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Astronaut captures photos of ominous-looking Hurricane Florence from space

On Wednesday, Hurricane Florence became the first major hurricane of the 2018 season in the Atlantic Ocean.  On Thursday, astronauts saw the ominous storm swirling from space.  NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold captured images of Florence as it
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NASA holds out hope that the Opportunity rover will phone home

It's make or break time for the longest-living rover on Mars.  NASA's Opportunity rover has survived 15 years exploring the red planet thanks to solar power, but due to an extreme, planet-enveloping dust storm, the space agency hasn't been able
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NASA's New Horizons just gave us its first look at Ultima Thule, a world 1 billion miles from Pluto

From more than 100 million miles away, New Horizon's next target barely looks like anything at all.  The object, known as Ultima Thule, has only just now come into view for that NASA spacecraft's sensitive cameras, allowing the probe —
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NASA spacecraft captures first images of the asteroid it will soon land on

A NASA probe speeding through the solar system has captured its first image of the asteroid Bennu, which the space agency will try to land on in 2020. Once that happens, the spacecraft OSIRIS-REx is designed to collect up to 4.4 pounds of ancient
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NASA cameras spot extremely bright meteor streak through the sky over Alabama

Dozens of people in the Southeast U.S. were treated to a special cosmic show in the wee hours of Friday morning. An exceedingly bright fireball meteor streaked above that part of the country at about 1:19 a.m. ET on Friday, and it was caught in the
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Can't get out of bed? NASA picked the perfect songs to wake up its Mars rover.

Having trouble getting up in the morning? Crank up a playlist inspired to wake up a robot on Mars. NASA engineers have picked songs to greet their sleeping Opportunity rover on Mars, which survived a Martian dust storm in June but is yet to switch
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Super Soaker who? The next generation of water guns is here on Kickstarter.

Historically, water guns were small and simple, with a measly reservoir for ammunition. But in 1982, U.S. Air Force and NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson invented a new generation of water gun by combining an empty soda bottle, PVC pipe, and acrylic
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What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

A NASA probe is about to launch on a mission to the sun in the name of protecting the Earth. On Saturday, the space agency's Parker Solar Probe is expected to launch to orbit, beginning its long and winding journey that will eventually allow
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Stephen Colbert calls Trump's Space Force 'stupid,' says 'we already have NASA'

Stephen Colbert has brutally skewered Trump's Space Force, calling it "stupid." During Thursday's monologue, the Late Show host ripped into the plans announced by Vice President Mike Pence to launch Space Force as the sixth branch of the U.S.
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How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend

One of the best meteor showers of the year peaks this weekend, and with any luck, you should be able to catch at least a few of the shooting stars for yourself.  The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak the night of August 12, into the wee

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