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Seeing Wildfires via Google Earth

Seeing Wildfires via Google Earth

Google, the U.S. Forest Service, and NASA have teamed up to make sure that people all over the world can see one of the largest forest fires in history via their personal computers. The United States Forest Service is now ...

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NASA’s Super Cooling Technology

NASA’s Super Cooling Technology

NASA researchers developed a new technology called electrohydrodynamic (EHD)-which promises to make it easier and more efficient to remove heat from small spaces. This technology might prove useful in the future not just for NASA or the U.S. Air Force ...

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A New Kind of Comet?

NASA scientists are baffled by a comet called Hartley-2. “We haven’t seen a comet like this before,” says Michael Mumma of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center – “Hartley-2 could be the first of a new breed.”     Jets spew ...

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NASA Next Gen Spacecraft Unveiled

NASA Next Gen Spacecraft Unveiled

On October 11, 2010 President Barack Obama canceled NASA’s Constellation Program. The program aim was to develop the means to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and later to the Moon, and Mars. Five months after it was canceled. ...

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New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

Scientists at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, have discovered a new type of moon rock thanks to the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard the Indian Space Agency’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. The imaging spectrometer took the first high resolution pictures of ...

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Cosmic Snow Storm Observed

Cosmic Snow Storm Observed

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s EPOXI mission recently observed a cosmic snow storm originating from the comet Hartley 2. Consisting of both ice particles spewing from the ends of the comet and water vapor escaping from the middle of ...

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First SOFIA Missions Completed

First SOFIA Missions Completed

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, successfully completed three planned scientific missions in phase one of the program, remaining airborne for ten hours on November 30, 2010 followed by additional overnight flights on the evenings of December 2nd ...

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Personal Cushion of Air

Personal Cushion of Air

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently designed a solution that could help the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration finalize one of its spacecraft. The project, named Orion, was delayed due to trouble with the mechanism responsible ...

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NASA Witnesses a Galactic Spectacle

NASA Witnesses a Galactic Spectacle

NASA has recently released a marvelous image of two tangled galaxies, captured using three different telescopes: the Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope.   A new image of two tangled galaxies has been released ...

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Heavy Metal Rock Takes Center Stage

Heavy Metal Rock Takes Center Stage

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft recently completed a flyby of the asteroid Lutetia, which allowed it to examine closely this celestial object, made mostly of metal. Thanks to NASA’s instruments, installed on the spacecraft, the high quality pictures could ...

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