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  1. NASA's Kepler finds new exoplanetRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | RedOrbit

    The artistic concept shows NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft operating in a new mission profile called K2. Using publicly available data, astronomers have confirmed K2's first exoplanet discovery proving Kepler can still find planets.

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  2. NASA rover finds active, ancient organic chemistry on MarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | RedOrbit

    Image: This image illustrates possible ways methane might be added to Mars' atmosphere and removed from the atmosphere . NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the atmosphere, implying both types of activity occur on modern Mars.

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  3. NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on MarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | RedOrbit

    Image: This image illustrates possible ways methane might be added to Mars' atmosphere and removed from the atmosphere . NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has detected fluctuations in methane concentration in the atmosphere, implying both types of activity occur on modern Mars.

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  4. maven marsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | RedOrbit

    Image: NASA's MAVEN mission is observing the upper atmosphere of Mars to help understand climate change on the planet. MAVEN entered its science phase on Nov. 16, 2014.

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  5. Saturn's Moons: What A Difference A Decade MakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | RedOrbit

    Almost immediately after NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft made their brief visits to Saturn in the early 1980s, scientists were hungry for more. The Voyagers had offered them only a brief glimpse of a family of new worlds - Saturn's icy moons - and the researchers were eager to spend more time among those bodies.

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  6. Two Robots, One Challenge, Endless PossibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: RoboSimian and Surrogate are robots that were designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Credit: JPL-Caltech " a robot with a twisty spine rolled toward Thomas Rosenbaum, the new president of the California Institute of Technology, on Oct. 24, as he stood on a stage at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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  7. OPALS: Light Beams Let Data Rates SoarRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | RedOrbit

    You may know opals as fiery gemstones, but something special called OPALS is floating above us in space. On the International Space Station , the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science is demonstrating how laser communications can speed up the flow of information between Earth and space, compared to radio signals.

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  8. Curiosity Finds Evidence That Water Helped Form Mars' Mount SharpRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: This evenly layered rock photographed by the Mast Camera on NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover on Aug. 7, 2014, shows a pattern typical of a lake-floor sedimentary deposit not far from where flowing water entered a lake. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Sediments deposited in a large lake bed over tens of millions of years were responsible for the creation of Mount Sharp on Mars, according to observations conducted by NASA's Curiosity Rover This interpretation of the rover's findings suggest that the Red Planet had once maintained a climate capable of producing long-lasting lakes at several different locations, Curiosity deputy project scientist Ashwin Vasavada and his colleagues revealed in a statement on Monday.

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  9. galactic interactionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: A new feature in the evolution of galaxies has been captured in this image of galactic interactions. Credit: Credit: [ Full Size Image ] Some like it hot, but for creating new stars, a cool cosmic environment is ideal.

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  10. dwarf planet CeresRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 8 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: From about three times the distance from Earth to the moon, NASA's Dawn spacecraft spies its final destination -- the dwarf planet Ceres. This zoomed-in image was taken on Dec. 1, 2014 with the Dawn spacecraft's framing camera.

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  11. Stardust Not Likely To Block Planet PortraitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 3 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: A dusty planetary system is compared to another system with little dust in this artist's conception. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Planet hunters received some good news recently.

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  12. NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 28 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: The tide coming in over ice in Greenland. Image credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center/Andy Mahoney Five new NASA airborne field campaigns, including one managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters and fires in Africa affect our climate .

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  13. Europa RemasteredRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: The puzzling, fascinating surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa looms large in this newly-reprocessed color view, made from images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute Scientists have produced a new version of what is perhaps NASA's best view of Jupiter's ice-covered moon, Europa .

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  14. Exotic Object Probed By SwiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: The dwarf galaxy Markarian 177 and its unusual source SDSS1133 lie 90 million light-years away. The galaxies are located in the bowl of the Big Dipper, a well-known star pattern in the constellation Ursa Major.

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  15. Second Time Through, Mars Rover Examines Chosen...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: This small ridge, about 3 feet long, appears to resist wind erosion more than the flatter plates around it. Such differences are among the traits NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is examining at selected rock targets at the base of Mount Sharp.

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  16. Geologic Maps Of Vesta From NASA's Dawn Mission...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: This high-resolution geological map of Vesta is derived from Dawn spacecraft data. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU Images from NASA's Dawn Mission have been used to create a series of high-resolution geological maps of the large asteroid Vesta , revealing the variety of surface features in unprecedented detail.

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  17. Next NASA Mission To Mars Reaches Development...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: Technicians in a Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver prepare NASA's InSight Mars lander for propulsion proof and leak testing on Oct. 31, 2014. Following the test, the lander was moved to another clean room for start of the mission's assembly, test and launch operations phase.

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  18. New Map Shows Frequency Of Small Asteroid...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: This diagram maps the data gathered from 1994-2013 on small asteroids impacting Earth's atmosphere to create very bright meteors, technically called "bolides" and commonly referred to as "fireballs". Sizes of red dots and blue dots are proportional to the optical radiated energy of impacts measured in billions of Joules of energy, and show the location of impacts from objects about 1 meter to almost 20 meters in size.

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  19. Rosetta's Singing CometRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | RedOrbit

    A set of instruments on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft has picked up a mysterious "song" from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. On Wednesday, Nov. 12, Rosetta will attempt the first-ever soft landing on a comet when it dispatches its Philae lander to the surface of comet 67P.

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  20. Sunlight Helps Give Jupiter's Great Red Spot...Read the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | RedOrbit

    Image Caption: Research suggests effects of sunlight produce the color of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The feature's clouds are much higher than those elsewhere on the planet, and its vortex nature confines the reddish particles once they form.

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