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The Sounds of Interstellar Space
The Sounds of Interstellar Space
It turns out that space can make music ... if you know how to listen.Read More...
Rosetta: 100 Days to Wake-Up
Rosetta: 100 Days to Wake-Up
ESA's comet-chasing mission Rosetta will wake up in 100 days' time from deep-space hibernation to reach the destination it has been cruising towards for a decade.Read More...
Planetary Seasons
Planetary Seasons
Planetary seasons are caused by two factors: axial tilt and variable distance from the sun (orbital eccentricity).Read More...
Dawn Reality-Checks Telescope Studies of Asteroids
Dawn Reality-Checks Telescope Studies of Asteroids
In a paper, Vishnu Reddy and other members of Dawn's framing camera team describe how up-close observations of Vesta have confirmed and provided new insights into more than 200 years of Earth-based observations.Read More...
Amateur Astronomers See Comet ISON
Amateur Astronomers See Comet ISON
Anticipation is building as Comet ISON approaches the sun for a close encounter on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 28). No one knows if the blast of solar heating ISON receives will turn it into one of the finest comets in years -- or destroy the icy visitor.Read More...
Watch Out for the Harvest Moon
Watch Out for the Harvest Moon
According to folklore, every full Moon has a special name. There's the Wolf Moon, the Snow Moon, the Worm Moon, the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Flower Moon, the Strawberry Moon, the Thunder Moon, the Sturgeon Moon, the Harvest Moon ...Read More...
How Do We Know When Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space?
How Do We Know When Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space?
Whether and when NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, humankind's most distant object, broke through to interstellar space, the space between stars, has been a thorny issue.Read More...
Off the Earth, for the Earth
Off the Earth, for the Earth
Space exploration has always created benefits for humankind -- from new technologies and discoveries, to deepening international relationships and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.Read More...
NASA Mission To Study Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays
NASA Mission To Study Mysterious Lunar Twilight Rays
Back in the 60s and 70s, Apollo astronauts circling the Moon saw something that still puzzles researchers today. About 10 seconds before lunar sunrise or lunar sunset, pale luminous streamers would pop up over the gray horizon.Read More...
Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible
Space Laser To Prove Increased Broadband Possible
When NASA's Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) begins operation aboard the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission managed by NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., it will attempt to show two-way laser...Read More...
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