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NASA shares Earth & Moon images captured on Mars

NASA shares Earth & Moon images captured on Mars

American space agency NASA has released really striking images of what our Earth and its only natural satellite look like from Mars.

The newly-released images were captured using high-powered HiRISE camera, which is operated by the University of Arizona. The agency also revealed that the images were captured a few days before the recently past Thanksgiving.

The images of Earth and Moon, taken nearly 127 million miles away from our planet, were pieced together by scientists to form a composite image so that our only natural satellite would be bright enough to be seen.

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A quick look at upcoming celestial events

A quick look at upcoming celestial events

The New Year will begin with an eye-catching conjunction of the waxing crescent Moon and the glittering planet Venus on Jan. 1, astronomers have predicted.

According to a statement released by NASA astronomers, the exquisite pairing of Moon and Venus will be seen just after sunset in the southwestern sky.

On January 2nd, Moon and Venus will be back for an encore, but this time our natural satellite will have shifted between Mars and Venus. One will be able to watch the planets of war and love sticking close together all through the month of January.

Illinois woman is legal owner of Apollo 11 moon rock bag: Court

Illinois woman is legal owner of Apollo 11 moon rock bag: judge rules

A U.S. District Court has ruled that an Illinois woman is the legal owner of a moon rock sample bag from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission that was unintentionally auctioned off by the U.S. Marshals Service in Texas last year.

Nancy Carlson, a resident of Inverness, Illinois, obtained the bag in February 2015 during an auction for $995. But, the government filed a lawsuit in the federal court with an intention to reverse the auction transaction and get back possession of the historic item.

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NASA scientists explain how ‘spider-features’ develop on Mars

NASA scientists explain how ‘spider-features’ develop on Mars

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory claimed to have found an explanation for how bizarre spider-like features on that have been noticed repeated in the Martian dune fields have developed.

Since arriving in Mars’ orbit in 2006, the American space agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured numerous weird things on the planet, including the mysterious spider-like features. But, scientists were not able to determine what was causing year-over-year changes in these naturally-occurring features.

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NASA releases eye-popping view of CO2 in atmosphere

NASA releases eye-popping view of CO2 in atmosphere

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) has released one of the most realistic views of how carbon dioxide (CO2) gas moves through Earth’s atmosphere.

Scientists have been tracking the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere for the last many decades using ground-based sensors. But, the new eye-popping view of this critical greenhouse gas has been provided by a new NASA supercomputer project using the space agency’s satellite measurements of that gas and combining them with a sophisticated Earth system model.

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NASA rehearsing for manned mission to Mars

NASA rehearsing for manned mission to Mars

As part of its preparations to land humans on the Martian surface sometime in the future, NASA is conducting a mission in the Mauna Ulu volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, where the terrain is really torturing like that of the Red Planet.

Just like the otherworldly Martian landscape, the Mauna Ulu volcanic landscape is twisted into ropelike coils, with rippling waves and jagged spikes; hazardous gases like sulfur are billowing from cracks in the ground; while sunlight is faint.

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Pluto’s gigantic liquid ocean is rather noxious: study

Pluto’s gigantic liquid ocean is rather noxious: study

Dwarf planet Pluto is one of solar system’s smaller ocean worlds and its liquid water hidden under its icy surface might amount to a sphere up to 780 miles wide or roughly 75 per cent of Earth’s entire liquid water reservoir, a new study suggested.

Pluto is more than 3 billion miles (5 billion kilometers) away from the Sun. thus, is has icy surface, but NASA researchers have concluded that it has vast sources of liquid water under its surface.

News media reporting on global temperatures is faulty: Scientists argue

4A---News media report on global temperatures is faulty: scientists argue

The controversial news media report, which suggested there is no link between recent record-high global temperatures and climate change, has been refuted by scientists.

Debunking the report's conclusion, the scientists argued that it was based on incomplete data about climate change and global warming.

NASA researchers have predicted that 2016 will most probably be the hottest year on record, surpassing the record set in 2015. Scientists were prompt to blame climate change for the problem.

NASA’s Cassini to start 'Ring-Grazing Orbits' during Saturn Mission

NASA’s Cassini to start grazing Saturn’s rings today

In its soon-to-be started “Ring-Grazing Orbits” mission, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will skim past the outer edge of Saturn’s rings, a project scientist at the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said.

Cassini will begin a series of dives through Saturn’s rings today, Nov. 30. From today to Apr. 22, it will dive through the outer edge of the rings twenty times, once a week. The daring dives will allow it to collect more information about the gaseous giant as it will be able to capture closer images of the outer rings and its moons.

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A quick look at James Webb Space Telescope

A quick look at James Webb Space Telescope

The $9 billion James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will open up a whole new territory of astronomy by bringing the deepest and farthest reaches of the universe much closer to scientists on Earth than anything previously did.

Scheduled to be launched in 2018, JWST will take scientists all the way back in time to the point marking the start of the physical universe.

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