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September 6, 2019

 

NASA’s Twin Study

Mark and Scott Kelly are identical twin brothers who are both NASA astronauts. In 2015, Scott Kelly was launched on a record 340 day mission to the International Space Station.

May 24, 2019

 

TESS Of The Exoplanets

In 2018, NASA launched the transiting exoplanet survey satellite, or TESS, in order to study planets that circle other stars.

May 3, 2018

 

NASA Twins Study

NASA is studying the impact of traveling to and living in space on the human body.

February 15, 2018

 

Would you ever want to be an astronaut?

Zero Gravity, Does It Exist?

Is there such a thing as zero gravity?

October 19, 2017

 

Romaine lettuce, in part, because of its antioxidant qualities is thought to be an excellent crop for astronauts to grow.

Space Gardens

The first crop harvested from the International Space Station's garden was romaine lettuce.

August 31, 2017

 

An image of the Juventae Chasma, a box canyon on Mars. The canyon has different channels in it that some theorize were caused by different water sources. More about this image can be read at https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21567/the-hills-are-colorful-in-juventae-chasma

The Disappearing Atmosphere

As of three point eight billion years ago, Mars had already lost much of its atmosphere.

August 18, 2017

 

From the source: "12-year-old Alex Frye checks his special viewing glasses prior to viewing the partial solar eclipse from a highway overpass in Arlington, VA, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014."

Viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Trying to figure out how to experience the 2017 solar eclipse? We've got options for you.

August 16, 2017

 

The "halo" around the moon blocking out the sun is the sun's corona. It is only visible on Earth during solar eclipses.

The Sun’s Corona And Solar Eclipses

Total solar eclipses are when the sun's corona are most easily observed.

September 17, 2015

 

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Radiation in Deep Space

Mars-bound astronauts will face many dangers including extended exposure to galactic radiation, which has been shown to cause brain damage.

June 12, 2015

 

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NASA’s Gecko Grippers

NASA has designed a new grappling tool based on geckos' foot grips.

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