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The Birth of a New Island

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The newly formed Tongan island, unofficially known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai after its neighbors, was initially projected to last a few months. Now it has a 6- to 30-year lease on life, according to a new NASA study.

ScienceCasts: A Supermoon Trilogy

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A series of three supermoons will appear on the celestial stage on Dec. 3, 2017, Jan. 1, 2018, and Jan. 31, 2018.

How Solar Flares Affect Earth

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A team of scientists led by Laura Hayes–a solar physicist who splits her time between NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland–investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth's atmosphere.

First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists

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Scientists were surprised and delighted to detect--for the first time--an interstellar asteroid passing through our solar system.

CubeSat to Test Miniaturized Weather Satellite

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Behind every weather forecast—from your local, five-day prediction to a late-breaking hurricane track update—are the satellites that make them possible.

China Launches Two BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellites

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China launched two BeiDou-3 satellites into space via a single carrier rocket to support its global navigation and positioning network at 7:45 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2017.

Global Mountain Explorer Video Tutorial

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This video contains a narrated introduction to the Global Mountain Explorer (GME), a web-based tool for visualizing and exploring three well known global mountain data layers.

The 2018 World Monuments Watch

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Every two years, the World Monuments Watch issues a call to action for treasured cultural sites around the globe. Since 1996, when the Watch was founded with support from American Express, it has recognized 790 sites that face daunting threats or present compelling conservation opportunities, and it has catalyzed over $240 million of investment in their protection and conservation. The 2018 Watch brings attention to 25 sites facing diverse threats.

Drone With Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

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SPH Engineering and Radarteam Sweden AB completed combined tests of a drone equipped with ground-penetrating radar (GPR).

60 Years Since Sputnik

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Sixty years ago, Sputnik became the first satellite in space and changed the world forever. Launched by the Soviet Union on Oct. 4, 1957, this shiny orb kick-started the space race, and opened up the heavens for mankind to explore.

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