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Behold! The first images from GOES-16, NOAA's latest in a new age of weather satellites. This image show North and South America and the surrounding oceans. GOES-16, formerly known as GOES-R, launched on Nov. 19, 2016. Get the details: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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01/22/2017 at 18:12. 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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01/21/2017 at 18:10. Facebook
The next total solar #eclipse will be on August 21, 2017. What’s the difference between a total eclipse and a partial one? [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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01/20/2017 at 01:07. Facebook
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01/19/2017 at 19:15. Facebook
What part of #Jupiter should #JunoCam image next? It’s up to you! Voting for my next flyby opens today: [ Missionjuno.swri.edu Link ]
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01/19/2017 at 01:15. Facebook
Without the #sun there would be no light, no warmth, and no life. Here’s where the sun gets its energy from!
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01/18/2017 at 22:56. Facebook
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01/17/2017 at 18:43. Facebook
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden reflects on the life and legacy of Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Earth only has one #moon, but that’s not the case for the rest of the planets in our solar system! Can you guess how many moons Neptune has? [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
#OTD in 2006, the Stardust mission returned #comet samples to Earth. Comets orbit the sun, like asteroids, but comets are made of ice and dust. What else do we know about comets? [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
The Huygens Probe landed on Saturn's moon Titan on this day in 2005. How many moons does Saturn have? Find out here: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Here are 13 reasons why you should have an out of this world Friday the 13th! [ Bit.ly Link ]
#Auroras are beautiful light shows in the sky caused by the sun’s energy. They’re usually red, green and blue--but not all the time! Sometimes, the colors mix and you might be able to see yellow and pink colors too. Learn more about auroras in our hands-on activity: [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
#OTD in 1935, Amelia Earhart became the first to fly from Hawaii to California. Her contributions to aviation have inspired people for many, many decades!
Check out this composite image of #Earth and its moon, as seen from Mars! How far away is the moon from us? The answer might surprise you! [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]