Comet Imaged From Mars' Surface and Orbit | Video

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NASA's Opportunity Rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter had their cameras fixated on comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) on October 19th, 2014.
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How NASA and SpaceX are Working Together to Land on Mars

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It is no secret that NASA is seeking out private space contractors to help bring some of its current plans to fruition. Naturally, these involve restoring indigenous launch capabilities to the US, but also include the more far-reaching goal of sending astronauts to Mars. Towards that end, NASA and SpaceX participated in an unprecedented data-sharing […]
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  • On: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:58:40 +0000

Could ‘Heavy Metal’ Frost Lurk Beneath Venus’ Hothouse Clouds?

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Talk about using old data for a new purpose! Researchers re-examining information from the completed NASA Magellan mission found signs of what could be “heavy metal” frost on the hell-like surface. What the researchers saw in radio-wave reflectance is the highlands appear brighter, with dark spots in the tallest locations. What substance exactly is causing […]
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  • On: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:33:03 +0000

How to Take Great Photographs of the October 23rd Partial Solar Eclipse and More

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Get those solar viewers out… the final eclipse of 2014 occurs this Thursday on October 23rd, and most of North America has a front row seat. Though this solar eclipse will be an exclusively partial one as the Moon takes a ‘bite’ out the disk of the Sun, such an event is always fascinating to […]
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  • On: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:20:38 +0000

Martian Permafrost And Dust-Sculpted Surface Captured By NASA Spacecraft

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Mars was once thought to be a fairly unchanging planet, similar to the Moon. But now we know it is a planet that was shaped by water and other forces in the past — and that these forces still come into play today. Above is a picture of permafrost deposits just discovered in Louth Crater. […]
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  • On: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:10:13 +0000

Carnival of Space #376

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This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #376. (...)Read the rest of Carnival of Space #376 (91 words) © susie for Universe Today, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Carnival of Space Feed enhanced by Better Feed […]
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  • On: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:55:15 +0000

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