Rodents Help NASA Take the Next Step to Mars

NASA is conducting research to learn more about the long-term impact of extended human spaceflight. One experiment about to launch, Rodent Research-9, is contributing to this goal by sending rodents to the International Space Station, to study how a lack of gravity in space affects blood vessels, eyes and joints.

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Eclipse for Everyone: NASA Develops Solar Eclipse Braille Book

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be in the path of a solar eclipse, which occurs when the sunlight reaching Earth is blocked by the Moon. These phenomena occur somewhere on Earth about once every 18 months, but for the first time since June 1918, a total solar eclipse will be visible from coast to coast in the United States.

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Scientists Explore Ocean Currents Through Supercomputer Simulations

Scientists are trying a new, interactive way to understand ocean current data with the help of high-resolution global ocean simulations. In the part of the global visualization shown, the Gulf Stream features prominently.

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