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15 Things To Do In The Bay Area

Capture culture & cuisine at the Fillmore Street Festival, check out Opera at the Ballpark + many Independence Day events, just some of the things to do this week in the Bay Area!

06/28/2015

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon space craft are readied on October 7, 2012 for an evening launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station. (BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/GettyImages)

SpaceX Capsule To Deliver New Parking Spot For Space Station

SpaceX stands ready to launch a much-needed load of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend on the heels of a failed supply run by Russia.

06/26/2015

The Washington Fire south of Lake Tahoe is now clearly visible from space. (NASA)

Fire South Of Lake Tahoe Grows To 26 Square Miles; Now Clearly Visible From Space

No buildings have been damaged, but the mountain town of Markleeville remained on standby Wednesday for possible evacuations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Several campgrounds have been evacuated, and two highways have been closed.

06/24/2015

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New NASA Photo Captures 3 Moons Of Saturn In 1 Stunning Photo

The moon can appear almost haunting when just a sliver clings above us here on Earth. But if we could watch the night sky above Saturn we would often be able to see several of the semi-dark orbs reminding us of our tiny place in the solar system.

06/23/2015

A substantial coronal mass ejection blew out from side of the Sun, giving us a great view of the event in profile (June 17-18, 2015). We caught the action in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about four hours of the event. While some of the plasma falls back into the Sun, a look at the coronagraph on SOHO shows a large cloud of particles heading into space. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Massive Solar Flare Reported, X-Ray Radiation Blacks Out Some Radio Communiction While Solar Storm Also Hits Earth

A sunspot erupted this afternoon creating a powerful solar flare bathing earth in electromagnetic radiation, and causing temporary disruptions in some radio communication, according to SpaceWeather.com, while a solar storm continues to rage.

06/22/2015

Computer models provide forecasts of how global temperature might change up to 2100 under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. (Photo Credit: NASA)

NASA Data Shows Average July Temperatures Across Large Part Of The Globe To Top 90 Degrees By Year 2099

The data was presented this week as part of an international public-private partnership called Climate Services for Resilient Development.

06/11/2015

US astronaut Terry Virts (L), Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C) and European Space Agency's Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome, prior to blasting off to the International Space Station (ISS) late on November 23, 2014.   (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch As 3 Space Station Astronauts Return To Earth After 200 Days

A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Thursday after a longer-than-expected orbital stint.

06/11/2015

The brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Top 5 Explanations For Those Bizarre Bright Spots On Planet Ceres

NASA scientists are still baffled over exactly what’s causing Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, to radiate mysterious bright spots from its cratered surface.

06/10/2015

Researchers have found deposits of impact glass (in green) preserved in Martian craters, including Alga Crater, shown here. The detection is based on data from the instrument Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/JHUAPL/Univ. of Arizona

NASA Finds Glass On Mars That Could Reveal Clues About Past Life On Red Planet

NASA researchers have found deposits of glass on Mars that may have preserved evidence about past life on the red planet.

06/08/2015

In this handout image provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), NASA astronaut Ronald Garan attached to the robotic arm Canadarm2 moves a failed ammonia pump module from a storage platform on the International Space Station to the cargo bay of the space shuttle Atlantis during a planned six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk July 12, 2011 in space. This is the 160th spacewalk devoted to station assembly and maintenance since construction began in 1998. Space shuttle Atlantis has embarked on a 12-day mission to the International Space Station where it will deliver the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module packed with supplies and spare parts. This was the final mission of the space shuttle program, which began on April 12, 1981 with the launch of Colombia. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

9 NASA Images That Wow 50 Years After America’s First Spacewalk

Two-and-a-half months after cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first human to walk in space, NASA astronaut Ed White floated out of his cramped Gemini 4 capsule 50 years ago Wednesday to become the first free-flying American in orbit.

06/03/2015

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