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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017 — Technically, this picture is merely a sidekick of the actual object of interest -- but space is bursting with activity, and this field of bright celestial bodies offers plenty of interest on its ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new device has been built to recreate Earth's auroras and other space phenomena in miniature. The planeterrella is one of just a handful in the United ... read more

Feb. 14, 2017 — This image was taken at 3:38 a.m. EST on Feb. 9, 2017, when the spacecraft was 75 million miles (120 million kilometers) from Earth and 419 million miles (675 million kilometers) from Jupiter. With ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — The new Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS) instrument onboard NOAA's GOES-16 is working and successfully sending data back to ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. This confirms that some of the longest-lived volcanoes in the ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Scientists have identified the origin of key stardust grains present in the dust cloud from which the planets in our Solar System formed, a study ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Today, more than 16 years of space-weather data is publicly available for the first time in history. The data comes from space-weather ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — NASA scientists studying high-altitude radiation recently published new results on the effects of cosmic radiation in our atmosphere to help improve real-time radiation monitoring for aviation ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — The lesser-known constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs), is home to a variety of deep-sky objects -- including this beautiful galaxy, known as NGC 4861. Astronomers are still debating on ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — A new model is mapping out the path of coronal mass ejections as they travel from the sun to Earth, where these storms can interact with our planet's magnetic fields and cause a variety of space ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — More than 100 billion micrometeorites (MMs) fall to Earth each year. Until now, scientists have believed that these particles could only be found in the cleanest environments, such as the Antarctic. ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — In September 2015, a team of astronomers successfully observed the entire hydrogen coma of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, using the LAICA telescope onboard the PROCYON spacecraft. They also ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Researchers have discovered minerals from 43 meteorites that landed on Earth 470 million years ago. More than half of the mineral grains are from meteorites completely unknown or very rare in ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Four hundred and sixty-six million years ago, there was a giant asteroid collision in outer space, and the debris from that collision has been falling to Earth ever since. But for the first time, ... read more

Quantum Optical Sensor Tested in Space for the First Time, With a Laser System from Berlin

Jan. 23, 2017 — For the first time ever, a cloud of ultra-cold atoms has been successfully created in space on board of a sounding rocket. The MAIUS mission demonstrates that quantum optical sensors can be operated ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Astronomers have located the habitable zone, the region where water could exist on the surface of a planet, on the Wolf 1061, a planetary system that's 14 light years ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Scientists are planning to send a deep-space probe to a metal asteroid, enabling them to see what is believed to be a planetary core. Psyche, an asteroid orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, is ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. In two studies, international teams ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — The moon is much older than some scientists believe, a research team now reports. Their precise analysis of zircons bought to Earth by Apollo 14 astronauts reveals the moon is at least 4.51 billion ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — Every few thousand years, an unlucky star wanders too close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The black hole's powerful gravity rips the star apart, sending a long streamer of ... read more

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