Planet Earth’s Northern Hemisphere Time Lapse

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Russian weather satellite Electro-L orbiting 25,000 miles above the Earth has taken the highest resolution images of our home planet ever. After compiling the images, this amazing time lapse of the Earth’s North hemisphere was the result. The month old video has over 1.5 million hits, and is covered by NYDailyNews, FoxLA, and LongIslandPress.   Read more: […]

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Video Captures 100,000-Mile Solar Flare

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A new video from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory shows a solar flare that took the shape of a light bulb on Oct. 14. The glowing “light bulb” plasma display stretches 100,000 miles long. Located on the left side of the Sun, the active region was not facing Earth at the time, but it has since […]

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Solar Dynamics Observatory Releases Highlights From Year Four

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is designed to monitor the entire disc of the sun, 24 hours a day. It is capable of detecting 10 different wavelengths in order capture all of the sun’s activity in order to learn more about the generation and structure of the magnetic field and how the magnetic energy manifests […]

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Titan Smells Like Gasoline And Farts

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Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is of particular interest to scientists because of its unusually Earth-like qualities. Prior to the arrival of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, Titan was difficult to study because it is shrouded in a thick golden haze of photochemical smog that obscured its surface. Observations gathered by this instrument have transformed investigations of this […]

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Hubble Reveals Farthest Star Explosion Yet

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Astronomers have spotted the most distant massive star explosion of its kind, a supernova that could help scientists better understand the nature of the universe. Using the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists recently caught sight of Supernova UDS10Wil (nicknamed SN Wilson) which exploded more than 10 billion years ago. It took more than 10 billion years […]

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Hubble Will Help Scientists Decide Next Stop For Pluto-Bound Probe

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An artist’s concept of the New Horizons space probe at Pluto. Image: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute A NASA spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is more than a year away, but researchers are already thinking about where the probe will go next. Scientists will use the space agency’s Hubble Space Telescope to […]

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Astronaut Struggles To Adjust To Earth’s Gravity

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ReelNASA is a NASA and space obsessed YouTube channel as their name suggests. In this new video that is apart of their Johnson Space Center satirical series, they poke fun at the common knowledge that astronauts must adjust to Earth’s gravity after returning from space.   As they showcase Tom Marshburn struggling with his pen and cup, it […]

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NASA Agrees To Let Boeing And SpaceX Create Actual Space Taxis To And From ISS

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NASA announced on Tuesday that Boeing will team up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to build space taxis that will transport astronauts to the International Space Station. The spacecraft will replace Russia’s Soyuz capsules, which have been the only way for astronauts to get to the ISS since NASA’s Space Shuttle Program was shut down in 2011. […]

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