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Here’s your first look at Lego’s official Women of NASA set

(L-R) Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and Mae Jemison.Image: Lego Next month, you’ll be able to buy a little bit of space history in Lego form.  Starting on Nov. 1, space fans of all ages will be able to buy Lego’s Women of NASA set featuring four essential women who made space science history. SEE ALSO: Lego’s next release screams girl power and we’re totally here for it The new set plays homage to astronauts Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and Mae Jemison, the first…

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Cassinis Final Full Image of Saturn

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Jason Major After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made its final plunge into the giant planet on September 15, 2017. Seen above is the final full image of Saturn, made from raw images acquired by Cassini on September 13, 2017. According to Jason Major: “These images are uncalibrated for color but were acquired in visible-light RGB filters. The mosaic comprises 11 color composites, each a stack of three images taken in red, green, and blue channels. They were adjusted for brightness and color to be…

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After Two Decades in Space, Cassini is About to Crash Into Saturn. These are the Final Images

After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its remarkable journey of exploration. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket propellant it carried to Saturn, operators are deliberately plunging Cassini into the planet to ensure Saturn’s moons will remain pristine for future exploration—in particular, the ice-covered, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus, but also Titan, with its intriguing pre-biotic chemistry. On Sept. 15, 2017, the spacecraft will make its final approach to the giant planet Saturn. Cassini will dive into the planet’s atmosphere, sending science data for…

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NASA Has Already Released An Epic Gallery of Eclipse Photos Including an ISS Photobomb

Photograph by NASA/Joel Kowsky North American was treated to a solar eclipse today and those fortunate to be within the narrow 70 mile wide ‘path of totality’ were able to witness a total solar eclipse in all its splendour. If you weren’t able to sneak outside or didn’t have the appropriate eye wear, NASA has just shared an amazing gallery of solar eclipse photos for everyone to enjoy. If you want to see any of the images in a higher resolution just click the link beneath any photo. 1. Photograph…

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This Satellite Imagery of the 2017 Solar Eclipse is Amazing

Reddit user alex_neises shared two fascinating vids of yesterday’s solar eclipse showing satellite imagery of the path of totality passing over the continental US. For those that find the superimposed state lines distracting a second video has been embedded below without them. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/satellite-imagery-of-the-2017-solar-eclipse/

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How to watch the eclipse without fancy glasses

A rare solar eclipse is right around the corner on Aug. 21, and the good people at NASA are doing all they can to ensure that anyone who wants to can safely watch it. The agency made a short video explaining a simple DIY way to make your own eclipse viewing device out of an empty cereal box using nothing but scissors, paper, tape and aluminum foil. Pay attention though, the method is a little different than you might expect. To see the eclipse using this device, your back will…

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Happy Asteroid Day! A conversation about peaceful, global scientific collaboration

Today is the 3rd annual Asteroid Day, and the first to be presented under the auspices of the United Nations, with live global broadcasts raising awareness about asteroids Today, more than 1,000 local events in around 200 countries are being organised to celebrate Asteroid Day. Sanctioned by the United Nations in 2016, it is a global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids. In addition to the local events, a day-long broadcast will be transmitted from around the world, with a six-hour live stretch coming from Luxembourg. This is…

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‘We are not alone’: Nasa telescope finds 10 Earth-like planets

Rocky worlds discovered by Kepler telescope are right distance from their parent stars for water to pool on the surface Astronomers have added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances of hosting life. Scientists found the candidates in a final batch of Nasas Kepler Space Telescope observations of 200,000 sample stars in the constellation Cygnus. They include 10 newly discovered rocky worlds that are the right distance from their…

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