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The Coolest Experiment in the Universe

What’s the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low as −120ºF (−85ºC). On the dark side of the Moon, they hit −280ºF (−173ºC). But inside NASA’s Cold Atom Laboratory on the…

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Hubble’s Dazzling Display of 2 Colliding Galaxies

Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. They were first discovered in 1784 by William Herschel and were originally classified as…

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The Coolest Experiment in the Universe

What’s the coldest place you can think of? Temperatures on a winter day in Antarctica dip as low as −120ºF (−85ºC). On the dark side of the Moon, they hit…

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Citizen Scientists Find New World With NASA Telescope

Using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star’s habitable zone, the range of orbital distances where…

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Scientists Discover Space-Rotating Black Hole

Researchers from the AstroSat and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have discovered a black hole spinning so fast that it is capable of making space rotate. The discovery could help scientists…

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Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

NASA’s Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is…

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Why Won’t the Parker Solar Probe Melt?

This summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. If Earth was at one end…

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The Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

Capitalizing on the unparalleled sharpness and spectral range of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers is releasing the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of nearby star-forming galaxies.…

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Learning More About Thunderstorm’s

Thunderstorms in Earth’s upper atmosphere remain something of a mystery. Scientists cannot reach them directly with instruments; they are too high for balloons and too low for weather satellites. Flying through…

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Kepler Spacecraft Running on Empty

Trailing Earth’s orbit at 94 million miles away, the Kepler space telescope has survived many potential knock-outs during its nine years in flight, from mechanical failures to being blasted by…

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Space Plane Passes Latest Test

Hardcore science fiction junkies might be disappointed by 2017 — we don’t have flying cars or a base on the moon yet. We don’t even have hoverboards, much to the…

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Is There Gravity in Space? Yes

Yes there is gravity. In fact, on the International Space Station (ISS) which orbits Earth at an altitude of around 220 miles (354 km), the force of gravity is still…