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NASA Calls on Gamers, Citizen Scientists to Help Map World’s Corals

NASA invites video gamers and citizen scientists to embark on virtual ocean research expeditions to help map coral reefs around the world

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NASA Awards Contract to Deliver Science, Tech to Moon Ahead of Human Missions

NASA has selected Masten Space Systems of Mojave, California, to deliver and operate eight payloads – with nine science and technology instruments – to the Moon’s South Pole in 2022, to help lay the foundation for human expeditions to the lunar surface beginning in 2024. The payloads, which include instruments to assess the composition of the lunar surface, test precision…

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The Pink Super Moon 2020

What is a pink moon? The pink supermoon name is a northern Native American reference to an early-blooming wildflower and is first seen across North America as spring begins. Tuesday night’s “pink moon” was the largest supermoon of the year. The full moon coincided with the lunar perigee — the moon’s closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit, which gives it the appearance of being…

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NASA Selects Mission to Study Causes of Giant Solar Particle Storms

NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms – known as solar particle storms – into planetary space. Not only will such information improve understanding of how our solar system works, but it ultimately can help protect astronauts traveling to the Moon and Mars by providing better information on how…

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