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Happy Birthday, ‘Pale Blue Dot’: The Iconic Picture Of The Solar System Turns 25

If boxes of chocolate aren’t your thing, maybe you ought to consider throwing a space-themed birthday party this weekend. That’s because Valentine’s Day marks the 25th birthday of one very special photo captured by the NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft: the “first-ever portrait of the solar system.” Per …

Spectacular Northern Lights display filmed over US Midwest

A cameraman in St Cloud, Minnesota captures the stunning effects of the Aurora Borealis in the sky above.<p>The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, made an appearance over the <b>US</b> state of Minnesota on Tuesday night. A freelance videographer captured the light show in the town of St. Cloud.<p><b>The</b> …

Northern Lights

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ATV Mission Report | ATV takes final plunge

ATV takes final plunge<p>In a complex set of maneuvers requiring careful choreography, Europe's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle adjusted its orbit to …

Skim Across Mars In Virtual Reality With These New Orbital Images

Stop what you’re doing, grab the nearest 3-D glasses (red/blue type) you have available and then pretend you’re hovering above Mars for a while. …

Comet ISON Heats Up, Grows New Tail

I’m starting to get the chills about Comet ISON. I can’t help it. With practically every telescope turned the comet’s way fewer than three short …

Astronomy

NASA Satellites see super-Typhoon Haiyan lashing the Philippi…

NASA Satellites see super-Typhoon Haiyan lashing the Philippines in this visible image of the storm taken from the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on Nov. 7, 2013, at 11:25 p.m. EST. Super-Typhoon Haiyan is bringing maximum sustained winds of a Category 5 hurricane. NASA is providing visible, infrared and microwave satellite data to forecasters and warnings are in effect for the Philippines and Micronesia as Haiyan moves west.<p>The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or …

India Mars probe makes first engine burn

<b>After a successful launch on Tuesday, India's Mars spacecraft has carried out the first of six crucial engine firings in Earth orbit.</b><p>The probe performed the firing with its liquid fuel thruster at 19:47 GMT on Wednesday (Thursday 1:17 IST).<p>The aim is to gradually build up the necessary velocity to …

Pad Abort Test-1,1st test of Apollo launch Escape System, conducted from White Sands Missile range #OTD in 1963.  http://t.co/axoG6vs9gf

Low Cost Lunar Missions; To the moon with Ariane 6

Lunar exploration has always been a huge interest of mine. The moon is our closest neighbor and could teach us tremendous amounts about the history …

Comets & Asteroids

Perhaps you’re a bit fuzzy on the differences between comets and asteroids. You’d like someone to make it easy, memorable – like how “stalagmites” …

Astronomy

The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA's…

The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA's Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a test of a system that will protect Orion during its first trip to space next year.<p>The panels, called fairings, encase Orion's service module and shield it from the heat, wind and acoustics it will experience during the spacecraft's climb into space. The service module, located directly below the crew capsule, will contain the in-space propulsion …