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Astrophysics picture of the day for November 21, 2018
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What creates the colors in Jupiter's clouds? No one is sure. The thick atmosphere of Jupiter is mostly hydrogen and helium, elements which...
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NASA Retires Prolific Solar Observatory After 16 Years
More than 16 years after launching the mission on Feb. 5, 2002, NASA is retiring the solar observatory RHESSI, short for the Reuven Ramaty High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager.
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