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NASA airborne science team surveys California fires

A team of NASA scientists is using a high-altitude aircraft and a sophisticated imaging spectrometer built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to study environmental ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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SpaceX has a momentous launch this week

Company also bringing damaged launch pad back online, with significant changes.

1 hours ago from Arstechnica

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Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight

Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites are in place atop their Ariane 5, ready to be launched next Tuesday.

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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CU Boulder solar instruments, experiments headed for space

A solar instrument package designed and built by the University of Colorado Boulder to help monitor the planet's climate is now set for launch Dec. 12 aboard a SpaceX rocket from NASA's Kennedy ...

Sat 9 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

America's first black astronaut is finally getting full honors on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings

The age-old mystery of why otherwise healthy dolphins, whales and porpoises get stranded along coasts worldwide deepens: After a collaboration between NASA scientists and marine biologists, ...

Fri 8 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space

The U.S. space exploration program should continue to focus on robotic sample recovery and human missions to Mars, says Scott Hubbard, Editor-in-Chief of New Space. He details the benefits and ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Rocket Lab's Electron Launch Delayed as Bad Weather Looms

Due to bad weather, the commercial startup Rocket Lab has delayed the second test launch of its Electron rocket, which was scheduled to take place today (Dec. 7 U.S./Dec. 8 New Zealand).

Thu 7 Dec 17 from SPACE.com

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Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars

Today Mars has only a thin atmosphere, and its surface is very dry with the possible exception of some localised and temporary water seeps. However, ancient eroded valley networks that were ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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NASA probes AI for space connect

NASA scientists are planning to use artificial intelligence (AI) to better manage the increasing communications between its spacecraft and the Earth. NASA spacecraft typically rely on human-controlled...

Sun 10 Dec 17 from The Hindu

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