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See the Moon, Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise Friday (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:12:49 EDT:)
Mercury and Venus will star in an early morning meet-up with the moon Friday (July 24). Both planets can be seen low in the east-northeast roughly 45 minutes before sunrise.
Hubble Telescope Spies Off-Kilter Halo Around Distant Galaxy (Images) (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:53:43 EDT:)
The Hubble Space Telescope has created the most detailed map ever of the star-filled halo encircling Centarus A, the closest giant elliptical galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy. The map reveals a surprising amount of heavy metals along the halo´s outer edge.
On Cloudy Alien Planets, a Chance for Life (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:16:05 EDT:)
The cloudier an alien planet is, the closer it can get to its star and still remain potentially life-friendly, researchers say. See what it means for life on planets even as hellish as Venus.
Astronauts Simulate Deep-Space Mission in Underwater Lab (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:49:57 EDT:)
It´s commonplace to practice spacewalks underwater, but the latest crew living in an underwater lab plans to introduce a twist: a 10-minute communications delay with mission control.
Comet´s Tail ´Stretched and Pummeled´ By Sun During Fly-by | Video (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:14:51 EDT:)
NASA´s STEREO spacecraft captured imagery of recently discovered Comet Jacques on its nearest approach to the Sun as the object was moving at over 110,000 miles per hour. The comet can be spotted in the pre-dawn hours.
Probe Scans Comet’s True Shape | Animated Image Set (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:39:50 EDT:)
Imagery from the Rosetta mission has been used to create a visualization of periodic comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The probe insert itself into orbit around the comet in the first week of August 2014.
WATCH LIVE @ 3 pm ET: How the Hubble Space Telescope Works Webcast (Sat, 06 Oct 2012 17:18:16 EDT:)
Scientists with the Hubble Space Telescope are hosting a webcast to answer questions about how NASA and the European Space Agency´s huge eye in the sky works.
Rosetta Probe vs. Comet ´Cherry-Gerry´ - Size Comparison | Video (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:32:17 EDT:)
The probe is 125 times smaller than its target, comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta will come within 62 miles of the surface in the first week of August 2014.
Satellites Track Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site from Space (Images) (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:54 EDT:)
DigitalGlobe released satellite images of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17.
Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 24, 1969: Return to Earth (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:28:24 EDT:)
NASA´s Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth as heroes at the end of their successful manned moon landing mission. See how Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and returned to the United States.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45th Anniversary: Complete Coverage (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:27:58 EDT:)
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." That sentence, uttered by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong from the surface of the moon 45 years ago, signaled the dawn of a new age.
Astrophotographer Catches Star Cluster, Moon & Venus in One Amazing Photo (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:39:04 EDT:)
Astrophotographer took this image of the moon, Venus, and the Pleiades on June 24, 2014 from Tucson, Arizona.
Apollo 11´s Vintage Tech: The Most Amazing Moon Landing Innovations (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:23:46 EDT:)
While the Apollo 11 landing was on the cutting-edge of technology in 1969, today it´s a demonstration of how much could be accomplished with so little.
U.A.E. on a Mission to Mars (Op-Ed) (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:56:22 EDT:)
The United Arab Emirates has announced plans to launch a mission to Mars by 2021. A first for the Arab world, the mission and accompanying Space Agency are a big deal for the UAE – scientifically and politically.
Robotic Russian Cargo Ship Launches on Express Trip to Space Station (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:14:28 EDT:)
Russia launched a robotic ship on an express delivery run to the International Space Station today (July 23) to bring fresh supplies to the crewmembers on the orbiting outpost.
Is Voyager 1 Really in Interstellar Space? New Test Could Prove It for Good (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:23:59 EDT:)
Scientists are still debating whether NASA´s Voyager 1 spacecraft is in interstellar space, but a new study outlines a test that could definitively show where the far-flung probe is on its journey out of the solar system.
Astronaut Spots Explosions over Israel and Gaza from Space (Photos) (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:46 EDT:)
As fighting continues in Israel and Gaza, astronauts living aboard the International Space Station can see signs of the deadly conflict from space.
