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NASA Juno Spacecraft, Nearing Jupiter, to Shed Light on Gas Giant

Pasadena, CA. After a five-year journey, the spacecraft Juno is nearing its destination, the planet Jupiter, where it will enter polar orbit and start sending back data back July 4.   Scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the California mission control center for this NASA project, say Juno will pierce the dense clouds of the gas-covered giant and […]

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‘Electric Wind’ May Have Stripped Venus of Water

New York, N.Y. Seen from Earth, Venus is a soft yellow-orange, a bright planet that is known as the morning star. But up close — watch out! Its atmosphere is hellish with average temperatures hot enough to melt lead and rain showers of sulphuric acid. Now, a new paper reveals it’s even worse than that. […]

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Journey Across the Atlantic with Solar Impulse 2

New York, N.Y. Equipped with nothing but the energy from the sun, a solar-powered plane took off from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport early Monday morning on the 15th leg of its journey around the world.   The Solar Airplane. Photo: Solar Impulse.   The Solar Impulse 2 has begun one of the most hazardous […]

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Ahmed Mohamed Attends White House Astronomy Night with Obama (VIDEO)

Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama told dozens of students gathered on the South Lawn of the White House Monday night that they could be the ones participating in the first missions to Mars within the next two decades. Among the guests Monday was Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager arrested for bringing his homemade clock to […]

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NASA: Strong Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars

Washington, D.C. NASA scientists have found strong evidence of salt water streams on Mars, at least during the red planet’s summer, the space agency announced Monday. The lines of “hydrated” salt minerals found would require water for their creation, and where there’s liquid water, there could be life, even if it’s in microbial form. These […]

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Health Pros Using Social Media in Europe’s New Crisis

Washington, D.C.  For the thousands of Syrian refugees attempting to escape their war-torn nation in favor of safe haven in European nations like Germany, their needs often are simple: food, water, clothing and diapers top the list. And, increasingly, so are Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The uses of social media and digital communications during times […]

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Human Space Flight Day: Advancing Boundaries of Exploration

New York, N.Y.  Marking International Day of Human Space Flight, the United Nations today spotlighted the contribution of space science and technology to sustainable development and underscored the need to push the boundaries of exploration for the benefit of all people. International Space Station (2008). Photo: NASA. “I am confident that the International Day of […]

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