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03/26/2017 at 18:04. Facebook
What’s it like on Neptune? Cold, dark, and very windy! Neptune actually has six rings--they’re just very hard to see. Learn more about the last planet in our solar system: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/25/2017 at 17:50. Facebook
A volcano is an opening on the surface of a planet or moon that allows material warmer than its surroundings to escape from its interior. What causes volcanoes, and where else do they exist in our solar system? Find out here! [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/24/2017 at 23:45. Facebook
We live in the Milky Way galaxy. But there are many galaxies out there besides ours. There are so many, we can’t even count all of them yet! Some scientists think there could be as many as one hundred billion galaxies in the universe. Learn more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/24/2017 at 00:10. Facebook
Where did life come from? Are we alone? Discover the science of astrobiology at a #NASASocial event in Arizona in April. Apply here: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/23/2017 at 00:02. Facebook
Sicily's Mount Etna volcano is seen here erupting with molten lava visible from space at night (the red lines on the left), says astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who captured this nighttime view from orbit of Europe's most active volcano as it was erupting on March 19, 2017. More: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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03/21/2017 at 17:49. Facebook
Our Swift satellite sees the details from a Sun-like star that wandered too close to a black hole in its galaxy: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Today is the #FirstDayOfSpring in the Northern Hemisphere! Why do we have seasons? [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Our sun is a bright, hot ball of hydrogen and helium at the center of our solar system. It is 864,000 miles (1,392,000 km) in diameter, which makes it 109 times wider than Earth. Learn more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system. But did you know this planet only has one sunrise every 180 Earth days? [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]

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Can you guess the name of this moon? Hint: It’s one of Saturn’s moons! Here’s how many moons each planet in our solar system has: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Check out Saturn’s tortellini-shaped moon, Pan, in 3-D when viewed here through red-blue glasses. These stereo views, or anaglyphs, highlight Pan’s unusual and quirky shape. Find out more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Did you know that a #comet is a chunk of ice, rock, and gas flying through space? Learn more about comets with this fun and simple activity for kids! [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Lights out! Technicians conduct a “lights out inspection” of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) using a bright flashlight and special ultraviolet flashlights to look for contamination because it’s easier to find in the dark. Once launched in 2018, JWST will be the most powerful space telescope ever built. Find out more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Albert Einstein was born on this day in 1879. Learn about gravitational waves, which Einstein predicted over 100 years ago! [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Calling all armchair astronauts! Ride along with the spacecraft exploring the solar system all from your desktop. Read the blog: [ Tumblr.com Link ]
It sounds like a cause of heart burn. Instead, Boundary Layer Ingestion is a promising idea we're studying to reduce fuel consumption, reducing emissions and the cost of operating the aircraft. Learn more: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
When the universe began 13.8 billion years ago, it was just hot, tiny particles mixed with light and energy. It was nothing like what we see now! Learn more about the Big Bang: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]

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Like Earth, #Mars has volcanoes, gullies, and flat plains. Over the years, we’ve sent four rovers to study the Red Planet. Can you name them all? [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]