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The peak of the Perseid meteor shower is expected on August 12 and 13. (Photo credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA: Perseids Meteor Shower To Peak August 12-13

The annual Perseids meteor shower will peak this year in the predawn hours of August 12 and 13, NASA says.

08/08/2014

A NASA scientist described a recent “global warming hiatus” that shows Earth’s surface temperatures warming at a slower rate than previous decades – but it is still warming.   (Photo Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Climate Scientist Explains 15-Year ‘Global Warming Hiatus’

A NASA scientist described a recent “global warming hiatus” that shows Earth’s surface temperatures warming at a slower rate than previous decades – but it is still warming.

08/06/2014

International Space Station (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Picks U-Md. Proposal for Space Station Project

NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station.

07/31/2014

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Space Station Shipment Launched From Virginia

A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odor-resistant gym.

07/13/2014

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Va. Students Help NASA Tackle Radiation Problem

If NASA is to ever meet its goal of sending humans into deep space, it first must figure out how to protect its astronauts from prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation.

07/12/2014

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NASA to Launch Global Warming Satellite

Five years after a NASA satellite to track carbon dioxide plunged into the ocean after liftoff, the space agency is launching a carbon copy — this time on a different rocket.

06/30/2014

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NASA to Test Mars ‘Flying Saucer’ Vehicle on Earth

A NASA flying saucer designed to test Mars lander technology could be launched on Earth this weekend.

06/24/2014

NASA's 'flying saucer' project is aimed at enabling large payloads to be safely landed on the surface of Mars, or other planetary bodies with atmospheres, including Earth, and also allow access to much more of the planet's surface by enabling landings at higher-altitude sites. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Scrubs ‘Flying Saucer’ Mission

NASA has postponed its plan to send a ‘flying saucer’ into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

06/11/2014

International Space Station (credit: Paolo Nespoli - ESA/NASA via Getty Images)

Md. Man On the International Space Station Tweets With Boyish Delight About Space

U.S. Navy Lt. Commander G. Reid Wiseman, who was born and raised in the Baltimore area, launched from Kazakhstan to the International Space Station on May 29.

06/05/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Hacker Helps Government Disrupt Hundreds Of Cyberattacks On Congress, NASA

A prolific computer hacker who infiltrated the servers of major corporations later switched sides and helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets, according to federal prosecutors.

05/26/2014

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