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Young magnetar likely the slowest pulsar ever detected

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other X-ray observatories, astronomers have found evidence for what is likely one of the most extreme pulsars, or rotating neutron stars, ever detected. The source exhibits properties ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Astronomy
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NASA takes parting look at Hermine

Satellite imagery showed that Post-Tropical Cyclone Hermine was just a swirl of clouds with no rainfall off the coast of southeastern Massachusetts on Thursday, Sept. 8. Just two days earlier, the GPM satellite saw that Hermine ...

dateSep 08, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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How hot is too hot for Earth-style life?

Mission seeks to answer key questions: How deep is Earth's habitable zone? How deep is the deep subseafloor biosphere? How does the deep biosphere affect life at the surface? Could life have originated deep and moved upward?

dateSep 08, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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SDO witnesses a double eclipse (w/ video)

Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. SDO keeps a constant eye on the sun, but during SDO's semiannual eclipse seasons, ...

dateSep 02, 2016 in Space Exploration
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