Hubble Space Telescope Webcast Thursday: How to Watch Live (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:15:52 EDT:)
Hubble Space Telescope scientists are going to explain how they use the huge eye in the sky during a live chat Thursday (July 24).
Gaza Explosions and Flying Rockets Seen From Space | Video (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:15:52 EDT:)
Photographs taken by ISS astronaut Alexander Gerst show the waging war on the Gaza strip and Israel. Gerst says "My saddest photo yet. From the International Space Station we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over Gaza and Israel."
45 Years After Moon Landing, NASA is MIA (Op-Ed) (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:48:08 EDT:)
The United States is outsourcing space exploration to other countries, something that should be a cause for concern.
Apollo 11 Astronauts Meet Obama at White House (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:40:11 EDT:)
U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collin, the two surviving Apollo 11 astronauts, to the White House yesterday (July 22) to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Landsat: 42 Years of Earth from Space Photos | Video (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:06:33 EDT:)
NASA´s first Landsat mission launched in July 1972. Seven more satellites have been launched since. Two of these, Landsat 7 & 8, are still active. The program acquired science imagery of natural disasters, urban change, water, ice, and farming.
NASA´s Chandra X-Ray Space Telescope Celebrates 15 Years of Discoveries (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:08:50 EDT:)
The agency´s Chandra X-ray Observatory — one of NASA´s ´Great Observatories,´ along with the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes and the now-retired Compton Gamma Ray Observatory — launched aboard the space shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999.
Chandra X-Ray Observatory - 15 Years Of Discovery | Video (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:08:17 EDT:)
The NASA space-based telescope has delivered amazing imagery of the hidden Universe and expanded our knowledge of black holes, dark matter and the life and death of stars. It was launched on July 23rd, 1999 aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 23, 1969: Preparing for Landing (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:53:26 EDT:)
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins spent their last full day in space before landing gearing up for their Earth return. See how here.
New Space Race? US Eyes Asteroids as Other Nations Shoot for the Moon (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:28:18 EDT:)
In the four decades since Apollo, no humans have landed on the moon. While NASA has no concrete plans to send astronauts back, other nations are talking about going there.
Guardians of the Galaxy: A Space Movie Adventure (Photos) (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:12:17 EDT:)
The second team of comic book superheroes called "The Guardians of the Galaxy" appears in a new movie by Marvel Studios.
Home, Sweet, Moon Cave: Astronauts Could Live in ´Lunar Pits´ (Video) (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:03:28 EDT:)
Scientists have found hundreds of small pits on the lunar surface that could provide shelter to astronauts exploring the moon. Some of the pits, which are primarily located inside larger craters on the moon, are nearly 3,000 feet wide.
Young Star Cluster Shines in Stunning Telescope Views (Video, Photo) (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:23:48 EDT:)
A family of bright young stars group together against a background of glowing clouds in a new photo from an observatory in the Southern Hemisphere.
Star Families Studied in ‘Celestial Laboratory´ | Video (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:53:54 EDT:)
The European Southern Observatory´s La Silla Observatory imaged NGC 3293, a star cluster in the constellation Carina (The Keel), a site where sibling stars grow and generations evolve.
Dusty Mystery | Space Wallpaper (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:21:12 EDT:)
This space wallpaper of an artist’s impression shows dust forming in the environment around a supernova explosion.
NASA Spacecraft Just One Year Away from Pluto (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:56:58 EDT:)
NASA´s New Horizons´ mission, which blasted off in 2006, will become the first spacecraft to orbit Pluto in July 2015. The flyby will give researchers their first good look at the distant, frigid dwarf planet.
Amazing SpaceX Reusable Rocket Test Caught on Video (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:20:22 EDT:)
The video, which SpaceX released today (July 22), shows a Falcon 9 first stage returning to Earth in a controlled fashion after helping launch six commercial satellites on July 14 for the firm Orbcomm.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing Test Captured By On-Board Cam | Video (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:04 EDT:)
The private space company´s Falcon 9 re-usable rocket technology was tested on its last flight on July 14th, 2014. Engine restart, landing legs and ocean touchdown at near zero velocity was recorded. See the launch:
Earth and Planets Make Strange, Exquisite Noises | Video Compilation (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14:31 EDT:)
Created by lightning, ‘whistlers’ travel along Earth´s magnetic field lines from hemisphere to hemisphere. Jupiter’s charged particles ‘sing’ across its magnetosphere (recorded by Voyager).
