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Stunning Video By NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams Shares The Beauty Of Earth From Space

When you’re the country’s astronaut who has clocked the most days in space, such as NASA’s Jeff Williams with his 534 days of space time, you still may not be a household name or a social media star, but when you bring home ultra high-def (UHD) footage of the Earth, the internet loves you.

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Earth’s New “Mini Moon” Confirmed by NASA JPL

First discovered by University of Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on April 27, 2016, Earth’s new moon, or “mini moon” has been officially confirmed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Officially named “2016 HO3,” the newly discovered asteroid is dubbed a “mini moon” because it not only orbits the Sun–it orbits Earth, as well. Although NASA

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2014 And Countless New Years In Space (ISS, Mars, Venus VIDEOS)

Coming up on New Yearโ€™s Eve, earthlings tend to celebrate milestones of the year passed, as well as look expectantly toward the future. Here, Planetsave brings you some of the best space coverage of 2014 in various media. The overall winner has to be the six-minute ultra-high definition timelapse video, with custom soundtrack, compiled by

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“Origami Robots” Self-Construct And Start Working

If you havenโ€™t seen the origami robot yet, youโ€™re in for a fantastic surprise! Evoking the potential of an ancient and wonderful Japanese art, these crawling robots can self-assemble from flat-pack designs and autonomously perform. Inspired by self-assembly in natureโ€”such as the way complex proteins with sophisticated functions derive from folding linear sequences of amino

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Titan Is Perpetually Being Swept Clean By Dunes

Using observations from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit around Saturn, researchers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have discovered that Titan — Saturn’s largest moon — has dunes of hydrocarbon sand which are slowly but steadily filling the impact craters left on the moon’s surface, giving it a deceptively younger appearance than its brothers and

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White Sands Dust Storm

  Driven by southwesterly winter winds, dust from the White Sands dune field in New Mexico rises thousands of feet from the valley floor and drifts over the snowy peaks of the Sacramento Mountains creating the spectacular imagery captured for us by a member of the International Space Station. White Sands National Monument lies in

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Islands of Venice from Space (Photo of the Day)

Everyone has heard about the beautifully romantic city that is Venice, and sometimes we even get to see inside the city thanks to movies like The Italian Job and Casino Royale. However this beautiful image taken by Ikonos-2, a commercial satellite that provides panchromatic and multispectral high-resolution imagery for the European Space Agency shows us another, but just as spectacular view of the city.

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Improved Measurement of Solar Output Will Help Understand Climate Change

In determining whether humans are the sole cause for the warming currently taking place in our atmosphere, accurate data is needed for how much energy the sun is putting into that same atmosphere, and according to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists have made a big step towards accurate determining

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NASA to Irradiate Monkeys. Horrible Animal Experiments or a Sign of Progress?

[social_buttons] When I first read the news that NASA was going to start experimenting on monkeys with radiation to study the effects of deep space travel, my heart sunk. As an anthropologist who has studied non-human primates I have seen up close the emotions, the feelings, and the physical qualities we share with our evolutionary

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Giant Kangaroo Rat Will Be the First Endangered Species Monitored from Space

A scientist named Tim Bean, who is a PhD student at the University of California Berkeley writes the following on a website: “I expect that ‘Counting Rats from Space,’ the proposed title of my thesis, will become an international phenomenon, spawning everything from a board game to a Top 40 dance hall burner.” His dream

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