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2014-04-11 10:36:00

First spotted in 1885, silvery blue clouds sometimes hover in the night sky near the poles, appearing to give off their own glowing light.

NASA Developing Sodium Lidar To Help Examine Eartth’s Mesophere
2013-10-30 18:52:47

A team of scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is looking to develop the world’s first spaceborne sodium lidar.

Image 1 - The Surprising Power Of A Solar Storm
2012-03-23 09:52:15

A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.

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2010-11-07 07:54:19

Nine years after beginning its unprecedented look at the gateway between Earth's environment and space, not to mention collecting more data on the upper atmosphere than any other satellite, NASA’s Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission has been extended again.

2009-12-16 13:44:00

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New measurements from a NASA satellite show a dramatic cooling in the upper atmosphere that correlates with the declining phase of the current solar cycle.

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2009-04-08 07:54:58

Engineers have successfully ejected the dust cover from NASA's Kepler telescope, a spaceborne mission soon to begin searching for worlds like Earth.

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2008-05-02 11:05:00

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is sending a spacecraft closer to the sun than any probe has ever gone – and what it finds could revolutionize what we know about our star and the solar wind that influences everything in our solar system.

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2006-05-30 14:12:00

Despite differences in the chemical compositions and densities of Earth's and Mars' atmospheres, we now have a definitive example showing that both planets' atmospheres react similarly to varying levels of solar energy impacting them during the sun's 25-day rotation.

2006-05-26 06:18:52

NASA has extended the mission of a satellite probing the least-studied region of the Earth's atmosphere through 2010.


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  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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