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Sunday, November 29, 2020
NASA spots dramatic ‘field of ice blocks’ collapsing on Mars

NASA spots dramatic ‘field of ice blocks’ collapsing on Mars

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A section of the polar ice cap on Mars got a remodel.  NASA/JPL/University of Arizona If a slope falls apart on Mars and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Probably. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft captured before-and-after images showing part of Mars' north polar cap collapsing. The MRO HiRise camera…
NASA spots cosmic ‘candy cane’ near heart of the Milky Way

NASA spots cosmic ‘candy cane’ near heart of the Milky Way

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NASA's GISMO instrument helped to bring us this composite view of the central zone of the Milky Way and the "candy cane" formation in the middle. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center It's beginning to look at a lot like Christmas near the center of our Milky Way galaxy. On Wednesday, NASA shared a colorful view…
NASA spots rare cloud formation that looks like a white rainbow

NASA spots rare cloud formation that looks like a white rainbow

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This elegant cloud arc formed during a winter storm in the US in November. NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview NASA has the best views. The space agency's weather-watching Terra satellite caught sight of a spectacular cloud formation on Nov. 28 when a winter storm was…
NASA satellite areas unusual sight: A great void definitely shredding a star

NASA satellite areas unusual sight: A great void definitely shredding a...

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An illustration of a tidal disruption event Robin Dienel/Carnegie Institution for Science It's among the most violent events in the universe, and astronomers have witnessed its aftermath in historic new detail with the help of one of NASA's newest space telescopes.  The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, aka TESS, caught a rare event called a tidal…
NASA Juno spacecraft areas moon shadow on Jupiter

NASA Juno spacecraft areas moon shadow on Jupiter

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Jupiter's moon Io shadowed the gas giant in the Juno image. NASA/SwRI/MSSS/with processing by Amanda Kooser/CNET Cue up Cat Stevens' Moonshadow. NASA's Juno spacecraft went in for a scenic flyby of Jupiter in September and sent back a lovely view of the moon Io dropping a perfect shadow on the swirly gas giant. I took…
NASA satellite tv for pc spots a mysterious inexperienced mild that shortly disappeared

NASA satellite tv for pc spots a mysterious inexperienced mild that...

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A green source appeared in an image of the Fireworks galaxy before quickly disappearing. NASA NASA's NuSTAR X-ray observatory has spotted something a little weird. While imaging the Fireworks galaxy, NuSTAR spotted several mysterious bright sources of X-ray light, appearing as green and blue spots. Within days, the blobs had disappeared. A recent study, published…
Star Trek on Mars: NASA areas Starfleet logo design in dune footprint

Star Trek on Mars: NASA areas Starfleet logo design in dune...

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This Mars dune cast looks like it should be on Captain Kirk's chest. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter looks down on the Red Planet and sees all sorts of fantastical formations that resemble everything from Beaker the Muppet to Pac-Man. A new MRO view will inspire you to whip out your Vulcan salute.…
NASA areas website of Israel’s heartbreaking moon lander crash

NASA areas website of Israel’s heartbreaking moon lander crash

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Before and after images of Beresheet's crash site. NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University It was so close. Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL very nearly landed its Beresheet spacecraft on the surface of the moon earlier this year, but an engine glitch on the way down doomed the mission to a crash landing. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has found…
Hubble spots drop-dead beautiful spiral galaxy tucked into Leo

Hubble spots drop-dead beautiful spiral galaxy tucked into Leo

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NGC2903 is a very photogenic spiral galaxy. ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Ho et al. Next time you glance up at the constellation Leo draped across the night sky, think about how there's so much more going on there than the few twinkly stars we can see with the naked eye.  NASA and the European Space…
Warming Oceans Mean Larger, More Effective Waves At Some Unexpected Areas

Warming Oceans Mean Larger, More Effective Waves At Some Unexpected Areas

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Waves are getting bigger globally.Getty It's good news for bold surfers, but perhaps not so much for coastal communities - new research connects climate change and warming oceans with bigger and more powerful ocean waves. ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT "For the first time, we have identified a global signal of the effect of global warming…

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