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Moon Samples Help Scientists Study Ancient Sun
Scientists are realizing that the Moon contains clues to the ancient mysteries of the Sun, which are crucial to understanding the development of life.
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June 18, 2019 at 09:07AM

NASA Research Highlighted at 2019 AIAA Aviation Forum
NASA’s cutting-edge aeronautics research will be the focus of agency discussions and demonstrations at this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation Forum and Exposition, otherwise known as Aviation 2019.
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June 18, 2019 at 08:04AM

NASA Research Highlighted at 2019 AIAA Aviation Forum
NASA’s cutting-edge aeronautics research will be the focus of agency discussions and demonstrations at this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) annual Aviation Forum and Exposition, otherwise known as Aviation 2019.
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June 18, 2019 at 07:36AM

Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

Did you see the full moon last night? If not, tonight’s nearly full moon should be almost as good. Because full moons are opposite the Sun, they are visible in the sky when the Sun is not — which should be nearly all night long tonight, clouds permitting. One nickname for June’s full moon is the Strawberry Moon, named for when wild strawberries start to ripen in parts of Earth’s northern hemisphere. Different cultures around the globe give this full moon different names, though, including Honey Moon and Rose Moon. In the foreground of this featured image, taken yesterday in Cape Sounion, Greece, is the 2,400 year-old Temple of Poseidon. Next month will the 50th anniversary of the time humans first landed on the Moon. via NASA

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June 18, 2019 at 12:34AM

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Seeing an Aurora From the Space Station
“Years ago at the South Pole, I looked up to the aurora for inspiration through the 6-month winter night.” Aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Christina Koch snapped this image of an aurora.
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June 17, 2019 at 01:29PM

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June 17, 2019 at 12:32AM

Unusual Mountain Ahuna Mons on Asteroid Ceres

What created this unusual mountain? There is a new theory. Ahuna Mons is the largest mountain on the largest known asteroid in our Solar System, Ceres, which orbits our Sun in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ahuna Mons, though, is like nothing that humanity has ever seen before. For one thing, its slopes are garnished not with old craters but young vertical streaks. The new hypothesis, based on numerous gravity measurements, holds that a bubble of mud rose from deep within the dwarf planet and pushed through the icy surface at a weak point rich in reflective salt — and then froze. The bright streaks are thought to be similar to other recently surfaced material such as visible in Ceres’ famous bright spots. The featured double-height digital image was constructed from surface maps taken of Ceres in 2016 by the robotic Dawn mission. Successfully completing its mission in 2018, Dawn continues to orbit Ceres even though it has exhausted the fuel needed to keep its antennas pointed toward Earth. via NASA

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June 16, 2019 at 12:31AM

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How NASA’s Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long
The creators of this infrared workhorse never imagined it would still be running 15 years after launch. What is its secret? A little luck and a great engineering team.
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June 14, 2019 at 02:46PM