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The Takeaway

Humans Are Made of Stardust: Discoveries From Exploring The Cosmos

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Do you dream of exploring the cosmos? NASA Astronomer Natalie Batalha tell us what it's like to be an exoplaneteer—and what it'll be like for humanity as we venture into the universe.

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The Takeaway

What A Habitable Moon Would Look Like

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

It's possible that we might not find extrasolar life on another planet, but on a moon. The Takeaway explores what it would take to create a habitable moon around a Jupiter-sized planet.

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The Takeaway

I Parasailed Planet KOI 314.02 And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Takeaway returns to another "Earth-like" exoplanet. This time, we take light steps on a low-gravity world called KOI 314.02.

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The Takeaway

Could Humans Survive On Kepler-438b?

Monday, March 02, 2015

One of NASA's favorite planetary candidates for habitability is Kepler-438b. But even an "Earth-like" planet like Kepler-438b is still pretty alien.

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ISS Spacewalkers Perform Tricky Cable, Antenna Installation

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Two American astronauts at the Space Station are outside the craft for the last of three jobs aimed at paving the way to receive a new generation of crew modules beginning in 2017.

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All Things Considered

Rejected As A Mars One Astronaut Candidate, She's Turning To Plan B (Or M)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Aspiring Martian Heidi Beemer found out she didn't make the cut for the latest round of astronaut candidates for Mars One, a nonprofit that hopes to settle humans on Mars by 2025.

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Astronomers Discover A Supermassive Black Hole Dating To Cosmic Dawn

Thursday, February 26, 2015

It's enormous, and it grew relatively quickly — less than 900 million years after the Big Bang.

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NASA Sees 'Bright Spots' On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scientists are puzzled by a new image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which found two bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. The spots are noticeably brighter than other parts of the surface.

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All Things Considered

Exploring The Solar System Through The Eyes Of Robotic Voyagers

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Voyager spacecraft revolutionized our understanding of space. In a new book, The Interstellar Age, planetary scientist Jim Bell shares stories about the planning and excitement back on Earth.

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WATCH: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It

Saturday, February 14, 2015

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has released a video composite of some of the imagery taken over the past five years by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. It's nothing short of breathtaking.

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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, February 13, 2015

A kinky Steve Buscemi, a thoughtful St. Vincent, and the bad music behind bad album covers win the internet this week.
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Space Station Astronauts In Star Wars-Themed Crew Pic

Thursday, February 12, 2015

First there was suited-up astronaut Leland Melvin posing with his dogs. Now, a Space Station crew set for launch in September has donned Jedi robes.

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After Plenty Of Starts And Stops, Satellite DSCOVR Starts Its Million-Mile Journey

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The satellite is expected to stream back images of Earth on a daily basis. The idea was first proposed by Al Gore back in 1998.

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The Takeaway

The FAA Will Regulate Business in Outer Space

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

If you ever decide to start a business on the moon, fear not. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says that it will make sure other private companies can't steal your location.

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PHOTO: Rosetta Sends 'An Impressive New Perspective' On Comet

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The European Space Agency probe has sent a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from about 77 miles away.

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From The Cold Depths Of Space, A Smile Emerges

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In the Hubble image of a galaxy cluster, two bright galaxies resemble eyes, NASA says, "and the misleading smile lines are actually arcs caused by an effect known as strong gravitational lensing."

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16 Years After Its Inception, 'GoreSat' Set For Launch

Sunday, February 08, 2015

In 1998, then-Vice President Gore proposed the satellite, which has since been repurposed for NOAA's needs.

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First Stars Fired Up 140 Million Years Later Than Previously Thought

Thursday, February 05, 2015

New data collected from the European Space Agency's Planck telescope shows that the first starlight in the universe occurred about 560 million years after the Big Bang.

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All Things Considered

Hunting For Big Planets Far Beyond Pluto May Soon Be Easier

Monday, February 02, 2015

Construction is starting in Chile on a new sort of telescope. One aim is to survey huge swaths of sky for faint signals of a "Planet X" that may be lurking on the farthest edges of our solar system.

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BackStory

Straight to the Moon

Friday, January 30, 2015

With the American History Guys

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