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X-rays detected from the dark side of Venus

Venus and Mercury have been observed transiting the Sun many times over the past few centuries. When these planets are seen passing between the Sun and the Earth, opportunities exist for some great viewing, not to mention ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Space Exploration
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IRIS Space Observatory mission extended

Delivering the most detailed images of the sun's lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver ...

dateSep 20, 2016 in Space Exploration
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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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SDO status update—Aug. 4, 2016

UPDATE, Aug. 4, 2016 (3:26 p.m. EDT) - Two of SDO's three science instruments - the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE - are online and sending science data ...

dateAug 04, 2016 in Space Exploration
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