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[l] at 1/17/22 8:22pm
The Hunga Tonga/Hunga Ha'apai eruption as imaged from the Japanese Himawari-8 weather satellite 36,000km up.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, Hunga Tonga/Hunga Ha'apai Eruption]

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[l] at 1/17/22 8:22pm
After analyzing powdered rock samples collected from the surface of Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover, scientists today announced that several of the samples are rich in a type of carbon that on Earth is associated with biological processes.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 1/17/22 8:22pm
The Artemis I Orion spacecraft, secured on the Space Launch System (SLS) and enclosed in its launch abort system, is in view high up in High Bay 3 of the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Jan. 10, 2022.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Artemis, Artemis I Orion]

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[l] at 1/17/22 8:22pm
Fresh chile peppers are pictured growing inside the International Space Station's Advanced Plant Habitat shortly before being harvested.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: International Space Station, ISS]

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[l] at 1/17/22 8:22pm
The evolution of our Earth is the story of its cooling: 4.5 billion years ago, extreme temperatures prevailed on the surface of the young Earth, and it was covered by a deep ocean of magma.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Earth]

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[l] at 1/16/22 9:10pm
The macroalga giant kelp, which is an iconic and important ecosystem-structuring species found off the coast of California and many other coastlines, can grow 100-feet long within 1-2 years.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Oceanography]

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[l] at 1/16/22 9:10pm
The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/16/22 9:10pm
A world-first study has revealed how space travel can cause lower red blood cell counts, known as space anemia.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Space Life Science, space medicine]

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[l] at 1/16/22 9:39am
SpaceCast Weekly is a NASA Television broadcast from the Johnson Space Center in Houston featuring stories about NASA's work in human spaceflight.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: Johnson Space Center, NASA, SpaceCast Weekly]

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[l] at 1/16/22 9:39am
A major milestone for the James Webb Space Telescope, what astronomers could learn from a "mini" monster black hole, and the latest assessment of our planet's global surface temperature ... a few of the stories to tell you about - This Week at NASA.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: NASA, This Week at NASA]

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[l] at 1/16/22 9:39am
NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 66]

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[l] at 1/15/22 10:35pm
An International Space Station solar array captured over Earth from the Cupola window.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, ISS]

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[l] at 1/15/22 10:35pm
Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Exoplanets, exoplanet]

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[l] at 1/15/22 10:35pm
Images of Patagonia in South America, captured by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer on board the International Space Station.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Patagonia]

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[l] at 1/15/22 10:35pm
This image shows a small light-toned exposure of rock on the plains of Terra Sirenum, in a heavily cratered region of the Southern Hemisphere of Mars.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 1/14/22 3:06pm
The Kangerlussuaq Glacier, one of Greenland's largest tidewater outlet glaciers, is pictured in this false-colour image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: Earth, Earth from Space, Greenland, Kangerlussuaq Glacier]

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[l] at 1/14/22 3:06pm
Living long-term in microgravity affects every aspect of the human body and the eyes are no exception.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 66]

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[l] at 1/14/22 3:06pm
In one week the first spacewalk of 2022 is set begin at the International Space Station.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 66]

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[l] at 1/13/22 10:40pm
The discovery: Water vapor in the atmosphere of planet TOI-674 b.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astrobiology, exoplanet]

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[l] at 1/13/22 10:40pm
Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Extrasolar Planets, Exoplanet]

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[l] at 1/13/22 10:40pm
Scientists have shown how the freezing of a 'slushy' ocean of magma may be responsible for the composition of the Moon's crust.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Moon, Moon]

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[l] at 1/13/22 10:40pm
Megaripples, intermediate-scale bedforms caused by the action of the wind, have been studied extensively and thought to be largely inactive relics of past climates, save for a few exceptions.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 1/13/22 10:40pm
Exomoons represent a crucial missing puzzle piece in our efforts to understand extrasolar planetary systems.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Extrasolar Planets, exoplanet]

