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Help NASA pick the reconnaisance orbiter's best moon image

NASA wants the public to choose the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's best moon shot through a vote that will place the winner on the cover of a special image collection.

By May 26, 2014

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NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object.

By October 20, 2014

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See what it's like to fly through an aurora in orbit

It looks like something from a '90s screensaver, but it's footage of the International Space Station flying through the northern (or maybe southern?) lights.

By August 25, 2014

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Rosetta spacecraft enters comet's orbit (pictures)

In an out of this world first, the space probe enters the gravitational pull of a comet ahead of a landing attempt scheduled for November.

6 Images By August 6, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 008: Sub-orbital space capsules, Wi-Fi light art, and more

Rich and Ashley talk about some truly inspiring future tech on today's Tomorrow Daily.

By June 26, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 008: Sub-orbital space capsules, Wi-Fi light art, and more

On today's show: a successful scale test run for a commercial sub-orbital space flight company; a man previously paralyzed moves his hand with his thoughts through new technology; and an artist uses Wi-Fi signal strength to create art.

By June 26, 2014

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Mars orbiter snaps Curiosity and tracks from far above

Get a rare perspective on the Curiosity rover's travels across a distant planet with a fascinating image snapped by NASA's Mars orbiter.

By April 17, 2014

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Latest fireball in night sky actually a Chinese rocket

Meteors captured on video as fireballs lighting up the night sky are becoming more common thanks to ubiquitous smartphones. Except this one was no space rock.

By February 25, 2015

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Astronaut's spacewalking snap joins line of splashy space selfies

Few selfies are as dramatic as the ones taken in space. A NASA astronaut delivers a spacewalk selfie that includes himself, Earth and the International Space Station.

By February 23, 2015

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ISS-Above glows when the space station orbits near you

Get alerts anytime the International Space Station flies over your location, so you can wave, send a tweet, or run outside to see it at night.

By January 29, 2014