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A NASA Rocket Soars Into an Emerald Aurora

These are photos of a rocket from NASA's GREECE mission blasting off into the beautiful Aurora Borealis over Venetie, Alaska earlier this week. Read More >>

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NASA's Laser Satellite Could Deliver Fibre-Optic Speeds from Lunar Orbit

For all of their advanced technologies, modern satellites still rely on low-bandwidth radio transmitters to communicate with ground control. But they could soon be upgraded to beyond broadband speeds once NASA's new laser-based communication system prototype gets off the ground. Read More >>

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The Most Accurate, Highest Resolution Night Earth View to Date: Black Marble

This is the most accurate, highest resolution true colour night image of planet Earth to date. These images are truly extraordinary, "an unprecedented new look at our planet at night," as NASA says. It's the newest and sleekest version of the Blue Marble. NASA calls it the Black Marble. And it's stunning indeed. Read More >>

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NASA Makes the Most Realistic Simulation of All Moon Phases Through an Entire Year

Using new terrain maps obtained by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Scientific Visualisation Studio at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. has created the most realistic simulation of all the moon phases through an entire year—2013. It's mesmerising. Read More >>

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NASA's Beautiful Climate Picture Makes You Forget Extreme Weather Is Possible

The world is utterly beautiful, especially when seen through the lens of picture of global aerosols — the solid and liquid particles that float around in our atmosphere. Read More >>

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This Earth Photo Just Published by NASA Shows Sandy's Massive Size

If you had any doubts about the scale of frankenstorm Sandy (and the collective moanings by your American pals on Facebook), check out NASA's latest image to see its size compared to the entire planet. It was taken by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite yesterday morning, October 28th at 9:02AM EDT. Read More >>

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Why Is There a Goddess' Egg Floating In Space?

This image reminds me of an ovum—a female egg. But it's not inside anything on Earth. It's floating in the vastness of space—about 9,000 light years from here, in the constellation of Cassiopeia. It's the Tycho supernova remnant. Read More >>

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This NASA Space Harpoon Will Hunt Comets Down

NASA is readying a new kind of space device: a harpoon designed to rapidly fire against comets, easily taking chunks of its surface with surgical precision. It's now being tested by scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Read More >>

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