A solar eclipse is observed at Coquimbo, Chile, July 2, 2019. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of tourists scattered across the north Chilean desert on Tuesday to experience a rare, and irresistible combination for astronomy buffs: a total eclipse of the sun viewed from beneath the world’s clearest skies. A solar eclipse
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This is NASA’s 2018 ‘To Do’ list. The work we do, which will continue in 2018, helps the United States maintain its world leadership in space exploration and scientific discovery. Launches, discoveries and more exploration await in the year ahead. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: images-assets.nasa.gov/video/NHQ_2017_1219_NASA 2018 TO
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This map of the world shows the paths of all total solar eclipses during the period 2019–2040, including yesterday’s total solar eclipse in the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. T. Matsopulos/NASA Yesterday there was a total solar eclipse in Chile and Argentina, a reminder that nature’s grandest spectacle is not particularly easy or affordable to
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Two potential new tenants are rocket manufacturers Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman that are competing for a National Security Space Launch Phase 2 contract. VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Missions to polar orbits are not in high demand these days, and that has caused a slowdown in space launch activity at the 99,000-acre Western
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Using a new technique, scientists have performed the world’s smallest magnetic resonance imaging to capture the magnetic fields of single atoms. It’s an incredible breakthrough that could improve quantum research, as well as our understanding of the Universe on subatomic scales. “I am very excited about these results,” said physicist Andreas Heinrich of the Institute
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The world’s existing power plants, industrial plants, buildings and cars are already numerous enough – and young enough – to commit the Earth to an unacceptable level of warming, according to new research published Monday. This fossil fuel infrastructure merely needs to continue operating over the course of its expected lifetime, and the world will emit over
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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA successfully demonstrated the abort system for its Orion spacecraft July 2 during a dramatic in-flight test of the system at Cape Canaveral. A refurbished Peacekeeper rocket motor lifted off from Space Launch Complex 46 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station lifted off at 7 a.m. Eastern, carrying a boilerplate
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Black holes are renowned for absorbing matter and having an event horizon from which nothing can escape,and for cannibalizing its neighbors. But this does not imply that black holes will consume the Universe. There are other processes at play as well, and if they dominate, they can lead to a vastly different fate for most
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Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua – that strange, cigar-shaped chunk of rock from somewhere a vast distance beyond the Solar System – is, new research has concluded, absolutely, positively not an alien spaceship. OK, well, probably not. We can’t tell for sure without closely examining the thing, and it’s passed beyond our reach now. But, after carefully
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship. This artist’s impression shows the first-known interstellar object to visit the solar system, ‘Oumuamua,
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Did you see the tremendous pictures of hailstones piling up in parts of Mexico this week? It is certainly an extraordinary spectacle. Words like “freak” or “epic” storm are being used to describe the event. According to the Accuweather writer Amanda Schmidt, The Mexican city of Guadalajara woke up to a wintry surprise on Sunday
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Etched across the sky, long white lines reveal the high-altitude paths airplanes take to their destinations. But that’s not all these vapour trails signify. Most of the concern about air travel’s environmental impact focuses on aviation’s gigantic carbon footprint, but new research serves as an alarming reminder of how harmful airplane contrails themselves are. Not
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A prediction by Predictive Science of the magnetic field lines of the Sun at the time of next week’s total solar eclipse. It shows the inherent complexity of the Sun’s magnetic field and its intimate connection to visible emission from the solar corona. Predictive Science Imagine being above the clouds during a total solar eclipse.
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WASHINGTON — Three of the 60 satellites SpaceX launched last month to begin its broadband megaconstellation have lost contact with ground control teams, a SpaceX spokesperson said June 28.  Those three satellites will deorbit “passively,” the spokesperson said, meaning Earth’s gravity and atmospheric drag will pull them down until they burn up in the atmosphere. 
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In 2019, NASA is once again preparing for human missions to the Moon. We’re keeping the promise by developing new systems and spacecraft, making innovations in flight and technology, living and doing science on the International Space Station, and delivering images and discoveries from our home planet, our solar system and beyond. This video is
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A deep-rooted organization like SMC with more than 5,000 employees and a $7 billion budget is not going to change overnight, but it’s taking small steps. LOS ANGELES — Lt. Gen. John Thompson has been on a warpath against his own organization’s entrenched ways of doing business. And he admits that change doesn’t happen easily
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