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Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot Is Shrinking Before Our Very Eyes

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Scientists are saying that the giant red spot on the planet Jupiter is not so giant anymore. Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope calculate that the spot, a giant long-lasting storm, is narrowing by about 580 miles a year, much faster than before. In the late 1800s the red spot was an oval 25,500 miles […]

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“Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse Unfolds Tonight

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Space geeks around the country will get a celestial show that won’t be visible in the United States again until 2019. A full lunar eclipse will take place early Tuesday morning that at it’s peek will turn the moon from bright orange to blood red and then to brown. The eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at […]

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Scientists Discover Vast Ocean On Saturn Moon

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If there is water there could be life. And that is what has the science world buzzing about the discovery of a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn’s little moon Enceladus. A team of Italian and American researchers uncovered the body of water using Cassini, a NASA-European spacecraft still exploring Saturn. Cassini was launched 17 years ago from […]

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Discovery Of “Cosmic Inflation” One Step Closer To Proving Big Bang Theory

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  A group of astronomers from Harvard announced that they now have the scientific prove that the universe is still expanding after they discovered ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion that took place just after the huge explosion known as the Big Bang. Albert Einstein predicted nearly a century ago, the discovery of gravitational waves […]

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Asteroid Has Close Encounter With Earth

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  An asteroid about the size of three football fields zoomed by Earth late Monday, missing our planet by about 2 million miles. The small space rock that could do catastrophic damage if it were to hit our planet, was traveling at approximately 27,000 miles per hour. The asteroid came just about a year after a relatively small asteroid blew up over […]

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Hubble Telescope Captures “Cosmic Dawn” From 13 Billion Years Ago

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If you ever wondered what the Universe looked like at the beginning of time, scientists have released images of what they are calling the “Cosmic Dawn.” NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has looked back to a chaotic time 13. 2 billion years ago when never-before-seen galaxies were tiny, bright blue and full of stars bursting to life all over the place. […]

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NASA Celebrates Voyager 1 Leaving The Solar System

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After 36 years of traveling to the outer limits of our solar system, NASA announced today that Voyager 1 has traveled beyond the hot plasma bubble that surrounds the eight planets that orbit our sun. The space agency released a statement today saying that it is now convinced that Voyager 1 is the first spacecraft […]

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NASA Joins Instagram With Stunning Photos Of The Earth And Moon

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So if you think you have some really cool shots on Instagram, think again. NASA joined the photo sharing social media site today and posted shots that you won’t see on anyone else’s page. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration posted two images for its debut. The first was a detailed  image of the Moon and its […]

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Discovery Of Giant Pink Planet Has NASA Scientists Baffled

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If Victoria’s Secret were to have their own planet it would look like the giant new world that has scientists at NASA baffled over it’s massive size and it’s bright pink color. Planet  GJ 504b is four times the size of Jupiter and is so huge that it’s the largest-mass planet orbiting a star like the sun […]

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Giant Asteroid To Narrowly Miss Earth Tonight

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A large asteroid that is measuring 1.7 miles wide is going to be cruising past Earth at 5 p.m. today in what will be its closest approach in nearly 200 years. Asteroid 1998 QE2, that travels with it’s own 2000 ft moon, will come within 3.6 million miles of Earth, which is about 15 times the distance from our planet to the moon. […]

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Sun Unleashes Largest Solar Flare Of 2013

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The Sun celebrated Mother’s Day by unleashing a colossal solar flare causing radio blackouts on Earth for over an hour. The massive eruption from the Sun’s surface peaked at 10:17 eastern time last night and was captured by cameras at NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observator. “No planets were in the line of fire,”scientist Tony Phillips wrote […]

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NASA Finds Massive Hurricane On Saturn

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I guess when your planet is 20 times larger than Earth, your storms are going to be 20 times larger as well. NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft has sent back spectacular images of a gargantuan hurricane on ringed planet Saturn, that’s eye is larger in diameter than Hurricane Sandy in it’s entirety, with scientists measuring the eye […]

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Traces Of Supernova Found In Space Rocks In Antarctica

