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Changing how solar power rolls

Traditional solar panels used to power satellites can be bulky with heavy panels folded together using mechanical hinges. An experiment that recently arrived at the International Space Station will test a new solar array ...

dateJun 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Space gardening

Roman Statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero said, "If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."

dateJun 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Training for space missions underwater

How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below ...

dateJun 20, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Image: Jupiter's clouds of many colors

NASA's Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops.

dateJun 19, 2017 in Space Exploration
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