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An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And Navigation

A series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.

10/22/2014

The rare 10 May annular eclipse appears over Cleveland, Ohio showing the annulus, a thin 'ring of fire,' produced because the sun is never completely covered.  (Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Observers Warned To Not Stare At The Sun During Partial Solar Eclipse Over Bay Area

A partial solar eclipse will be visible from the Bay Area later this month.

10/20/2014

NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View (NASA)

NASA Ames Research Center Holds Open House In Mountain View For 75th Anniversary

A water-cooled wind tunnel is just one of the facilities that will be on display Saturday at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View for their 75th anniversary.

10/15/2014

Boeing X-37b experimental military spaceplane (Photo by Boeing)

U.S. Air Force’s ‘Secretive’ X-37B Shuttle To Land In California After 671 Days In Space

The U.S. military can’t wait to get its hands on an unmanned space plane that’s due to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California near Santa Maria.

10/14/2014

Photo by NASA/Liaison

The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

The Four Corners area (red) is the major U.S. hot spot for methane emissions in this map showing how much emissions varied from average background concentrations from 2003-2009. Dark colors are lower than average; lighter colors are higher. (NASA)

Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst ‘Hot Spot’ In Nation

A small hot spot in California’s Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.

10/09/2014

NASA is offering to send your name to MARS. (NASA)

NASA Offering Free Trip For – Your Name Here – To Mars

NASA is inviting the public to add names to a microchip that will fly beyond Earth’s orbit and eventually to Mars or beyond, after first taking a test flight.

10/08/2014

Habitable Planet

$50 Million For Research On Extraterrestrials, Origin Of Life Through NASA Ames’ Astrobiology Institute Announced

Seven research teams will get $50 million dollars over five years to study extraterrestrial life in the universe, the origins of life on earth, and the evolution of future life forms, as part of the Astrobiology Isntitute’s work at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

10/06/2014

First man on the moon, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing mission.

Local Chipmaker Nvidia Says They’ve Proved Apollo 11 Landing Video Is Real

Shut down your hand coded website, cancel your trip to the anti-NASA convention in Boise, Bay Area chip-maker Nvidia has debunked the conspiracy theories around the Apollo 11 moon landing using their latest graphics chip.

09/26/2014

Satellite image captures smoke rising from the King Fire west of Lake Tahoe. (NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

NASA Photo Captures Massive Scar Left On California By King Fire

Massive fire burning in the foothills between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe has created a huge charred gash in the side of the golden state.

09/24/2014

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