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'Bright spot' on Ceres has dimmer companion

Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) from Ceres, reveal that a bright spot that stands out in previous images lies close to yet another bright area.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drills at 'Telegraph Peak'

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its drill on Tuesday, Feb. 24 to collect sample powder from inside a rock target called "Telegraph Peak." The target sits in the upper portion of "Pahrump Hills," an outcrop the mission has been investigating for five months.

New NASA space cowboy successfully deploys its 'lasso'

Like a cowboy at a rodeo, NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), has triumphantly raised its "arm" and unfurled a huge golden "lasso" (antenna) that it will soon spin up to rope the best soil moisture maps ever obtained from space.

New NASA Earth missions expand view of home planet

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space -- with a fifth newly in orbit -- after the busiest year of NASA Earth science launches in more than a decade.

Living on the edge: Stars found far from galaxy center

Astronomers using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, have found a cluster of stars forming at the very edge of our Milky Way galaxy. This is the first time astronomers have found stars being born in such a remote location. Show More Summary

NASA salutes Nimoy for taking us boldly where no-one had gone before

Leonard Nimoy’s portrayal of unflappable calm and logic during dangerous space travels on TV and in movies inspired those whose stage is actual space. NASA is mourning the loss of Nimoy as if Mr. Spock was one of their own. … Read more ›

Third successful spacewalk after water leak concern

3 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Two NASA astronauts completed their third spacewalk in eight days Sunday to prep space station for dockings by new crew ships

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3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Also: North Korea fires short range missiles while U.S., South Korea hold drills; February 2015 was the coldest ever in some northeastern cities; and a NASA spacecraft closes in on a dwarf planet.

NASA scientists puzzled by mysterious ‘bright spots’ on dwarf planet Ceres

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Case of the Mysterious Lights on Dwarf Planet Ceres It’s one of the oldest questions to plague humanity: Are we alone in the universe? Nobody knows the answer (for now), but something weird is out there: Namely, a pair of strange, shiny spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. Even NASA is “puzzled.”...

SciFi Weekend: Leonard Nimoy, Who Lived Long And Prospered 1931-2015; Parks and Recreation Finale; Sleepy Hollow; Agent Carter; How To Get Away With Murder; Broadchurch; Arrow; 12 Monkeys

News of the death of Leonard Nimoy dominated the news and blogosphere since Friday. I had previous posts on Friday and Saturday, including tweets from those who worked with him, those at NASA who were inspired by him, and even from President Obama. Obama also issued this longer statement: Long before being nerdy was cool, [...]Show More Summary

In Honor of National Pig Day: Pigs in Space!

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As much as we love The Muppets, in 1963 a pair of NASA engineers entertained the idea of sending real pigs into space. This is their story. Read more...

Alien Lights On Ceres Still Have NASA Dawn Investigator ‘Puzzled’ As Spacecraft Zeroes In On Source

As the NASA Spacecraft, Dawn, creeps up on the mysterious dwarf-planet, Ceres, the bizarre lights that some have suggested show evidence of being an “Alien Space Station” continue to “puzzle” those close to the NASA Ceres exploration program. Show More Summary

NASA puzzled by strange shiny spots on Ceres

"We did not expect to be this puzzled," says leader of Dawn mission.

Week in Geek: Our neighborhood star, up close and personal

NASA delivers an amazing time-lapse video of our neighbor the star.

Astronauts conduct epic spacewalk

NASA 'nauts close to completing another EPIC SPACEWALK to route cables around ISS — The Register (@TheRegister) March 1, 2015

Revolutionary New “Science Fridge” Coming Soon To A Kitchen Near You

Whirlpool, the folks who brought you NASA's first mini kitchen for space travel, has a new space age energy efficient refrigerator in the works Revolutionary New “Science Fridge” Coming Soon To A Kitchen Near You was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Astronauts Perform Last Spacewalk to Prepare ISS for Commercial Flights

NASA astronauts make the third and last spacewalk to finish preparing the International Space Station (ISS) for the arrival of commercial spacecraft in the coming years.

Watch the NASA Space Station Spacewalk Live

Think you’d like to walk in space? Don’t be so sure. Yes, the view is great; yes, the weightlessness is fun. But the work is punishing. You’re either too hot or too cold—which is what happens when the temperature goes from 200º F to -200º F (93º C to -129º C) depending on whether you’re…

NASA Pays Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From NASA: "Astronaut Terry Virts captured this photo from the International Space Station flying over Boston, where Leonard Nimoy was born. #RIPLeonardNimoy"

NASA's colossal crawlers mark half a century of service

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Two veterans of the US space program have marked 50 years of service with in appropriately sedate style. In 1965, a pair of gigantic crawlers were built to move the Saturn V moon rockets to the launch pad. Half a century later, they are still in service and being upgraded to handle NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) and other launch vehicles. Show More Summary

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