Dark Matter Could Help Solve Sun Mystery
SDO View of the Sun March 3, 2015
March 4th, 2015
Dark matter may be one of the greatest mysteries of the universe, but it could help solve a puzzle about the sun that has been baffling scientists for years, researchers say.
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WATCH LIVE NOW: NASA's 100-Year NACA Celebration Webcast
This photo from 1953 shows different aircraft tested by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the predecessor of NASA, at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
March 4th, 2015
NASA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of NACA - the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics - the space agency's predecessor, which formed on March 3, 1915 to research aircraft innovation.
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How an Ion Drive Helped NASA's Dawn Probe Visit Dwarf Planet Ceres
Dawn's Blue Glow Illustration
March 4th, 2015
The Dawn mission's unprecedented deep-space feats are enabled by the probe's innovative propulsion system, which is about 10 times more efficient than traditional chemical thrusters, NASA officials say.
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Warp in Space-Time Swallows Pulsar
This graphic depicts the pulsar J1906 (at right with radio beams) and its companion star, with the curvature of spacetime in the region illustrated by a blue grid. This curvature has led to the pulsar's apparent disappearance in the sky, scientists say.
March 4th, 2015
Astronomers have watched a pulsar some 25,000 light-years from Earth slip from view, swallowed by a companion star's warp in the fabric of space-time. This wacky effect is one more example that proves Einstein's general theory of relativity.
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NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Sidelined By 'Short Circuit' Glitch
This raw-color image captured by the Mars rover Curiosity's Mastcam shows the robot's drill just after finishing a drilling operation at an outcrop called Telegraph Peak on Feb. 24, 2015.
March 4th, 2015
The car-size Curiosity rover suffered a "transient short circuit" on Feb. 27 while it was transferring sample powder from its robotic arm to instruments on the robot's body, NASA officials said.
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Gemini Constellation Holds Starry Treats for March Stargazers
Gemini in March 2015
March 4th, 2015
The constellation Gemini is currently well placed in the evening sky, just above and to the left of Orion for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. Here's how to see it.
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Watch NASA's 100-Year NACA Symposium Live Online Today
Test Pilots at a National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics facility
March 4th, 2015
NASA is celebrating the 100-year anniversary of its predecessor, NACA — the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics — and you can watch the celebration live online today (March 4).
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Google Gives Lick Observatory $1 Million to Relieve Funding Woes
Lick Observatory with Laser Guide Star
March 3rd, 2015
Tech giant Google will give $1 million to Lick Observatory, a University of California, Berkeley facility that has been battling for funds since 2013, the observatory announced today (Feb. 10).
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