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NASA’s Fermi telescope reveals new source of gamma rays

Posted August 1, 2014 by

Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light.

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NASA awards mission operations support contract extension

Posted August 1, 2014 by

NASA has awarded a contract extension to Lockheed Martin of Gaithersburg, Md., for the Facilities Development and Operations Contract at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. This $340.6 million three-year extension includes a two-year base period and a one-year option. The extension base period runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2016. If exercised,…

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Hubble shows farthest lensing galaxy yields clues to early universe

Posted August 1, 2014 by

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years.

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NASA announces Mars 2020 rover payload to explore Red Planet as never before

Posted August 1, 2014 by

The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

Posted July 30, 2014 by

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

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NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

Posted July 30, 2014 by

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

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AF launches successful satellite mission

Posted July 30, 2014 by

The 45th Space Wing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., supported a successful United Launch Alliance Delta IV vehicle carrying Air Force Space Command mission assets for the Air Force July 28.

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NASA’s Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan vists Armstrong Flight Research Center

Posted July 30, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Surrounded by small remotely piloted aircraft, Albion Bowers explains to Ellen Stofan how technologies are tested on small platforms prior to full scale tests. NASA’s chief scientist Ellen Stofan visited NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, California, July 23, touring various research projects and facilities and talking with center…

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NASA’s Mars spacecraft maneuvers to prepare for close comet flyby

Posted July 28, 2014 by

NASA is taking steps to protect its Mars orbiters, while preserving opportunities to gather valuable scientific data, as Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring heads toward a close flyby of Mars Oct. 19.

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Satellite study reveals parched U.S. West using up underground water

Posted July 25, 2014 by

A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

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