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NASA Recognizes Montana Teachers

HELENA – NASA has recognized 2 teachers from Montana for their teaching at the Montana Learning Center on Canyon Ferry Lake. “All of a sudden, on the NASA website, I was on the front page on day one, so again, it’s kind of surreal,” said Arlee High School science teacher …

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NASA: A dangerous solar storm is heading towards Earth; the dreaded breakdowns

NASA has captured an X-class solar flare triggered by the Sun. The resulting solar storm may soon reach Earth. Know the damage that the solar storm can cause. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) spotted a strong solar flare shot from the surface of the Sun. The solar flare …

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NASA Suspends Perseverance Operations to Save Mars Helicopter

This site may earn affiliate commissions from links on this page. Terms of use. It’s hard to overstate the importance of NASA’s Perseverance rover, which is just beginning its exploration of the Red Planet. This robot is bristling with advanced instruments that could help reveal evidence of past Martian life, …

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Ex-NASA astronaut lands in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wonder what it’s like to be in space? Retired NASA astronaut Leland Melvin came to Kansas City, Missouri on Thursday and visited with students from Ewing Marion Kauffman High School about the view from the International Space Station and how which he embarked on his profession. …

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NASA’s Psyche spacecraft arrives at Kennedy Space Center

An illustration, created in March 2021, of NASA’s Psyche spacecraft, due to launch to the main asteroid belt in August 2022 to investigate the metal-rich asteroid Psyche. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU The Psyche spacecraft has completed its journey from Nasa‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Southern California at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center …

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NASA: The Sun triggers a gigantic solar flare! Will it touch the Earth? What are the chances?

NASA: A gigantic solar flare has erupted on the surface of the Sun. Should we care? NASA: Extreme volatility on the Sun’s surface is now a constant phenomenon with several Sun-generated solar flares we have observed in recent weeks. Now, on April 30, active sunspot AR2994, short for Active Region …

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NASA research center opens first new lab in nearly 30 years

SAGE-IV is a telescope-spectrometer combination that can observe sunlight passing through the atmosphere and measure invisible gaseous chemicals in it. HAMPTON, Va. – Author’s note: The video above is saved from a separate story that aired on March 3, 2022. Even before they cut the ribbon, a prototype tripod-mounted sensor …

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NASA’s experimental X-59 supersonic jet returns to California for assembly

Lockheed Martin engineers just unpacked an airplane-sized package in California. NASA’s new X-59 supersonic jet arrived at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works plant in Palmdale this month for assembly, ahead of a scheduled flight test this year. The plane’s last stop had been Fort Worth, Texas, where it had been stress-tested …

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NASA and Argonne Lab tackle hypersonics with supercomputing AI software

388091 03: FILE PHOTO: An artist’s conception of NASA’s X-43A Hypersonic Experimental Vehicle, or … [+] “Hyper-X” in flight, in an undated photo. The vehicle, developed to flight test a dual-mode “ramjet/scramjet” propulsion system at speeds ranging from Mach 7 to Mach 10, will be shown at a press conference …

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NASA and SpaceX delay Crew-4 launch

The official crew portrait of SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts representing NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. From left to right, Pilot Robert Hines, Mission Specialists Samantha Cristoforetti and Jessica Watkins, and Commander Kjell Lindgren. Hines, Watkins and Lindgren are NASA astronauts and Cristoforetti is an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut. Credit: NASA Nasa …

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How NASA Helps Monitor Wildfires

DENVER (KDVR) — Never has the danger of fire been more on the minds of Coloradans than on Earth Day. While NASA spends a lot of time looking outward at the universe, it also spends time monitoring the planet to help provide critical information about wildfires. “We have satellites in …

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Let’s Touch and Go… No, no, no! – NASA Mars Exploration

Curiosity’s workspace had a large chunk of rock in plain view! This image was taken by the Front Hazcam (Front Hazcam) aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on Sol 3449. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Download picture › Not that it matters… but there are exactly 100 sols, on January 7and, we were predicting …

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NASA officials talk about the Artemis Moon program at Concord Elementary School

