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NASA's wow video of sunlit dark side of moon

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NASA has released spectacular footage of the “dark side” of the moon – fully illuminated – as the Earth’s natural satellite was moving across the sunlit side of our planet. The unique shots were captured by the Deep Space Climate Observatory. Taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), the images show a unique view of our planet and the moon from one million miles away. The capture... 

NASA turns to Russia after Congress failure

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In this NASA handout photo taken during the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965, Ed White became the first American to conduct a spacewalk. NASA says it is signing a $490-million contract with Russia to fund a program that aims to send Americans to space. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration told American lawmakers in a letter on Wednesday that the move was a result of the Congress failure... 

Mars "crab" in NASA pics totally thrills Red Planet fans

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“Spider”, “Alien”, “John Carter”, “awesome Martian space crab” – these are a few suggestions by social media users who apparently thoroughly studied a recent NASA image of Mars which captured a strange object on the surface of the red planet. The raw image taken by NASA Curiosity somewhere in July was hugely discussed in the Facebook group ‘Journey to the Surface of the Mars’. “Now... 

2nd exoplanet discovered 21 light-years from Earth

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Artist’s rendition shows one possible appearance for the planet HD 219134b. NASA astronomers have found another exoplanet outside the solar system. It’s larger than Earth and is 21 light-years from our planet. The new planet has been dubbed HD 219134b, and can’t be seen directly even with telescopes, but the star the planet orbits is visible to the human eye in the Cassiopeia constellation,... 

Jade Helm-15 War Exercise Assassinates First Alien Target

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A new report circulating in the Kremlin today prepared by the System of Forward-looking Military Research and Development (SFLMRD) for the Ministry of Defense (MoD) states that one of the “alien targets” being pursued in the United States by elite American Special Forces troops has now been assassinated by “other than conventional means”. Important to note, and as we had reported on in our... 

NASA's Kepler telescope finds first planet similar to Earth

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NASA scientists have found the first planet outside of the solar system that could be similar to Earth and capable of sustaining life. Unlike other similarly sized planets, the newly-discovered one lies in a “habitable zone” near a sun-like star. While looking for possibly hospitable planets outside the solar system, the Kepler telescope has recently found a planet some 1,400 light years away,... 

A 2nd totally different mountain range discovered on Pluto

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NASA astronomers have found a second mountain range on Pluto. Scientists are puzzled over the distinctive difference with the first mountainous region discovered on the distant planet. The New Horizons mission said the mountains had been found on the lower-left ledge of Pluto’s heart-shaped Tombaugh Regio area. The mountains are from 1 to 1.5 kilometers high and are comparable with the Appalachian... 

Huge UFO ‘size of Idaho’ spotted in NASA images

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A massive alien spacecraft, around the size of the US state of Idaho, has been spotted near the sun by ufologists in recent NASA pictures. They say the object definitely has a structure. The video released by Youtube user Streetcap1 shows the original NASA image of the sun captured by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) on July 15, 2015. “This UFO is awesome! Every time I try to ask NASA... 

Platinum asteroid potentially worth $5.4 trillion to pass Earth on Sunday

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An asteroid believed to be carrying up to 90 million tons of platinum in its core, as well as other rare and precious materials, is about to swoosh past our planet. The news has left developers of asteroid-mining technologies intrigued. The platinum-rich asteroid officially named 2011 UW158, is 452 meters by 1,011 meters in size and will pass Earth at a distance of an estimated 2.4 million kilometers,... 

NASA finds own Mordor at Pluto's moon Charon

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Pluto’s moon Charon The US space agency has revealed an image of Pluto’s largest moon Charon which has a vast dark area on its north pole. The enigmatic zone was immediately dubbed by Tolkien-inspired scientists as ‘Mordor’. “In Charon’s north polar region, a dark marking prominent in New Horizons’ approach images is now seen to have a diffuse boundary, suggesting it is a thin deposit... 

NASA Wants to Nuke Asteroids That Threaten to Destroy Earth

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NASA has joined forces with a nuclear arms agency to learn more about how to deflect, or possibly destroy with nuclear power, asteroids or comets that may collide with Earth and obliterate the planet. Comets and asteroids are the cosmic rubble left over from the birth of the solar system. Composed primarily of dirty ice, comets are often knocked loose from their home orbits beyond Pluto bringing them... 

3-mile high 'pyramid peak' spotted on mysterious Ceres dwarf planet

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A cluster of mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres can be seen in this image. A variety of craters and other geological features can be found on dwarf planet Ceres. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft took this image of Ceres from an altitude of 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) on June 5, 2015. The mystery surrounding the dwarf planet Ceres continues to thicken: New images taken by the Dawn probe have... 

NASA's Hubble telescope catches star digesting companion

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Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly aging star whose behavior has never been seen before in our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers at NASA have used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture a very rare event: A star, dubbed ‘Nasty 1,’ cannibalizing another star nearby, and producing a giant, pancake-shaped gas disk in the... 

China Plans First Ever Landing on the Dark Side of the Moon

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What lies on the dark side of the moon? The ruined civilization of our lunar forbearers? A pile of overplayed Pink Floyd records? The most exclusive Airbnb in the galaxy? China’s on the case, launching the first expedition of its kind, a journey to the moon’s untapped hemisphere. The closest extraterrestrial body, the moon has done much to shape our history and mythologies. It’s been associated... 

Bacteria, algae to produce oxygen on Mars

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Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to catch morning light. NASA mulls using bacteria and algae to produce oxygen on Mars, as a 2030 deadline for sending humans to the red planet looms. “This is a possible way to support a human mission to Mars, producing oxygen without having to send heavy gas canisters,” chief Techshot scientist,... 
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