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NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station - NASA
The High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) experiment on the International Space Station has experienced a loss of data, and ground computers are no longer rec...

The First Batch of Data from NASA's Sun-Visiting Probe Is Now Available to the Public - Gizmodo
NASA’s daring mission to kiss the Sun is now into its 15th month, with the Parker Solar Probe steadily drawing closer to our host star with each passing orbit. Data gathered by the probe during its first two stellar flybys is now available online, with NASA m…

The Leonid meteor shower peaks this weekend - CNN
In the early morning hours on Monday, the Leonid meteor shower will send shooting stars across the sky. Look up on Saturday and Sunday night as well to spot bright meteors with trains streaming behind them.

Watch China Simulate a Mars Landing for 2020 Mission to Red Planet (Video) -
The test marks a big step toward a planned launch next year.

North Korea nuclear test equivalent to '17 times the size' of Hiroshima - Fox News
The North Korea nuclear test in early September 2017 was so powerful that it resulted in an entire mountain being lifted off the ground and was the equivalent of "17 times the size of the bomb dropped on Hiroshima," according to a new study.

Scientists back planetary defence mission to 'nudge' asteroid out of orbit -
Space scientists have urged ministers to fund a mission to find out if it is possible to nudge an asteroid off its trajectory, and avoid a catastrophic collision with Earth.

Nearly extreme black holes which attempt to regrow hair become bald again - Phys.Org
Black holes 'have no hair': no attributes that can be used to tell them apart. Extreme black holes (spinning at maximally allowed rate) can have an additional property, permanent hair that is made of a massless scalar field. Nearly extreme black holes (like G…

Some Arctic Sea Ice Is Acting Like It's Mid-Summer - Gizmodo
Winter has extended its grip on the Arctic, dropping a curtain of darkness on the top of the world. But at least one part of the Arctic is resisting its grasp.

NASA's next Mars mission will look for signs of alien life - Fox News
NASA recently discovered an oasis on Mars that may have once hosted life and an upcoming mission to the Red Planet is going to see if there is any fossilized evidence of extraterrestrial life.

Evidence found of magnetic reconnection generating spicules on the sun -
An international team of researchers has found evidence that magnetic reconnection is the source of spicule generation on the surface of the sun. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of the sun and what they learned…

Real-time 3-D reconstruction of complex scenes from long distances are shaping our present and future -
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Toulouse, France, have proposed a novel framework that combines statistical models with highly scalable computational tools from the computer graphics community to…

New twist on CRISPR technology -
In a classic episode of an old-school TV comedy called I Love Lucy, we see Lucille Ball stepping into an assembly line job at a candy factory. As the pace of the conveyor belt exceeds her ability to wrap the candy, the frenzy gets the best of her. She shoves …

NASA finds Neptune moons locked in 'dance of avoidance' -
Even by the wild standards of the outer solar system, the strange orbits that carry Neptune's two innermost moons are unprecedented, according to newly published research.

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