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    Time to Disappear Into a NASA Research Wormhole

    Get ready to nerd out. Under a three-year-old Obama administration directive, NASA brought down its paywall this weekend and released 850 articles of its research — the number eventually will rise to the thousands — on a new portal called Pubspace. While national security- and patent-related research will still be restricted, the scientific-minded among us now can peruse space agency treatises on lunar dust toxicity and Earth’s early atmosphere as NASA prepares to launch a seven-year asteroid sampling mission from Cape Canaveral.

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