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WATCH: Astronauts Ring In The New Year 16 Times From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station celebrated New Year’s Day 16 times as it orbited the globe at 17,500 miles per hour.

01/01/2015

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Astronaut Releases Gorgeous Time Lapse Video From 166 Days Spent At International Space Station

A German astronaut has compiled a breathtaking time lapse video of the time he spent aboard the International Space Station.

12/29/2014

X-rays stream off the sun in this image showing observations from by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, overlaid on a picture taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC)

NASA’s NuSTAR Mission Captures Spectacular 1st Picture Of The Sun

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array has taken its first picture of the sun, producing the most sensitive solar portrait ever taken in high-energy X-rays.

12/25/2014

Christmas On The International Space Station (Photo by NASA)

Does Santa Visit The Space Station? Astronauts Celebrate Christmas In Orbit

You think YOUR house is crowded with house guests this season? NASA astronauts have been having Christmas dinner in a dining room the size of a Volkswagen for decades, and this season is no exception, although the International Space Station is far more spacious than the original Apollo capsule where one of the most famous Christmases in space was ever celebrated.

12/24/2014

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Here’s What An Astronaut Will See While Spiraling 20,000 Mph Through The Earth’s Atmosphere

NASA released new video Friday capturing the intense conditions the Orion spacecraft and the astronauts it carries will endure as they return from deep space on a journey destined for Mars.

12/19/2014

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft takes off from its launchpad on December 5, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘Day One Of The Mars Era': NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Soars Into Orbit On First Test Flight

NASA’s new Orion spacecraft circled the planet Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.

12/05/2014

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

Like A Giant Solar Shotgun, Biggest Sunspot In Quarter Century Rotating Toward Earth Again

The biggest sunspot in a quarter century is now rotating toward Earth for the second month in a row, putting all of humanity in its sites for potential releases of radiation.

11/20/2014

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StarDate 11/12/14: Making Methane

There’s a problem with Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. There’s a fair amount of methane in its atmosphere and in its big lakes.

11/12/2014

The probe is named after the Rosetta stone, a stele of Egyptian origin and the lander is named after Philae, an island in Lake Nasser, Egypt. (Photo by European Space Agency/Pool/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

European Agency Lands Spacecraft On Comet For First Time Ever

The Philae craft pulled off the audacious landing hours after it was released toward the giant ball of dust and ice by the unmanned Rosetta space probe.

11/12/2014

Photo by NOAA via Getty Images

Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.

11/10/2014

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