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Stars in her eyes

Stars in her eyes

Growing up in a small Arkansas farming town, Amber Straughn couldn’t help but be captivated by the clear, dark night sky, brimming with stars. As a NASA research astrophysicist, Straughn spends much of her time peering into that same mesmerizing sea of stars – only now with the world’s best telescopes.

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Steps to a new moon landing viewed by ASU team

Steps to a new moon landing viewed by ASU team

An Arizona State University camera aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured pictures of the descent stages of five Apollo landing sites just weeks after it began circling the moon. For the first time since astronauts left the moon, scientists are able to see Apollo hardware on the lunar surface. The pictures – released Friday […]

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New insights offered on Mercury’s terrain

New images taken during an October fly-by of Mercury reveal the Solar System’s innermost planet experienced widespread volcanic eruptions – a far more dynamic past than previously thought. Data transmitted from NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft show that about 40 percent of the planet is covered by smooth plains, and the majority of that surface is likely […]

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