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NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours

NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory Observes Two Eclipses in Only Seven Hours
On Earth, being able to view a solar eclipse is a very rare occurrence. In space, it’s not so rare to witness this event. Recently, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory caught a glimpse of two incredible eclipses…
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Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean

Mercury May Have Once Had a Lava Ocean
Researchers have been poring over data captured by the NASA Messenger probe as it conducted its study of Mercury. Amongst the data the probe discovered about the incredibly hot and small planet, were some tidbits about…
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3-Screen Mission Control Gaming Desks for Sale

3-Screen Mission Control Gaming Desks for Sale
If you want to game like the guys at NASA do in between important missions (yeah, right) – check out these awesome 3-Screen Mission Control Gaming Desks for sale up on Craigslist.…
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Kid’s Spaceship Bed: To Sleep and Beyond!

Kid’s Spaceship Bed: To Sleep and Beyond!
There are cool dads and there are awesome dads. Redditor JeremiahGordon is the awesome type. You see, he built this cool spaceship his son Finn’s fifth birthday – and it is completely amazing.…
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Gingerbread Mars Rover: Candy Curiosity

Gingerbread Mars Rover: Candy Curiosity
I think we just made a huge discovery. Mars is made out of candy. It’s also apparently in a parallel universe where it is flat and in someone’s house, next to their stairs.…
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Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Broke the Atmospheric Entry Speed Record

Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Broke the Atmospheric Entry Speed Record
You might remember back in May of this year I mentioned a meteorite that had entered the atmosphere over Northern California and caused a fireball during the day. Researchers were quick to bring in a giant…
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NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!
If you are a space geek, you might remember last summer when we mentioned that NASA was testing out a prototype spacesuit that looked a lot like Buzz Lightyear’s outfit. The spacesuit has a large dome,…
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NASA Successfully Crashes Twin GRAIL Spacecraft into the Moon

NASA Successfully Crashes Twin GRAIL Spacecraft into the Moon
A couple days ago, I mentioned that NASA was planning to crash its Twin GRAIL spacecraft into the surface of the moon. What we didn’t know at the time that NASA was going to dub the…
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Giant Asteroid Could Destroy the Earth in the Distant Future

Giant Asteroid Could Destroy the Earth in the Distant Future
Unless you follow these things, you probably didn’t know that a gigantic asteroid passed by the Earth over this past week. This time around, the gigantic asteroid, known as 4179 Toutatis, was about 4.3 million miles…
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NASA Plans to Crash Spacecraft onto the Surface of the Moon

NASA Plans to Crash Spacecraft onto the Surface of the Moon
NASA has had twin spacecraft orbiting the moon for a long time called the GRAIL mission probes. GRAIL stands for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory. The twin spacecraft are called Ebb and Flow. The two spacecraft…
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Air Force to Launch X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Today

Air Force to Launch X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Today
The United States Air Force has flown its experimental X-37B orbital test vehicle on several occasions. What exactly the spacecraft did while it was in orbit is unknown. What we do know is that in June…
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Space Shuttle Atlantis Begins Its Final 10-Mile Journey

Space Shuttle Atlantis Begins Its Final 10-Mile Journey
We followed the final trek of Space Shuttle Endeavour closely. Endeavour was given to the California Science Center and its last 12 miles required numerous trees to be cut down and involved using a pickup truck…
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X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth

X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth
A lot of the technology we enjoy here on Earth started out as tech created for the space program. NASA has a very cool robot working on the International Space Station right now called Robonaut 2.…
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Plaques Placed on Space Shuttle Runway Give Details of Shuttle History

Plaques Placed on Space Shuttle Runway Give Details of Shuttle History
Every time I think about the retiring of the Space Shuttle fleet, it bums me out. I’ve been following the Shuttle since grade school when the Challenger disaster was all we could think about. It’s sad…
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Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour Meet Nose-to-Nose One Last Time

Space Shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour Meet Nose-to-Nose One Last Time
It’s more the little sad to many fans of space travel in the US that the space shuttle program has been retired. Right now American astronauts have no way to reach the International Space Station or…
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NASA Unveils Photo of Curiosity Parachuting Towards Mars

NASA Unveils Photo of Curiosity Parachuting Towards Mars
If you follow space and science at all, or watch the news, undoubtedly you would’ve heard by now that NASA was successful in putting the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars yesterday. NASA has released…
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