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NASA’s Longest Running Survey of Ice Shattered Records in 2017

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Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s aerial survey of the state of polar ice. For the first time in its nine-year history, the mission, which aims to close the gap between two NASA satellite campaigns that study changes in the height of polar ice, carried out seven field campaigns in the Arctic and Antarctic in a single year.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:24

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Arrives at Kennedy Space Center for Launch

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NASA’s next planet-hunting mission has arrived in Florida to begin preparations for launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station nearby NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida no earlier than April 16, pending range approval.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:19

Hubble's Window into the Cosmic Past

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This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5. It was discovered by the ESA Planck satellite through the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect — the distortion of the cosmic microwave background radiation in the direction of the galaxy cluster by high-energy electrons in the intracluster gas.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:10

In Photos: Lego's Kessel Run Millennium Falcon

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Lego has created a stunning new version of the Millennium Falcon for the 2018 film "Solo: A Star Wars Story," which details the adventures of a young Han Solo. See photos of this first Solo Lego set here!

Supermassive Black Holes Are Outgrowing Their Galaxies

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The biggest black holes in the Universe are growing faster than the rate of stars being formed in their galaxies, according to two new studies using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 14:16

Hubble Sees Neptune's Mysterious Shrinking Storm

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Three billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm – once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal – is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.

News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 14:10

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