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NASA's Global Reach: Pakistan

Nagin Cox, a systems engineer and manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory currently working on the mission operations team for Curiosity, tells us about a trip she took to Pakistan as an ambassador for science and technology.

NASA sees Hurricane Edouard enter cooler waters

After tropical cyclones reach their peak intensity and continue to age, it's not uncommon for their wind field (i.e., circulation) to expand. That is the case with Edouard, this can happen as the result of an "eyewall replacement cycle"...Show More Summary

Boeing Wants To Send You Into Space With NASA

The aerospace and defense contractor's deal with NASA includes room for tourists. Boeing hopes to include a seat for space tourists as part of its new contract with NASA to shuttle U.S. astronauts between Earth and the International Space Station (ISS), Reuters reports. Read Full Story

Google Works with NASA to Test Cars Without Backup Drivers

Google plans to test a self-driving car on NASA property to dodge California rules requiring a human driver

Thursday Links: Richard Prince Must be the Luckiest Man on the Planet

4 days agoArts : Art Fag City

[caption id="attachment_68796" align="aligncenter" width="613"] An artist's view of M60-UCD1 black hole. Via: NASA, ESA, STScI-RCC14-41a[/caption] This artist rendering of a black hole in a dwarf galaxy is amazing. [NASA Instagram via:...Show More Summary

NASA Gives All-American Space Taxi Contracts to Boeing, SpaceX

NASA has awarded $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build crew vehicles for flying astronauts to the space station

Hubble Space Telescope finds smallest known galaxy with supermassive black hole

4 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Fascinating news, and this stunning image, from astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope: "a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known." Read the rest

NASA’s New Big Winners

The space agency announces who will build its next orbital spacecraft

NASA chooses American companies to transport U.S. astronauts to International Space Station

U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. Show More Summary

How a massive black hole looks in an ultra-dense dwarf galaxy

The M60-UCD1 is a dwarf galaxy that's so dense, you'd see 1 million stars at night if you lived in it instead of the 4,000 we typically see on Earth. Now, thanks to data from Hubble, NASA found that the galaxy, which is only 1/500th the diameter of...

August Was Hottest August Ever Recorded Per NASA Data

Living through 2014 has given many of us the sensation that after years of record warm years this could be an exception. Of course even if this was the case, one year would not change the overall trend, and certainly add no credence to the phony conservative claim of a hiatus in global warming. We [...]

Scientists Find Giant Black Hole Inside One of the Tiniest Known Galaxies

According to NASA, it's one of the densest known galaxies, with 140 million stars fitting inside its 300-lightyear diameter

Boeing’s ‘space taxi’ will take tourists to International Space Station

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Boeing Co’s proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company’s program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program. The $4.2 billion, five-year contract allows Boeing...

NASA Picks SpaceX, Boeing to Fly U.S. Astronauts

American astronauts will soon have new homegrown rides into space. After a four-year competition, NASA has tapped the commerical spaceflight companies SpaceX and Boeing to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from U.S. Show More Summary

NASA spacecraft to reach Mars this weekend

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

After a journey of 442 million miles, unmanned spacecraft is closing in on Martian orbit

NASA Audit Concludes They’re Not Prepared to Protect Us From Asteroids or Even Detect Them - How long does it take to assemble a ragtag team of retired astronauts, anyway?

5 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

You know what we haven't done in a while? Found an asteroid that's about to fly uncomfortably close to Earth. And that's not necessarily a good thing. Just because we don't see them doesn't mean they're not out there, as a few closeShow More Summary

Hubble helps find smallest known galaxy containing a supermassive black hole

Astronomers using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation have found an unlikely object in an improbable place -- a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Show More Summary

NASA releases IRIS footage of X-class flare

On Sept. 10, 2014, NASA's newest solar observatory, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, mission joined other telescopes to witness an X-class flare – an example of one of the strongest solar flares -- on the sun. Combing...Show More Summary

NASA sees Tropical Storm Polo intensifying

Tropical storm warnings now issued for a portion of the Southwestern coast of Mexico as Polo continues to strengthen. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed powerful thunderstorms around the center of the storm. read mor...

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