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Astronauts in Space Mourn Nepal Earthquake Victims
NASA astronaut Terry Virts posted this photo of Nepal's Kathmandu region as it appeared from the International Space Station on April 26, 2015, one day after a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the country.
April 27th, 2015
Astronauts on the International Space Station have the people of Nepal in their thoughts and prayers after a devastating earthquake killed more than 4,000 people in that country on Saturday (April 25).
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Spring Blooms on the East Coast, as Seen from Space
Spring Blooms on U.S. East Coast as Seen by Aqua Satellite
April 16th, 2015
NASA's Aqua satellite was in a unique position to capture spring's arrival on the East Coast.
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From Space, Typhoon Maysak's Eye Looks Like a Black Hole (Photo)
typhoon from space
April 1st, 2015
The astronauts living and working on the International Space Station are eye to eye with a deadly super typhoon as it heads toward the Philippines.
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NASA World Map Shows Where Lightning Strikes Most
Map of Lightning Strikes on Earth
April 7th, 2015
A new satellite map shows where lightning flashes most often on Earth.
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What Would It Be Like to Live on Pluto?
Pluto System Seen from One of the Moons
March 31st, 2015
Much is unknown about Pluto, including what its surface features are like and what kind of weather patterns it has, if any.
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Astronauts Filming New IMAX Movie Deliver 'Deluge of Beautiful Images'
IMAX Camera in International Space Station Cupola
March 9th, 2015
Astronauts on the International Space Station are about a third of the way through filming scenes for a new IMAX documentary to be released in late spring 2016, the film's director revealed in a new interview.
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How to Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with NASA
The iconic 'Earthrise' image was captured by astronauts during NASA's Apollo 8 mission on Dec. 24, 1968.
April 22nd, 2015
As Earth Day (April 22) reaches its 45th anniversary, NASA has a series of activities planned to celebrate the beauty of our home planet.
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How to See the Brightest Planets in the April Night Sky
Venus in April 2015
April 2nd, 2015
Skywatchers around the world can look forward to spotting bright planets throughout April; observers just need to know where to look.
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Did 'Iron Rain' Bypass the Moon to Fall Mostly on Earth?
Artist's conception of moon-forming collision
March 27th, 2015
New experiments show that the asteroids that slammed into Earth and the moon more than 4 billion years ago were vaporised into a mist of iron but stayed gravitationally stuck on more massive Earth.
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