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Hubble catches the birth of a giant storm on Neptune

This composite image shows images of storms on the Neptune from the Hubble spacecraft (left) and Voyager 2 spacecraft (right). The Hubble Wide Field Camera 3 image of Neptune, taken in September and November 2018, shows a new dark storm (top center). The Voyager image shows a storm called the Great Dark Spot (GDS) in the middle. It is about …

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NASA Captured images of a giant meteor explosion across the earth

NASA has released images of a large meteor that exploded over the Earth last year with more than 10 times the atomic energy falling on Hiroshima during World War II. "Eldball", NASA's term for an exceptionally light meteor visible over a wide area, exploded approximately 16 miles across the Bering Sea on December 18. Although fireballs are quite common, this …

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Day and night are perfectly balanced in Spring Equinox photo snapped from space

The forces of light and dark are basically equal to this moment on Earth.            (NOAA; NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory) Earth just got another dazzling glamor shot, thanks to a satellite that snapped its photo on the March 20 equinox. This photo shows half of the planet illuminated in light, and the other steeped in darkness, just like a black-and-white …

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Children's Museum in Indianapolis leads to great jury period excavation

CLOSE There is no shortage of fun for children in and around Indianapolis. You just need to know where to look. Dwight Adams, dwight.adams@indystar.com The Children's Museum in Indianapolis leads a large excavation of a plot in northern Wyoming full of fossils from the jury period. It will be translated into a major expansion of the museum's popular Dinosphere exhibition. …

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Jupiter's unknown journey through the early solar system revealed

Credit: CC0 Public Domain It is known that gas giants around other stars are often very close to their sun. According to accepted theory, these gas planets were formed far away and then migrated to an orbit closer to the star. Now, researchers from Lund University and other institutions have used advanced computer simulations to learn more about Jupiter's journey …

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Can Orion Ride Falcon Heavy to the Moon?

Things do not look good for NASA's Space Launching System (SLS). Sometimes called the "Senate Launch System", or even less gracious, "Rocket to Nowhere", the super-lifting booster has long been a leg of battle for them in the industry. SLS promised to re-use existing infrastructure to deliver higher payload capacity and lower operating costs than the infamous winged predecessor. However, …

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NASA considers its Boeing built-in rocket pages for an upcoming Moon Mission

NASA is expected to announce this week whether it will side-line its long-standing rocket, the Space Launch System, and instead use commercial launch vehicles. The space office Boeing in 2012 to build SLS core components. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine made a fantastic announcement during a Senate hearing on March 13 that the space agency would weigh buying rockets like those …

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"Mars on Earth" comes to Google

Breccia Hills. (Credit: Google) If you ever wanted to know how to live on Mars, Google will take you there for free. Google Street View has added images of Devon Island, the largest uninhabited island on the planet to its images. Known as an "inalienable" island, the wasteland of the Canadian Arctic word has been called "Mars on Earth", as …

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