Published: 04/18/2022 17:32:22 Modified: 04/18/2022 17:31:04 Richard Arnold is just a regular guy who enjoys running, fishing, reading, hiking, biking, and playing guitar. Oh, and it happens to be a NASA astronaut who spent 197 days in space. Arnold and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson visited the Christa McAuliffe School in …

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NASA’s Mega Rocket, Meteor Showers, Metal Asteroids and More

In 2022, NASA will crash a vending machine-sized spacecraft into a space rock the size of a Great Egyptian Pyramid. It’s an unprecedented test to see if they can push an asteroid off its natural path. This extraterrestrial expedition, called the DART mission, is one of many intriguing, if not …

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NASA Scholars Program chooses Leeward CC student from 5,000 applicants

Chester Leoso A highly competitive NASA program has selected an information and computer science student from Leeward Community College for its next cohort. Chester Leoso was accepted into the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program in January. The program attracted more than 5,000 applicants nationwide, and only 147 were …

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The Roman Nancy Grace Space Telescope will reveal the future of the universe; NASA explains how

After decades of research, scientists have learned that the universe emerged after the big bang about 14 billion years ago and has been expanding rapidly ever since. Since we already know the past of the cosmos, NASA says its upcoming Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will also uncover its future. …

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NASA made a poster for the next space station crew with a retro appeal

Astronauts flying on the next mission to the International Space Station must love vintage nostalgia. NASA recently released a new poster to celebrate SpaceX Crew-4’s upcoming launch into the orbiting lab, and it has a distinct retro flavor. Astronaut Bob Hines, who will pilot the flight, said in a tweet …

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A panel of former NASA astronauts talks about life, leadership and rock n’ roll | News

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson addresses a crowd of students from various Florida schools before the panel with former NASA astronauts seen seated in the back. (Left to right) Robert Cenker, Charles Bolden, Jim Wetherbee (behind Bill Nelson), Steven Hawley, George “Pinky” Nelson, Brewster Shaw, Dr. Rhea Seddon and Robert “Hoot” …

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Moon Buddy team works with NASA on spacesuits for lunar exploration – News

06 April 2022 Students working on Carnegie Mellon University’s Moon Buddy likely won’t walk on the lunar surface on NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions. But their technology could find its way into space as part of the agency’s next generation of spacesuits. The Moon Buddy team is part of the 2022 …

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NASA’s Artemis I mega moon rocket test halted for second time

By Katie Hunt and Ashley Strickland, CNN The second attempt at the final and crucial pre-launch test for NASA’s Artemis I mission to the Moon was canceled on Monday. The wet dress rehearsal, as NASA calls it, simulates every stage of the launch without the rocket actually leaving the launch …

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NASA crews conduct night operations for Artemis I wet dress rehearsal

By Nasa April 2, 2022 NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with the Orion spacecraft on board is seen atop a moving launch vehicle at Launch Complex 39B illuminated by floodlights, Saturday, April 2, 2022, as the launch team Artemis I performs the wet dress rehearsal test at NASA’s Kennedy …

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Critical test of NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mega-rocket kicks off today

NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission is about to embark on a critical pre-launch test. Space agency plans to begin ‘wetsuit rehearsal’ for Artemis 1 this afternoon (April 1) at Launch Pad 39B at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The three-day test will take the Artemis 1 stack – one …

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Former NASA, SpaceX engineers design the FLEX Rover

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories straight to your inbox. A California aerospace startup has unveiled a new lunar rover …

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Russia’s exit from the European Space Agency’s Mars mission gives NASA an opportunity

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently suspended work with Russia on its next ExoMars mission, according to Space News. Not only has the policy provided yet another delay to the mission to put a European rover on Mars, but the decision is another step in the destruction of Russia’s space …

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Machine learning and AI can help plan future space missions, says NASA scientist

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NASA’s Mars orbiter clicks photos of China’s Zhurong rover, Science News

Mars is a busy place these days. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Chinese space agency both have strong scientific activity underway on and around the Red Planet. Although the two agencies conduct their scientific observations independently, the two expeditions “cross paths”, so to speak. China’s Tianwen-1 …

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New elementary school named after legendary NASA mathematician opens in Tacoma

