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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 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. 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. 3, 2017 — The Calabash Nebula -- which has the technical name OH 231.8+04.2 -- is a spectacular example of the death of a low-mass star like the ... 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. 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

Nov. 29, 2016 — The Fast Neutron Spectrometer (FNS) is now aboard the International Space Station. Neutrons contribute to crew radiation exposure and must be measured to assess exposure levels. The FNS uses a new ... 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

Nov. 3, 2016 — A new, green process developed to make carbon fiber that forms ablative rocket nozzles and heat shields could be of interest to NASA, which has a dwindling stockpile of cellulose rayon fiber that ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — NASA's New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby -- stored on the spacecraft's digital recorders since July 2015 -- ... read more

What Happens to a Pathogenic Fungus Grown in Space?

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new study provides evidence that Aspergillus fumigatus, a significant opportunistic fungal threat to human health, grows and behaves similarly on the International Space Station compared with ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) of ESA's ExoMars 2016 has successfully performed the long 139-minute burn required to be captured by Mars and entered an elliptical orbit around the Red Planet, while ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Droplets in space can grow freakishly large and bounce off nonwetting surfaces in truly unearthly ways. Astronauts frequently encounter huge droplets, and Scott Kelly recently demonstrated their ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Researchers have developed a rocket motor concept that could pave the way for CubeSats zooming across space. These small, low-cost satellites are an easy way for scientists to access space, but are ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That's the question concerning scientists probing a phenomenon called "space brain." Scientists have found that exposure to ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Seeing deep into space requires large telescopes. The larger the telescope, the more light it collects, and the sharper the image it provides. For example, NASA's Kepler space observatory, with ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko was taken by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft shortly before its controlled impact into the comet's surface on Sept. 30, ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — Return trips to Mars without refueling could be a step closer, thanks to a unique new thruster ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — The merger of two black holes, such as the one that produced the gravitational waves discovered by the LIGO Observatory, is considered an extremely complex process that can only be simulated by the ... read more

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