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NASA: That 'Thigh Bone' on Mars Was Really a...

Sorry, ET-lovers: That "fossilized thigh bone" spotted on Mars this week was really just (can you bear the tension) a rock, NASA says. "No bones about it!" writes the agency on its website. "Mission science team members think its shape is likely sculpted by erosion, either wind or water." The...

Old Voyager 2 images make stunning video of Neptune's moon Triton

Call it a cosmic coincidence. On its quest to reach Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is crossing Neptune’s orbit today, Aug. 25 -- the same day that the Voyager 2 spacecraft visited the giant icy planet in 1989.

NASA Testing Flying Saucer For Mars Landing

The Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) may look like a flying saucer, but it’s actually an important step in building the Earth-to-Mars ride that NASA needs. In order to deliver the next generation of science equipment that is being planned for Mars, they will have to deliver much heavier payloads than they have before. Delivering [...]

A Guide to the Golden Age of Corporate Logo Design

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA. Audi. ABC. Lufthansa. The MTA. Beginning in the 1960s, some of the world's best-known corporate entities were immortalized thanks to the work a group of graphic designers who were responsible for introducing to the notion of "branding." And now, there's an anthology that collects them all in one place. Read more...

NASA probe crosses Neptune's orbit on way to Pluto

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

NASA's New Horizons probe is on course for a July 2015 flyby of Pluto, the last planet in our solar system to be visited by a robotic spacecraft

On to Pluto! NASA Spacecraft Now Beyond Neptune's Orbit (Photos)

A speedy NASA probe has crossed the orbit of Neptune, notching one more spaceflight milestone on its way toward a historic flyby of Pluto next summer. New Horizons — which is scheduled to zoom through the Pluto system on July 14, 2015 — passed Neptune's orbit today (Aug. Show More Summary

What's Melting Arctic Ice? NASA Investigates Clouds

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise. A new NASA mission is flying researchers over the Arctic to study the interplay between cloud types and ice conditions. Show More Summary

NASA Video: Three Years of the Sun in Three Minutes

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

YouTube Link This video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows three years of solar activity during solar maximum, the peak of the sun's activity during its normal, 11-year cycle. The clip is compiled from two images per day in the three-year span. Show More Summary

Niall Horan Finds His Inner Astronaut At NASA Space Center

Niall Horan took his appreciation for space exploration and interplanetary travel to a new level during a visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In case you haven’t heard, the One Direction boys are currently bringing their unique brand of pop music to folks all across North America. Since it’s very tiring to

'Thigh Bone' on Mars Is Just Another Rock, NASA Says

A photo from NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars set the Internet abuzz this week with claims that the robot had found a "thigh bone" on the Red Planet. Just a weathered Martian rock, NASA says. So much so, that NASA released Curiosity's "thigh bone" Mars rock photo with a science explanation on Thursday (Aug. Show More Summary

Stunning Astronaut Photos Capture Beauty of Earth from Space

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman seems to be having a great time living in space, and he is using social media to share his experience with the world. Wiseman has taken some truly amazing pictures of Earth and the cosmos from the International Space Station since he boarded the orbiting outpost in May. Show More Summary

This Little Girl's Reaction To A Rocket Launch Will Make Your Week

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Shaylee was busy playing with her toys on the couch when footage from one of NASA's Space Shuttle launches started playing on television. Anyone who's witnessed something as awe-inspiring as human spaceflight will surely identify with her sense of wonder. All together now: ISSAROCKETSHIIIIIIIIP! Read more...

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week (8/22)

This week had our writers investigating new engineering, aerospace and NASA hires for Amazon Prime Air, self-reflecting on social media involvement and getting drunk with robots. 1.  Tom Hanks launched the Hanx Writer typewriter appShow More Summary

NASA: Former astronaut Nagel dies after illness

HOUSTON (AP) — Steven R. Nagel, a former astronaut who flew on four space shuttle flights, has died after a long illness. He was 67.

Veteran Space Shuttle Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies At 67

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Air Force colonel was among the first group selected by NASA to train for the space shuttle program. He went on to fly four missions, two as commander.

NASA Just Blasted Through One Huge 3D Printing Technological Challenge

NASA's breakthrough should turbocharge metal 3D printing's disruption of traditional manufacturing.

NASA scientist describes how melting arctic sea ice will affect weather patterns in the future

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/weather/2014/08/22/arctic-sea-ice-trends/144... NASA scientist describes how melting arctic sea ice will affect weather patterns in the future

Former NASA Astronaut Steven Nagel Dies at 67

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

NASA astronaut Steven Nagel, who flew four space shuttle missions, died Thursday (Aug. 21). The international organization, to which Nagel belonged, includes more than 350 men and women who have flown in space. Nagel joined the astronaut corps in 1978 with NASA's first group of trainees selected for the space shuttle program. Show More Summary

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