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NASA 34m
Want to experience a mission, space lasers, penguins and a workhorse rocket’s last liftoff? If so, apply for behind-the-scenes access during a at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. Details:
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NASA 2h
In celebration of the , shares views of the cities with baseball stadiums as captured by our astronauts on the International , located 250 miles above Earth. Check out this unique perspective:
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NASA 3h
Our solar system is vast, filled not only with planets & moons, but also asteroids & other celestial bodies. In this new Gravity Assist podcast we explore these fascinating chunks of rocks & ice, their origin & why hunts them in space:
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Using infrared, astronomers saw the faint afterglow of the explosive merger of 2 neutron stars last September. These observations helped them understand how many of the heaviest periodic elements are created in explosive neutron star mergers:
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NASA 7h
The Sun may look unchanging to us here on Earth, but that’s not the whole story. See how the soon-to-launch Parker will show us that when it comes to our Sun, there’s more than meets the eye:
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NASA 8h
The ethereal beauty of Earth is perfectly captured in this pic taken by . From the vantage point of , he was able to see orange & brown hues of the Namib Desert & contrasting blues of the Atlantic Ocean. More on photos from space:
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NASA 11h
For , what are we describing here in emojis? Our single ⭐️+ its closest planet ⚪️ The 🔥 planet Our home 🌎 + our neighbor 🌕 The Red Planet 🔴 The ☁️ giant The orb w/ the ⭕️'s The ice giants 🔵 The world w/ the 💟 glacier Find out:
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Alexander Gerst Jul 16
Can you see us? In the following nights, will be passing over Europe, visible as the brightest star moving over the night sky. And also, it is also the only one with humans inside
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NASA 23h
We’re inviting social media users to apply to see a rocket launch! 🚀 The launch will kickoff a mission to measure the height of our home planet, with a focus on tracking changes to the ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice of Earth’s polar regions. Details:
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NASA 24h
Brilliant, salty deposits are seen by decorating dwarf planet Ceres like a smattering of diamonds. But how? The science behind these bright spots show they formed after a slushy brine made its way to the surface. Take a closer look:
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NASA Jul 16
A perfect blend of art 🖌 & science 🔬. A refrigerator-size facility on is allowing us to conduct science research AND capture amazing, high-resolution photographs of our home planet. Info about this special window to Earth:
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NASA Webb Telescope Jul 16
How do planetary systems start? will seek these answers. Dr. Amber Straughn and Dr. John Mather tell us more.
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NASA Jul 16
In July 2015, we saw Pluto up close for the 1st time and – after 3 years of intense study – the surprises keep coming. Here are 10 things you should know about the one of the most amazing and complex objects in our solar system: Pluto!
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NASA Jul 16
As prepares to wrap up a groundbreaking 11-year mission, it continues to explore—collecting more data in the home stretch. Dawn is the only spacecraft to orbit two different deep-space destinations during the mission of many firsts. More:
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NASA Jul 16
On June 27, an illegal campfire caused the 3rd-largest wildfire in Colorado state history. As of July 12, the fire affected 107,967 acres of land. This satellite false color pic helps differentiate burned areas in red from surrounding landscape:
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NASA Jul 16
How do scientists monitor ozone recovery around Earth? Right now, they're using the as a host for a sophisticated science instrument & exploring future concepts that would continue these measurements using innovative CubeSats:
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NASA Jul 16
Today in 1969, the 363-feet tall Saturn V rocket launches for Apollo 11 - our first mission to land on the Moon. This giant leap paved the way for future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond. Details: .
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Oleg Artemyev Jul 16
Yesterday the cargo spacecraft left the . & set it free using robotic arm that the astronauts controlled from inside the .
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NASA Jul 15
In Case You Missed It: Nearly two months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to our orbiting laboratory, the cargo spacecraft departed the today at 8:37 am ET. Details: .
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NASA Jul 15
Want to experience ice, space lasers, penguins and a workhorse rocket’s last liftoff? If so, apply for behind-the-scenes access during a at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California. Details:
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