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A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sun, 2015-08-09 12:51

The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora.


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Apollo 17 at Shorty Crater

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Sat, 2015-08-08 10:51

On the Moon, it is easy to remember where you parked.


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NASA to Share the Universe with Tumblr Users

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-08-07 14:26
NASA is launching an official Tumblr profile that will give Tumblr users a regular dose of space in a blog-like format through text, photos, videos and more.
Categories: Space Exploration

Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of Martian surface water

Science Daily: Comets and Asteroids - Fri, 2015-08-07 11:07
Mars turned cold and dry long ago, but researchers have discovered evidence of an ancient lake that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the Red Planet.

Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of Martian surface water

Science Daily: Mars - Fri, 2015-08-07 11:07
Mars turned cold and dry long ago, but researchers have discovered evidence of an ancient lake that likely represents some of the last potentially habitable surface water ever to exist on the Red Planet.

Veteran Russian Cosmonauts Set for Spacewalk on NASA TV

NASA: Breaking News - Fri, 2015-08-07 11:01
NASA Television will broadcast live coverage of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station beginning at 9:45 a.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 10.
Categories: Space Exploration

Perseid meteors to light up summer skies

Science Daily: Comets and Asteroids - Fri, 2015-08-07 09:26
The evening of Wednesday 12 August into the morning of Thursday 13 August sees the annual maximum of the Perseid meteor shower. This year, a new moon makes prospects for watching this natural firework display particularly good.

Stripping ESO 137-001

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Fri, 2015-08-07 08:51

Stripping ESO 137-001


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Hubble Finds a Little Gem

NASA: Image of the Day - Fri, 2015-08-07 08:43
This colorful bubble is a planetary nebula called NGC 6818, also known as the Little Gem Nebula. The rich glow of the cloud is just over half a light-year across — humongous compared to its tiny central star — but still a little gem on a cosmic scale.
Categories: Astronomy Pictures

NASA, Space Station Partners Announce Crew Members for Missions in 2017

NASA: Breaking News - Thu, 2015-08-06 15:36
NASA and its International Space Station (ISS) partners have announced the crew members for missions to the orbiting laboratory in 2017. The selection includes first-time space flyers NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Jack Fischer.
Categories: Space Exploration

Gravitational constant appears universally constant, pulsar study suggests

Science Daily: Comets and Asteroids - Thu, 2015-08-06 14:45
Astronomers have produced the best constraint ever of the gravitational constant measured outside of our Solar System.

Stormy Seas in Sagittarius

NASA: Image of the Day - Thu, 2015-08-06 09:55
This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the center of the Lagoon Nebula, an object with a deceptively tranquil name, in the constellation of Sagittarius. The region is filled with intense winds from hot stars, churning funnels of gas, and energetic star formation, all embedded within an intricate haze of gas and pitch-dark dust.
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The ISS and a Colorful Moon

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Thu, 2015-08-06 07:51

Tonight's Full Moon, the second Full Moon in July, could be


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Tour Weird Ceres: Bright Spots and a Pyramid-Shaped Mountain

JPL Podcasts - Thu, 2015-08-06 03:00



This video shows a series of animations of dwarf planet Ceres, generated from data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.



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From a million miles away, NASA camera shows moon crossing face of Earth

Science Daily: Comets and Asteroids - Wed, 2015-08-05 19:17
A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated 'dark side' of the moon that is never visible from Earth.

NASA Names New Manager of International Space Station Program

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-08-05 17:45
NASA’s springboard for discovery, innovation and deep space exploration has a new chief. The agency has named Kirk Shireman as the new manager of its International Space Station (ISS) Program, based at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, where Shireman has served as deputy center director since 2013.
Categories: Space Exploration

New Online Exploring Tools Bring NASA's Journey to Mars to New Generation

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-08-05 15:55
On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online tools that open the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet to a new generation of explorers, inviting the public to help with its journey to Mars.
Categories: Space Exploration

New Online Tools Bring NASA’s Journey to Mars to New Generation of Explorers

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-08-05 15:55
On the three-year anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover, NASA is unveiling two new online tools that open the mysterious terrain of the Red Planet to a new generation of explorers, inviting the public to help with its journey to Mars.
Categories: Space Exploration

NASA Notifies Congress About Space Station Contract Modification with Russia

NASA: Breaking News - Wed, 2015-08-05 15:12
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden sent a letter to Congress Wednesday informing members that, due to continued reductions in the president’s funding requests for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program over the past several years, NASA was forced to extend its existing contract with the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to transport American as
Categories: Space Exploration

Testing Hardware for Growing Plants and Vegetables in Space

NASA: Image of the Day - Wed, 2015-08-05 10:35
Astronauts on the International Space Station continue testing the VEGGIE hardware for growing vegetables and plants in space. VEGGIE provides lighting and nutrient supply for plants in the form of a low-cost growth chamber and planting "pillows" -- helping provide nutrients for the root system.
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