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Milky Way, Auroras & Thunderstorms Star in Amazing Time-Lapse Video
Aurora Behind Building Thunderstorm by Randy Halverson
April 16th, 2014
Auroras dance, the Milky Way dazzles and lightning sparks in the night sky over some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah have to offer as seen in this magnificent new time-lapse film.
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Space History Photo: X-1E Loaded in B-29 Mothership on Ramp
space history, naca, aircraft
April 16th, 2014
Bell Aircraft Corporation's X-1E is loaded under the Boeing B-29 mothership.
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Mars Puts on Dazzling Show for Amateur Astronomers (Photos)
Four Images of Mars Seen in Canada
April 16th, 2014
Stargazers took a set of stunning images of Mars during a fortuitous alignment that occurs every two years. The bright rust coloration of Mars is known for is due to iron-rich minerals.
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'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' — The Minds Behind the Film
LIGO Observatory Vertex Area
April 16th, 2014
Filmmaker Kai Staats joins leading researchers from the LIGO team to share the motivations behind "LIGO: A Passion for Understanding."
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Explosive Surprise: Huge Volcanoes Shook Mercury for Billions of Years
Terror Rupes on Mercury
April 16th, 2014
Explosive volcanic eruptions apparently shook and shaped Mercury's surface for billions of years, a new study finds, surprising scientists who had thought the phenomenon was impossible on the sun-scorched planet.
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NASA Wants Ideas to Recycle Precious Oxygen on Deep-Space Voyages
April 16th, 2014
When humans leave Earth to explore planets like Mars and other hostile environments in outer space, they'll need to supply their own breathable oxygen. NASA is now seeking proposals for systems to safely and efficiently regenerate air on those long trips.
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Saturn Shines Near the Moon Tonight: How to See It
Saturn and the Gibbous Moon, April 2014
April 16th, 2014
If your weather is clear, look toward the eastern sky tonight (April 16) about 10:30 p.m. your local time. You should see the bright moon rising, and just below and to its left will be a bright star-like object.
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