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Interplanetary Mission Fission

July 13, 2014 – Interplanetary mission fission: Pictured above, artist’s conception of a spacecraft (lower left) held at a safe distance from its nuclear power source. Scientists and engineers from Los Alamos, NASA, and National Security Technologies, LLC, have successfully … Continue reading

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3D Picture of Crater Rim Mountains on Mars

July 7, 2014 – 3D Mountainous Crater Rim Picture from Mars: This is a screen shot from a high-definition simulated movie of Mojave Crater on Mars, based on images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on … Continue reading

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June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Puzzled Over Massive Far Off Rocky Planet.

June 3, 2014 – Astronomers Confounded By Massive Rocky World: Astronomers have discovered a rocky planet that weighs 17 times as much as Earth and is more than twice as large in size. This discovery has planet formation theorists challenged … Continue reading

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Star Infrared Light Mystery Solved.

March 7, 2014 – Loops of Gas and Dust Rise from Planetary Disks (Artist Concept): Magnetic loops carry gas and dust above disks of planet-forming material circling stars, as shown in this artist’s conception. These loops give off extra heat, which … Continue reading

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Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler.

February 5, 2014 – Weird, Wobbly World Found by Kepler: Imagine living on a planet with seasons so erratic you would hardly know whether to wear Bermuda shorts or a heavy overcoat. That is the situation on a weird, wobbly … Continue reading

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Water Discovered on Dwarf Planet Ceres.

January 30, 2014 – Dwarf Planet Ceres, Artist’s Impression: Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. Plumes of water vapor are … Continue reading

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NASA Hosts News Conference About 10 Years of Roving on Mars.

January 28, 2014 – NASA Hosts News Conference About 10 Years of Roving on Mars: NASA’s Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later. NASA will reflect on … Continue reading

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The Surface of the Asteroid Vesta in Color.

December 18, 2013 – The Surface of the Asteroid Vesta in Color: This colorful composite image from NASA’s Dawn mission shows the flow of material inside and outside a crater called Aelia on the giant asteroid Vesta. The area is … Continue reading

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December 16, 2013 – Picture of the Day.

December 16, 2013 – Picture of the Day: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured this wide-angle image on July 19 of Saturn’s rings, Earth, indicated by the white arrow, and Earth’s moon. How small we are! (Credits – The Wall Street Journal, NASA, … Continue reading

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Hubble Sees Evidence of water on Jupiter’s Moon.

December 13, 2013 – Hubble Sees Evidence of Water Vapor at Jupiter Moon: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has observed water vapor above the frigid south polar region of Jupiter’s moon Europa, providing the first strong evidence of water plumes erupting … Continue reading

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