Twin Spacecraft to Weigh in on Earth’s Changing Water

(NASA) – 30 April 2018 – pair of new spacecraft that will observe our planet’s ever-changing water cycle, ice sheets, and crust is in final preparations for a California launch

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Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

(NASA) 06 May 2018 – NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions

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Five New Fossil Forests Found in Antarctica

(NATIONAL GEORGRAPHIC) by Elaina Zachos – Hundreds of millions of years ago, Antarctica was carpeted with prehistoric greenery. Now, scientists may have uncovered clues about what happened in the “Great

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Massachusetts Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

(NASA) – Students from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth) will speak with NASA astronaut and alumnus Scott Tingle, who is living and working aboard the International Space Station, at 12:30 p.m.

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Unstable Climate Forced Early Humans to be More Social and Creative

(ARS TECHNICA) by Kiona Smith – When times got tough, early humans got craftier, more social, and eventually brainier. Three new studies suggest that early humans in East Africa started

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NASA, ULA Launch Advanced NOAA Weather Satellite

(NASA) – NASA successfully launched the second in a series of next-generation weather satellites for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at 5:02 p.m. EST Thursday. NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental

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NASA Astronauts Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan

(NASA) – Three members of the Expedition 54 crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS), including NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, returned to Earth on Tuesday after

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Dwarf Planet Ceres has a Water Cycle but it’s not like Earth’s

(NEW SCIENTIST) by Leah Crane – The dwarf planet Ceres, once thought to be a dead and static rock, may have water cycles. Observations from the Dawn spacecraft have shown a

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Meet ‘Steve,’ a Totally New Kind of Aurora

(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC) – Canadian citizen scientist photographers spotted a fleeting type of aurora not seen before, dubbed “Steve,” and scientists have started working out what’s causing them. While the northern and

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NASA Honors Legacy of Renowned Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking

(NASA) – The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on the passing of visionary physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at his home in Cambridge, England, early

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