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Ghostly Orange Light Envelopes Earth During Rare Airglow

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An eerie, marmalade-colored light show made Earth look like a gigantic orange lollipop early this morning (Nov. 7), prompting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station to snap a photo of it to share with Earthlings down below.

This Planetary Scientist Is Now a Certified Genius

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It's not every day you meet a bona fide genius — much less become one. But that's exactly what happened to Sarah Stewart, a planetary scientist at the University of California, Davis, when she became one of the MacArthur Foundation's 25 fellows for 2018

Cosmic Collisions: SOFIA Unravels the Mysterious Formation of Star Clusters

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Portal origin URL: Cosmic Collisions: SOFIA Unravels the Mysterious Formation of Star Clusters Portal origin nid: 435180Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 11:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: SOFIA provides new evidence that star clusters form through collisions between giant molecular clouds.Portal image: Illustration of a star cluster forming from the collision of turbulent molecular clouds surrounded by green atomic envelopes.Science Categories: Universe

NASA’s ICON to Explore Boundary Between Earth and Space

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Portal origin URL: NASA’s ICON to Explore Boundary Between Earth and SpacePortal origin nid: 435175Published: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:44Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: Neither fully Earth nor space, the ionosphere reacts both to winds and weather from the lower atmosphere below and solar energy streaming in from above, changing constantly to form conditions we call space weather. Early in the morning of Nov. 7, 2018, NASA launches ICON, a spacecraft that will explore this dynamic region.Portal image: illustration of ICON spacecraftScience Categories: Sun

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