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Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data

Credits: NASA/MIT/TESS   Three NASA Missions Return 1st-Light Data NASA’s continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, ...

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High Above Jupiter’s Clouds

  High Above Jupiter’s Clouds NASA’s Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet’s tumultuous atmosphere. Jupiter completely fills the image, with only a hint of ...

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Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran   Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere See Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in beautiful detail in this new image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced view captures one of the white ovals in the “String of ...

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Our Place in Space to launch in Venice

This beautiful artwork is the logo for the travelling Hubble exhibition Our Place in Space. Credit:ESA/Hubble, NASA, Pam Jeffries Click for a full size image   Our Place in Space to launch in Venice Astronomy and art combine in a ...

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ALMA Starts Observing the Sun

Click for a full size image ALMA observes a giant sunspot (1.25 millimetres) This ALMA image of an enormous sunspot was taken at a wavelength of 1.25 millimetres. Sunspots are transient features that occur in regions where the Sun’s magnetic ...

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How old is our moon?

Right side of the moon. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Click for a full size image   How old is our moon? Most scientists agree that the Earth has pretty much always had its moon. Details of the ...

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