March 26, 2015

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Visibility: 44.62%

Moon age: 6.9 days

Distance from Earth: 389,156.20 km (241,810.45 miles).


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NASA’s Hubble, Chandra Find Clues that May Help Identify Dark Matter
Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. Researchers say this finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be.
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NASA Announces Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative
NASA Wednesday announced more details in its plan for its Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), which in the mid-2020s will test a number of new capabilities needed for future human expeditions to deep space, including to Mars. NASA also announced it has increased the detection of near-Earth Asteroids by 65 percent since launching its asteroid initiative three years ago.
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NASA to Discuss Progress Today on Asteroid Initiative
NASA will host a media teleconference at 2:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss the selection of an Asteroid Redirect Mission concept and other advances supporting the agency’s journey to Mars.
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NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks in at Just Over 11 Years
There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months.
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NASA Awards Contract for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 Spacecraft
NASA has awarded a delivery order under the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition III (Rapid III) contract to Orbital ATK (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation) of Dulles, Virginia, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)-2 spacecraft.
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NASA Announces Teams for 2015 Human Exploration Rover Challenge
Nearly 100 high school and college teams from around the world will race against each other during NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge April 17-18 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Participating teams are from 15 states and Puerto Rico, as well as international teams from Mexico, Germany, India and Russia.
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NASA’s SOFIA Finds Missing Link Between Supernovae and Planet Formation
Using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form.
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NASA Spacecraft Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep into the Martian atmosphere.
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One-Year Crew Set for Launch to Space Station; NASA TV to Air Live Coverage
The first one-year crew for the International Space Station is set to launch Friday, March 27. NASA Television will provide extensive coverage of the launch and the crew’s arrival to the orbital laboratory.
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New Desktop Application Has Potential to Increase Asteroid Detection, Now Available to Public
A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers.
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