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Our Responsibility to Deal more Kindly with One Another

Our Responsibility to Deal more Kindly with One Another Bill Nye • March 25, 2020 It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration… than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with...

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What is a black hole?

What is a black hole? Though the center is temporarily closed, we are still passionate about sharing science and space exploration. In this series, we’ll take a quick tour through a science or space topic. Today we are exploring black holes. Black holes have held our attention since their existence...

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Pentagon Will Modify Hundreds of Contracts for Coronavirus Response

Pentagon Will Modify Hundreds of Contracts for Coronavirus Response The Defense Department is ramping up the purchase of certain items, including ventilators, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Defense Department modified an existing government contract to purchase 8,000 ventilators from four vendors worth as much $84 million, with an...

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Mission Monday: Meet NASA’s new astronauts!

Mission Monday: Meet NASA’s new astronauts! [embedded content] NASA added 11 new astronauts to its ranks in January. Get to know these scientists, engineers, doctors, and pilots in this week’s Mission Monday! Five women and six men comprise NASA’s graduating astronaut class of 2020. This new class brings NASA’s current...

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