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NASA 2h
Bro, do you even lift? 🤔 Well, living in microgravity requires no heavy lifting at all. A current investigation on the aims to understand muscle loss in astronauts by studying roundworms — because they adapt to space similarly to us! 🐛
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NASA Technology Dec 12
Jennifer Inman at takes pictures of spacecraft from planes to study atmospheric re-entry. She is a physicist who believes that the world only gets more profound as you start to look at the fundamental forces and particles all around us. More:
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NASA 6h
How are stars and planets born? What happens to its planets when a star dies? Come along on an epic interstellar journey, billions of years long, through the life and death of a planetary system:
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NASA 20h
Lightning strikes within a chamber to agitate dust as conducts a trial run of an electrode test chamber. The results could open new doors about particle velocities and help us uncover the origins of our solar system. Learn more:
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NASA 22h
Apply to attend a event in Jan. where you can: 👀 View 's uncrewed test flight for 📷Tour facilities 🚀Take photos of the rocket on the launch pad 🔥Watch the spacecraft launch Info:
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NASA 24h
This weekend, watch the skies for a passing ! ☄ Comet 46P/Wirtanen will make its closest flyby on Sunday, Dec. 16, only 7.1 million miles from Earth. It may even be bright enough to see without a telescope. Photo galleries & how to observe:
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Robert Downey Jr Dec 15
Always good to know has your back.
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NASA Dec 15
What caused Antarctica's increased snowfall from 1901-2000? A warming atmosphere. But even with the extra snowfall, it's still losing mass. Learn how we make future predictions of how ice sheets will shift:
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NASA Dec 15
Since ICESat-2 launched in September, it has already exceeded our expectations! The satellite is measuring the height of sea ice to within an inch, which will be used to help improve climate modeling and forecasts. Dive in:
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NASA Dec 15
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👍 Failure is not an option.
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NASA Dec 15
What happens when returns back to Earth after traveling thousands of miles into deep space? Splashdown. Our engineers are testing the airbags to ensure they deploy & keep the spacecraft upright when it splashes into the ocean. Dive in:
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NASA Dec 14
. spotted a rare, medium-size "hot Neptune" planet in a solar system beyond our own. Why are there few exoplanets of this size? Some clues: the planet orbits close to a young star, and its atmosphere is evaporating from blistering radiation.
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Johnson Space Center Dec 14
In episode 75 of Houston, We Have A Podcast, avionics, power and software deputy manager Matt Lemke discusses how Orion is radiation-hardened so the systems inside can withstand the harsh environment of space.
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NASA Dec 14
A cosmic fountain is just as cool as it sounds — and beautiful to match. When gas falls toward a supermassive black hole in the center of a galaxy cluster, gravitational & electromagnetic forces spray the gas away for millions of years. See for yourself:
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NASA Dec 14
A second chance for to fly to space, a Russian spacewalk to check on a repair to the Soyuz & 's spacecraft returns to the . Here’s what's happening aboard our orbiting laboratory: . Ask ?s using
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NASA Dec 14
JUST ANNOUNCED! A event in Jan. where you can: 👀 View ’s uncrewed test flight for 📷Tour facilities 🚀Take photos of the rocket on the launch pad 🔥Watch the spacecraft launch Apply:
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NASA Dec 13
LOOK UP TONIGHT! 💫 With hundreds of meteors streaking across the night sky, the Geminid meteor shower is a “must see” dazzling show for skywatchers. To prepare, watch the latest episode of :
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NASA Dec 13
Heads up, Earthlings! The annual Geminid meteor shower has arrived and will peak. 🌠 It’s a good time to bundle up, go outside and watch one of Mother Nature’s best sky shows featuring up to 100 meteors per hour. Get more details:
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NASA Dec 13
Our mission, Parker Solar Probe, is flying closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, speeding through the corona & collecting never-before-seen data with four cutting-edge science instruments. Now, it's time to start solving solar mysteries:
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Anne McClain Dec 13
. is really phenomenal; every day we get to play a part in learning about our universe, our Earth, and the creatures that live on it. Getting to do science on the ceiling? Well, now that’s just cool!
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