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Yesterday, an International Space Station crewmember captured this fantastic image of Lake Oroville and the Oroville Dam. To decrease reservoir levels and prevent a collapse of the emergency spillway following high amounts of precipitation earlier in February, water continues to be released from the main spillway. A state of emergency was declared on February 13th after the spillway was discovered to be damaged and the threat of its collapse caused the evacuation of more than 100,000 people downstream of Lake Oroville.
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Stardust, a #NASA Discovery-class mission, was the first to return samples from a comet and interstellar space. This image shows scientists examining the aerogel tray after its arrival at +NASA Johnson Space Center For more information go to https://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/stardust/index.cfm.
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Students from +Oregon State University had an opportunity to hear from +Astromaterials scientist Doug Ming as he spoke about his career path & current Mars research. He ended his presentation showing this brand new and stunning image taken by the Curiosity Rover.
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NASA Astromaterials scientist Liz Rampe shared the latest and greatest about the #Curiosity mission with #SEEC2017 participants @SpaceCenterHou. #womeninscience
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Wildfires spread across the Buenos Aires region, and Pampa and Rio Negro provinces of Argentina in late December 2016 and January 2017, burning over 1 million hectares of land and leading to an activation of the International Charter, Space and Major Disasters. The ISS crew captured images of smoke plumes resulting from these fires, and the Astromaterials Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit delivered fully georeferenced versions of these images to the United States Geological Survey in support of the Charter activation. These images can be examined in an interactive viewer produced as a joint effort between Argentina, NASA, the Department of State, and ESRI at http://science.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=9ef5b5839e584a38be15423a4418e27d (site is in Spanish). 
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Our scientists Doug Ming, Brad Sutter, Liz Rampe and Doug Archer are working with the Curiosity Mission Operations team to identify minerals and to look for compounds of carbon and other light elements, like hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. These studies help researchers investigate for potential water on ancient Mars.

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Today and tomorrow, we will be hosting planetary scientists and lunar experts from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission to decide how to operate the spacecraft.
#Lunar
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#LRO

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Awesome #CrewEarthObs view of NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, home of the +NFL #SB51 taken from the International Space Station. #NewEnglangPatriots vs #AtlantaFalcons #SuperBowlSunday 
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Scientists adding to the excitement of #SB51 media event at +NASA Johnson Space Center by sharing NASA +Astromaterials samples, MSL mission work & more! 
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Scientists are sharing +NASA_ARES samples and information about Mars exploration at #SB51 press event at +NASA Johnson Space Center today! 
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