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NASA satellite captures Antarctica melting during heat wave

NASA satellite captures Antarctica melting during heat wave

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This satellite image from Feb. 13 shows extensive melting of the the ice cap on Eagle Island in Antarctica. Joshua Stevens/Landsat data from the USGS/GEOS-5 data/NASA GSFC Antarctica, home to the coldest place on Earth, experienced a worrying heat wave earlier in February, possibly even setting a┬árecord high temperature for the normally frigid continent. A…
Skywatcher Catches Uncommon Picture Of Mystical X-37 B Military Area Airplane

Skywatcher Catches Uncommon Picture Of Mystical X-37 B Military Area Airplane

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Skywatcher and satellite tracker Ralf Vandebergh of the Netherlands recently caught a rare glimpse of the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B space plane. Vandebergh said he'd been hunting for the robotic spacecraft for months and finally managed to track it down in May. But it took a bit longer to get photos of the vehicle.…
NASA InSight lander bends robotic arm, catches brand-new Mars views

NASA InSight lander bends robotic arm, catches brand-new Mars views

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Things are looking rosy on the Red Planet for NASA's InSight lander. After a successful touchdown on Nov. 26, the lander is now stretching its robotic arm and sending back some new looks that are part-selfie, part-planetary. Unlike NASA's wandering rovers, InSight is designed to stay in one place and deploy instruments onto the surface…
NASA astronaut captures striking ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse shadow from ISS

NASA astronaut captures striking ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse shadow from...

The big shadow is from the moon during the annular solar eclipse on Sunday. NASA/Chris Cassidy A few lucky locations in the world on Sunday witnessed an annular "ring of fire" solar eclipse that hid most of the sun. The astronauts on the International Space Station were treated to a very different view of the…

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