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How Scientists Used NASA Data to Predict the Corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse

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Portal origin URL: How Scientists Used NASA Data to Predict the Corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse Portal origin nid: 411463Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 12:56Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona — the Sun’s outer atmosphere — would look like during the eclipse from the groundPortal image: animation of eclipse corona shifts from blue to sepiaScience Categories: Sun

NASA Sounding Rocket Instrument Spots Signatures of Long-Sought Small Solar Flares

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Portal origin URL: NASA Sounding Rocket Instrument Spots Signatures of Long-Sought Small Solar Flares Portal origin nid: 411453Published: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:51Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: During its short flight, FOXSI found the best evidence yet of a phenomenon scientists have been seeking for years: signatures of tiny solar flares that could help explain the mysterious heating of the Sun.Portal image: the sun Science Categories: Sun

Cassini Battled Saturn Hard During Death Dive

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Cassini fired its thrusters full bore for at least 91 seconds during its suicide plunge into Saturn on Sept. 15, battling hard to keep its antenna pointed at Earth for as long as possible, mission team members said.

Australia and America: A Partnership for the Space Age

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Today, Australians and Americans have an opportunity to go beyond symbolic (albeit powerful) gestures; together, we can enlighten the minds and expand the horizons of teachers and students from Adelaide to Austin, from Melbourne to Miami.

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

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Portal origin URL: NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide SpikePortal origin nid: 411402Published: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 14:26Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.Portal image: The last El Nino in 2015-16 impacted the amount of carbon dioxide that Earth’s tropical regions released into the atmosphereScience Categories: Earth

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