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Mixed Reality Technology Brings Mars to Earth

Erisa Hines, a driver for the Mars Curiosity rover, based at JPL, also talks to participants in “Destination: Mars.” Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Microsoft Click for a full size image ‘Mixed Reality’ Technology Brings Mars to Earth What might it look like if ...

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Kepler Discovered a Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

This artist’s concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle Kepler Discovered a Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet ...

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Scientists Discover Antimatter In Storms On Earth

Scientists Discover Antimatter In Storms On Earth by Caroline Reid Photo credit: Tucson Lightning Composite by valdezrl via Shutterstock A team of high-flying scientists think they have discovered that pockets of antimatter exist within lightning storms. Like most heavily dramatized ...

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What Is a Geosynchronous Orbit

What Is a Geosynchronous Orbit? by Elizabeth Howell A geosynchronous orbit is a high Earth orbit that allows satellites to match Earth’s rotation. Located at 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers) above Earth’s equator, this position is a valuable spot for monitoring ...

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