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These space views would even wow Captain Kirk.

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NASA satellites capture the plume of smoke rising from the Rim Fire that is currently raging in California. Yosemite National Park is threatened, as is the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies water to the San Francisco Bay Area. See more satellite images here.  

NASA satellites capture the plume of smoke rising from the Rim Fire that is currently raging in California. Yosemite National Park is threatened, as is the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies water to the San Francisco Bay Area. See more satellite images here.  

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Don’t freak out just yet, but NASA says Earth is at the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. Is the home to all life as we know it in danger? Not in the next 100 years, according to NASA. 
Feel better?

Don’t freak out just yet, but NASA says Earth is at the center of a tangled mass of potentially hazardous asteroids. Is the home to all life as we know it in danger? Not in the next 100 years, according to NASA.

Feel better?

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These photos of the horsehead nebula are simply dazzling

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NASA may have uncovered galaxy’s youngest black hole

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Architecture firm plans to 3D print a moon base

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 Get excited. 
2013 could be the best year for comet spotting in generations

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Happy 12/12/12! A 3.4-mile-long asteroid is going to almost hit the Earth around 3pm ET. Don’t forget to watch!

Happy 12/12/12! A 3.4-mile-long asteroid is going to almost hit the Earth around 3pm ET. Don’t forget to watch!

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NASA’s vision for space exploration circa 1975

In the summer of 1975, when space exploration was less than two decades old, NASA Ames Research Center and Stanford University held a space settlement design summit, known as the 1975 NASA Summer Study, that envisioned what life in space might look like, with a focus on orbiting spaceships. The result was a document called “Space settlements: A design study.” 

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(Note: One of these is actually from Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It’s a blind item. We’ll never tell.)

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NASA is using 3D-printing parts for its next rocket headed for Mars

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The main difference between NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover and all your Facebook friends is that Curiosity takes pictures of itself and uploads them to the internet FROM MARS

The main difference between NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover and all your Facebook friends is that Curiosity takes pictures of itself and uploads them to the internet FROM MARS

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NASA satellite gets a 3D view of Sandy’s eye

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A few weeks ago NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover found a bright, shiny object and everyone was excited! Then it turned out to be a piece of the rover that fell off and everyone was heart broken and started to sing “Bye, Bye Miss American Pie.”
Well, you can stop singing:

Curiosity took a few scoops of Martian soil from a patch called “Rocknest.” That activity uncovered a bright particle in the pit it created. Unlike the earlier object, NASA has confirmed the new piece is of Martian origin. There are others like it scattered around.

 It’s time to get our hopes irrationally high again!

A few weeks ago NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover found a bright, shiny object and everyone was excited! Then it turned out to be a piece of the rover that fell off and everyone was heart broken and started to sing “Bye, Bye Miss American Pie.”

Well, you can stop singing:

Curiosity took a few scoops of Martian soil from a patch called “Rocknest.” That activity uncovered a bright particle in the pit it created. Unlike the earlier object, NASA has confirmed the new piece is of Martian origin. There are others like it scattered around.

It’s time to get our hopes irrationally high again!

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An asteroid the size of a house will miss the Earth today by a measly 56,000 miles.
Keep calm and carry on:

(via CBSNews)