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City lights shine brighter during the holidays in the U.S. when compared with the rest of the year, as shown using a new analysis of daily data from the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite. Dark green pixels are areas where lights are 50 percent brighter, or more, during December (Credit: Jesse Allen/NASA's Earth Observatory)

NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Shine Bright from Space

NASA scientists have used satellite images to discover an increase of brighter nighttime lights in major cities during Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S.

12/18/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Wallops Island Rocket Launch Pad Awaits Repairs

Despite a massive explosion in October, authorities say a state-owned launch pad at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility should be repaired and ready for testing late next year.

12/17/2014

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying NASA's first Orion deep space exploration craft sits on its launch pad as it is prepared for a 7:05 AM launch on December 4, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The heavy-lift rocket will boost the unmanned Orion capsule to an altitude of 3,600 miles, and returning for a splashdown west of Baja California after a four and half hour flight.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NASA Poised to Usher in New Era With Orion Launch

NASA stood poised to usher in a new era of exploration Thursday with the premier launch of its new Orion spacecraft.

12/04/2014

(Photo Courtesy of @astro_reid)

Baltimore Astronaut Comes Back to Life on Earth as Twitter Superstar

Tweeting from space might not be a vital part of Astronaut Reid Wiseman’s job description, but it certainly grabbed the attention of hundreds of thousands who re-shared his amazing pictures from his first trip on the International Space Station.

11/18/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Russian Rocket Engines Suspected in Launch Blast

Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

10/29/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

Russia Successfully Launches Cargo Ship To Space Station 9 Hours After US Rocket Explodes

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.

10/29/2014

Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Oct. 28. at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Screen shot courtesy of NASA)

NASA Rocket Launch Explodes in Virginia

The owners of a commercial supply ship that exploded moments after liftoff promised to find the cause of the failed delivery mission to the International Space Station and warned residents to not touch any debris they might stumble across from the craft, which was carrying hazardous materials.

10/28/2014

The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard, sits on launch Pad-0A at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. (Photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky via Getty Images)

Rocket Launch in Virginia Rescheduled for Tuesday Night

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia cancelled a rocket launch just minutes before it was set to take off Monday evening.

10/27/2014

Unmanned military target drones are being outfitted with cameras and sensors in an effort to spot small fires before they burn out of control. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NASA Developing Drones To Help Fight Fires

Unmanned military target drones are being outfitted with cameras and sensors in an effort to spot small fires before they burn out of control.

10/22/2014

(Photo credit: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Partial Eclipse To Be Visible Thursday Afternoon

A partial eclipse will be available from much of North America this Thursday, according to NASA.

10/22/2014

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