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Earth’s Changing Ice

December 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier. via NASA
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Progress 73 Cargo Craft Departs the Station

December 9, 2019 Leave a comment

To make room for the latest cargo craft on Nov. 29, Progress 73 departed the station after undocking from the Pirs docking compartment. via NASA
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Hubble Spots Galaxy’s Dramatic Details

December 6, 2019 Leave a comment

Some of the most dramatic events in the universe occur when certain stars die — and explode catastrophically in the process. When these star deaths, or supernovae, occur, their brightness can rival the light of a whole galaxy. The galaxy NGC 5468, shown in this Hubble image, has hosted a number of these supernovae the past 20 years. via NASA
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Luca Parmitano Works to Upgrade a Cosmic Particle Detector

December 5, 2019 Leave a comment

European Space Agency astronaut and current International Space Station Commander Luca Parmitano and ​crewmate Andrew Morgan (out of frame) performed the third spacewalk to repair the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. via NASA
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Carina Nebula’s ‘Mystic Mountain’

December 4, 2019 Leave a comment

Within the tempestuous Carina Nebula lies “Mystic Mountain.” via NASA
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‘Robot Hotel’ Launching to the International Space Station

December 3, 2019 Leave a comment

Robots need a place to stay in space, too. NASA is attaching a “robot hotel” to the outside of the International Space Station with the upcoming launch of the Robotic Tool Stowage (RiTS). via NASA
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Black Hole Nurtures Baby Stars a Million Light-Years Away

November 29, 2019 Leave a comment

Black holes are famous for ripping objects apart, including stars. But now, astronomers have uncovered a black hole that may have sparked the births of stars over a mind-boggling distance, and across multiple galaxies. via NASA
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