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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...

NASA's TESS Mission Discovers Three New Worlds - SciTechDaily
NASA’s newest planet hunter, TESS, has discovered three new worlds — one slightly larger than Earth and two of a type not found in our solar system.

Asteroid near miss: "City Killer" Asteroid misses Earth and scientists had no idea - CBS News
Scientists revealed an asteroid dubbed by some as a "city killer" came closer to the Earth than the moon this week

Double meteor shower will light up the sky Monday night - New York Post
Stargazers are in for a treat on Monday night as a double meteor shower will light up the sky, according to a report. As many as 20 to 25 shooting stars will illuminate the darkness from the southe…

Commercial Lunar Payload Services Update - NASA Planetary Science
NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services project was designed for quick access to the Moon with science and technology payloads delivered by commercial partners.

This Asteroid Could Have Wiped Out a City. Scientists Almost Missed It. - Slate
This boulder-sized asteroid wasn't on scientists' radar until a week before it passed by Earth.

Flowing Antarctic Ice Mapped 10 Times More Accurately - Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The new map of the flow speeds of ice throughout Antarctica will improve our understanding of the vast continent and of future sea level rise.

This Apollo 11 experiment is still happening on the moon - CNN
When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon 50 years ago, they took photos, collected lunar rock samples and left behind an experiment that's still sending back data.

Yellowstone volcano: USGS reveals how magma chamber has lifted Yellowstone upwards -
YELLOWSTONE volcano in Northwestern US houses a monstrous magma chamber deep beneath the ground, heating up the supervolcano system and causing the ground to rise, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has revealed.

Crater Lake first volcano measured by NASA's Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System - KVAL
EUGENE, Ore. - An instrument aboard a NASA satellite measured the topography of Crater Lake in June in what is believed to be "the instrument’s first overflight of a volcano," the NASA Earth Observatory reports. The Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter …

African smoke is fertilizing Amazon rainforest and oceans, study finds -
A new study led by researchers at the University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science found that smoke from fires in Africa may be the most important source of a key nutrient—phosphorus—that acts as a fertilizer in the Amazon ra…

Physicists Made a Hot Plasma Doughnut to Study Solar Wind - WIRED
Temperatures inside the Big Red Ball apparatus reached more than 150,000 degrees.

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