Folding Origami Solar Panels Could Be Headed to Space (Video)
BYU Student Unfolds Solar Panel
October 20th, 2014
NASA engineers, researchers from Brigham Young University and origami expert Robert Lang are developing origami-inspired solar panel arrays that fold and unfold.
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WATCH LIVE TONIGHT @ 10 pm ET: Orionid Meteor Shower NASA Webcast
The Orionid meteor shower appears to radiate out from the constellation Orion each October. The meteor shower is the result of debris from Halley's Comet striking Earth's atmosphere.
October 20th, 2014
NASA will host a live webcast of the Orionid meteor shower starting tonight (Oct. 20) at 10 p.m. EDT (0200 Oct. 21 GMT). Watch it live here.
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Who Owns the Moon? (Op-Ed)
Real estate on the moon
October 19th, 2014
Without proper regulation, the moon risks becoming an extra-planetary Wild West.
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NASA Spacecraft at Mars Survive Close Encounter with Comet
Comet Siding Spring Seen at Siding Spring Observatory
October 20th, 2014
Three spacecraft at Mars survived a close brush with a comet that buzzed by the Red Planet Sunday (Oct. 19), while scientists on Earth captured some amazing images of the comet's close pass.
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Spacecraft Watched the Lunar Eclipse from Mercury
MESSENGER Mission in Mercury Orbit
October 19th, 2014
Last week's lunar eclipse wasn't just a show for Earthlings, NASA's MESSENGER mission was also watching from Mercury, 66 million miles away.
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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby
Comet Siding Spring's Mars Flyby: Artist's Concept
October 19th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 miles of the Martian surface at 2:27 p.m. EDT today — about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. The comet barreled by at 126,000 mph relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said.
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Orionid Meteor Shower Is Peaking Now: How to See It
Orionid Meteor Streaks Over Norway 2013
October 20th, 2014
If you step outside before dawn during the next week or so, you might be able to see bright meteors streaking through the sky.
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Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week
This NASA graphic shows the visibility area of the partial total solar eclipse of Oct. 23, 2014. The eclipse will be visible from most of the United States, weather permitting.
October 20th, 2014
Nearly all of North America will experience the solar eclipse. People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to Montauk Point, New York, will miss out, since the sun will set before the dark disc of the moon begins to encroach upon it.
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