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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year
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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year—687 Earth days—on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining whether Mars once...

Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid
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Spitzer Spies an Odd, Tiny Asteroid

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have measured the size of an asteroid candidate for NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), a proposed spacecraft...

Titan Flybys Test the Talents of Nasa's Cassini Team
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Titan Flybys Test the Talents of Nasa's Cassini Team

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft zooms toward Saturn's smoggy moon Titan for a targeted flyby on June 18, mission scientists are excitedly hoping to repeat a scientific...

Nasa Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science
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Nasa Instruments on Rosetta Start Comet Science

Three NASA science instruments aboard the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft, which is set to become the first to orbit a comet and land a probe on...

Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets
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Sunsets on Titan Reveal the Complexity of Hazy Exoplanets

Scientists working with data from NASA's Cassini mission have developed a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets by using Saturn's smog-enshrouded...

Construction to Begin on 2016 NASA Mars Lander
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Construction to Begin on 2016 NASA Mars Lander

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander, after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review...

Hidden Greenland Canyons Mean More Sea Level Rise
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Hidden Greenland Canyons Mean More Sea Level Rise

Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found that canyons under Greenland's ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper and longer than previously...

Nasa's Curiosity Rover Drills Sandstone Slab on Mars
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Nasa's Curiosity Rover Drills Sandstone Slab on Mars

Portions of rock powder collected by the hammering drill on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from a slab of Martian sandstone will be delivered to the rover's internal...

Target on Mars Looks Good For Nasa Rover Drilling
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Target on Mars Looks Good For Nasa Rover Drilling

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover performed a "mini-drill" operation Tuesday, April 29, on the rock target under consideration for the mission's third sample-collection...

NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean inside Saturn Moon
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NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean inside Saturn Moon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft and Deep Space Network have uncovered evidence Saturn's moon Enceladus harbors a large underground ocean of liquid water, furthering scientific...

NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake
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NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake

On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008.

Nasa Mars Rover's Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations
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Nasa Mars Rover's Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations

Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at...

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets
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Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.

Nasa Historic Earth Images Still Hold Research Value
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Nasa Historic Earth Images Still Hold Research Value

NASA's Seasat satellite became history long ago, but it left a legacy of images of Earth's ocean, volcanoes, forests and other features that were made by the first...

Nasa Technology Views Birth of the Universe
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Nasa Technology Views Birth of the Universe

Astronomers are announcing today that they have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe during an explosive...

How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers
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How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers

How life arose from the toxic and inhospitable environment of our planet billions of years ago remains a deep mystery.

Nasa's Wise Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'planet X'
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Nasa's Wise Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'planet X'

After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized...

Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back
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Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back

Ten years ago, we knew Titan as a fuzzy orange ball about the size of Mercury.

Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza
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Nasa's Kepler Mission Announces a Planet Bonanza

NASA's Kepler mission announced Wednesday the discovery of 715 new planets.

Nasa Responds to California's Evolving Drought
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Nasa Responds to California's Evolving Drought

NASA is partnering with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to develop and apply new technology and products to better manage and monitor the state's...
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