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06.25.15 Bucky Turco

At any given time, NASA has shit flying all over the place; recently, one of its orbiters beamed back images of protoplanet Ceres that has researchers bugging out. “New images of Ceres from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft provide more clues about its mysterious bright spots, and also reveal a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat […]

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04.13.15 Bucky Turco

One of the benefits of living in space is that you get to take great photos. NASA’s Scott Kelly snapped a stunning aerial shot over the weekend detailing parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey. “Just flew over #NYC,” wrote the astronaut on Twitter. “One of my favorite places on Earth and yes, we have […]

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02.24.15 Prachi Gupta

An unusual comet crossed the sun’s path, NASA reported on Tuesday as it released footage captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory that it shares with the European Space Agency. The comet grazed the sun between February 18 and 21. Although it’s the 2,875th comet seen by SOHO, according to NASA, it’s noteworthy because “it’s […]

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02.02.15 Prachi Gupta

Business Insider reports that amateur astronomers digging through thousands of web-based Milky Way Project noticed yellow clusters in some images taken from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. Astronomers believe that the yellow balls are an early part of the evolution of massive star formations. “The yellow balls are a missing link between the very young embryonic […]

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01.26.15 Prachi Gupta

While the East Coast hunkers down for a “historic” snowstorm, the rest of the world will have the opportunity to see an asteroid pass by Earth — the likes of which we haven’t seen since 2007. Asteroid 2004 BL86 is “roughly a third of a mile across,” writes Space & Telescope, but not to fear: […]

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01.14.15 Rhett Jones

When it was announced on January 8th that Ted Cruz would be the lastest senator in charge of overseeing NASA, many believed that the budget-cutting representative would whittle the space agency down to nothing. Well, at least a partial look at Cruz’s plans was released to the press on Wednesday, and surprisingly the Senator claims […]

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01.06.15 Prachi Gupta

While scientists at NASA are busy looking into a massive flare that came from the black hole in the Milky Way Galaxy, us laypeople are in awe over a pair of captivating photographs the agency has released of the Eagle Nebula. You might recognize the above image as “The Pillars of Creation,” first taken by […]

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12.19.14 Prachi Gupta

If the future goes the way two NASA scientists envision it, humans could one day hang out in airships in Venus’s clouds. That’s what Dale Arney and Chris Jones of NASA’s Langley Research Center have proposed with the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept, reports IEEE Spectrum. They even say that it may make more sense […]

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12.16.14 Prachi Gupta

NASA may have blown through almost $400 million on a test tower, but who cares, because the American space agency might have found evidence of live on Mars. In a meeting of the American Geophysical Union on Tuesday NASA shared the latest findings of its Curiosity rover, which detected a spike in methane — a […]

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11.24.14 Rhett Jones

After the badass landing of the Philae Probe on a comet by the European Space Agency, scientists feel confident enough to start landing on flying space rocks more often. Specifically, NASA has contracted Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources to begin work on flying missions that would scout asteroids and ultimately mine them as a for-profit business. Some […]

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