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Why Does the Moon Have Phases?
Full Moon over Katy, TX
June 30th, 2014
For millennia, humans have kept track of time by observing the changing face of the moon.
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Why Does the Moon Shine?
3rd Full Moon
May 29th, 2014
The moon shines because its surface reflects light from the sun. But because of its orbit around Earth, the lighting goes through phases.
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Intense Solar Storm Could Hit Earth on Friday the 13th
X-Class Solar Flare - June 11, 2014
June 11th, 2014
The sun has unleashed three powerful solar flares over the past two days, and the effects of these eruptions could hit Earth this Friday the 13th — but don't worry, space weather reports show there's no cause for alarm.
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'Manhattanhenge' Sunset to Light Up New York City Tonight
Manhattanhenge - Max Andrade
May 29th, 2014
It happens just four times a year, and tonight is one of those times. The setting sun will align perfectly with Manhattan's east-west streets, creating a phenomenon Neil deGrasse Tyson has dubbed Manhattanhenge.
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NASA Sun-Earth Video Wins International Science Challenge
Ocean Currents in 'Dynamic Earth' Video
February 7th, 2014
"Dynamic Earth," a video created by staffers at NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and their colleagues, took first prize in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
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Monster Solar Flare This Year Was the Best-Observed in History (Video, Photos)
March 29 X-class Flare
May 9th, 2014
Four spacecraft and one ground-based observatory recorded the eruption of a powerful X-class solar flare on March 29, making it the best-observed such event in history, NASA officials said.
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NASA Sun-Watching Spacecraft Celebrates 4th Birthday with Amazing Video
Fourth Year of SDO Images
February 12th, 2014
The new video, which NASA released Tuesday (Feb. 11), is a greatest-hits set from the Solar Dynamics Observatory's fourth year in orbit, compiling some of its most dramatic and beautiful images from the last 12 months.
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