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Tiny U.s. Region Is Methane 'hot Spot,' Nasa Finds
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Tiny U.s. Region Is Methane 'hot Spot,' Nasa Finds

One small "hot spot" in the U.S. Southwest is responsible for producing the largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States—more...

Nasa's Nustar Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star
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Nasa's Nustar Telescope Discovers Shockingly Bright Dead Star

Astronomers have found a pulsating, dead star beaming with the energy of about 10 million suns. This is the brightest pulsar—a dense stellar remnant left over from...

Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets
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Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets

The four images that make up a new montage of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko were taken on September 26, 2014 by the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft...

Nasa Mission Points to Origin of 'ocean of Storms' on Earth's Moon
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Nasa Mission Points to Origin of 'ocean of Storms' on Earth's Moon

Using data from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), mission scientists have solved a lunar mystery almost as old as the moon itself.

Nasa's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Red Planet
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Nasa's Newest Mars Mission Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Red Planet

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 7:24 p.m. PDT (10:24 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now...

Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered
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Dawn Operating Normally After Safe Mode Triggered

The Dawn spacecraft has resumed normal ion thrusting after the thrusting unexpectedly stopped and the spacecraft entered safe mode on September 11.

Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain
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Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover Arrives at Martian Mountain

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp, a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the center of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's...

NASA Instrument on Rosetta: First Science Results
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NASA Instrument on Rosetta: First Science Results

A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

Memory Reformat Planned For Opportunity Mars Rover
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Memory Reformat Planned For Opportunity Mars Rover

An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash...

Nasa Telescopes ­ncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy
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Nasa Telescopes ­ncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.

Nasa Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Crosses Neptune's Orbit
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Nasa Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Crosses Neptune's Orbit

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close...

Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton
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Voyager Map Details Neptune's Strange Moon Triton

NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft gave humanity its first close-up look at Neptune and its moon Triton in the summer of 1989.

As Seen By Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations
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As Seen By Rosetta: Comet Surface Variations

A new image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko shows the diversity of surface structures on the comet's nucleus.

Oco-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward Into the Past
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Oco-2 Data to Lead Scientists Forward Into the Past

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, which launched on July 2, will soon be providing about 100,000 high-quality measurements each day of carbon dioxide concentrations...

Sun Sends More 'tsunami Waves' to Voyager 1
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Sun Sends More 'tsunami Waves' to Voyager 1

NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced a new "tsunami wave" from the sun as it sails through interstellar space.

Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming
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Century-Old Science Helps Confirm Global Warming

A new NASA and university analysis of ocean data collected more than 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition provides further confirmation...
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