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How the Sentinel Telescope Works
Sentinel is a space-based infrared (IR) survey mission to discover and catalog 90 percent of the asteroids larger than 140 meters in Earth’s region of the solar system. The mission should also discover a significant number of smaller asteroids down to a diameter of 30 meters. Sentinel will be launch
Date: 2012-06-28 17:34:57
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Danger of Asteroids
Asteroids are a scientific and economic opportunity in that they contain the original building blocks of the Solar System. They are targets for future human exploration, and may contain valuable raw materials for mining. These asteroids are also a threat in that they can pose great risk to humanity ...
Date: 2012-06-28 17:30:56
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NASA: Probe Habitat of Monster Black Hole
A mysterious and intense X-ray source near the black hole shines onto the surface layers of the accretion disk, causing iron atoms to radiate characteristic emission -- what astronomers call the iron K line -- at about 6,000 to 7,000 electron volts. The inner part of the disk is orbiting the black h...
Date: 2012-05-31 16:10:59
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Dragon Grappled and Berthed to Station
The SpaceX Dragon capsule is grappled and berthed to the Earth-facing port of the International Space Station's Harmony module at 12:02 p.m. EDT, May 25, 2012.
Date: 2012-05-29 22:28:37
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Super Moon : May 2012
"It is called a supermoon because this is a very noticeable alignment," Dr. James Garvin, chief scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said in a statement accompanying a new video on the topic. "The 'super' in supermoon is really just the appearance of being closer."

For the best view, ...
Date: 2012-05-06 15:05:07
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50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center, Florida
As the Kennedy Space Center prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Florida Power & Light looks back at its long-standing partnership with the space agency, dating back to 1965. That's when FPL built its Cape Canaveral Power Plant to help fuel the needs of the early space program. It's a partner...
Date: 2012-05-05 21:14:55
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Lyrid Meteor Shower w/ Aurora Borealis
Here is a look at the Lyrid Meteor shower with a bonus Aurora Borealis, April 22, 2012. Photographed by Kameron Barge on Lake MacDonald in Glacier National Park.
Date: 2012-04-23 15:15:27
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Telescopes In Space And On The Ground: A Battle of the Giants
Have you ever wondered why some telescopes are launched into space while others are built on remote mountain tops? What is actually the best for astronomy? Here we provide a ringside view of the fight for the elusive photons from deep space - is it a battle of the telescope giants?
Date: 2012-04-08 18:23:04
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SIMULATED Falcon Heavy launch with Dragon Capsule.
You will notice that an orbit was not actually created, merely shot the crew into space, separated from the engine that could save them and left them to or themselves come re-entry. This video demonstrates the true awesomeness that is the Falcon Heavy. Just look at it!!!
Date: 2012-03-29 15:19:02
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NASA: Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 Dragon Capsule
A private company has launched a spacecraft in a bold demonstration test for NASA. The Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday morning. The Falcon 9 is carrying a capsule named Dragon. The company, known as SpaceX, hopes to place the capsule in orbit and th...
Date: 2012-03-28 01:43:17
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