Space

Looking for Comets in a Sea of Stars 600X350

Saturday Space Sight: The telescopes and instruments carried by the gondola are calibrated by taking a long look at the stars and other objects in the sky.
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Solar Disturbances and their Impact on Satellite Navigation Systems

The NRL Space Science Division, is analyzing ionospheric disturbances to determine their effect on ground-based satellite navigation systems.
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Saturday Space Sight: The Cassini spacecraft captures a rare family photo of three of Saturn’s moons that couldn’t be more different from each other!
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NRL will launch a small, spherical satellite called SpinSat on a multifold mission with the primary mission being a demonstration of a new thruster technology.
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Meet the Scientists: Dr. John Carr is part of a team to discover rare evidence of a forming planet around a baby star! Right before our telescope-assisted infrared spectroscopic eyes!
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Flying Through an Aurora

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph on social media writing, “words can’t describe how it feels flying through an #aurora. I wouldn’t even know where to begin….”
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Orion’s First Crew Module Complete 600x350

NASA’s first completed Orion crew module sits atop its service module at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida!
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Birth of a Planet 600X350

A scientist from NRL is part of a team which discovered what they believe is evidence of a planet forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth!
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