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2010-04-28 13:50:00

Asteroids, once thought as dry and lifeless, may be home to water and organic materials, also known as the building blocks of life.

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2009-12-17 12:15:00

A network of cameras deployed around the Arctic in support of NASA's THEMIS mission has made a startling discovery about the Northern Lights.

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2009-08-28 14:25:00

In 1959, only two years after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and ignited the space race, the University of California, Berkeley, created a laboratory devoted to space science that has grown to be one of the most active academic space research labs in the country.

2009-05-28 11:15:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using data from NASA's THEMIS mission, a team of University of Alberta researchers has pinpointed the impact epicenter of an earthbound space storm as it crashes into the atmosphere, and given an advance warning of its arrival. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The team's study reveals that magnetic blast waves can be used to pinpoint and predict the location where space storms dissipate their massive amounts of...

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2009-05-28 10:36:04

Using data from NASA's THEMIS mission, a team of University of Alberta researchers has pinpointed the impact epicenter of an earthbound space storm as it crashes into the atmosphere, and given an advance warning of its arrival.

2009-05-08 12:30:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists using NASA's fleet of THEMIS spacecraft have discovered how radio waves produced by electrons injected into Earth's near-space environment both generate and remove high-speed "killer" electrons.

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2009-04-28 08:43:34

Earth-bound tornadoes are puny compared to "space tornadoes," which span a volume as large as Earth and produce electrical currents exceeding 100,000 amperes, according to new observations by a suite of five NASA space probes.

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2009-04-09 15:45:00

An international scientific consortium has successfully developed a series of autonomous observatories in Antarctica that for the first time provide critical year-round "space weather" data from the Earth's harshest environment.

2009-01-26 13:23:00

NASA "Rocket Scientist" presents program on the science of the Northern Lights WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, January 29 at noon, the National Archives will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood with a program on the northern lights.

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2008-12-17 10:10:00

Researchers announced on Thursday that current satellite surveillance has exposed the biggest breach ever seen in the magnetic field that shields the Earth from the majority of the sun's aggressive rays.


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