching on toward the next minimum, which scientists predict will occur between 2019—2020.

The sun...
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03/22/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
As winter wraps up in the Northern Hemisphere, sea ice in the Arctic reaches as far as it will extend for the year. However, this year's ice covers less of the sea than at any other time during the satellite record. Since 1979, we've watched sea ice in the Arctic trend lower and lower, and this year is no exception.

At the same time, Antarctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum extent,...
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03/22/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
Our watery world looks stunning from space...happy #worldwaterday

Viewed from space, the most striking feature of our planet is the water. In both liquid and frozen form, it covers 75% of the Earth’s surface. It fills the sky with clouds. Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the rocky crust to inside our cells.

This detailed, photo-like view of Earth is based largely on...
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03/22/2017 at 14:17. Facebook
What does high-speed internet in space look like? We're taking a look...

NASA is developing a trailblazing, long-term technology demonstration of what could become the high-speed internet of the sky.

The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will help NASA understand the best ways to operate laser communications systems. They could enable much higher data rates for connections...
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03/21/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons stopped producing lava flows about 50 million years ago - just after dinosaurs went extinct on Earth.

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million years ago—around the...
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03/21/2017 at 00:03. Facebook
Learn more about the 1st day of spring and the upcoming total solar eclipse via NASA Snapchat #snapstory [ Eclipse2017.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/20/2017 at 19:55. Facebook
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03/20/2017 at 19:27. Facebook
Some 290 million years ago, a star much like the sun wandered too close to the central black hole of its galaxy.

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

Intense tides tore the star apart...

Read more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/20/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
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03/20/2017 at 16:50. Facebook
NASA scientists Nicki Viall, Alex Young, and Yari Collado-Vega spoke to more than 40 television and radio stations on March 20, 2017 about the Spring equinox and the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse in August. To learn more check out [ Eclipse2017.nasa.gov Link ].
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03/20/2017 at 16:26. Facebook
LIVE at 1 pm ET - check out our Facebook Live all about the #FirstDayofSpring and the upcoming total solar eclipse! [ Facebook.com Link ]
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03/20/2017 at 15:29. Facebook
Hubble sees a glittering frisbee galaxy from the side.

This image from Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) shows a section of NGC 1448, a spiral galaxy located about 50 million light-years from Earth in the little-known constellation of Horologium (The Pendulum Clock). We tend to think of spiral galaxies as massive and roughly circular celestial bodies, so this glittering oval does not...
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03/19/2017 at 19:15. Facebook
Alien crop circle? Nope, that’s NASA's newest launch site! This new launch pad for scientific balloons at Wanaka Airport, New Zealand. Learn more from our NASA's Wallops Flight Facility folks : [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/19/2017 at 14:01. Facebook
Come to our Visitor Center for the Sunday Experiment TODAY 1-3 pm. Create digital images & learn all about Earth science satellites! Discover how NASA uses satellites to study our planet, do hands-on coloring activities that will demonstrate how satellite data are turned into images that scientists use to study our planet. These images can reveal details about our planet, from the landscape of...
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03/18/2017 at 18:30. Facebook
In preparation for NASA’s next Super Pressure Balloon flight from Wanaka, New Zealand, NASA’s balloon team at Wallops Flight Center unpacked the top and bottom fittings of a 5,240-pound balloon March 17 to perform test and integration work prior to launch.

The 18.8-million-cubic-foot (532,000-cubic-meter) balloon is enormous – about the size of a football stadium – when fully inflated. Learn...
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03/18/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Looking for a fun Sunday activity for the whole family? NASA Goddard Visitor will host its next Sunday Experiment on March 19, from 1-3 p.m. Discover how NASA uses satellites to study our planet by creating your own digital images.

There will also be hands-on coloring activities that will demonstrate how satellite data are turned into images that scientists use to study our planet. These...
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03/18/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
NASA Says Goodbye to a Pioneering Earth Satellite After 17 Years

The first to map active lava flows from space.

The first to measure a facility’s methane leak from space.

The first to track re-growth in a partially logged Amazon forest from space.

After 17 years in orbit, one of NASA’s pathfinder Earth satellites for testing new satellite technologies and concepts comes to an end on March...
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