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This artist's rendering shows a large exoplanet causing small bodies to collide in a disk of dust.
Universe, Exoplanets
Oct 11, 2017

There's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find... Read more

NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2).
Earth
Oct 10, 2017

NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12, to discuss new research to be published this week on changing global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The research is... Read more

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Close-up of a Schottky diode, showing the air-bridge that connects the anode
Universe, Stars
Oct 10, 2017

Technology Development: Questions about how and when stars are formed continue to tug at human curiosity. Star formation is governed by gravity and... Read more

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A Display of Lights Above the Storm Poster
ISS
Oct 10, 2017

Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) are flashes and glows that appear above storms and are results of activity occurring in and below those storms.... Read more

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A scene like this illustration of dust orbiting the star could be an answer.
Universe, Exoplanets
Oct 6, 2017

Some 1,500 light years from Earth, a mystery of stellar proportions is playing out. Read more

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Colors in this image of the Martian moon Phobos indicate a range of surface temperatures detected by observing the moon on Sept. 29, 2017, with the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) camera on NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter.
Solar System, Mars
Oct 5, 2017

NASA's longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it in... Read more

Parker Solar Probe in APL clean room
Sun
Oct 3, 2017

Eugene N. Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago, today visited the spacecraft that bears his name: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. ... Read more

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This image of the Westerlund 2 cluster includes both visible- and infrared-light observations from Hubble, and was released in 2015 as part of the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary. The highlighted area, featuring the cluster of stars, was created from visible-light and near-infrared exposures. The black-and-white zoomed portion shows a new image of the star cluster in only one infrared wavelength.
Universe
Oct 3, 2017

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is helping identify potential celestial targ Read more

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Photo of girl in field
Earth
Oct 2, 2017

Located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay in Ontario, the idyllic Great Lakes town of Collingwood has been battling a growing problem—an invasive... Read more

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Blue comet in the distance of a black universe
Universe
Sep 29, 2017

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the farthest active inbound Read more