Best Space Photos of the Week - Dec. 20, 2014

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From holiday lights seen from space to incredible pictures of streaking meteorss, don't miss these amazing space images of the week for Dec. 20, 2014.
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  • On: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:01:26 EST

Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare

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The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star. The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, the most powerful type of flare possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's powe
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  • On: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:01:21 EST

NASA’s First Orion Crew Module Arrives Safely Back at Kennedy Space Center

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After a history making journey of more than 66,000 miles through space, ocean splash down and over 2000 mile cross country journey through the back woods of America, NASA’s pathfinding Orion crew capsule has returned to its home base at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “The Orion mission was […]
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  • On: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 15:18:04 +0000

Orion's Belt: String of Stars & Region of Star Birth

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Orion's Belt is an asterism of three stars that appear about midway in the constellation Orion the Hunter. The stars are so called because they appear to form a belt in the hunter's outfit.
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  • On: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:46:35 EST

Before It's Too Late: An 'Interstellar' Lesson for Humanity's Future (Op-Ed)

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The technology of the future can't wait.
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  • On: Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:34:43 EST

Orion's 'Window Cam' Captures Fiery Re-Entry | Video

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  • On: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:43:28 EST

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