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Scientists are saying that two grains of sand were found in a pair of meteorites that landed on Earth billions of years ago from an explosion in space. The new discovery suggests the grains were formed in a single supernova explosion that occurred in space over 5 billion years ago. These grains may even come […]

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NASA Discovers “Earth-Like” Planets That Could Support Alien Life

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NASA’s planet hunting space telescope Keplar has discovered three planets that may be capable of supporting alien life. Scientists are saying that one of the exoplanets is the most Earth-like planet discovered to date. All three of the new found planets exist in what’s called the “Goldilocks” zone, which is where they are just the […]

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Comet Of The Century Headed Our Way

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A group of astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Lowell Observatory are using NASA’s Swift Satellite to track what many believe to be the brightest comet in the last 50 years. Comet ISON was discovered last September by Russian astronomers Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok using a reflecting telescope. Now NASA’s […]

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NASA Tells New Yorkers: If You See An Asteroid Headed Your Way “Pray”

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As we’ve reported here before, massive Earth destroying asteroids are extremely rare and scientists have the ability to track them well in advance of possible impact – but the little ones, which aren’t so little, hit somewhere on our planet everyday. On Tuesday, the House Science Committee summoned NASA boss Charles Bolden, the White House […]

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Scientists Say Undetected Smaller Asteroids Are A “Wake Up Call”

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Scientists at NASA say that even though they have tracked 95 percent of large asteroids that will make near-Earth fly-bys, they have only discovered about 10 percent of the smaller meteors that could slam into our planet at anytime. So, even though we are not in danger of a catastrophic impact like the asteroid that […]

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NASA Discovers Smallest Planet Ever Outside Our Solar System

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In the search for alien life, astronomers have stumbled upon the smallest planet ever discovered outside of our own solar system. The tiny exoplanet is about the size of our moon. Even though the little planet is an awesome discovery, the search for alien life will continue on because the new planet orbits too close […]

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Near-Miss Asteroid Will Travel Less Than 18,000 Miles From Earth

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Not quite sure if our space monitoring technology is getting that much better or if asteroids are flying that much closer to our planet – but scientists are saying a record-setting asteroid is expected to fly past Earth the day after Valentine’s Day. NASA is also saying we have nothing to worry about and the asteroid has […]

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Alien Planets Face Grave Danger In Two Star Systems

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A two star system in space is a solar system that has two suns. These systems, which are also called binary star systems can be a hazardous place for exoplanets. A new study is suggesting that alien planets born in widely separated two-star systems face a grave danger of being booted into interstellar space. Intersteller […]

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NASA Bombarded With Calls In Regards To The End Of The World

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Well, Friday is the big day that we have all been waiting for. The Mayan calender comes to an end and many think the world will end too. So who are people calling with their questions? Who else NASA. The space agencies administrators have set up a website to bring America back to its senses. […]

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NASA Probe Finds Frozen Water On Mercury

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NASA came out on Thursday and announced their Messenger Probe has discovered ice made up of water on the planet Mercury. Sean Solomon, who is the principal investigator for the Mercury Messenger program, said the probe had found new evidence that deposits in permanently shadowed regions of Mercury’s poles is water ice. The ice is […]

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Google Gets Galactic, New Project Maps 100,000 Stars

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It would seem mapping planet Earth was not enough for the world’s top internet search giant, with the launch of their latest feat – into space. During the week, Google launched a new Chrome experiment titled “100,000 Stars”, aimed at giving people access to explore the galaxy through a 3D interactive web map. “Using your […]

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New Space Telescope Will Track Near Earth Asteroids

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With over 500,000 near Earth asteroids in space, it was announced today that a new asteroid hunting telescope will launch into space in 2017. The telescope is being funded by a technology company from the private sector. The mission design and implementation plans for the Sentinel Space Telescope — which is being put together by […]

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Blue Moon Tomorrow Night In Honor Of Neil Armstrong

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A blue moon will grace the night sky on Friday night. Be sure to check it out because it is something that doesn’t happen all the time. People with less than ideal viewing conditions can watch the lunar event online. The Slooh Space Camera will broadcast the moon starting at 6 p.m. with a feed […]

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