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01/21/2017 01:56 PM
Here’s the Highest Resolution Map of Pluto We’ll Get from New Horizons

Members of the New Horizons team recently conducted a live panel discussion where they talked about the spacecraft's greatest accomplishments, which included the highest resolution map of Pluto ever created.

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01/21/2017 12:43 PM
How to See the Space Station Fly in Front of the Moon

Want to see the the space station zip across the Moon or Sun? Here are step-by-step instructions how.

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01/20/2017 11:33 PM
USAF Missile Defense SBIRS Observatory Streaks to Orbit during Spectacular Evening Blastoff

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL - A U.S. Air Force missile defense reconnaissance observatory that will track the telltale infrared signatures of incoming enemy missiles and is vital to America’s national security blasted off in spectacular fashion off this evening, Jan. 20, 2017, as it streaked to orbit from the Florida Space Coast.

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01/20/2017 03:00 PM
The Carina Constellation

Located in the southern sky is the constellation Carina, which has several impressive stars and associated Deep Sky Objects.

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01/20/2017 02:21 PM
Gene Cernan, Last Man on the Moon, Honored at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, FL - Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the Moon, and one of America’s most famous and renowned astronauts, was honored in a ceremony held at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida, on Jan. 18. [Story/photos expanded]

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01/20/2017 10:54 AM
Weekly Space Hangout – January 20, 2017: Dan Dixon – Project Lead & Creator of Universe Sandbox

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Dan Dixon is the creator and director of Universe Sandbox ², an accessible space simulator application that merges real-time gravity, climate, collision, and physical interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Dan began work on the original Universe Sandbox in 2006, and […]

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01/19/2017 02:38 PM
What is the Alcubierre “Warp” Drive?

In 1994, Mexican physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed a way to travel faster than light without violating the laws of relativity, and attempts to make it work are ongoing.

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01/19/2017 11:00 AM
Bullseye: Amazing SpaceX Images Highlight Perfect Falcon 9 Landing

SpaceX was able to celebrate a successful return to flight this week with a picture-perfect launch of the Falcon 9 rocket on January 14, 2017 that successfully delivered a fleet of ten advanced Iridium NEXT mobile voice and data relay satellites to orbit. But the icing on the cake was the dead-center landing and recovery […]

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01/19/2017 10:37 AM
NASA: 2016 Was the Warmest Year on Record… Again!

According to independent analyses by NASA and the NOAA, 2016 was the warmest year on record, making it the 16th warmest year in a row since 2001.

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01/19/2017 09:52 AM
Adventures With “Copyscope”

Every telescope has a story to tell. We returned back to the U S of A recently, and one of our first tasks upon re-establishing our lives back in Florida was to dig through the archaeological strata that is our storage unit. Headlamp on and Leatherman in hand, we worked our way through layers put in place over years of storage unit drop-off runs.

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