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NORAD: Tracking Spacecraft, Missiles & Santa

Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base take calls from children wanting to know where Santa is.Credit: U.S. Navy North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a military organization that is shared between the United States and Canada. The group is tasked with looking for threats or activity in aerospace, which can include anything from looking […]

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It's Crater-palooza on Dwarf Planet Ceres (New Photo)

A new view of Ceres, captured by NASA’s Dawn probe on May 23, 2015, shows fine details of the dwarf planet’s surface coming into focus.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA A new photo from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft shows the battered surface of the dwarf planet Ceres in unprecedented detail. Dawn captured the image on May 23, when the probe […]

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NASA Mission to Europa Will Seek Conditions for Life

This “remastered” view of Europa is based on information from NASA’s Galileo mission of the 1990s. The 2014 view more closely resembles how the moon of Jupiter would look like to the human eye.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute NASA’s Europa spacecraft will use nine scientific instruments to assess the icy, ocean-harboring Jupiter moon’s ability to support life, […]

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Selfies with Earth

Space Science Image of the Week: Fifteen years ago, XMM-Newton took a series of mesmerising self-portraits with our planet To source

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Best Space Photos of the Week – May 23, 2015

1 of 10 Gorgeous New View of Medusa Nebula Credit: European Southern Observatory From the launch of the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane to new views of the odd bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, don’t miss these amazing space…Read More » images of the week for May 23, 2015. HERE: The Medusa […]

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Rare Quasar Quartet Is the First of Its Kind Ever Seen

This image shows a rare view of four quasars, indicated by white arrows, found together by astronomers using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The bright galactic nuclei are embedded in a giant nebula of cool, dense gas visible in the image as a blue haze.Credit: Hennawi & Arrigoni-Battaia, MPIA A giant nebula in the early […]

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Andromeda Galaxy Is Surrounded by a Supersized Gas Halo

The Andromeda Galaxy, shown here, may be much larger than astronomers previously thought. Astrophotographer Lorenzo Comolli took this photo Nov. 16, 2012, from Bogli, Italy.Credit: Lorenzo Comolli One of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbors is surrounded by a much bigger halo of gas than previously thought, new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal. […]

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[International Space Station / Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO)] JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, February 2015

JAXA Astronaut Activity Report, February, 2015 Last Updated: May 11, 2015 This is JAXA’s Japanese astronaut activity report for February, 2015. Astronaut Kimiya Yui continues training for his upcoming long-duration ISS mission Astronaut Kimiya Yui, who was assigned as a crew member for the Expedition 44/45 mission to the International Space Station (ISS), underwent training […]

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NASA Vehicle Changes Everything About Driving | Video

NASA’s Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV), developed at the Johnson Space Center for eventual use off-world, could change how Earthly vehicles drive as well; ‘sideways’ on 4 independent wheel-motors, each of which can rotate 180°. It’s an electric vehicle that can travel up to 62 miles on a charge. Credit: NASA/JSC To source

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'Venus Zone' Narrows Search for Habitable Exoplanets

An artistic representation of the exoplanet Gliese 832c as compared with Earth. The large planet may be Earth-like, or it could have a dense atmosphere and a closer relationship to Venus.Credit: PHL, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Long before the hunt began to find Earth lookalikes around other stars, one planet in the solar system […]

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