New school honors memory of NASA mathematician Monday was an exciting start to the school week for more than 500 elementary students in the Bethel School District. It was the first day of school at the brand new Katherine G. Johnson Elementary in Tacoma. TACOMA, Wash. – Monday was an …

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Eddie Vedder teams up with NASA for Artemis’ ‘Invincible’ music video

The behemoth Artemis 1 The moon rocket is “cleared to lift off” and “doing reverberations” in a new NASA video featuring music from Pearl Jam frontman and grunge rock legend Eddie Vedder. The quoted lyrics are from the song “Invincible” on Vedder’s new solo disc “Earthling”. It drives the rhythm …

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NASA-CNSA Space Domination Battle: China Showcases Impressive Lineup of Space Exploration Missions for the 2030s | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

An artist’s illustration of the returning Chinese spacecraft Chang’e 5 lunar samples. (CNSA/NASA) If you’ve felt like NASA is the only space agency spending hours boosting space exploration and dominating space, we have news for you. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) has been fighting for the space crown for …

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NASA announces that the Artemis moon rocket is ready for a critical test on Thursday

NASA announced On Monday a test readiness review for its Artemis I mission was completed, paving the way for the deployment of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for the first tests before it begins its journey to the Moon as part of the next Artemis mission. On Thursday, the …

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Asteroid crash on Earth? Check what NASA just did!

An asteroid crash is a constant threat to Earth. And now a NASA project has been revealed. NASA constantly monitors “potentially hazardous” asteroids that may pose a threat to Earth. NASA is also preparing for the worst-case scenario: an asteroid crash. Yes, an asteroid can even crash into Earth. In …

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NASA gets $24 billion in government spending voted Thursday night

Andrea Leinfelder, Personal editor March 11, 2022 The Orion spacecraft from NASA’s Artemis I mission is shown before it is placed on top of the Vehicle Assembly Building’s Space Launch System rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 20, 2021. NASA/Frank Michaux / NASA/Frank Michaux NASA will …

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The Incredible Story of NASA’s Construction of the $10 Billion James Webb Telescope

Everyone is excited about the seemingly endless potential of the James Webb Space Telescope as it explores the unseen depths of the universe, examines the viability of alien worlds, and more. But it wasn’t built in space. Before Webb could take his rightful place in orbit around the second Lagrange …

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NASA will find 12,519 new alien planets by 2024, including ‘dozens similar to the size of Earth’, scientists say

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will find thousands of exoplanets according to a … [+] new paper. Getty Check NASA’s catalog of exoplanets and you’ll see that just under 5,000 exoplanets have been discovered and confirmed so far. Expect that number to rise massively over the next few years …

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An Asteroid Impact Could Wipe Out an Entire City – NASA’s Planetary Defense Plans to Prevent Catastrophe

A giant asteroid hit Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. A space security expert explains NASA’s plans to prevent a potential catastrophe. The Earth exists in a dangerous environment. Cosmic bodies, such as asteroids and comets, constantly move through space and often crash into our planet. …

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Lebanon County students fabricate parts for NASA

The students spent this school year making a handle that could be used on the International Space Station. LEBANON, Pennsylvania — Students at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center work manufacturing parts for NASA. The partnership is possible through NASA’s HUNCH program, which aims to empower and inspire students …

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NASA tweets brilliant image that may make you a little introspective, Science News

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) never fails to amaze us. Not only is the US space agency at the forefront of space exploration and research, but its social media feeds are also widely admired for jaw-dropping images and interesting space-related information. And it never fails to captivate us. So …

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NASA awards contract for security and mission assurance services

NASA awards contract for security and mission assurance services Press Release from NASA Headquarters Posted: Monday February 28th 2022 NASA has selected KBR Wyle Services LLC of Greenbelt, Maryland to provide security and mission assurance services to the agency in various locations across the country. The Security Assurance and Engagement …

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Johnson Leads the Way for Women at NASA – Farmville

NASA called her an American hero and pioneering legacy that will never be forgotten. Katherine Johnson is best known for helping NASA with John Glenn’s orbital mission in 1962. She was a physicist and mathematician who helped pioneer the first use of digital electronic computers at NASA. According to NASA, …