What If Apollo 11 Failed? President Nixon Had Speech Ready (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:21:16 EDT:)
Papers from the National Archives record the words President Nixon would have spoken had the Apollo 11 astronauts been unable to return to Earth.
Space History Photo: Boilerplate Mercury Capsule (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:48:47 EDT:)
Engineers inspect a boilerplate Mercury capsule.
´Star Wars Episode VII´ X-Wing Revealed by J.J. Abrams (Video) (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:24:27 EDT:)
"Star Wars Episode VII" director J.J. Abrams is giving fans of the franchise their first look at the new movie´s updated X-Wing — a fighter plane flown in the original trilogy — in a new video.
Pulsar’s Dramatic Morph Caught by Space Telescope | Video (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:20:19 EDT:)
NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected a never-before-seen change in a binary star system in the constellation Sextants. The pulsar ceased its radio ‘beacon’ but started bright gamma ray emissions. This animation explains the behavior.
New Star Wars Episode VII X-Wing Revealed | Video (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:28:54 EDT:)
Star Wars Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams is giving fans yet another sneak peak at what lies ahead in the new trilogy. Check out an upgrade on an old cornerstone piece of the Star Wars franchise.
Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 22, 1969: Firing Engines for Earth Return (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:57:54 EDT:)
On July 22, 1969, the three men on NASA´s Apollo 11 mission were in the homestretch of their historic moon voyage. See how they fired the engines on their spacecraft.
Newfound Alien Planet Has Longest Year Known for Transiting World (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:45:13 EDT:)
The newly discovered exoplanet Kepler-421b — which crosses the face of, or transits, its host star from Earth´s perspective — takes 704 days to complete one orbit. Thus, it has the longest year known for any transiting alien world.
4-Month Mock Mars Mission Wraps Up in Hawaii Friday (Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:52:07 EDT:)
The second Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation mission, known as Hi-SEAS 2, wraps up on Friday (July 25), ending four months of simulated Red Planet exploration on Hawaii´s Mauna Loa volcano.
Actor Morgan Freeman Talks Mars Trips & More with NASA Astronauts (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:27:40 EDT:)
Actor Morgan Freeman grilled NASA astronauts on the International Space Station about how their work can get humans to Mars someday.
NASA Names Historic Operations Building for 1st Moonwalker Neil Armstrong (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:18:59 EDT:)
NASA honored the memory of Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong Monday (July 21), naming the Operations and Checkout building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida after the first man on the moon.
Apollo 11´s Scariest Moments: Perils of the 1st Manned Moon Landing (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:34:09 EDT:)
NASA´s Apollo 11 moon landing was a human spaceflight feat, but also a dangerous journey. See some of the scariest moments of first manned moon landing as described by space historian and science writer Rod Pyle, author of ´Destination Moon.´
NASA Probe Sees Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site from Space (Video) (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:51:53 EDT:)
What does the site of the first moon-landing look like 45 years later? A NASA probe orbiting the moon has recently beamed back new images of what Apollo 11´s Tranquility Base looks like now.
Space History Photo: Kathy Sullivan Dons Her Suit (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:53:46 EDT:)
Astronaut Kathy Sullivan poses for a picture with her space suit.
Russia Launches Live Animals on Two-Month Space Mission (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:56:58 EDT:)
A high-flying package of live animals, plant seeds, and materials samples shot into space Friday (July 18) aboard a retrievable Russian Foton satellite, launching a two-month mission focusing on microgravity research into biological and physical sciences.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing Site Spied By Orbiter | Video (Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:48:44 EDT:)
NASA´s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) snapped imagery of the site where humanity took their first steps on the moon. An animator combined the photograph with a terrain map to create a 3D model of the Lunar Module (LM) descent stage.

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