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Last September’s major earthquake near Palu City on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was a rare supershear event, a new study has found. Fewer than 15 of these superfast-moving, extra-powerful earthquakes have ever been identified. In these events the rupture, or propagating crack, moves along a fault extremely rapidly, causing the up-and-down or side-to-side waves
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The three-year-old volcanic island (center) as seen from the SEA drone. (Credit: Woods Hole) A mysterious island that formed four years ago in the southern Pacific Ocean appears to be here to stay, according to NASA scientists. The island, which formed between December 2014 and January 2015, was caused by a volcanic eruption near the nation of Tonga, in
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© NASA . NASA As the 2019 Super Bowl prepares to kick off, NASA joined the Big Game bandwagon by posting tweets about the game – with an appropriately cosmic twist. The US National Aerospace Agency (NASA) posted several satellite photos of US cities relevant to the game Sunday, starting with the city of Atlanta, where the game is
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Hubble Space Telescope. The 3-minute series of images opens with a stunning visual-wavelength view of the galaxy, a supernova (star explosion)-rich zone that lies about 30 million light-years from Earth in the direction of the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The Whirlpool Galaxy is officially known by astronomers as M51 or NGC 5194. “The Whirlpool Galaxy
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NASA has revealed a chilling video of the deadly polar vortex which has wreaked havoc across the US. Tens of millions of people in the Mid West have endured a deadly deep freeze, with parts quickly dropping below -60 degrees Celsius – the average temperature on Mars. nasa NASA captured the chilling vortex creeping across parts
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By NASA  //  February 3, 2019 technique uses ultraviolet (UV) and X-ray data to estimate the quasar distances A new study using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton suggests that dark energy may have varied over cosmic time, as reported in our latest press release. (NASA Image) (NASA) – A new study
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Side-by-side images depict NASA’s Curiosity rover (illustration at left) and a moon buggy driven during the Apollo 16 mission. (NASA Image) (NASA) – Apollo 17 astronauts drove a moon buggy across the lunar surface in 1972, measuring gravity with a special instrument. There are no astronauts on Mars, but a group of clever researchers realized
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The asteroid, dubbed by NASA Asteroid 2019 BW1, is headed on a so-called “Earth Close Approach”. Asteroid BW1 will zip past the planet in the afternoon hours when it reaches its closest distance to Earth. NASA’s asteroid trackers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have narrowed this down to 4.22pm GMT (UTC) on Saturday, February
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spent 14 years in the U.S. Senate where she served as professional staff for NASA Suzanne Gillen has been named NASA’s associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. (NASA image) (NASA) – Suzanne Gillen has been named NASA’s associate administrator for the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. “Suzanne has a long
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With the acquisition, Tyler Technologies will add software products to its portfolio and expand its roster of state and federal clients, chief financial officer Brian Miller said. Most of its clients are local governments who use the software for essential functions, such as billing residents for water and other utilities, collecting property taxes and managing jail and
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Astronaut Anne McClain is pictured wearing a sensor on her forehead that is collecting data to determine how an astronaut’s “biological clock” changes during long-duration spaceflight. Image Credit: NASA A pair of biomedical experiments are wrapping up today aboard the International Space Station as the Expedition 58 crew began its weekend. The orbital residents are
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File photo of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5-401 rocket lifting off from Cape Canaveral. Credit: United Launch Alliance NASA has selected United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket to dispatch the Lucy spacecraft on a mission from Cape Canaveral in October 2021 to fly by seven unexplored asteroids, including six objects locked in orbits leading
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A “potentially hazardous” astroid believed to be harbouring alien life is barrelling towards Earth. US space agency NASA has calculated there is a one in 2,700 chance of the asteroid, dubbed Bennu, slamming into our planet in the next century, ending life on Earth as we know it. And newly-released photographs have shown the most
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Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) machining program students and instructors who worked on the International Space Station stowage project as part of NASA’s HUNCH program pose for a photo at the school on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.  A stowage compartment, machining form and sample compartment covers are displayed on the table. (W.C. Mann for The
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SAN JOSE — In the San Jose State University Student Union, scientists, students and reporters gather around two large projector screens to watch a satellite launch into space. Right before 8:45 a.m. Thursday, the room goes completely silent as a voice counts down over the speakers. “Five, four, three, two, one. Deploy command sent.” And
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Apollo 17 astronauts drove a moon buggy across the lunar surface in 1972, measuring gravity with a special instrument. There are no astronauts on Mars, but a group of clever researchers realized they have just the tools for similar experiments with the Martian buggy they’re operating. In a new paper in Science, the researchers detail
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The Expedition 58 crew gathers inside the Zvezda service module for a portrait. From left are, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques. The Expedition 58 crew set up a variety of combustion research hardware today to look at what happens to high temperatures, fuels and flames
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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which vanished after taking off from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in 2014, may be somewhere in the Indian Ocean. As the March 8 anniversary of the flight’s disappearance looms, new theories are gaining traction about what happened to MH370’s 239 passengers and crew. A newly proposed MH370 theory suggests the plane
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The partial government shutdown claimed millions of victims, from the federal workers who missed paychecks to the citizens who faced delays in critical services. In at least one case, federal office space itself suffered significantly. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center employees returned to work this week with a surprise awaiting them at the Maryland facility
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The asteroid, dubbed by NASA Asteroid 2019 BC3, will make a so-called “Earth Close Approach” tomorrow. NASA’s asteroid trackers have narrowed down the asteroid passage to 5.59pm GMT on Thursday, January 31. When this happens, Asteroid BC3 will swing by the Earth at incredible speeds of more than 29,500mph or 13.22km per second. Thankfully, there
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PUBLISHED: 13:31 30 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:03 30 January 2019 The snow across Norfolk from space. Picture: NASA Archant While many residents may have been disappointed by the snowfall this morning the sight from space tells a different story. Shared on Twitter by Weatherquest meteorologist Dan Holly, this amazing picture captures Norfolk in a
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By NASA  //  January 30, 2019 Curiosity explored the ridge since September of 2017 A selfie taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover on Sol 2291 (January 15) at the “Rock Hall” drill site, located on Vera Rubin Ridge. (NASA) – NASA’s Curiosity rover has taken its last selfie on Vera Rubin Ridge and descended toward
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New footage from the lead-up to the National Aeronautical Space Administration’s (NASA) first manned trip to the moon features in the upcoming documentary ‘Apollo 11’, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. “Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight
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The International Space Station photographed by departing Expedition 56 crew members aboard a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking on Oct. 4, 2018. The International Space Station is providing a research platform today to help future astronauts navigate deep space in the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. The Expedition 58 crew is also testing new lights and setting
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NASA scientists aim to explore Jupiter’s mysterious icy moon, Europa, with a Europa Clipper spacecraft that’s expected to launch around 2023. The mission, which will send the Europa Clipper to space in approximately four years, will try to learn more about Europa’s appearance and surface, Space.com reported. The Europa Clipper, which will make roughly 40 close passes
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Thousands of NASA contractors are uncertain if they will get backpay.NASA/Kim Shiflett Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Every day for five weeks, Michele Seeley, 45, and her husband, 62-year-old Wil Villegas, waited for the shutdown to end, hoping that they weren’t laid off in the meantime. Their children, ages two
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