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Can you guess what is shown in this viral image posted by NASA? | Tendency

Nasa took to Instagram to share the viral photo which has now had people hooked. Nasa’s latest article is simply fascinating and also instructive. However, that’s not all the action has to offer. It’s also a post that may leave you confused as the space agency asked people to identify …

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NASA’s Hubble Spots Heavy Metal Jupiter Raining Liquid Gems

This artist’s impression shows how WASP-121b warps. NASA/ESA/J. Olmsted (STScl) Exoplanet WASP-121b, which resides about 900 light-years from Earth, is an egg-shaped scorcher. Temperatures on the day side of the planet can reach up to 4,600 degrees Fahrenheit. It is so hot that heavy metallic elements, such as iron and …

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Rocket launches may become more frequent in the future at NASA’s Wallops Island – WAVY.com

WAVY Morning Weather Update | February 19, 2022 Movable / 9 hours ago Video WAVY Weather Night Update | February 18, 2022 Movable / 19 hours ago Video WAVY Weather Night Update | February 18, 2022 Movable / 23 hours ago Video WAVY Afternoon Weather Update | February 18, 2022 …

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NASA discovers 10 new exoplanets since early 2022

Since the beginning of 2022, NASA has discovered 10 new “exoplanets”, bringing to light distant and mysterious worlds. We are only six weeks away from 2022 and NASA is already shedding light on distant and mysterious worlds. The US space agency has discovered ten exoplanets since the start of the …

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NASA shows large satellite sealed inside rocket fairing

The NOAA weather satellite is sealed inside the rocket fairing before launch. Nasa New NASA images show the rarely seen sight of a satellite sealed inside the rocket’s fairing ahead of launch next month. The fairing is an essential element of rocket design, making the launch vehicle more aerodynamic while …

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Testing Rocks on Earth to Help NASA’s Perseverance Work on Mars

“It was very physical work,” said Louise Jandura, JPL’s chief sampling and caching engineer, who led the testing campaign. “We were shaking with rock hammers and crowbars. A few boulders were big enough that the five of us had to hold a canvas taut to put it in the bed …

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Halle Berry Says ‘Moonfall’ Role As NASA Director Was Important

In February, Lionsgate released a new movie titled “Moonfall.” The sci-fi disaster film presented Halle Berry and other talented actors including Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, Charlie Plummer, Kelly Yu and Donald Sutherland. MEGA Berry, known for her award-winning role in the 2001 romantic drama “Monster’s Ball,” starred as …

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“How about Interplanetary Pizza Day?” NASA’s Juno mission saw “Pepperoni” storms over Jupiter’s North Pole

NASA’s Juno mission spotted “pepperoni” storms on Jupiter. The space agency released the news on National Pizza Day, making Jupiter’s storms all the more interesting for us. NASA posted a video of the giant planet’s north pole on its Instagram handle. You can see a dense formation of thunderstorms with …

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Saturn’s polar winds baffle NASA, power strong auroras

Loading Something is loading. Powerful winds at Saturn’s north pole are powering its aurora borealis and skewing scientists’ measurements, astronomers have found. The winds, which flow through two huge vortices at the planet’s north pole, carry electrically charged ions that drive the planet’s magnetic field. The previously mysterious phenomenon prevented …

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No, the ‘alien figure’ in NASA’s Mars rover image isn’t proof of life

This image of the April 2021 Perseverance rover shows a collection of rocks. The red circle highlights the one being discussed. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/Red Circle by Amanda Kooser/CNET This story is part Welcome to Marsour series exploring the red planet. Combing through images of NASA’s Mars rover looking for fun shapes in …

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Astra cleans up first rocket launch for NASA from Cape Canaveral

RELATED VIDEO: Astra rocket start-up to blast off from Cape CanaveralThe launch of a new Astra start-up rocket was canceled at around 3:20 p.m. Saturday. The California-based company planned to launch the ELaNa 41 mission from Force Station Cape Canaveral spacecraft on Saturday. at 2:10 p.m. during a three-hour time …

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NASA honors Black History Month with live webcasts

