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Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists

Monday, November 20th, 2017 6:22pm MST

Artist’s concept of interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua) as it passed through the solar system after its discovery in October 2017. The aspect ratio of up to 10:1 is unlike that of any object seen in our own solar system.

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A Look At Voyager’s 40 Year Journey

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 7:52am MST

NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has been floating around uncharted space for 40 years now. It was launched on Sept. 5, 1977, followed by the launch of Voyager 2 a fortnight later. Together, these brave little space wanderers have traversed several light years to become earth’s most distant scouts. Being the only two man-made objects to […]

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Pence Vows: ‘American Boots on the Face of Mars’

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 8:04am MST

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged to usher in a “new era” of American leadership in space during a tour of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Thursday. “Our nation will return to the Moon, and we will put American boots on the face of Mars,” Pence told the cheering crowd of about 800 NASA […]

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Video: Former Obama admin official says climate agencies purposely mislead

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 7:32am MST

A fascinating insider look from a scientist about how our nation’s government agencies spin data to push their agenda. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin: “What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis was, I would say, misleading, sometimes just wrong…”

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Former Obama Official Says Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats to Influence Policy

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 3:23am MST

A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw coming out of […]

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A whopping seven Earth-size planets were just found orbiting a nearby star

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 12:26pm MST

Three of them may be habitable NASA/JPL-Caltech Seven Earth-size exoplanets orbit the star TRAPPIST-1. Three orbit very close to the star and may be too hot to sustain liquid water on the surface; one may be too cold. But the three planets in the middle may be juuuust right. Planet-hunters are always on the lookout […]

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Astronaut tweets nighttime image of Colorado Front Range

Friday, February 10th, 2017 6:12am MST

Only a select few have the privilege of viewing our planet from space so those of us more grounded live vicariously through the images they send back. Astronaut Shane Kimbrough gave us a look at a lit up Front Range from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne in an image he tweeted out. All the major population […]

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NOAA releases first images from new GOES satellite

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 9:46am MST

NOAA released the first images from their new GOES-16 satellite and to say they are stunning would be an understatement.  The new satellite, built in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, contains some of the highest resolution cameras and most advanced sensors in the world. From NOAA: Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November […]

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John Glenn, First US Astronaut to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95

Friday, December 9th, 2016 4:17am MST

John Glenn, the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth, has died at age 95, officials said. Glenn passed away Thursday, more than a week after being admitted to the Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital. The John Glenn College of Public Affairs at OSU made the announcement. U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement […]

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ESO Discovers Earth-Size Planet in Habitable Zone of Nearest Star

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 6:05pm MST

A newly discovered, roughly Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest neighboring star might be habitable, according to a team of astronomers using the European Southern Observatory’s 3.6-meter telescope at La Silla, Chile, along with other telescopes around the world. The exoplanet is at a distance from its star that allows temperatures mild enough for liquid water […]

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