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Here’s how to watch Sunday’s Supermoon Eclipse

Here’s how to watch Sunday’s Supermoon Eclipse

Some celestial phenomena happen regularly, but infrequently, and you may only get a few chances to see them during your lifetime. A supermoon lunar eclipse is one such event, a time when the moon is both at its closest to the Earth and when it passes into our planet’s shadow, causing a lunar eclipse. The last time this event happened was back in 1982, and if you happened to have missed it (or weren’t born yet), September 27 will be your next shot at witnessing the supermoon event.

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NASA says new wing design proves successful in wind tunnel

NASA says new wing design proves successful in wind tunnel

Researchers from two different NASA aeronautics centers teamed up to study and confirm that an old, unused wing design could help future aircrafts be much more efficient. The wing configuration, based on designs from the 1930s, were put through a series of wind tunnel tests recently. The wing has been playing a part in the design of a boomerang-shaped aircraft that NASA hopes could one day fly over Mars.

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NASA co-developing astroid-shooting space shotgun

NASA co-developing astroid-shooting space shotgun

The idea of guns that can operate in space may sound like a ludicrous sci-fi fantasy, but once NASA gets involved, it all becomes legitimate experimental research. It has been revealed that the space agency is working with Brooklyn's Honeybee Robotics to develop a shotgun that will work in orbit, and be able to fire at asteroids. Now, before the excitement starts ramping up, the gun won't be for destroying the space rocks, or even hitting them hard enough to alter their trajectory.

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NASA creates Pluto aerial tour with New Horizons images

NASA creates Pluto aerial tour with New Horizons images

Over the last several weeks the New Horizons spacecraft that NASA sent to study Pluto has been sending back the best images of the former planet that we have ever had the chance to look at. The images are detailed enough that we can see many of the surface features of the celestial body for the first time. New Horizons has also sent back photos of Pluto's largest moon Charon.

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NASA wants student help to land astronauts on Mars

NASA wants student help to land astronauts on Mars

NASA is hoping for a shot of student inspiration to figure out how to safely land crewed spacecraft on Mars, offering paid internships as a reward for ideas. The space agency hopes to take human astronauts to the red planet in the 2030s, but among the technical issues the project faces is completing the very final step of the journey: touchdown.

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Supermoon Eclipse: How and When to see it

Supermoon Eclipse: How and When to see it

A few days back when mentioned that after 33 years we are about to witness another supermoon eclipse. Astronomers professional and amateur alike are looking forward to this rare event and if you want to check it out for yourself, here is when and how you can check it out.

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NASA’s newest Pluto photos are breathtaking

NASA’s newest Pluto photos are breathtaking

Pluto photos continue to be shipped from New Horizon's flyby completed earlier this year, and today's are just fantastic. What you're about to see is a set of photo captured just 15 minutes after the craft's closest approach to Pluto, centering in on the plains informally known as Sputnik Planum (right) and the informally named Norgay Montes mountains on the left near the Hillary Montes near the skyline in the upper left. This first photo was captured at a distance of 11,000 miles (18,000 kilometers) from Pluto, and the photo shows a scene approximately 780 miles (1,250 kilometers) wide.

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NASA: Enceladus has a global ocean beneath its icy surface

NASA: Enceladus has a global ocean beneath its icy surface

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has an icy grooved crust, and beneath it lies a global ocean, says NASA. Researchers for the space agency came to this conclusion due to the moon’s “very slight wobble”, which must be the result of a liquid underbelly and nothing else. Images from Cassini confirmed the belief that Enceladus holds a global ocean under the icy shell, something that itself was first indicated by data collected by the spacecraft.

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HoloLens heading back to ISS: why NASA is staying tenacious

HoloLens heading back to ISS: why NASA is staying tenacious

This June a rocket headed for the International Space Station exploded - and with it went a couple of sets of Microsoft HoloLens holographic headsets. This SpaceX rocket's explosion was a rare occasion indeed, and a devastating one for every party involved. Jeff Norris, project manager for Project HoloLens at NASA with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, spoke up this week about how and when a new set of Microsoft's holographic headsets will be able to be launched into space.

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After 33 years a supermoon eclipse is coming, and NASA is giddy

After 33 years a supermoon eclipse is coming, and NASA is giddy

A supermoon will be taking place on September 27th, which means a full moon will be visible when it is at the point in its orbit where it is closest to the Earth. However, as NASA explains, this is the first time in over 30 years that a lunar eclipse will be taking place at the exact same time. So in the evening on September 27th in the US, people will be able to view a total lunar eclipse of the largest moon we can see for over an hour.

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NASA to launch first non-commercial UHD TV channel

NASA to launch first non-commercial UHD TV channel

NASA has announced a new partnership with Harmonic that will result in the first non-commercial Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) television channel in North America. Harmonic is a global company offering video delivery infrastructure, and NASA, of course, is no stranger to 4k content — most of which presently goes to the space agency’s YouTube channel. The new channel will be called NASA TV UHD.

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NASA considering exploration of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus for life

NASA considering exploration of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus for life

Plans are being made at NASA to dispatch two probes within the next 10 years to explore moons for their potential to support life. The first location, already decided on, is Jupiter's moon Europa, and being considered for the second is Enceladus, a satellite of Saturn. The two bodies are covered in ice, but it's believed under that surface are oceans of water, which astrobiologists think are the best chances at finding alien life.

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