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NASA imagery shows a late summer "flurry of flares" bursting from the sun

The sun produced a flurry of flares this week says NASA, unleashing over half a dozen in one day alone.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Switched

Bill Nye 'Announces' Presidential Run With Neil deGrasse Tyson

"Bill Nye The Science POTUS" may have a nice ring to it, but would the famed "Science Guy" ever run for office? A listener of the StarTalk Radio program, which was first hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson , asked Nye that question in a recent episode.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

3 NASA Langley Research Center scientists receive awards

Three senior scientists from NASA Langley Research Center were among four researchers honored at a recent ceremony at NASA headquarters in Washington for distinguished service to the country.

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Clarksville Online

NASA Telescopes reveal Giant Galaxy in the early stages of creation

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Astronomy, Science, Space, New Haven, CT

WCAX-TV Burlington

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Meet Sparky! That's the nickname astronomers gave to an incredible discovery in the farthest reaches of space.

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Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology

Langley Advance

Odd Thoughts: Infinite property has its limits

When you look up into the night sky and see all those stars and think about the infinite vastness of the universe, does it make you feel insignificant? Like there's so much of space and so little of you? My real estate holdings include entire planets that make our little Earth look like a puny pebble on a secluded beach in the middle of nowhere.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Gilmer Mirror

SpaceX, Blue Origin Compete for NASA Contract

Two private space travel companies working to launch shuttles out of Texas are competing for the same NASA contract that is expected to be handed out in the coming weeks.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Amazon, Jeff Bezos

Clarksville Online

NASA reports Mars Opportunity Rover to perform flash memory reformat

An increasing frequency of computer resets on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has prompted the rover team to make plans to reformat the rover's flash memory.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Computers, Cameras, Pasadena, CA

Connecticut Post

NASA to build for manned Mars mission

After three years in development and $2.7 billion in costs, NASA said last week it would go ahead and build its Space Launch System , but acknowledged the massive rocket's initial test flight will likely slip a year, to 2018.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Your Week in Viral Videos: Little girl in awe of space shuttle

Millions of people were inspired by the space shuttle, and it continues to do that, even though it hasn't flown in more than three years.

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KABC-AM Los Angeles

Space Shuttle Discovery First Launched 30 Years Ago

Saturday marks 30 years since Space Shuttle Discovery's first launch. Discovery, the third space shuttle to join NASA's fleet, left for its first mission on Aug. 30, 1984, to deploy three communication satellites.

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Sys-Con Media

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

The probes, shortly after launch in The radiation belts are layers of energetic charged particles held in place by the magnetic field surrounding our planet.

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Universe Today

Heat Protecting Back Shell Tiles Installed on NASA's Orion EFT-1...

Inside the Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, technicians dressed in clean-room suits install a back shell tile panel onto the Orion crew module.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Cape Canaveral, FL, Space

Fri Aug 29, 2014

CBS Local

NASA: Mega-Rocket Will Be Launch Ready by 2018

Standing at 400 feet tall, about 40 feet taller than the Saturn V that sent men to the moon, the SLS will be the largest rocket ever constructed.

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NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Orion Move in Preparation for First Flight

The spacecraft will be transferred from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility during the second week of September.

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KRVN-AM Lexington

Whiskey Particles Stored on ISS Headed for Earth

A Scottish distillery that enlisted the help of astronauts to develop whiskey particles on the International Space Station is now preparing for touchdown.

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Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Science / Technology, Space

Science, Industry and Business

Researchers Use NASA and Other Data to Look Into the Heart of a Solar Storm

A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and headed toward Earth.

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Examiner.com

House Republicans demand an explanation from NASA on Space Launch System slip

According to a Thursday post on the Space Politics blog, House Republicans are not amused at the likely slip of the first launch of the heavy lift Space Launch System .

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Smith, Representative Steven Palazzo

ECNmag

NASA's TRMM Satellite sees powerful towering storms in Cristobal

NASA's TRMM satellite identified areas of heavy rainfall occurring in Hurricane Cristobal as it continued strengthening on approach to Bermuda.

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Related Topix: Weather, Hurricane, Hurricane Cristobal, Natural Disasters, Tornado, Science / Technology, Space

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Lockheed Martin Joins Australian Firm to Track Space Junk

A proposed new facility in Western Australia will provide a clearer picture of just how much space junk is orbiting earth.

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