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Curiosity Rover Jun 20
Replying to @MarsCuriosity
Curious how I take and why you can't see my arm in the shot? Wonder no more. This video explains.
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NASA Goddard 10h
Astronomers using found a possible supernova coming from a galaxy 4.3 billion light years away. The barred spiral galaxy seen face-on in the upper right of this image features one bright star near its outer rim that wasn’t in older images.
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NASA Goddard 12h
Astronomers working with confirmed Einstein’s theory of general relativity again, using gravitational lensing to measure the curvature of space just as his theory predicted.
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NASA Goddard 12h
Our Robotic Refueling Mission 3 completed several important tests ✅. Its new robotic technologies will help pave the way for missions back to the Moon and beyond.
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NASA Jun 20
It may seem like a Jetsons' scene, but space gas stations could become a reality. We’re testing tech for robotic refueling in space, which would allow missions to launch from Earth without carrying all the fuel necessary, leaving room for other supplies:
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NASA Goddard Jun 21
Replying to @NASAGoddard
This is how the rover uses its cameras:
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NASA Goddard Jun 21
The rover has 17 cameras used for surveying the vast landscape of Mars. On occasion, it turns one of the lenses on itself.
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NASA Goddard Jun 20
A NASA robotic technology mission passed crucial testing; these new technologies will help pave the way for missions back to the Moon and beyond. Find out more:
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NASA Goddard Jun 20
Replying to @NASAGoddard
Earth dust storms don’t grow to global size though. That’s because of things like our thicker atmosphere and stronger gravity. Rain also helps wash the particles out of the atmosphere.
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NASA Goddard Jun 20
Replying to @NASAGoddard
The dust storm may seem exotic to some , but it’s not unique to Mars. Earth has dust storms, too, in desert regions such as North Africa, the Middle East and the southwest United States.
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NASA Goddard Jun 20
Replying to @NASAGoddard
Martian dust storms typically stay contained to a local area. The current storm is much, much bigger, though. If it were happening on Earth, it would be bigger than North America and Russia combined!
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NASA Goddard Jun 20
Replying to @MarsCuriosity
The Martian dust storm is officially a global dust event via .
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NASA Goddard Jun 20
It’s quite dusty on ! That’s right, a storm of tiny dust particles has engulfed the planet in the last two weeks.
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NASA Goddard Jun 19
. hosted a talk with Rory Kennedy and her film, Above and Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow. Goddard interviews and imagery are featured in the piece that explores how her uncle, President John F. Kennedy, vowed to put a man on the Moon:
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NASA Goddard retweeted
NASA Moon Jun 18
Happy 9th Launch Anniversary ! You've made some amazing discoveries in your 9 years orbiting the Moon. This Tour of the Moon has some of the best moments, and check out this gallery for videos of LRO science over the years:
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NASA Goddard Jun 18
Replying to @NASAEarth
Did you know fisheries are enormous sources of food for populations all over the world? PACE will be able to make measurements in a number of areas that will contribute to fisheries management, which is vital for food security. Learn more by following
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NASA Goddard Jun 18
Replying to @NASAGoddard
PACE will also monitor aerosols (small particles) in the atmosphere. Their chemical and physical properties can have significant influences on climate and Earth's energy budget.
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NASA Goddard Jun 18
Replying to @NASAOcean
Known as PACE, “Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem,” this mission will help scientists make determinations about phytoplankton populations, ensuring better measurements about overall ocean biodiversity via
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NASA Goddard Jun 18
Did you know phytoplankton are tiny chlorophyll-containing algae? They will have a starring roll in an upcoming NASA mission. In today’s thread, watch how these organisms are vital to ocean health. via
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NASA GISS Jun 18
May 2018 was the fourth warmest May and spring 2018 was the third warmest spring in 138 years of modern record-keeping. Only May 2016 (+0.91°C), 2017 (+0.88°C) and 2014 (+0.85°C) were warmer than the past month.
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