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  1. A Year After the Great American Solar Eclipse, the Excitement RemainsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | SPACE.com

    A year after the Great American Solar Eclipse , enthusiasm is high for the next go-round. Partial eclipses will cast their shadow on the United States in 2021 and 2023, and a total eclipse will once again grace the country in 2024.

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  2. A Year After the Great American Solar Eclipse, the Excitement RemainsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Space.com

    A year after the Great American Solar Eclipse , enthusiasm is high for the next go-round. Partial eclipses will cast their shadow on the United States in 2021 and 2023, and a total eclipse will once again grace the country in 2024.

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  3. 2014 MU69: Next Target for New HorizonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | SPACE.com

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured the world's attention when it buzzed Pluto in July 2015. In January 2019, it will set another record when it reaches another object in the outer edges of the solar system.

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  4. New Horizons Team Aims to Get One Last Look at Flyby TargetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 2 | SPACE.com

    Four members of New Horizons' South African observation team scan the sky on June 3, 2017, while waiting for the distant object 2014 MU69 to pass in front of a background star. New Horizons team members will travel to Colombia and Senegal to observe another such "occultation" on Aug. 4, 2018.

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  5. Celebrating 40 Years of Pluto's Largest Moon, CharonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2018 | Space.com

    Today, Pluto is known to sport five moons. Its most massive companion, Charon, is the largest moon in the solar system relative to its parent body.

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  6. Wow! This Fresh Meteoroid Impact on Mars Triggered a Dusty AvalancheRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | Space.com

    This small meteoroid impact on Mars within the last 10 years created this crater seen by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The long, dark trail streaking down a slope to the lower left was caused by an avalanche triggered by the impact.

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  7. New Horizons Spacecraft Wakes Up to Prepare for Historic Flyby of Distant ObjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | Space.com

    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has woken up from hibernation to prepare for a historic New Year's Day flyby at the edge of our solar system. The New Horizons probe, which flew by Pluto in July 2015 , has been in hibernation mode since Dec. 21 to preserve resources.

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  8. What is Solar Wind?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | Space.com

    This is an artist's concept of the Earth's global magnetic field, with the bow shock. Earth is in the middle of the image, surrounded by its magnetic field, represented by purple lines.

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  9. Northern Lights 2018: When, Where & How to See the Aurora BorealisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2018 | SPACE.com

    To fully appreciate the glory and grandeur of this celestial display, which is also known as the aurora borealis , you have to settle beneath the ever-changing lights and watch them curve and curl, slither and flicker. [ Amazing Auroras: Stunning Northern Lights Photos ] "I was camping, just lying out in a field in a sleeping bag on a late September night and looking up at the stars," said Terry Onsager, a physicist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.

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  10. This Quantum Random Number Generator Can Never Be HackedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | Space.com

    NIST has developed a method for generating numbers guaranteed to be random by quantum mechanics. The method generates digital bits with photons, or particles of light.

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  11. These Scientists Have a Wild Plan to Throw Salt into the Atmosphere. Here's Why.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2018 | SPACE.com

    They've suggested that, because salt is highly reflective, it could potentially reflect sunlight back into outer space, helping to cool the Earth, they wrote in a report presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas on March 21. But other climate scientists aren't so sure. This idea falls into the category of geoengineering - a deliberate, large-scale attempt to change the environment as a means to counteract climate change.

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  12. Solar Storm to Amp Up Earth's Northern Lights WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | Space.com

    A minor solar storm will reach Earth Wednesday and could amplify the planet's auroras , making them visible from the northernmost parts of the U.S., space weather officials said. States in the "northern tier" of the United States, such as Michigan and Maine, could see northern lights from the amped-up auroral display, according to an alert from the Space Weather Prediction Center , part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , in Boulder, Colorado.

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  13. How Did Uranus Form?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Space.com

    Uranus' tilt essentially has the planet orbiting the Sun on its side, the axis of its spin is nearly pointing at the Sun. Although planets surround stars in the galaxy, how they form remains a subject of debate.

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  14. The Solar Storm Hitting Earth Today Might Look AwesomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Space.com

    Tonight , skywatchers may be rewarded by a dazzling atmospheric show - thanks to a halo of radiation that blasted from the sun on Monday . A minor geomagnetic storm has just settled over Canada and the northern United States, according to a news alert from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center - and it could result in visible aurora borealis in some states tonight.

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  15. New Horizons Team Unveils Extended-Mission PatchRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2018 | Space.com

    If you needed another reminder that a historic deep-space encounter is just around the corner, well, here you go. The handlers of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft have just revealed the official patch for the probe's extended mission, which centers on the flyby of a distant and mysterious object called 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1, 2019 .

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  16. 'Castle Cloud' Caught in Spectacular Astronaut PhotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2018 | SPACE.com

    An astronaut on the International Space Station captured this image of a castle-like cloud on July 19, 2016, over the Bahamas' Andros Island. It looks like a ghostly medieval tower - like something out of "Game of Thrones" - looming over the crystal-blue Caribbean waters of the Bahamas.

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  17. New Horizons' Epic Second Flyby Is Less Than a Year AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2018 | SPACE.com

    Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft encountering 2014 MU69, a Kuiper Belt object that orbits one billion miles beyond Pluto, on Jan. 1, 2019. The NASA spacecraft, which famously zoomed past Pluto in July 2015, is set to cruise by a small object called 2014 MU69 less than 12 months from now - in the wee hours of Jan. 1, 2019, while many of us will be drinking Champagne and singing "Auld Lang Syne."

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  18. Dazzling Supermoon of 2017 Wows StargazersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2017 | SPACE.com

    As the first and only supermoon of 2017 rose high into the sky this Sunday , astrophotographers seized the opportunity to shoot the moon in all its bigger-than-usual glory. A supermoon occurs when the moon's closest approach to Earth in its elliptical orbit happens around the same time that the moon is full.

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  19. Beautiful Saturn: Cassini Team Unveils Farewell Photo of Ringed PlanetRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | SPACE.com

    Now, mission team members have assembled those photos into a single gorgeous mosaic, which shows the planet and its iconic rings in all their glory. A half-dozen of Saturn's 60-odd moons - Prometheus, Pandora, Janus, Epimetheus, Mimas and Enceladus - are even visible in the image, as tiny dots of light, dwarfed by the immensity of their parent planet.

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  20. Eagle-Eyed JPSS-1 Weather Satellite to Launch Nov. 14 After DelayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | SPACE.com

    After more than a year of preparations for liftoff, NASA will launch the first of four brand-new weather satellites next week after a four-day delay due to a battery glitch. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 will launch no earlier than Nov. 14 from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket.

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