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Huge meteorite impact crater found hidden under Greenland ice

Huge meteorite impact crater found hidden under Greenland ice

NASA has announced the discovery of a massive meteorite impact crater hidden deep beneath the Greenland ice. The crater measures over 19 miles wide and 1,000ft deep, making it one of the top 25 largest impact craters on the planet. The discovery was made by a team of researchers led by the University of Copenhagen's Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

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NASA says Mars’ global dust storm is finally over

NASA says Mars’ global dust storm is finally over

NASA says the global dust storm on Mars that incapacitated its Opportunity rover has finally ended. The space agency made the determination based on tau, which is the amount of sunlight that manages to penetrate the hazy dust in the planet's atmosphere. According to the agency's latest update, the measurement is now back to normal.

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Autodesk and NASA use AI to design spider-like interplanetary lander

Autodesk and NASA use AI to design spider-like interplanetary lander

Autodesk teamed with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to design an interplanetary lander concept that looks like a giant spider. Unlike the Mars rovers, Autodesk's concept lander is designed to travel hundreds of millions of miles into space for anticipated future missions near Saturn and Jupiter. The project involves machine learning and experimental generative design technologies.

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These terrifying NASA photos show the California Camp Fire raging

These terrifying NASA photos show the California Camp Fire raging

NASA has released shocking photos of the California Camp Fire, showing the spread of the record-breaking blaze from space. Already named the state's most destructive fire in recorded history, although the Camp Fire only began on November 8, it has already spread to a whopping 125,000 acres in size.

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Shocking Boston-sized iceberg caught on camera for first time

Shocking Boston-sized iceberg caught on camera for first time

In late October, a giant chunk of ice broke free from the Pine Island Glacier and formed an iceberg that has been named B-46 by the US National Ice Center. Earlier this week, NASA's Operation IceBridge took a flight over the iceberg, giving humans their first look at the floating ice.

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Parker Solar Probe survives humanity’s first close Sun approach

Parker Solar Probe survives humanity’s first close Sun approach

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has survived its first close approach to the Sun, the space agency has announced. The spacecraft is officially the only human-made object to get within 15 million miles of our star, a record previously set by the Helios B back in 1976. The Parker Solar Probe made its closest approach to the Sun on November 5; data sent back to scientists on Earth indicates it survived the event in excellent condition.

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Incredible Earth airglow photo shows the beauty of science

Incredible Earth airglow photo shows the beauty of science

Our planet is home to a lot of fascinating phenomena, and that's especially true when we start throwing the atmosphere and nearby space into the mix. One of the coolest - and perhaps most eerie - of these phenomena is called "airglow." If you've never seen airglow before, a new photo shared by NASA gives you that chance, and it definitely makes for a striking image.

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Curiosity turns over new mile as rover returns to old location

Curiosity turns over new mile as rover returns to old location

NASA says its Curiosity rover just wrapped up a relatively long trip on Mars, this resulting in its odometer turning over the 12-mile mark. The rover is now located at the Red Planet's Lake Orcadie, a site where NASA previously attempted to drill into grey rock. The space agency anticipates successful results this time around thanks to newly identified drill sites and an improved drilling process.

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NASA ICON spacecraft launches Wednesday to explore ionosphere

NASA ICON spacecraft launches Wednesday to explore ionosphere

On Wednesday, November 7, NASA will launch its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft to study the ionosphere. This boundary lies between space and Earth, being home to a "sea" of charged electrons and ions; it reacts to both lower atmosphere weather and solar energy, the result being space weather. NASA's ICON will study this, offering unprecedented scientific data.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon recovery vessel team rehearses astronaut retrieval

SpaceX Crew Dragon recovery vessel team rehearses astronaut retrieval

Under NASA's Commercial Crew Program, private space company SpaceX has developed a capsule that will eventually take astronauts to the International Space Station, and it's called the Crew Dragon. When returning to Earth, astronauts will splash down into the ocean where recovery teams will need to retrieve them. According to NASA, officials carried out rehearsals of this scenario recently.

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Vans Space Voyager collection offers NASA-themed shoes and apparel

Vans Space Voyager collection offers NASA-themed shoes and apparel

Vans has teamed with NASA to launch its new "Space Voyager" collection. The new line commemorates the space agency with new clothing and shoes featuring iconic imagery inspired by 60 years of space exploration, according to the company. The collection is available to purchase from Vans starting today.

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NASA’s first 8K space video showcases life on the ISS

NASA’s first 8K space video showcases life on the ISS

NASA has published the first 8K video from space, offering the public an unprecedented look at astronauts and science on the International Space Station. The new video features scenes of astronauts working, conducting research, and simply living, this made possible using a RED Helium 8K camera. The video has a massive 8192 x 4320 pixels resolution.

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