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NASA Picks New Rocket Rides to Launch Small Satellites

NASA has approved a mission called Lunar IceCube, which will send a 6U cubesat to hunt for water ice on the moon.Credit: Morehead State University Tiny satellites won’t have to hitchhike their way to space for much longer. NASA has awarded a total of $17.1 million to three companies to launch miniscule cubesats, which to […]

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At Icy Saturn Moon Enceladus, Cassini Begins Final Close Encounters

An artist’s illustration of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flying by Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. Cassini is making its final close flybys of Enceladus in 2015.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spent a decade studying Saturn and its family of moons. With the mission set to end in 2017, the probe has been busy gathering as much […]

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Shrinking

Capturing one full 10 hour planetary rotation with the Hubble Space Telescope shows changes in the gas giant’s atmosphere. Seeing such worlds transform over many years teaches us how dynamic planets work. They are also simply beautiful, natural works of art. Credit: Space.com / NASA / ESA / STScI To source

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Sooty Cosmic Cloud Will Ignite Bright Stars

RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU SHOWS AUTHOR BIO Dave Brody Dave Brody has been a writer and Executive Producer at SPACE.com since January 2000. He created and hosted space science video for Starry Night astronomy software, Orion Telescopes and SPACE.com TV. A career space documentarian and journalist, Brody was the Supervising Producer of the long running […]

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Colliding Galaxies Shock Particle Cloud Back to Life

Astronomers have found evidence that a collision between two galaxy clusters sent shock waves through a once brightly radiating cloud of electrons, bringing the cloud back to life. Scientists are referring to the resurrected cloud as a “radio phoenix,” named after the mythical bird that is reborn from its ashes, because the high-energy electrons within […]

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'Astronaut Instruction Manual' Introduces Kids to Space

Students from Ferebee-Hope Elementary School in Washington, D.C. try on a spacesuit glove at a space education event in 2011.Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi Mike Mongo has a custom-made set of upside-down glasses. He stumbled on the idea a few years ago by accident, when some new glasses were pinching him, he turned them upside down to […]

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Two Small Pluto Moons Get Their Close-Ups (Photos)

Pluto’s moon Nix is shown in high-resolution black-and-white and lower-resolution color in this image captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its July 2015 flyby.Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI Pluto’s small moons are starting to come out into the light. The most jaw-dropping photos captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its historic July flyby of Pluto depict […]

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Jupiter Is Changing, Hubble Telescopes Sees

Target: The “Fuzzies” – Galaxies, Nebulae and Comets Chandra: A Great Observatory Fly By Neptune’s Freezing Moon Triton CAUTION! – How to SAFELY Observe the Sun Stargazing: Welcome to the Universe Black Hole Waltz Target: The Stars – Which Ones to Watch and Why Return with Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Phases of an Exoplanet Echoes of […]

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