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Sicily's Mount Etna volcano is seen here erupting with molten lava visible from space at night (the red lines on the left), says astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who captured this nighttime view from orbit of Europe's most active volcano as it was erupting on March 19, 2017. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2n8YTPC
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Blasted with sound, shaken for hours and pyro detonated! Our Orion spacecraft is being tested to send humans deeper into space than ever before! Check it out: https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/158708441044/put-to-the-test-orion-service-module
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We're developing better ways to operate laser communications systems to enable much higher data rates for connections between spacecraft and Earth, and better data downlinks for scientific information and astronaut communications. Learn more: http://go.nasa.gov/2n8S5Sl
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Launch of Orbital ATK's #Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station postponed after a new booster hydraulic issue found during prelaunch testing: http://go.nasa.gov/2n8B9vc
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There are three spacewalks scheduled over the next few weeks on the International Space Station. Curious about what tasks the astronauts will complete? Tune in live TODAY at 2 p.m. EST and use #askNASA for questions: http://www.nasa.gov/live
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Where did life come from? Are we alone? Discover the science of astrobiology at a #NASASocial event this April in Arizona: http://go.nasa.gov/2nb2RZW
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As our Curiosity rover climbs to sequentially higher and younger layers of Mount Sharp to investigate how the region's ancient climate changed, a routine check of the aluminum wheels has found two small breaks on the rover’s left middle wheel—the latest sign of wear and tear as the rover continues its journey. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2nb3FOg
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The sun has been virtually spotless, as in no sunspots. A spotless stretch of 11 days hasn't been seen since the last solar minimum. The sun is again trending towards the solar minimum period of its 11-year cycle, which is predicted to be around 2020. More: http://go.nasa.gov/2n5a0t0

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BIG science in a small package…From tiny CubeSats to micro-satellites, these miniature marvels provide unique ways to collect science data and demonstrate new technologies. A basic CubeSat has 4 inch sides and weighs just a few pounds, allowing them to hitch rides on already planned missions. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2naSJjK

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#ICYMI: Today, President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017, which ensures our nation's space program will remain the world's leader in pioneering new frontiers in exploration, innovation, and scientific achievement. Acting Administrator Lightfoot said "we are grateful for the longstanding support and trust of the American people, which enables our nation’s space, aeronautics, science, and technology development programs to thrive."

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