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NASA’s timelapse of the sun

Over the past decade, from June 1, 2010, to June 2, 2020, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been watching the sun nonstop, capturing 425 million high-resolution images of the star. From those images, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected one picture taken every hour by SDO and compiled them into a 61-minute video, with […]

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New aurora borealis spotted by NASA

There’s a new aurora borealis in town, and it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before. Jennifer Briggs, a physics student at Pepperdine University and NASA intern, discovered a new type of aurora borealis in video footage of the sky above Arctic Norway from three years ago. With the assistance of NASA scientists and a satellite, she […]

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Chili to be grown in outer space

Outer space isn’t exactly the most hospitable environment for botany, despite what the movie The Martian would have us believe, but this lucky New Mexico chili plant, selected by NASA, gets to be launched to the International Space Station in March 2020. The chili, from Española, New Mexico, will be part of NASA’s research on […]