NASA has a series of talks ready to discuss the impact of Black History Month on space exploration. From highlighting African Americans who flew in space to black people working at the agency’s top levels today, NASA’s Black History talks will include webcasts and other events. live to continue the …

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$40 Million NASA Award to Increase Rotorcraft Vertical Lift Technology at Georgia Tech

A new NASA award gives Georgia Tech easier and faster access to funds to support advances in rotorcraft vertical lift technology. A new NASA award will give Georgia Tech researchers easier and faster access to research and engineering funds over the next five years to support advances in rotorcraft vertical …

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NASA/USGS Landsat 9 now operational – “Landsat 9 images are fantastic”

This natural-color image of San Francisco Bay was captured by Landsat 9’s new Operational Land Imager 2 instrument. Landsat 9, which launched September 27, 2021, is now in its operational phase and the USGS will release the given to the public from mid-February. Credit: NASA/USGS Landsat 9, a joint mission …

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How NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will prepare for its first cosmic observations

With NASA’s brand new space observatory on schedule in its commissioning phase, the science team outlined their plan to make the most of this $10 billion opportunity. The James Webb Space Telescope arrived a few days ago at its destination at Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 2 (L2), which is about 930,000 …

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A former NASA astronaut’s perspective on what’s next for space exploration

As the world of aerospace continues to expand to include private companies that are now able to send people into orbit, space technology can help life on Earth. The advancement of space and medical technology is something that orthopedic surgeon, oncologist, chemical engineer and astronaut, Robert Satcher knows first hand. …

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Said they won’t take off with his pictures

Despite a general consensus among degen apes that NFTs are headed for the proverbial moon, space agency NASA has revealed that it will not allow its content and logos to be used for liftoff. This is an important clarification because images and video content from US government agencies are generally …

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NASA faces astronaut shortage, new report says

A shortage of astronauts could affect NASA’s upcoming missions to the International Space Station and beyond over the next five years. A new report from NASA’s astronaut corps management says the space agency is concerned it won’t meet mission demands with the current number of trained astronauts. The news comes …

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Why NASA Thinks A Hidden Ninth Planet Could Be Possible

You’ve probably heard astronomers and members of the public argue about how many planets there are in our solar system. Ever since Pluto was downgraded from planetary status in 2006 and downgraded to “dwarf planet” status, people have argued that it should be reinstated. However, there is another debate about …

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Science mission begins for NASA’s new X-ray eye on the universe – Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of imaging X-ray polarimetry explorer. Credit: NASA A NASA astronomy satellite launched Dec. 9 from Kennedy Space Center on a SpaceX rocket has begun X-ray observing the universe, embarking on a mission to study the nature of black holes and the super-dense skeletons left behind by exploded stars. …

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Juni Learning partners with Makeblock, NASA and

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Juni Learning (Juni), the online learning platform for kids focused on real-world readiness, today announced its new course in partnership with Makeblock, Nasa and World Foundation for Ocean Exploration: ‘Introduction to Robotics: Exploring Uncharted Territories‘. During the course, students will use the …

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NASA didn’t ‘just’ hire 24 theologians to study future alien discovery

In line January 18, 2022 What was claimed NASA just hired 24 theologians to assess how the world would react if we discovered extraterrestrial life. Our opinion NASA funded a program undertaken by 24 theologians to study how major religions would react to the discovery of extraterrestrial life, but did …

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Mars is a dead planet? NASA begs to delay, but meteorite found on Earth proves it

A 4 billion-year-old Mars meteorite that splashed here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, early Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday. In 1996, a NASA-led team announced that organic compounds in the rock appeared to have been left behind by living creatures. Other scientists were skeptical, …

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NASA invites coders to develop new AI/ML algorithm to identify sun-grazing comets

As part of the Open Source Science Initiative (OSSI), NASA is inviting coders to develop a new artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithm to help astronomers identify comets. NASA’s OSSI is a comprehensive program of activities to enable and support the evolution of science toward openness, including policy adjustments, support for open …

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NASA’s Lucy spacecraft cruises 30 million kilometers from Earth – Solar panel testing continues

