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'Tour of the Moon' 4K redux

In the fall of 2011, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission released its original Tour of the Moon, a five-minute animation that takes the viewer on a virtual tour of our nearest neighbor in space. Six years later, ...

dateApr 11, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Four new 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets discovered

Four new "hot Jupiter" extrasolar planets have been detected as part of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) exoplanet survey. The newly found alien worlds are generally similar in size, but vary ...

dateApr 10, 2018 in Astronomy report
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Image: Gullies of Matara Crater

Gullies on Martian sand dunes, like these in Matara Crater, have been very active, with many flows in the last 10 years. The flows typically occur when seasonal frost is present.

dateApr 06, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Image: Memphis from space

Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis, Tennessee to support striking sanitation workers. He delivered the famous speech known as "I've Been to the Mountaintop" from the Mason Temple in Memphis on April ...

dateApr 05, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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Giant clue in the search for Earth 2.0

In a new study published today in the Astrophysical Journal, researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, share new findings about how the presence of "giant" ...

dateApr 04, 2018 in Astronomy
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