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SpaceX Falcon 9 Liftoff with TESS

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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).

NASA Tech’s Supporting Role at the Oscars

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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...

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Arrives

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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.

Super Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse

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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.

NASA: 2017 Takes Second Place for Hottest Year

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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...

AI and NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

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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.

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.

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