Through Nasa January 13, 2022 NASA’s Lucy mission is the first spacecraft launched to explore the Trojan asteroids, a population of primitive asteroids orbiting in tandem with Jupiter. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center The Lucy spacecraft, launched on October 16, 2021, is now more than 30 million miles, or …

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NASA Scientist Shaves ‘James Webb Beard’ After Successful Deployment

It looks good! Baby face! One of NASA’s top scientists finally shaved off his “James Webb beard” yesterday to celebrate the successful deployment of the James Webb Space Telescope. Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA Associate Administrator for the Directorate of Scientific Missions, showed his freshly shaved face on Twitter, posting the photo …

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Could Find Red Shift Galaxies That Are The Oldest Objects In The Universe

After 25 years of development costing nearly $ 10 billion, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was finally launched on Christmas Day. Assuming there is no problem and the six-ton ​​telescope is able to fully deploy its instruments over the next 5.5 months, eligible scientists will begin to take turns pointing …

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Viral publication is wrong about NASA-funded study

The claim: NASA just hired 24 theologians to assess how the world would react to the discovery of alien life The prospect of discovering alien life may sound like science fiction to many, but not to NASA. In 2015, the agency and the John Templeton Foundation awarded a grant for …

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UCF and Florida State among universities to research aviation for NASA – WFTV

ORANGE COUNTY, Florida – The University of Central Florida and Florida State University are among the teams that will provide invaluable assistance to NASA’s research into sustainable aviation. The two schools are among the university teams selected to participate in NASA’s University Leadership Initiative. The initiative gives the academic community …

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NASA’s historic space telescope features revolutionary UH-designed sensors

James Webb Space Telescope. Photo courtesy: UH After NASA launched the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) on a landmark mission this month, scientists are anticipating their first glimpses of the most distant objects ever seen in the universe. Technology developed and tested at the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy …

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LEGO to launch NASA-inspired moon sets in time for Artemis I launch

December 29, 2021 LEGO is launching a new series of NASA Artemis Program-themed construction toys just in time to coincide with the first mission. The toy company recently unveiled the first two of its NASA-inspired LEGO City Space sets with clues about more to come. The release of the new …

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NASA releases audio clip of what Jupiter’s icy moon Ganymede looks like

Imagining Ganymede, the icy moon of Jupiter and the largest moon in our solar system, can be quite a challenge. (I’m still at, “Whoa, that’s a big moon.”) Realize that’s a whole different story, and scientists are still working on it. Whether you are looking to learn more about the …

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NASA’s Webb Space Telescope Burns Critical Mid-Term Correction

Through Nasa December 25, 2021 At 7:50 p.m. EST on December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope launched its first course correction to adjust its course to its final orbit. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center AT 7:50 p.m. EST, Webb first mid-term corrective burn has begun. It lasted …

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Astronaut Gets Haircut by ISS Teammate: “Welcome to the NASA Lounge”

Astronaut Matthias Maurer shared the video on Twitter which shows him getting his hair cut by his teammate Raja Chari on the International Space Station. In the video, Maurer can be seen kneeling and holding onto the spaceship as Chari uses a clipper to cut his hair. In a witty …

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What is a comet? | NASA Space Square – NASA Science For Kids

The short answer: Comets are large objects made of dust and ice that orbit the Sun. Best known for their long, sinking tails, these ancient objects are vestiges of the formation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. Comets, like the comet ISON pictured here, are believed to contain …

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Ellen Ochoa’s extraordinary career at NASA: Shortwave: NPR

STS-110 flight engineer astronaut Ellen Ochoa dons a training version of the full-pressure launch and entry suit before a training session at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The technician in costume Andre Denard assists Ochoa. STS-110 took place in April 2002 and was the 13th shuttle mission to visit the …

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A NASA scientist replies: “Is there water on Mars?”

