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Here’s why volcanoes are so dangerous

When mountains explode … lava flows and fountains … getting ready for the next eruption.

Astronomers report success with machine deep learning

Deep learning is a form of artificial intelligence. In 2 unrelated studies, astronomers report “surprising” success using it to perform research that’s hard or impossible otherwise.

Help NASA create the world’s largest landslide database

NASA researchers have launched a citizen science project requesting your reports on landslides you’ve seen, heard about in the news, or found in an online database. Photos welcome!

What causes landslides?

Most landslides are caused by multiple factors that act together to destabilize the slope. Excessive water is one of the most common triggers for landslides.

Hear the Milky Way Blues

Listen to the sound of our galaxy rotating. The variation of musical pitches portrays the motion of gas as it orbits around the center of our galaxy.

Insight Mars is on its way

The Insight Mars lander is due to set down on Mars’ surface in November, 2018.

Wall-E and Eva are going to Mars, too

Riding along with the InSight Mars mission, the 2 briefcase-sized CubeSats are designed to demonstrate nearly real-time communications between worlds.

Does Stephen Hawking’s final theory tame the multiverse?

“I have never been a fan of the multiverse. If the scale of different universes in the multiverse is large or infinite the theory can’t be tested.”

Watch SpaceX Dragon depart from ISS May 2

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, May 2. NASA TV will provide live coverage of Dragon’s departure starting at 10 a.m. EDT (14:00 UTC).

How Pluto got its name

Eleven-year-old Venetia Burney suggested Pluto, a classical mythological god of the underworld. The name also honored Percival Lowell, whose early efforts led to Pluto’s discovery.

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