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NASA 2h
How's the weather? Did you have a today? 🌨 Astronauts on board the captured this view of the Great Lakes region in mid-February, with clouds and frozen terrain as far as the eye could see:
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NASA 2h
Could the Moon be a potential source of water production? 🤔 Solar wind streams protons to the Moon, which interacts w/ electrons to make hydrogen atoms. These atoms latch onto oxygen in the lunar soil — making hydroxl, a component of water. 🌊 Take a dip:
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NASA 6h
Welcome to a mock spacecraft where crewmembers live for 45 days & emulate a real space mission, w/ 16-hour work days & a flight-like timeline of activities. The 5th Human Exploration Research Analog Campaign has just “lifted off.” Learn more:
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NASA 18h
Look up! Tonight's appears larger & brighter than any other full Moon this year.
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NASA 20h
Swimming like solar tadpoles from the ☀️, newly found plasma jets spark a clue to an age-old mystery about our 🌟's upper atmosphere. At 200 X's hotter than the sun’s surface, charged particle disruptions from this region can even reach Earth. Details:
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NASA 21h
🌡️ Lows of -138°F (-95°C) with SW winds peaking at 37.8 mph... Daily weather reports from Mars 🔴 start today, thanks to data from our lander! Follow the temperature, wind, and air pressure trends as seasons change on the Red Planet:
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NASA 23h
Tonight, you don’t have to be a werewolf 🐺 to appreciate the brightest and largest full Moon of the year. Ever wondered why they are called supermoons? Get your howl on here:
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NASA 23h
X-ray communications? It may sound like sci-fi, but with shorter wavelengths than radio, x-ray comms could potentially send more data for the same amount of transmission power. We're set to test this on the :
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NASA Feb 19
Space is vital to the well-being of the United States, so it’s critical to safeguard American interests that operate there, including our spacecraft and the International
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NASA Feb 19
A discovery made by a citizen scientist is challenging our assumptions about how planetary systems evolve!👩‍🔬A volunteer w/ our Backyard Worlds project has found that the oldest & coldest known white dwarf star is encircled by rings of dust. Learn more:
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Johnson Space Center Feb 12
February is ; do you know who made history by being the first African American astronaut to launch to space?
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Anne McClain Feb 19
Spacesuit maintenance…Each suit is like a small spacecraft with its own power, air and water systems which work together to maintain the precise atmosphere in which humans can live, while also protecting us from the harsh conditions of space. Pretty phenomenal design!
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NASA Feb 19
Scientists who study the solar system tend to ask big questions: How was our solar system formed? Where did the building blocks of life come from? To find answers, they’re looking more and more at small worlds. explains why:
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NASA Feb 19
We are saddened by the loss of visionary storyteller & filmmaker Toni Myers, who gave audiences a front row to the wonders of the cosmos. Watch Toni talk about her work training to film life off the Earth and on the :
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NASA_SLS Feb 15
In this episode of Rocket Science in 60 Seconds, Chad Bryant, core stage manager for explains what the massive, 212-foot-tall core stage is and how its five main structures will be outfitted and joined together. WATCH >>
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NASA Feb 18
“Stable landslides” creep slowly and harmlessly — but can eventually turn disastrous. For the first time, our scientists have documented the transition of a stable landslide into a catastrophic collapse. Stay safe and informed:
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NASA Earth Feb 18
In honor of , take a peek at as astronauts see it.
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NASA Feb 18
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! 🔥 Our Space Telescope captured the smoking gun of a newborn star located within a cloud of gas and dust, known as a nebula. Take a closer look at what’s happening a thousand light-years away from Earth:
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NASA Feb 18
Like a luminous marker for our nation’s capital, 's rocket carrying the spacecraft lit up the sky last fall. 🚀 This , we reflect over the Thomas Jefferson Memorial once again, to honor our presidents:
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NASA Feb 18
Time is ticking! ⏰ It’s the LAST DAY to apply for our event in April at in Virginia where social media users will get an up-close view of the next cargo launch to the ! Application & details: .
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