SPACE WEBCASTS: NASA SMAP Satellite Launch Press Conference
NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite launches into space atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket  in a predawn launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Jan. 31, 2015. The satellite to study Earth's soil moisture to aid predict
January 31st, 2015
NASA is due to launch its SMAP satellite designed to measure moisture in Earth's soils at 9:22 a.m. EST (1422 GMT) on Saturday (Jan. 31) from California.
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See NASA Launch Rockets Into the Northern Lights in These Spectacular Photos
Four Rockets Launch with Aurora
January 31st, 2015
The gorgeous green glow of the northern lights served as a backdrop for bright white rocket tails in a set of amazing new photos. Five rockets launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska this week carried experiments aimed at studying the science be
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Moon's Phases Are a Lunar Delight for Stargazers
Moon Photo by Anthony Lopez
January 30th, 2015
When is the best time to observe the moon with a telescope? Most astronomy neophytes might say it is when it's at full phase, but that’s probably the worst time to look at it! The best time to see the moon is during its first and last quarter phases.
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NASA's Next Space Race: SpaceX vs. Boeing
SpaceX's Dragon V2 Interior
January 30th, 2015
Two American spaceflight companies are quietly competing in a space race for the new era. SpaceX and Boeing are vying to become the first private firms to fly astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA sometime in 2017.
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NASA Launches Satellite to Get the Dirt on Earth's Dirt
A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive observatory into space from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.
January 31st, 2015
NASA newest Earth-observing mission has just launched to the ultimate height to study the dirt below our feet.
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How to See Asteroid Juno in the Night Sky with Binoculars
Asteroid Juno on Jan. 29, 2015
January 30th, 2015
Juno, the third largest asteroid in the night sky, is currently visible with binoculars, if you know when and where to look. Here's how to use the bright planet Jupiter and two constellations as your guide.
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