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[l] at 1/13/22 10:40pm
Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) made a rare detection of a likely stellar flyby event in the Z Canis Majoris (Z CMa) star system.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/13/22 10:40pm
Earth's global average surface temperature in 2021 tied with 2018 as the sixth warmest on record, according to independent analyses done by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Climate Change, Earth, Earth]

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[l] at 1/12/22 10:23pm
The Nanoracks Bishop Airlock is the first permanent, commercial addition to the International Space Station (ISS) infrastructure.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: International Space Station, Nanoracks Bishop Airlock]

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[l] at 1/12/22 10:23pm
This image shows us great examples of transitioning streaks in Arabia Terra.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 1/12/22 10:23pm
The Earth sits in a 1,000-light-year-wide void surrounded by thousands of young stars -- but how did those stars form?

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/12/22 10:23pm
Pluto, Titan, and Triton make up a unique class of solar system bodies, with icy surfaces and chemically reducing atmospheres rich in organic photochemistry and haze formation.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Pluto, Pluto]

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[l] at 1/12/22 10:23pm
In 2017, while exploring rock glaciers in the Himalaya, eco-hydrologist Karen Anderson couldn't help but wonder about the plants. Shrubs and grasses seemed to be thriving across many of the high-altitude mountain slopes.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Everest-Area Plant Life]

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[l] at 1/12/22 3:28pm
The International Space Station is gearing up for the departure of a U.S. resupply ship and a Russian spacewalk next week.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 66]

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[l] at 1/12/22 3:28pm
The Expedition 66 crew kicked off Monday promoting space agriculture and observing how the human cell adapts to weightlessness.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 66]

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[l] at 1/11/22 10:44pm
The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly around of the orbiting lab that took place following its undocking from the Harmony module's space-facing port on Nov. 8, 2021.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, ISS]

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[l] at 1/11/22 9:32pm
Arizona State University (ASU) scientists and engineers building the Europa Thermal Emission Imaging System (E-THEMIS) for NASA's Europa Clipper passed a major hurdle recently by capturing the first successful test images from this complex infrared camera, known as "first light" images.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astrobiology, Europa Clipper]

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[l] at 1/11/22 9:32pm
With the help of the CHEOPS space telescope, an international team including researchers from the Universities of Bern and Geneva as well as the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) PlanetS, was able to detect the deformation of an exoplanet for the first time.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Extrasolar Planets, exoplanet]

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[l] at 1/11/22 9:32pm
Stars are giant factories that produce most of the elements in the Universe - including the elements in us, and in the Earth's metal deposits. But what stars produce changes over time.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/11/22 9:32pm
A survey completed using a combination of ground and space-based telescopes yielded a treasure trove of previously unknown globular clusters - old, dense groups of thousands of stars that all formed at the same time - in the outer regions of the elliptical galaxy Centaurus A.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/11/22 9:32pm
In the process of the construction and routine maintenance of the Chinese Space Station, the manipulator of the Chinese Space Station plays a significantly important role that can accomplish some key tasks, such as transposition docking, daily maintenance, and auxiliary extravehicular activities.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: International Space Station, Space station]

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[l] at 1/11/22 9:32pm
Gas giants are made of a massive solid core surrounded by an even larger mass of helium and hydrogen.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Extrasolar Planets, AStronomy]

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[l] at 1/10/22 9:49pm
The SpaceX Cargo Dragon is pictured docked to the space station.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, SpaceX]

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[l] at 1/10/22 9:49pm
This public suggestion wanted to get a closer look at an area in Isidis Planitia that might have been carved out by landslide.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 1/10/22 9:49pm
Mount Vesuvius, located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) southeast of Naples, Italy, is the only active volcano on Europe's mainland.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, Volcanoes, Vesuvius]

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[l] at 1/10/22 9:49pm
Hurtling around Jupiter and its 79 moons is the Juno spacecraft, a NASA-funded satellite that sends images from the largest planet in our solar system back to researchers on Earth.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Jupiter, Jupiter.]

