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Just another day in our Sun’s crazy magnetic life

Sunspots, flares and other solar activity show the sun's wild side, but we never see the massive forces that cause them. Now, scientists from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) have created a visualization of the powerful magnetic fields that cr...

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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to ‘touch’ the Sun

After a few delays, the Sun-chasing Parker Solar Probe is on its way. NASA launched the spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:31AM Eastern this morning (August 12th) and confirmed that the vessel was healthy at 5:33AM. The probe still...

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Watch NASA’s historic Sun probe mission launch: here’s how

NASA is preparing to launch its Parker Solar Probe in the early hours on Saturday morning. This historic event will send the probe “to touch the Sun,” the space agency says, which anticipates setting a new “fastest spacecraft” speed record

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The fastest human-made object launches for the Sun this Saturday

If the weather remains favorable and everything goes according to plan on August 11th, NASA is sending a spacecraft to the sun.

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NASA contest finalists show off their Mars habitat models

Yes, we've yet to successfully send humans to Mars, but we already need to start thinking how we can stay there for long stretches of time -- or even for good. NASA launched the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge back in 2015 to find a suitable artificial...

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ESA NASA solar audio recording: Sun songs

Today we’re having a listen in on Sounds of the Sun – audio recorded by the ESA and NASA and processed for human ears.

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Neil Armstrong’s collection of space artifacts goes up for auction

The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, took several items with him on that historic trip, including a US flag, a United Nations flag, state flags and several medallions that were only available to NASA astronauts.

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With physics and some clever tech, NASA’s solar probe survives a star

As surviving inhospitable trips go, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe having to withstand more than a million degrees Fahrenheit as it approaches the Sun seems on paper like an insurmountable challenge. Turns out, though, a mere 4.5-inch thick solar shield is all the spacecraft needs, as NASA has explained. The Parker Solar Probe is expected to blast off this summer, the … Continue reading

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NASA shows off incredibly clear images of Saturn’s moon Titan

NASA has published six different images taken of Saturn’s very interesting moon Titan. The images represent some of the most seamless-looking global views of the surface of the icy moon ever produced

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The Morning After: Mars soil samples and a panini press for weed

It's Monday morning, and we've had a space-centric weekend at Engadget. But while NASA is keeping busy, ESPN is axing its comment sections.

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