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NASA To Study Mysterious ‘Magnetic Explosions’ Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-Rays

Earth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects–unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four “Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” satellites, studying these “magnetic reconnections” and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.

02/24/2015

A Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasts off, from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the southwest province of Sichuan on December 2, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireballs Spotted Over Western U.S. As Chinese Rocket Burns In Atmosphere

People from Arizona to Canada have reported seeing bright lights in the sky as a Chinese rocket burned up in the atmosphere.

02/24/2015

Hubble Space Telescope Images Released (Photo by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team via Getty Images)

Probing For Signs Of Life On Europa, One Of Jupiter’s Icy Moons, Subject Of NASA Ames Workshop

Dozens of planetary scientists are gathering in Mountain View on Wednesday to talk about sending a space probe to one of Jupiter’s moons.

02/18/2015

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Mysterious Bright Spots Pop Up In Latest NASA Images Of Dwarf Planet Ceres

Two clear and stunning views of the dwarf planet Ceres have scientists scratching their heads as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft nears its destination.

02/18/2015

Meteor Sighting Map From American Meteor Society (http://www.amsmeteors.org)

Did You See The Meteor? Brilliant Chrome, Red, Green Fireball Blazes Through Bay Area Skies Saturday

What appears to be a meteor blazed over the North Bay midday Saturday creating a frenzy of excited tweets and blog posts, and triggering calls to 9-1-1 dispatchers reporting what looked like a possible aircraft going down.

02/02/2015

United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory on board at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Satellite Launch From Vandenberg AFB Saturday Morning, May Be Visible From Bay Area

NASA will attempt to launch a drought and climate research satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, a launch that could be visible from the Bay Area and beyond.

01/29/2015

This graphic depicts the passage of asteroid 2004 BL86, which will come no closer than about three times the distance from Earth to the moon on Jan. 26, 2015. Due to its orbit around the sun, the asteroid is currently only visible by astronomers with large telescopes who are located in the southern hemisphere. But by Jan. 26, the space rock's changing position will make it visible to those in the northern hemisphere. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Giant Asteroid Headed Toward Earth Will Be Visible With Binoculars

An asteroid a third of a mile wide is poised to soar past the Earth on Jan. 26 — the closest any known space rock this size is expected to fly by until 2027.

01/19/2015

A rendering of the NASA New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA)

NASA Spacecraft Begins 1st Ever Approach To Pluto

Man is about to reach closer to Pluto than ever before as the NASA New Horizons spacecraft begins the first of several approach phases toward the dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.

01/15/2015

International Space Station

6 Astronauts Evacuate US Part Of Space Station During Ammonia Leak Scare

Astronauts hurriedly evacuated the U.S. section of the International Space Station and moved to its Russian module after a coolant problem emerged Wednesday, but Russian and U.S. officials insisted all six crew were not in any danger.

01/14/2015

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope Spots 3 ‘Earth-Like’ Planets

NASA scientists have identified a whopping 1,000 planets outside the solar system using data from the Kepler telescope, which has recorded thousands more potential planets in our galaxy.

01/06/2015

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