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[l] at 1/10/22 9:49pm
A team of astrophysicists has created a simulated image that shows how the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope could conduct a mega-exposure similar to but far larger than Hubble's celebrated Ultra Deep Field Image.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Roman Telescope]

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[l] at 1/10/22 9:49pm
After providing an overview of solar activity as measured by the sunspot number (SSN) and space weather events during solar cycles (SCs) 21-24, we focus on the weak solar activity in SC 24.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Space Weather, Space weather]

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[l] at 1/9/22 8:08pm
The sun shines above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above the Canadian province of Quebec.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, ISS]

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[l] at 1/9/22 7:37pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 29 (sol 306) Perseverance successfully cored and extracted a sample from a Mars rock. Data downlinked after the sampling indicates that coring of the rock the science team nicknamed Issole went smoothly.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 1/9/22 7:37pm
McGill University scientists have developed a new system for sharing the enormous amount of data being generated by the CHIME radio telescope in its search for fast radio bursts (FRBs), the puzzling extragalactic phenomenon that is one of the hottest topics in modern-day astronomy.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Gamma Rays, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/9/22 7:37pm
The International Space Station Archaeological Project is the first archaeological study of a human habitat in space.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: International Space Station, ISS]

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[l] at 1/9/22 7:37pm
Magnetic fields are the essential, but often "secret" ingredients of the interstellar medium and the process of making stars.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/8/22 12:03pm
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team fully deployed its 21-foot, gold-coated primary mirror, successfully completing the final stage of all major spacecraft deployments to prepare for science operations.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: James Webb Space Telescope, Webb Space Telescope]

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[l] at 1/8/22 10:56am
NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 66]

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[l] at 1/8/22 10:56am
Biology and agriculture were the dominant research themes aboard the International Space Station on Thursday.

[Author: Marc Boucher] [Category: International Space Station, Expedition 66]

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[l] at 1/7/22 7:11pm
The article focuses on trajectory design to the trans-Neptunian object (90377) Sedna for launch in 2029-2034. Sedna is currently moving to the perihelion at a distance of around 74 au from the Sun.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Asteroids, Sedna]

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[l] at 1/7/22 7:11pm
As NASA's James Webb Space Telescope makes its way out to its intended orbit, ground teams monitor its vitals using a comprehensive set of sensors located throughout the entire spacecraft.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: James Webb Space Telescope, Webb Space Telescope]

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[l] at 1/7/22 7:11pm
For the very first time, astronomers have imaged in real time the dramatic end to a red supergiant's life, watching the massive star's rapid self-destruction and final death throes before it collapsed into a Type II supernova.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Astronomy, Astronomy]

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[l] at 1/7/22 1:43pm
A joint research team led by Profs. LIN Yangting and LIN Honglei from the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS) observed water signals in reflectance spectral data from the lunar surface acquired by the Chang'E-5 lander, providing the first evidence of in-situ detection of water on the Moon.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Moon, Moon]

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[l] at 1/6/22 10:06pm
Pictured from left, are the Soyuz MS-19 crew ship and the Nauka multipurpose laboratory module with the Prichal docking module attached

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: OnOrbit, And Prichal Modules, Nauka, Soyuz MS-19]

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[l] at 1/6/22 10:06pm
In this scene, there is contact between a ridged unit and a presumably underlying non-ridged unit.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Mars, Mars]

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[l] at 1/6/22 10:06pm
After an unseasonably warm weekend in the eastern United States, a "Nor'easter" dumped a blanket of wet, heavy snow across the Mid-Atlantic region.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Earth, snowstorms, Mid-Atlantic Snow Band]

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[l] at 1/6/22 10:06pm
On Jan. 1, 2022, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope officially passed the one-billion second mark.

[Author: Keith Cowing] [Category: Hubble, Hubble Space Telescope]

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