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Test for damp ground at Mars' seasonal streaks finds none

Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that have become one of the hottest topics in interplanetary research don't hold much water, according to the latest findings from a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars.

NASA establishes contact with STEREO mission

NASA has reestablished contact with its STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost on Oct. 1, 2014. Over 22 months, the STEREO team has worked to attempt contact with the spacecraft. Most recently, they have attempted a monthly recovery operation using NASA's Deep Space Network, which tracks and communicates with missions throughout space.

NASA Finally Finds Long Lost Spacecraft

On October 1, 2014, NASA engineers managing the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory-B (STEREO-B) spacecraft did what every computer user does occasionally – they gave it a hard reset. Like most computer users, they found this doesn’t always work and they lost contact with Stereo-B for 22 months....

The Martian: Is A Manned Mission To Mars Possible?

Video: With The Martian Extended Edition out today on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download, we wanted to share this behind-the-scenes look at what NASA did on its trip to Mars with the Curiosity rover, including measuring whether the interstellar radiation between planets would be fatal to humans. Show More Summary

NASA sees Tropical Storm Lionrock sonsolidating

NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Lionrock that revealed the storm is consolidating and strengthening. Lionrock is moving through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and away from Honshu, the big island of Japan. read more

NASA witnesses Atlantic's Tropical Storm Gaston coming together

Tropical Storm Gaston was forming in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm. read more

NASA sees a fading Fiona in Atlantic

When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the eastern Atlantic Ocean it looked at the weakening Tropical Depression Fiona and a developing tropical low pressure area named System 99L. Fiona became a post-tropical depression today, Aug. 23. read more

Test for Damp Ground at Mars' Seasonal Streaks Finds None, Reports NASA JPL

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A Mars science news update from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California. (more…)

NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Tropical Depression Kay sevoid of strength

NASA's Aqua satellite saw continually weakening Tropical Depression devoid of thunderstorms when it passed overhead early today, Aug. 23. At 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Kay was located near 22.7 degrees north latitude and 120.1 degrees west longitude. That's about 650 miles (1,045 km) west of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. read more

NASA satellite spots new tropical depression in Northwestern Pacific Ocean

The Northwestern Pacific Ocean has seen quite a number of tropical cyclones in the last two weeks and another has just formed north of Guam triggering warnings on several islands. NASA's Terra satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Depression 14W today, Aug. 23. read more

Melting Arctic ice is the "new normal," NASA says

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A decade ago, it would have set records; now, climate scientists say the accelerated ice melt is a sign of the times

UFOs ‘Proliferating’ In Rings Of Saturn: NASA Scientist Says The Multiplying Spacecraft Are Alive

A NASA scientist and mechanical engineer for Lockheed Martin not only believes that the rings of Saturn are manufactured, he also believes that Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) are responsible for making the rings. The spacecraft are, in his own words, “proliferating.” Dr. Show More Summary

Spacecraft Lost During Test Found—22 Months Later

In a tale of perseverance rivaling that of Westley looking for Buttercup in The Princess Bride, NASA never gave up on STEREO-B, a spacecraft that went missing 22 months ago while studying the sun. But CNN is now sharing the good news that the space agency has regained contact with...

A 24-year-old has a solution for one of NASA's biggest problems

When it comes to sending rockets to Mars, the biggest hurdle NASA has faced is the amount of energy needed to carry a very small payload over such a long distance.  Modern technology doesn't allow for us to get enough there to start a full Martian colony. Show More Summary

Humanity's first photos of Earth from the moon would have been thrown away if not for 3 people and an old McDonald's

Before an Apollo-era NASA could launch a few humans on top of a rocket and plop them down on the moon, it needed to find safe places to land. So from 1966 through 1967, the space agency launched five spacecraft, which it creatively named Lunar Orbiters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Lunar Orbiter 1 was the first to swing around the moon. Show More Summary

Jeff Williams will quietly become NASA’s most experienced flier

Record of 534 days in space may stand for about a year, until Peggy Whitson breaks it.


THERE WERE PLANS TO DO THIS WITH SPACE SHUTTLE EXTERNAL TANKS: NASA Funds Plan to Turn Used Rocket Fuel Tanks Into Space Habitats. NASA is very good about being on the cutting edge of space exploration, but it’s less good about making non-cutting edge space exploration efficient and cost effective. The agency is acutely aware […]

NASA finds spacecraft that was lost for nearly 2 years

More than 22 months ago, NASA lost contact with a very valuable spacecraft. This week, they finally found STEREO-B.        

50 years ago, this photo rocked our world

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

On Aug. 23, 1966, NASA's Lunar Orbiter 1 took the first photograph of Earth as seen from the moon

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