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Saturn’s moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but data from our Cassini spacecraft reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar. Just as the surface of oceans on Earth lies at an average elevation that we call “sea level,” Titans seas have the same feature. Get the details: http://go.nasa.gov/2F7dXFx
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An aircraft with wings that can fold? This may sound like something from the Transformers movie, but thanks to a new, lightweight alloy, this test craft can fold the outer portions of its wings to different angles while in the air. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2F7cKht
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When astronauts return to Earth from deep space on our Orion spacecraft, they will need to be picked up as quickly as possible. That’s where the #NASARecoveryTeam & the U.S. Navy comes in. See the latest on their recovery tests: http://go.nasa.gov/2F6uM39
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A patchwork of bright, criss-crossing cloud trails was created by ships churning through the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal and Spain in this image captured by one of our Earth observing satellites. The narrow clouds known as ship tracks, form when water vapor condenses around tiny particles of pollution that ships emit. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2DF3gwI
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Are you passionate about all things space 🚀, satellites 🛰 and social media📱? Apply to attend this Feb. 28 – Mar. 1 behind-the-scenes opportunity for the launch of NOAA’s #GOESS weather satellite at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Details and application: http://go.nasa.gov/2DCvqIv
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Join us from inside the clean room to get a final look at our next Mars lander before it launches to the Red Planet in May! Tune in and ask your questions about the InSight lander on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. EST: https://www.facebook.com/NASAJPL
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Rightfully named the Cartwheel Galaxy, this celestial object’s shape is a result of a violent galactic collision. A smaller galaxy has passed right through a large disk galaxy and produced shock waves that swept up gas and dust, much like ripples produced when a stone is dropped into a lake. Intense areas of star formation were sparked up, seen here in blue by our Hubble Space Telescope. Find out more: http://go.nasa.gov/2DFgVnC
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Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle completed the first spacewalk this year on the International Space Station at 2:13 p.m. EST, lasting 7 hours, 24 minutes. The two astronauts replaced a robotic hand on the station’s robotic arm, #Canadarm2. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/2DAIA97
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We're back! Astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle are currently working in the vacuum of space during today's #spacewalk outside the International Space Station. Watch live: http://www.nasa.gov/live
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Sorry, but we won't be posting or replying to comments on Google+ during the government shutdown. Also, all public NASA activities and events are cancelled or postponed until further notice. We'll be back as soon as possible! Sorry for the inconvenience.
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