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Planet Earth Gets Ready for Its Close Up

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February 5, 2013
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Space start-up company UrtheCast wants to bring Earth into sharper focus with state-of-the-art cameras mounted aboard the International Space Station. The company is building a web platform to stream a live signal of our planet, giving viewers a new perspective of events unfolding on Earth in near real time.


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This Week @ NASA, February 15, 2013

This Week @ NASA, February 15, 2013

NASA (Feb. 15, 2013) — It may have been small, appearing so even in the best optical telescopes on Earth, but the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 was anything but a minor event to astronomers. Never feared as a threat to anyone or anything on or around our planet, DA14, about the size of half a football field, did come within 17-thousand miles of Earth, about 5-thousand miles close than many of our satellites in geosynchronous orbit. And that gave astronomers and scientists something to see and learn about, relatively up close.
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What's Up for October 2013

What's Up for October 2013

NASA (Sep. 30, 2013) — Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for October. Juno's Earth flyby, International Observe the Moon Night and how to view the moon's far side. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Jones: On October 9 at 3:21 p.m. Eastern time, or 19:21 Universal Coordinated Time, NASA's Juno spacecraft performs a close flyby of Earth. At closest approach, Juno will come to within 347 miles or 559 kilometers of our planet's surface.
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Meet Earth's Superhot, Doomed Twin

Meet Earth's Superhot, Doomed Twin

Newsy (Oct. 31, 2013) — Scientists aren't sure how Earth-sized planet Kepler-78b formed so close to its star without being destroyed, but it's a major find.
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Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamonds

Astronomers Discover Planet Made of Diamonds

Buzz60 (Oct. 12, 2012) — Scientists have discovered that a giant planet about 40 lite years away is made up completely of diamonds. The Diamond Planet is officially known as 55 Cancri e and is about twice the size of Earth. Astronomers say that the diamond makeup could lead to some interesting seismic activity.
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