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Shutdown will largely shutter NASA, other science projects

Furloughs are expected to impact several federal science programs, but essential services related to nation's safety and defense will be unaffected.

By September 30, 2013

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NASA drops a helicopter on purpose, for science

NASA conducts a dramatic test of new helicopter safety equipment by dropping a fuselage full of dummies and capturing it all on video.

By August 29, 2013

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NASA's new Soundcloud album: Listen to the exploration of space

NASA has created an album of sounds on Soundcloud, including rocket launches, recordings from space shuttle missions and even a song about water on the moon.

By October 22, 2014

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NASA unveils fascinating images of Mars-buzzing comet

A large comet swooped in close to Mars over the weekend. NASA's orbiters had to hide from the debris, but still captured some great shots.

By October 21, 2014

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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By October 17, 2014

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Tethys and the rings of Saturn

A gorgeous pic snapped by Cassini shows the outer rings of Saturn in crisp detail, with ice moon Tethys bringing up the rear.

By October 14, 2014

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NASA catches sun making freaky jack-o'-lantern face

Even our sun isn't immune from cosplay fever. A recent NASA image captures a perfect storm of magnetic fields that give the sun the look of a carved Halloween pumpkin.

By October 13, 2014

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NASA: Those moon volcanoes kept on cranking

New discoveries about volcanic activity on the moon may "rewrite the textbooks," according to space researchers.

By October 13, 2014

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Making the long trip to Mars? Let NASA put you in a deep sleep

NASA's looking for innovative ways to get a manned crew safely to the Red Planet. Could deep sleep hold the key to success?

By October 6, 2014

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10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

By October 3, 2014