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Are You Orange Enough? True Giants Orange Is No Coral, Salmon, Or Marigold

Would a Giants fan be caught dead in Oriole’s Orange? Look out, because you may not be quite orange enough to properly represent your team.

10/30/2014

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Bay Area Students’ Shrimp Project Destroyed In Tuesday’s Rocket Explosion

The explosion of an unmanned rocket lifting off for the International Space Station is not only a setback for the space program, but also a disappointment to the hundreds of school children across the country, including here in the Bay Area.

10/29/2014

The unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket explodes moments after liftoff over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia. (NASA)

Rocket Bound For Space Station Explodes After Launch

An unmanned NASA rocket was seen exploding shortly after liftoff Tuesday afternoon from an island off the coast of Virginia.

10/28/2014

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

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