Cosmonauts Breeze Through Speedy Spacewalk at Space Station
cosmonaut working in spacesuit
October 22nd, 2014
Cosmonauts Max Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev went outside the International Space Station today. They completed what was supposed to be a six-hour spacewalk in just three hours and 38 minutes.
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Huge Magnetic 'Ropes' Drive Powerful Sun Explosions
View of a typical solar eruption using data from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory spacecraft. Earth depicted for scale.
October 22nd, 2014
Eruptions on the sun's surface are probably caused by giant, unstable magnetic plasma arches, a new study reports — a discovery that brings scientists one step closer to predicting solar outbursts that can wreak havoc on Earth.
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Spacewalk Photos: Cosmonauts Float Outside Space Station (Oct. 22, 2014)
Equipment Jettisoned from ISS During Spacewalk Oct. 22, 2014
October 22nd, 2014
Expedition 41 Commander Max Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency worked outside in the International Space Station on Oct. 22, 2014.
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Hundreds of 'Exocomets' Around Nearby Star Come in Two Flavors
Exocomets Orbiting the Star Beta Pictoris
October 22nd, 2014
The best look yet at nearly 500 comets around a distant star reveals these alien snowballs come in very different flavors, just like comets around the sun. These "exocomets" could shed light on what the solar system was like in its tumultuous youth.
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Obama Nominates Dava Newman for NASA Deputy Administrator Post
Dava Newman.
October 22nd, 2014
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Dava Newman to become the next deputy administrator of NASA.
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A Decade into a New Spaceflight Era, a Mixture of Frustration and Optimism
Brett Alexander of Blue Origin
October 22nd, 2014
Company executives and government officials at a commercial space conference expressed a mixture of optimism and impatience.
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