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Sat Nov 18



NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard ULA Rocket to Improve Forecasts
Spacefellowship.com [NASA]
NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites, equipped with next-generation technology and designed to improve the accuracy of U.S. weather forecasts out to seven days. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) lifted off on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:47 a.m. PST Saturday. Approximately 63 minutes after [...]




Sat Nov 18



Ceres Spots Continue to Mystify in Latest Dawn Images
jpl.nasa.gov [CERES]
The closer we get to Ceres, the more intriguing the distant dwarf planet becomes. [...]




Fri Nov 17



Clandestine Zuma SpySat’s SpaceX Liftoff Postponed Indefinitely to Resolve Payload Fairing Issue
Universetoday [SPACE]
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Liftoff of the clandestine spy satellite codenamed ‘Zuma’ on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been postponed indefinitely to resolve a lingering issue with the testing of a payload fairing for another customer. The post Clandestine Zuma SpySat’s SpaceX Liftoff Postponed Indefinitely to Resolve Payload Fairing Issue appeared first on Universe Today. [...]




Fri Nov 17



Tracking A Mysterious Group of Asteroid Outcasts
jpl.nasa.gov [ASTEROID]
Astronomers may have found the source of a particularly hard-to-spot group of near-Earth asteroids, thanks to a once-dormant NASA space telescope. [...]




Sat Nov 18



Rosettas First Peek at the Comets Dark Side
jpl.nasa.gov [COMET]
Using the Microwave for Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO) instrument aboard Rosetta, scientists have studied the southern polar regions of its target comet at the end of their long winter season. [...]




Sat Nov 18



Dawn Heads Toward Final Orbit
jpl.nasa.gov [DAWN]
NASAs Dawn spacecraft fired up its ion engine on Friday, Oct. 23, to begin its journey toward its fourth and final science orbit at dwarf planet Ceres. [...]




Fri Nov 17



Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study
Universetoday [ATMOSPHERE]
A new study by scientists at NASA JPL has revealed that 55 Cancri e is not a lava planet after all, but actually has a thick, Earth-like atmosphere. The post Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study appeared first on Universe Today. [...]




Sat Nov 18



In Photos: The Advanced JPSS-1 Weather Forecasting Satellites Earth Mission
Space [WEATHER]
The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), the first of an advanced new fleet of weather satellites, launched into space on Nov. 18, 2017 to begin its vital mission. See photos from the launch and preparations here in our mission gallery. [...]




Sat Nov 18



New Video Shows a Creepily Human-Like Robot Doing a Backflip
Space [VIDEO]
Atlas, a new disaster robot can execute amazing human-like acrobatic feats such as backflips and in-air pirouettes. [...]




Fri Nov 17



Black holes that shred stars burp out cosmic rays and neutrinos
Newscientist [BLACK]
The highest energy cosmic rays and neutrinos that rain down on Earth may come from white dwarf stars being devoured by black holes [...]

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