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Gorgeous NASA Photo Captures Earth from 1 Million Miles Away
Earth Seen by NASA's DSCOVR Satellite
July 20th, 2015
NASA released today (July 20) the first image of the sunlit side of Earth taken by the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft from its final science orbit, and the beautiful photo has already made quite an impact.
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Taj Mahal Gardens Found to Align with the Solstice Sun
The Taj Mahal, in India
February 2nd, 2015
The waterways, pavilions and pathways in the gardens of the Taj Mahal in India align perfectly with the rising and setting sun on the summer solstice, a physics researcher has discovered.
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Southern Lights Shimmer in Antarctica's Night Sky (Photo)
June 30th, 2015
A dark, moonless sky is awash in light radiating from an aurora over Antarctica in a new image released by NASA.
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NASA Black Hole Telescope Snaps Dazzling View of the Sun
The first image of the sun captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), which is sensitive to high-energy X-ray light. X-rays seen by NuSTAR show up as green and blue in the photo, which is overlaid on an image taken by NASA's Solar
December 23rd, 2014
The new image, which was taken by the NuSTAR spacecraft, is the best-ever view of the sun in high-energy X-ray light. The photo, and others taken by NuSTAR in the future, should help researchers learn more about our star, researchers said.
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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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Solstice Science: How Humans Celebrate Official Start of Summer
Summer Sun
June 20th, 2015
This Sunday (June 21) marks the summer solstice, the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Today: Watch It Live
Partial Solar Eclipse Seen in Brisbane, Australia, April 29, 201
October 23rd, 2014
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
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