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Powerful solar storms can charge up the soil in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the lunar poles, and may possibly produce "sparks" that could vaporize and melt the soil, perhaps as much as meteoroid impacts, …
Powerful solar storms can charge up the soil in frigid, permanently shadowed regions near the lunar poles, and may possibly …
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From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative size of the moon.The image combines two separate exposures …
From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on …
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Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves away when material they feed on emits high-energy X-rays that NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope …
Monster black holes sometimes lurk behind gas and dust, hiding from the gaze of most telescopes. But they give themselves …
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When the Galileo mission's probe entered the Jovian atmosphere in December 1995, it experienced temperatures twice as hot as the surface of the sun, and required carbon phenolic shields to protect its onboard payload from the …
When the Galileo mission's probe entered the Jovian atmosphere in December 1995, it experienced temperatures twice as hot as the surface …
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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old and resides 95 light-years from Earth.The exocomets — comets outside our solar system — were not directly …
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered comets plunging onto the star HD 172555, which is a youthful 23 million years old …
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NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of some of the most extreme and exotic astronomical objects, such as stellar and supermassive black …
NASA has selected a science mission that will allow astronomers to explore, for the first time, the hidden details of …
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Exoplanet exploration, or the search for planets outside our solar system. It's a field that often sounds mysterious, but seeks to answer an essentially simple question– are we alone in the universe? In 2016, the search …
Exoplanet exploration, or the search for planets outside our solar system. It's a field that often sounds mysterious, but seeks …
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When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions to the moon. The surface of Mars has extreme temperatures and the atmosphere does not …
When astronauts set foot on Mars, they may stay for months rather than days as they did during Apollo missions …
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This galaxy has a far more exciting and futuristic classification than most—it hosts a megamaser. Megamasers are intensely bright, around 100 million times brighter than the masers found in galaxies like the Milky Way. The …
This galaxy has a far more exciting and futuristic classification than most—it hosts a megamaser. Megamasers are intensely bright, …
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Humanity’s great leap into the space between the stars has, in a sense, already begun. NASA's Voyager 1 probe broke through the sun’s magnetic bubble to touch the interstellar wind. Voyager 2 isn’t far …
Humanity’s great leap into the space between the stars has, in a sense, already begun. NASA's Voyager 1 probe broke …
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