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Underground Magma Ocean Could Explain Io’s ‘Misplaced’ Volcanoes – infographic

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For best view, please click the image. Credit: Infographic created by Afrim Constantin COPYRIGHT 2015 © spacefan.com

NASA Astronauts, Events Mark Halfway Point of One-Year Space Station Mission

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Tuesday, Sept. 15, is the midpoint for NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of their one-year mission aboard the International Space Station. To mark the occasion, the National Press Club in Washington will host an event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 14, to discuss the first ever one-year

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NASA, Harmonic Launch First Non-Commercial UHD Channel in North America

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NASA is partnering with Harmonic, a worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, to launch NASA TV UHD, the first ever non-commercial consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) channel in North America. The partnership is the result of a Space Act Agreement between Harmonic and the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Using an end-to-end UHD

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First Pieces of NASA’s Orion for Next Mission Come Together at Michoud

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  At NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, engineers welded together on Sept. 5, two sections of the Orion spacecraft’s primary structure that will fly on Exploration Mission-1, the first flight of Orion atop the agency’s Space Launch System rocket. NASA is another small step closer to sending astronauts on a journey to Mars.

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NASA Television to Broadcast Friday Return of Space Station Crew

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  Three International Space Station crew members are set to return aboard the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft, which has been docked to the station since March. Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to leave the orbiting laboratory and return to Earth Friday, Sept. 11. NASA Television will provide complete coverage of their

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Hubble’s Andromeda Galaxy survey unlocks clues to star birth

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For best view, please click the image. This is a Hubble Space Telescope mosaic of 414 photographs of the nearest major galaxy to our Milky Way, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31). The vast panorama was assembled from nearly 8,000 separate exposures taken in near-ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared light. Embedded within this view are 2,753 star clusters.

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One of Saturn’s rings is not like the others

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For best view, please click the image. The planet Saturn, viewed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during its 2009 equinox. Data on how the rings cooled during this time provide insights about the nature of the ring particles. Like Earth, Saturn is tilted on its axis. Over the course of its 29-year-long orbit, the Sun’s rays

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NASA TV to Air Grand Opening of Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility

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Bring on the night, say National Park visitors in new study

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A solitary figure contemplates the cosmos under Delicate Arch in the Arches National Park, Utah, USA. A new study shows National Park visitors highly value the nighttime sky and want park managers to minimise light pollution. Light from urban centres can travel as far as 250 miles. Image credit: National Park Service. Almost 90 percent

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