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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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Three Space Station Crews to Answer Media Questions from Orbit

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Nine International Space Station crew members will discuss their mission with reporters from around the world during a joint crew news conference to air live on NASA Television at 10:10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 8. This will be the first time since November 2013 that nine crew members are aboard the station simultaneously. The nine

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NASA Soil Moisture Radar Ends Operations, Mission Science Continues

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NASA’s SMAP mission, launched in January to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed, continues to produce high-quality science measurements with one of its two instruments. Mission managers for NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory have determined that its radar, one of the satellite’s two science instruments, can no

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Soyuz Heads to Space Station with New Crew, Return Transportation for One-Year Mission Team

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  Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos, Andreas Mogensen of ESA (European Space Agency) and Aidyn Aimbetov of the Kazakh Space Agency launched aboard Soyuz TMA-18M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:37 a.m. EDT on Wednesday (10:37 a.m. in Baikonur). Three crew members representing Denmark, Kazakhstan and Russia have launched to the International Space Station

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NASA Arctic Field Campaign to Examine Ecosystem Impacts of Changing Climate

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The ABoVE campaign will combine field work, airborne surveys, satellite data and computer modeling to study the effects of climate change on Arctic and boreal ecosystems, such as this region at the base of the Alaska Range south of Fairbanks. As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate

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NASA, USAID Open Environmental Information Hub for Southeast Asia

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  NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (right) cuts the ceremonial ribbon celebrating the opening of the SERVIR-Mekong hub in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Beth Paige (center), mission director for USAID Regional Mission for Asia, and Bhichit Rattakul, special advisor to the Asian Disaster Prepardness Center, joined Bolden. NASA and the U.S. Agency for

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See outermost planet Neptune at its best

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