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Zwicky Transient Facility First Light

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A gallery if images from the Zwicky Transient Facility's (ZTF) first view of the universe, and its ultra-wide-field camera, based at the Palomar Observatory.

What is Dark Matter?

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Dark matter emits no light, and cannot be directly observed, but scientists think that it and dark energy make up most of the mass of the universe.

New NASA Mission Concept Aimed at Studying Why Planets Lose their Atmospheres

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Portal origin URL: New NASA Mission Concept Aimed at Studying Why Planets Lose their AtmospheresPortal origin nid: 413250Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:46Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission that the agency recently selected as one of five for further consideration as a possible NASA Explorer mission.Portal image: This artist’s rendition shows MEME-X’s dual spacecraft as they observe the aurora from an altitude like that of the ISS.Science Categories: Sun

Does the Moon Rotate?

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Yes, the moon rotates on its axis. The moon's rate of rotation nearly matches its orbital period, which keep the same side facing Earth.

Proposed NASA Mission Would Investigate Where Space Weather Begins

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Portal origin URL: Proposed NASA Mission Would Investigate Where Space Weather BeginsPortal origin nid: 413249Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:38Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A NASA team is advancing a mission to reveal unprecedented details about solar flares, powerful eruptions that explode with enough energy that each one could power all of Earth for 16,000 years.Portal image: Deputy Principal Investigator Albert Shih (left) and Principal Investigator Steven Christe Science Categories: Sun

Making a Moon Base With 'Artemis' Author Andy Weir

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Space.com talked with author Andy Weir, known for "The Martian," about the world of his new book "Artemis"; creating its lead character, Jazz; and how "the moon is basically made of moon bases, with some assembly required."

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