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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

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

Jan. 16, 2017 — A newly captured image marks an important milestone as AlSat Nano is Algeria’s first CubeSat mission. AlSat Nano stuck to a tight development schedule, with less than 18 months between payload ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Smaller, faster, cheaper—miniaturized space technology opens the door to future University-based space ... read more

Dec. 15, 2016 — The cameras of the Dawn space probe discover water ice in Ceres' polar region. It can survive for aeons in the extreme cold traps, even though there is no ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn's atmosphere since beginning the latest phase of its mission. The new images show scenes from high above Saturn's ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — Freshly harvested data from NASA's Cassini mission reveals that the ringed planet's moons may be younger than previously ... read more

Nov. 30, 2016 — A research team has characterized the smallest known asteroid using Earth-based telescopes: Asteroid 2015 TC25 measures just 6 feet across, they ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — A thrilling ride is about to begin for NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft's orbit around Saturn this year to increase its tilt with respect to the ... read more

Nov. 28, 2016 — A visual problem affecting astronauts who serve on lengthy missions in space is related to volume changes in the clear fluid that is found around the brain and spinal cord, according to new ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — The brightest area on Ceres stands out amid shadowy, cratered terrain in a dramatic new view from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, taken as it looked off to the side of the dwarf ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — For the first time, an optical clock has traveled to space, surviving harsh rocket launch conditions and successfully operating under the microgravity that would be experienced on a satellite. This ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, NASA's Spitzer and Swift space telescopes joined forces to observe a microlensing event, when a distant star brightens due to the gravitational field of at ... read more

NASA Finds Unusual Origins of High-Energy Electrons

Nov. 14, 2016 — High above the surface, Earth's magnetic field constantly deflects incoming supersonic particles from the sun. These particles are disturbed in regions just outside of Earth's magnetic ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — The Mars lander Beagle 2 deployed at least three or all four of its solar panels, scientists report. The probe was discovered on the Red Planet in November 2014, but uncertainty surrounded what had ... read more

Nov. 10, 2016 — The atmosphere of the planet Saturn, a gas giant ten times bigger than the Earth consisting mostly of hydrogen, has a wider, more intense jet stream than all the planets in the Solar System. Winds ... read more

Nov. 9, 2016 — Based on computer simulations, astrophysicists conclude that the comet Chury did not obtain its duck-like form during the formation of our solar system 4.5 billion years ago. Although it does contain ... read more

NASA's MMS Breaks Guinness World Record

Nov. 4, 2016 — NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS, is breaking records. MMS now holds the Guinness World Record for highest altitude fix of a GPS signal. Operating in a highly elliptical orbit ... read more

Nov. 4, 2016 — Two proven technologies have been combined to create a promising new technology that could meet future navigational challenges in deep space. It also may help demonstrate -- for the first time -- ... read more

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