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You don't necessarily need fancy equipment to watch one of the sky's most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With just a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that allows you to view the event safely and easily.
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NASA Goddard
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Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution

By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery—the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang.

Finding such...
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Hubble Captures Massive Dead Disk Galaxy that Challenges Theories of Galaxy Evolution
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NASA Goddard
yesterday at 19:40. Facebook
This video uses NASA Earth satellite data to explain urban heat islands.
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NASA Goddard
yesterday at 18:55. Facebook
Live now! If you want to see/download any of the visuals from either press conf. today - go here: [ Gsfc.nasa.gov Link ]
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NASA Goddard
yesterday at 18:05. Facebook
Watching the LIVE NASA TV press conference on #Eclipse2017 - [ Nasa.gov Link ] You can download all the graphics and learn more here: [ Gsfc.nasa.gov Link ]
Watching the LIVE NASA TV press conference on Eclipse2017 You can download
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NASA Goddard
yesterday at 17:05. Facebook
LIVE Now! Learn all about #Eclipse2017! Follow NASA Sun Science for all the details here on Facebook!
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NASA Goddard
yesterday at 14:53. Facebook
Are you ready for the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun? NASA Sun Science is!

The eclipse will be visible -- weather permitting -- across all of North America.

The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Halfway through the event, anyone within a 60 to 70 mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse. During those brief...
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NASA Goddard
06/20/2017 at 23:56. Facebook
Meet Michael Flasar, the principal investigator for the Composite Infrared Spectrometer on the Cassini spacecraft, orbiting Saturn.

His journey to planetary science followed from the urge to understand complex physical systems and the employment opportunities that arose. Flasar fell in love with physics and mathematics in high school. Physics provided a good way for him to use math to study...
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Meet Michael Flasar the principal investigator for the Composite Infrared Spectrometer on
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NASA Goddard
06/20/2017 at 18:18. Facebook
Tune in tomorrow (June 21) NASA TV to learn about the total solar #eclipse of Aug. 21! [ Nasa.gov Link ] #Eclipse2017

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's...
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Tune in tomorrow June 21 NASA TV to learn about the total
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NASA Goddard
06/19/2017 at 15:25. Facebook
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Tune in to watch the Kepler News Conference, talking about the latest results of the exoplanet hunting mission.

Learn more here: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]

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Live Now Tune in to watch the Kepler News Conference talking about
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NASA Goddard
06/18/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Happy Father's Day.

As you celebrate your special day, we wanted to honor Dr. Robert H. Goddard, best known as the "father of modern rocketry."

A physicist of great insight, Goddard also had a unique genius for invention. It is in memory of this brilliant scientist that NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, was established on May 1, 1959.

By 1926, Goddard had...
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Happy Fathers Day As you celebrate your special day we wanted to
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NASA Goddard
06/17/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
In addition to having award-winning scientists and technologists, NASA can now boast about having award-winning librarians and facilities.

With the help of architects and designers from the Facilities Management Division at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, NASA just received an award for re-imagining and updating its library facility in Building 21. The library has...
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In addition to having awardwinning scientists and technologists NASA can now boast
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Patricia Rigon de Oliveira
Patricia Rigon de Oliveira
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NASA Goddard
06/17/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
On June 17, NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) will celebrate 1,000 Earth days in orbit around the Red Planet. Since its launch in November 2013 and its orbit insertion in September 2014, MAVEN has been exploring the upper atmosphere of Mars. MAVEN is bringing insight to how the sun stripped Mars of most of its atmosphere, turning a planet once possibly habitable to...
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On June 17 NASAs MAVEN Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission will
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NASA Goddard
06/17/2017 at 01:24. Facebook
NASA has posthumously awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael A’Hearn, one of the world’s leading comet scientists. A’Hearn died May 29 at his home in University Park, Maryland at the age of 76.

A University of Maryland astronomer and Distinguished University Professor, A’Hearn was honored posthumously Monday at the Small Bodies Assessment Group meeting at the Goddard Space...
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NASA has posthumously awarded the Exceptional Public Service Medal to Michael AHearn
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Russ Gleeson
Jackie Townsend
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NASA Goddard
06/16/2017 at 18:41. Facebook
A planetary nebula like IC 418, shown here, represents the final stage in the evolution of a star similar to our sun. The star at the center of IC 418 was a red giant a few thousand years ago, but then ejected its outer layers into space to form the nebula. That nebula has now expanded to a diameter of about 0.1 light-year.

The stellar remnant at the center was the hot core of the red giant,...
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A planetary nebula like IC 418 shown here represents the final stage
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NASA Goddard
06/16/2017 at 18:37. Facebook
Happy Hubble Friday!

A planetary nebula like IC 418, shown here, represents the final stage in the evolution of a star similar to our sun. The star at the center of IC 418 was a red giant a few thousand years ago, but then ejected its outer layers into space to form the nebula. That nebula has now expanded to a diameter of about 0.1 light-year.

The stellar remnant at the center was the hot...
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Happy Hubble Friday A planetary nebula like IC 418 shown here represents
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NASA Goddard
06/16/2017 at 18:08. Facebook
Mission officials for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope announced some of the science targets the telescope will observe following its launch and commissioning. These specific observations are part of a program of Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO), which provides dedicated time to the scientists that helped design and build the telescope’s four instruments.

“From the very first galaxies...
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Mission officials for NASAs James Webb Space Telescope announced some of the
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NASA Goddard
06/16/2017 at 14:16. Facebook
It's been a hot May.

May 2017 was the second warmest May in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York.

Last month was 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean May temperature from 1951-1980. The two top May temperature anomalies have occurred during the past two...
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Its been a hot May May 2017 was the second warmest May
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Fog Fills the Strait of Juan de Fuca

In western Washington, fog forms frequently in the summer and fall. Skies are often clearer than in other seasons, allowing surface heat to escape and air to cool, which leads to fog. But fog can happen any time of year if conditions are right.

Conditions were right on May 20, 2017, when winds pushed coastal fog eastward from the Pacific Ocean into the...
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