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NASA Releases New Salt Rock Images of China

 Tectonic forces are pushing the Kuqa basin (China) beneath the Tien Shan mountains as part of the ongoing collision between the Indian subcontinent and Asia, with faults that serve as conduits for rising plugs of salt. Layers of rock rich with salt and other evaporites are quite different than other types of sedimentary rock. Salt is weak—one of the weakest ...

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Sun Emitted Solar Flare on Oct. 1: NASA

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, which reached its peak at 8:13 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2015, said NASA. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event and the solar flares were seen as powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect ...

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PICTURES: NASA Releases 8,400 Hi-resolution Images of Apollo Moon Missions

NASA has released 8400 hi-resolution images of iconic Apollo Moon Missions on Flicker. NASA made available every photo taken by astronauts on Apollo Moon Missions on the project Apollo Archive‘s Flickr account, the collection contains original NASA photo scans. The Apollo astronauts took these pictures with their chest-mounted Hasselbald cameras, along with many other photos from Earth and lunar orbit. ...

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Supermoon: Stunning Images from NASA

As “supermoon” occurred this morning combined with a total lunar eclipse, NASA photographers have managed to capture some stunning images of a phenomenon that occurred after more than 30 years. NASA’s Joel Kowsky clicked a perigee full moon called “supermoon” next to the Empire State Building at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse, while Bill Ingalls took a stunning ...

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Pluto Could be Hosting Alien Life, says UK Physicist

Ruling out humans-like existence on any planet in our galaxy, UK scientists said alien life forms could be living in the sub-surface of Pluto. Based on a possible subterranean sea underneath the glaciers as shown in New Horizons mission which passed by the dwarf planet recently, they are confident enough that the the warm sub-surface could be hosting life in ...

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NASA Names Craterless Plain on Pluto After Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent an image of Pluto’s surface that reveals a vast, craterless plain that appears to be no more than 100 million years old, and is believed to be still in the process of forming. Located in north of Pluto’s icy mountains, the frozen region is informally named “Tombaugh Regio” (Tombaugh Region) after Clyde Tombaugh, who ...

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Mangalyaan Hits Century on Mars, Begins 100th Orbit

Mangalyaan, India’s prestigious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has entered its 100th orbit around Mars that will take slightly more than 3 days and finish by Thursday, June 25, 2015. Indian space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the MOM mission will have lifespan of about six months but an upbeat Mangalyaan team said the spacecraft will run for more than a year ...

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Astronaut Virts Aboard Space Station ISS Captures Amazing India in Night Lights

International Space Station astronaut Terry W. Virts has focused on India this time to take some amzing pictures from above, in absolutely unprecedented clarity with clouds reflecting the moon’s light and giving the nation’s southern peninsula an explicit image of a lit garland. From the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Terry Virts took the photograph of India in the night ...

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Rare Video Catches Everest Fall Post-Quake (Photos)

The massive 7.9M earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday but the triggered avalanche was captured live by a former soldier at the base camp on Everest and the video shows how climbers and mountaineers rushed for cover during the disastrous moments. While more than 3600 bodies have been recovered from the rubble, officials fear that the death toll could clim up ...

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What’s NASA Spacecraft DAWN up to in Ceres Orbit?

It’s more than a month since the rendezvous of NASA’s DAWN spacecraft reaching the gravitational orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres between Jupiter and Mars happened. NASA said the spacecraft has performed flawlessly, continuing to thrust with its ion engine as planned and that all its computer systems and observation instruments are in excellent health, despite the fact that the ...

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‘Jurassic World’ Spoiler: Chris Pratt Photo Shows Indominus Rex Running Along, What’s it?

  “@JurassicPark: The park is open. Watch the #JurassicWorld trailer now! https://t.co/60FiNQbtij” @grant2goldinn — Rachel Laurie (@Raccchy123) March 18, 2015 The first photo of Jurassic World with Chris Pratt playing the role of a dinosaur researcher called Owen Grady surfaced on the Twitter with the producers leaking it for the first time giving a quick glance at what is in ...

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Dawn Inching Closer to Ceres Orbit, 2 Days Short of Rendezvous

NASA’s spacecraft Dawn is approaching its target Ceres dwarf planet as planned for a historic rendezvous set for Friday, March 6, 2015. As the spacecraft is inching closer to the dwarf planet, it has sent new images captured about the dwarf planet Ceres, making the team on the earth excited and upbeat. “Dawn is about to make history,” said Robert ...

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Dawn Gets Closer to Dwarf Planet Ceres, Gets Better Snapshots

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, moving closer to Ceres, the dwarf planet, has snapped better and close pictures of this mysterious world. At a resolution of 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) per pixel, the pictures represent the sharpest images to date of Ceres. After the spacecraft arrives and enters into orbit around the dwarf planet, it will study the intriguing world in great detail ...

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NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captures photo of Ceres dwarf planet

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been moving closer to Ceres, the dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt which lies between Mars and Jupiter and is scheduled to enter its orbit on March 6. The mission has already sent stunning images of the planet, said NASA’s JPL. Ceres dwarf planet has an average diameter of 950 km and is thought to ...

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