NASA Science: Planet X & More…

What’s Wrong with the Sun?
The sun is entering its 3rd year of eerie calm. Sunspots are rare and solar flares simply aren’t happening. Is this “solar minimum” lasting longer than it should? A NASA scientist has examined centuries of sunspot data to find the answer.
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Mix moondust with epoxy, add a dash of carbon nanotubes, and spin. The result? A parabolic mirror pe A Telescope Made of Moondust
Mix moondust with epoxy, add a dash of carbon nanotubes, and spin. The result? A parabolic mirror perfectly suited for a lunar observatory. A NASA scientist has discovered this new recipe for making telescopes out of moondust, and to prove it works he has spun a “moondust mirror” here on Earth.
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Mercury's magnetic field is "alive." Volcanic vents ring the planet's giant Caloris basin while the New Discoveries at Mercury
Mercury’s magnetic field is “alive.” Volcanic vents ring the planet’s giant Caloris basin while the planet itself is surrounded by a plasma nebula of unexpected complexity.
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Look beyond the fireworks on 4th of July weekend.  A trio of worlds is converging for a pretty sunse Planets Align for the 4th of July
Look beyond the fireworks on 4th of July weekend. A trio of worlds is converging for a pretty sunset sky show.
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The Tunguska Impact–100 Years Later
One hundred years after the Tunguska event in Siberia, scientists review what they’ve learned about the mysterious blast from the heavens.
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the deploym NASA to Attempt Historic Solar Sail Deployment
This summer, NASA engineers will try to realize a dream older than the Space Age itself: the deployment of a working solar sail in Earth orbit. The name of the device is NanoSail-D and it is scheduled for launch onboard a SpaceX Falcon 1 rocket as early as July 29, 2008.
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