The magnitude of fluorescence portrayed in this visualization

March 31, 2014

Satellite Shows High Productivity from U.S. Corn Belt

A new NASA/university study shows that during growing season, the U.S. Midwest boasts the most photosynthetic activity on Earth.

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The flight team for NASA's Dawn mission received the 2014 Trophy

March 28, 2014

Dawn Wins National Air and Space Museum Trophy

Dawn receives prestigious National Air and Space Museum Trophy.

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Shadow Portrait of NASA Rover Opportunity on Martian Slope

March 27, 2014

Cleaner NASA Rover Sees Its Shadow in Martian Spring

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has captured a shadow selfie on a slope it is exploring with an increasing power supply, as winds remove some dust and spring days grow longer.

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Rosetta's Target

March 27, 2014

Rosetta Sets Sights on Destination Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft caught its first glimpse of its destination comet since waking up from deep-space hibernation on Jan. 20, 2014.

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Bulgeless Galaxy Hides Black Hole

March 26, 2014

The Search for Seeds of Black Holes

How does one grow supermassive black holes? A new study using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up what might be their seeds.

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Beam Wave Guide antennas at Goldstone, known as the

March 25, 2014

NASA Hosts Deep Space Network Social Media Event

NASA will host 50 of its social media followers on April 1 and 2, 2014, at JPL in Pasadena and the Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.

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As the emcee gets the crowd pumped

March 24, 2014

Student Robotics Teams Head to World Championships

Teams from California and Chile won the right to progress at the FIRST Robotics Competition Los Angeles Regional Qualifier held March 21 and 22 in Long Beach, Calif.

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Differential Erosion at Work on Martian Sandstones

March 24, 2014

NASA Mars Rover's Next Stop Has Sandstone Variations

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is approaching a waypoint where sandstone layers exhibit textures that may tell of ancient environmental changes.

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This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.

March 20, 2014

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets

A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars.

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GLIMPSE the Galaxy All the Way Around

March 20, 2014

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Brings 360-Degree View of Galaxy to Our Fingertips

Touring the Milky Way now is as easy as clicking a button with NASA's new zoomable, 360-degree mosaic presented Thursday at the TEDActive 2014 Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

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