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"Spacey Casey" and an actor in a Z2 Mars spacesuit joined NASA Langley Director David Bowles and NASA administrator Charles Bolden on this spaced-out holiday float during NASA Langley's centennial celebrations....
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  • On: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:30:00 EST

Our Guide to the 2016 Geminid Meteors: Watching a Good Shower on a Bad Year

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One of the best yearly meteor showers contends with the nearly Full Moon this year, but don't despair; you may yet catch the Geminids. The post Our Guide to the 2016 Geminid Meteors: Watching a Good Shower on a Bad Year appeared first on Universe Today. ...
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  • On: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:25:09 +0000

'The Glass Universe': How Women 'Computers' Measured the Stars

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In the mid-19th century, women worked at the Harvard College Observatory as human computers, studying photographic plates of stars and unveiling some of the most fundamental discoveries of our universe....
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  • On: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:01:00 EST

What Tangled Web: Galaxy's Messy 'Threads' Star in New Pic

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A striking new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures an extremely detailed view of the galaxy NGC 4696 and the tangled, thread-like filaments stretching from its bright galactic core. ...
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  • On: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:56:00 EST

Cassini Probe Will Have Busy Final Year at Titan

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Saturn's moon Titan is being used by scientists to better understand the Earth's atmosphere. One day, it could give scientist a clue about the likelihood of non-Earthlike lifeforms evolving in the universe. ...
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  • On: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:55:00 EST

SpaceShipTwo 'Unity' Flies Solo For First Time | Video

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The Virgin Galactic suborbital vehicle entered its second phase of testing on Dec. 3, 2016. It was released from its WhiteKnightTwo mothership and glided back down to the Mojave Air and Space Port in California after 10 minutes of flight. ...
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