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SpaceRef by Marc Boucher - 3d ago

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Gangotri, one of the largest glaciers in the Himalayas and one of the main sources of water for the Ganges River.

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Using images and thermal data collected by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), Southwest Research Institute scientists and their collaborators have calculated the ages of large lunar craters across the Moon to be less than 1 billion years.

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SpaceRef by Keith Cowing - 4d ago

The rings of Saturn may be iconic, but there was a time when the majestic gas giant existed without its distinctive halo.

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SpaceRef by Keith Cowing - 5d ago

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft begins its departure from the International Space Station moments after being released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

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This analysis confirms the existence of a jet emerging from the nucleus of the star, producing the GRB, and adds a new component to the picture

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early Universe.

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This movie shows the propeller-like rotation of Ultima Thule in the seven hours between 20:00 UT (3 p.m. ET) on Dec. 31, 2018, and 05:01 UT (12:01 a.m.) on Jan. 1, 2019, as seen by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA's New Horizons as the spacecraft sped toward its close encounter with the Kuiper Belt object at 05:33 UT (12:33 a.m. ET) on Jan. 1.

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A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the solar surface, to the emergence of tangled magnetic field lines, to the explosive release of energy in a brilliant flash.

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SpaceRef by Keith Cowing - 1w ago

Saturn's moon Titan is enveloped in a thick atmosphere, but through the infrared eyes of the international Cassini mission, the moon's myriad surface features are revealed in this exquisite global mosaic.

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South Africa's Western Cape often falls victim to fires during the dry hot summer months.

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