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NASA describes why Parker Solar Probe will not melt? |

<! – -> NASA // July 21, 2018 <! – -> ABOUT VIDEO: NASA's Parker Solar Probe is heading toward the sun. Why will not the spaceship melt? (NASA) – This summer NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch closer to the sun, deeper into the sun's atmosphere than any mission before it. If the earth were at one end of …

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Boeing is facing a major setback with the spaceship NASA astronaut is to fly

Vice President Pence speaks on July 6, 2017 NASA staff in front of the SpaceX Dragon, NASA's Orion, and Boeing's Starliner at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The US Accountability Office said last week NASA needed a backup plan to bring astronauts into space, with additional delays in sight for new commercial crew capsules. (Aubrey Gemignani / …

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Astronomers discover twin to famous exoplanet

The infrared spectra of 2MASS 0249 c (top) and beta Pictoris b (bottom) are similar. Both objects are of comparable mass and originated in the same observatory. Unlike 2MASS 0249 c, beta Pictoris b orbits much closer to its massive star and is embedded in a bright circumstellar disk. Credit: T. Dupuy, ESO / A.-M. Lagrange et al. The astronomers …

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This massive dust storm could sink Mars for months

Every six to eight years, massive dust storms can envelop the entire surface of Mars. NASA's Mars probes are currently watching one unfold over the red planet. Scientists saw a small dust storm on May 30, and by June 20, had become "global" and devoured the entire planet. For the NASA Opportunity Rover, the visibility dropped from a sunny day …

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ESO's Very Large Telescope takes sharp images of Neptune

Astronomers at the Paranal Observatory in Chile have achieved the first light with a state-of-the-art adaptive optics mode for the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to remove disturbances from the Earth's atmosphere. New images published by the European Southern Observatory using the adaptive optics process have made a photo of the distant planet Neptune more …

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Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers

This is probably the most famous image of a flag ever made: Buzz Aldrin stood next to the first US flag on the moon. For those who knew their world history, some alarm bells sounded. Less than a century ago, back on Earth, the planting of one national flag in another part of the world still meant claiming that territory …

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Chandra may have first evidence of a young star devouring a planet

Scientists have first observed the destruction of a young planet or planet around a nearby star. Observations from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicate that the parent star is devouring the planetary debris. This discovery provides insight into the processes that influence the survival of infant planets. Since 1937, astronomers have confused the strange variability of a young star called RW …

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