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Transit of Venus 2012: (infographic, explainer, video, viewing details)

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On Tuesday -- in an event you won't see again -- NASA this week will telecast the transit of venus -- it's be shown live from Hawaii's Mauna Kea Observatory on June 5 and June 6. This video shows how the Sun, Venus and Earth line up in this rare situation, which won't happen again in our lifetimes. As usual, the folks at space.com have a great infographic. Check it out inside the piece ...
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SpaceX: Dragon Finally Takes Off Into Orbit, Makes History

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After a setback last week, SpaceX launched Dragon -- and the orbital craft is off to catch up -- or try to catch up -- to the International Space Station (ISS). It's a commercial venture. This is historic.
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Transit of Venus: NASA Video and Space.Com Infographic

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June 5 marks a rare planetary event: the transit of Venus across the Sun's face. The last time the planets lined up for such event was in 2004 and the next occurrence will be in 2117. NASA's video shows how and why this is an event not to miss. Check it out here. We've got an infographic from Space.com here, too.
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Space Shuttle Discovery: Final Mission, Today’s Flight, Events (video)

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The Space Shuttle Discovery made its final voyage today from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to its new home at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in the Washington D.C. area.
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NASA Snaps a “UFO Galaxy,” Spiral Galaxy Shaped Like a SciFi Spaceship

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NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reps say its space viewing monster telescope has snapped a cool edge-on image of a spiral galaxy -- giving it the appearance of a giant UFO -- a giant flying disc. The galaxy is called NGC 2683. It got the UFO Galaxy nickname from astronomers at the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory in Cocoa, Florida.
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NASA: Messenger Craft Orbiting Mercury Snaps Strange Unexplained Images

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Todd Townsend: On Saving the Space Program

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Ladies and Gentlemen, we are under attack. Not an alien attack. But an attack that's far more heinous -- if you care anything about space exploration, that is. Budget cuts on the space program affect more than jobs at NASA. They directly hit you in all the following ways. Here's our Todd Townsend with a short video explaining why.
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The Moon Hour by Hour in 2012: NASA Video (amazing)

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This is an incredible video. It shows the moon hour by hour, as it looks from out big blue ball, for the entire year of 2012. A must-see, created by NASA.
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Apple iPad 3 with iOS 6, Samsung Galaxy S III, NASA Hacks: Ranting Roundup with Eric Mack

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Apple iPad 3 with iOS 6 and Samsung Galaxy S III expectations -- and NASA gets hacked. Again. That's normal at NASA -- hackers attacked the agency 13 times last year. NASA should be miserable, but our news editor Eric Mack is the one who's ranting. It's the daily wrap in tech news for March 2, 2012.
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NASA Finds Solid Buckyballs in Space: Insight into the Architecture of Life

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NASA reports that its infrared Spitzer Space Telescope helped astronomers discover a real first -- solid buckyballs, or buckminsterfullerine, in space. Here's the surprising place they found them ...
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