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The DAVINCI spacecraft

It's no secret that there has been a resurgence in interest in space exploration in recent years. Much of the credit for this goes to NASA's ongoing exploration efforts on Mars, which in the past few years have revealed things ...

dateOct 06, 2015 in Space Exploration
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NASA image: Night-shining clouds

In the late spring and summer, unusual clouds form high in the atmosphere above the polar regions of the world. As the lower atmosphere warms, the upper atmosphere gets coooler, and ice crystals form on meteor dust and other ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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All NASA eyes on Tropical Storm Dolphin

Three NASA satellite instruments took aim at Tropical Storm Dolphin. Dolphin responded by posing for pictures as it headed west towards Guam gathering strength and speed as it moves. The MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite ...

dateMay 12, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Ana tightens up and becomes tropical

Up until Saturday morning, Ana had been referred to as a subtropical storm, rather than a tropical storm. What's the difference? The difference lies is how the two different storms are "born." Subtropical storms are usually ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Venus Express goes gently into the night

ESA's Venus Express has ended its eight-year mission after far exceeding its planned life. The spacecraft exhausted its propellant during a series of thruster burns to raise its orbit following the low-altitude aerobraking ...

dateDec 17, 2014 in Space Exploration
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