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A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 6:51 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).
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It's all about the gold. NASA uses gold on satellites and telescopes to see in infrared and block heat absorption. We needed a coating that was ulta-reflective and super durable—and thanks to a family-owned business i...
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The optical telescope and integrated science instrument module (OTIS) of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California, on Friday, Feb. 2.
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Jan. 31, 2018, brought a lunar trifecta: the super blue blood Moon! Starting at 5:30 a.m. Eastern, NASA TV offered a livestream of the Moon. This full moon is the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit -- known as perigee -- and about 14 percent brighter than usual.
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Earth's surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since since 1880, when global estimates first become feasible, NASA scientists found. Global temperatures 2017 were second only to 2016, which still holds t...
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Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth. The planet was discovered in data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope.
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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.