NASA took advantage of its YouTube channel to add a new video to its “We Asked a NASA Scientist” series collection. In this week’s episode, Mars geologist Eva Scheller replies, “Is there water on Mars?Yes“, but it really depends on how water is defined. Scheller goes on to explain that …

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Susquehanna Township Middle School students meet NASA astronaut

PA-native Astronaut Hoburg explained how he became an astronaut, answered questions from students, and discussed NASA’s next goal of sending people to the moon. HARRISBURG, Pa .– Students at Susquehanna Township Middle School had the unique opportunity to speak and ask questions of an astronaut this week. Astronaut Warren “Woody” …

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Backing Away From the Cliff – NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

This image was taken by the left navigation camera aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover on Sol 3324. Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / MSSS. Download image › As we continue to explore the Maria Gordon notch, we anticipate a touch and go with many ranging activities between “touch” and “go”. MSL is …

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Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin aims to help the next generation reach for the stars

Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin is striving to help the next generation reach the same heights as him. Melvin, a retired NASA astronaut, completed two space shuttle missions on the International Space Station during his tenure, one in 2008 and the other in 2009. But since then, Melvin has worked …

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NASA expert responds if there is an ocean on other worlds, or just Earth?

About 72% of the Earth’s surface is covered with liquid water, but are we the only planet in the universe with an abundance of water, or are there others? A new video part of “We asked an expert“The YouTube series explores the question of”Are there oceans on other worlds?In this …

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope receives power for launch on December 22

The James Webb Space Telescope is powered up and getting ready for launch. (Image credit: ESA / CNES / Arianespace) The new James Webb Space Telescope is complete and one step closer to take off. Members of the mission team have finished feeding the James Webb Space Telescope in advance …

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Check out NASA’s sky-watching tips for the weeks to come

NASA has released its monthly update of advice on what to look out for in the night sky in the coming weeks. Three things stand out for December: Venus, Comet Leonard, and the Geminid meteor shower. Venus First of all, Venus, the second planet from the sun. After the moon, …

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Weekly bytes | Android phones work like car keys, NASA chooses companies to develop space stations, and more

Here’s our curated list of important tech news from this week in byte size. Some Android phones can now lock, unlock a car Some Android phones can now provide simple and secure keyless access to a car, allowing owners to lock, unlock and even start their cars. The digital car …

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NASA Private Space Station Contracts: Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop

Concept art of a “Starlab” space station Nanoracks NASA has awarded contracts to three companies to develop private space stations, as the agency prepares for withdrawal from the International Space Station. Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman and Jeff Bezos’ Nanoracks have received a total of $ 415.6 million under NASA’s Commercial …

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NASA administrators praise preparations for Artemis mission at Marshall Space Flight Center

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Senior NASA officials visited the Marshall Space Flight Center on Tuesday to see progress in Huntsville’s role in planning the Artemis missions, the agency’s largest project to date. “We’re basically developing a plan for how we’re going to send humans into space and beyond, (and) beyond low …

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Hubble Space Telescope focuses on NGC 1317

Astronomers using the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a striking new photo of the small spiral galaxy NGC 1317. This Hubble image shows NGC 1317, a small spiral galaxy some 55 million light years away in the constellation Fornax. Image credit: NASA / ESA / Hubble / …

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Science News Roundup: NASA Launches Test Mission for Spacecraft Deflecting Asteroids; Pentagon to form new group to investigate UFOs and more

Here is a summary of scientific news briefs. NASA launches test mission of deviating asteroid spacecraft A spacecraft that must ultimately crash to be successful was launched Tuesday night from California as part of a NASA mission to demonstrate the world’s first planetary defense system, designed to deflect an asteroid …

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NASA launches ‘suicide’ spacecraft to deflect asteroid off course | Space News

NASA has launched a mission to deliberately crush a spaceship onto an asteroid – a test if humanity ever stops a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth. It might sound like science fiction, but the DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test – is a true proof of …

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What you need to know about NASA’s DART mission to deflect an asteroid

3. There is no risk for the Earth Artist’s impression of the DART spacecraft with its solar panels deployed.Picture: Nasa When DART arrives at Didymos in 11 months, the spacecraft will be 6.8 million miles (11 million km) from Earth, according to at NASA. Didymos, which means “twin” in Greek, …

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Nuclear reactor on the moon? NASA seeks ideas to fuel future lunar missions

If anyone has a good idea on how to put a fission nuclear power plant on the moon, the US government wants to hear about it. NASA and the country’s largest federal nuclear research laboratory on Friday launched a tender for a fission surface energy system. NASA is working with …

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