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Happy Hour on Comet Lovejoy

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Daily Views of Earth Available on New NASA Website

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NASA launched a new website Monday so the world can see images of the full, sunlit side of the Earth every day. The images are taken by a NASA camera one million miles away on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S.

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NASA Calls for American Industry Ideas on ARM Spacecraft Development

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NASA, through its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, has issued a call to American industry for innovative ideas on how the agency could obtain a core advanced solar electric propulsion-based spacecraft to support the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM). Artists concept of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission capturing an asteroid boulder before redirecting

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NASA Teleconference to Preview Historic Flyby of Icy Saturn Moon

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will sample an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The agency will hold a news teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 26, to discuss plans for and anticipated science results from the historic flyby. Dramatic

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Texas Students Talk Space with One-Year Space Station Crew

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High school students from Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Early College High School in Austin, Texas, will find out what it’s like to spend a year in space when they talk to the one-year crew currently living and working on the International Space Station at 10:25 a.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 23. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call

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NASA’s First Human Landing Sites/Exploration Zones on Mars Workshop Oct. 27-30 in Houston

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NASA’s first Landing Sites/Exploration Zones Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars will be held Oct. 27-30 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston. The agency is hosting the workshop to collect proposals for locations on Mars that would be of high scientific research value while also providing natural resources to enable

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Hubble spies dwarf galaxies in Big Bang frontier fields

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New Horizons team publishes first research paper on Pluto findings

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This high-resolution image captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft combines blue, red and infrared images taken by the Ralph/Multispectral Visual Imaging Camera (MVIC). Pluto’s surface shows a remarkable range of subtle colours, digitally enhanced in this view to a rainbow of pale blues, yellows, oranges, and deep reds. The bright expanse is the western lobe

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Closest northern views of Enceladus, Saturn’s cracked moon

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft zoomed by Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus on 14 October 2015, capturing this stunning image of the moon’s north pole. A companion view from the wide-angle camera shows a zoomed out view of the same region for context. Scientists expected the north polar region of Enceladus to be heavily cratered, based on low-resolution

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