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Mars orbiter snaps photo of Curiosity rover, possible drilling target

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

As Curiosity rover nears the end of its second year on the Red Planet, NASA is trying to decide what it should do next

NASA Moon Probe Crashes Into Lunar Surface As Planned

NASA's newest moon probe met its end during a vaporizing crash into the lunar surface Thursday night. The space agency's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft (LADEE for short) made its planned crash into the lunar surface between 12:30 a.m. Show More Summary

? Listen: Blues Control - “Summer Games” / “Studio 69”

Blues Control are set to release a brand-new song tomorrow as part of Space Project, a Record Store Day release where 14 different artists have crafted songs that incorporate sounds recorded by NASA’s 1977 Voyager space probes. NPR is streaming the whole collection, so go over there and at least listen to “Blues Danube” (dedicated to J.J. Show More Summary

SpaceX Is Launching Robonaut’s Legs and More Supplies to the ISS Today Starting at 2:15PM ET

5 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Robonaut's transformation to Doctor Octonaut was delayed on Monday when a helium leak forced SpaceX to scrub their ISS cargo launch. Fortunately, they're going to get another shot today, and you can watch the live coverage from NASA and SpaceX starting at 2:15PM ET. The launch is scheduled for 3:25PM ET.

NASA discovers Earth-like plant that could support life

NASA astronomers discovered an Earth-like planet about 500 light years away that might be able to sustain life as we know it. The roughly Earth-sized planet, Kepler-186f, orbits a star from a distance scientists call the "habitable zone" - the range at which it could have liquid water.

Google's Project Tango Will Power NASA Robots in Space

Just two months after Google announced Project Tango — an experimental Android-powered smartphone with 3D sensors — its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team is working to get a prototype inside the International Space Station...Show More Summary

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid Is Blind Luck

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

So you know how we all kind of thought that our odds of getting destroyed by an asteroid were remarkably low? Yeah, that was wrong. According to new research, the odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought. And the only thing stopping total and utter destruction? Sheer, dumb luck. Read more...

NASA discovers Earth-like plant that could support life

NASA astronomers discovered an Earth-like planet about 500 light years away that might be able to sustain life as we know it.

NASA's Kepler-Mission Scientists' Insights and Comments on Epic Discovery of 1st Earth-Sized Planet in Habitable Zone

“Whether we are an extremely rare fluke — a phenomenon that only happens once in a universe — or in a galaxy teeming with life is a very basic question not only of science, but of our existence,” said Dimitar...

The Discovery Of Earth’s Cousin

Alex Knapp summarizes the news: NASA has announced that its Kepler telescope has uncovered a new solar system about 500 light years away, currently dubbed Kepler 186. Circling that star are five planets, and the outermost planet, Kepler-186f, is about the size of Earth and within the star’s habitable zone. “The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward […]

Research shows it’s ‘blind luck’ that asteroids haven’t destroyed a major city yet

Well, here’s something happy to think about as you head into the weekend. Phys.org brings us word that three former NASA astronauts are going to present new research next week showing that there have been 26 asteroid crashes since 2001...Show More Summary

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures the birth of a new Saturnian moon

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft taken Apr. 15 hint at the formation of a new Saturnian moon. The icy object, believed to be only half a mile in diameter, recently formed in Saturn's outer rings and has been given the provisional...Show More Summary

NASA's lunar explorer, LADEE, crashes into moon

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

After launching from Virginia last Sept., the little spacecraft spent 100 days -- plus some overtime -- circling the moon

NASA's LADEE Spacecraft Just Crashed Into The Moon

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After 8 months in space, the LADEE spacecraft mission came to a close last night when the spacecraft crash-landed into the moon's surface — just like scientists intended. Read more...

Despite sanctions, Russia is getting a $457.9M check from NASA

5 days agoNews : BlogPost

Despite ongoing sanctions, Russia is about to get a big infusion of cash from the U.S. government. NASA recently renewed a contract that allows Russia to ferry U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station. Continue reading her...

NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA...

Google’s Project Tango 3D-mapping phones are headed to space: Watch this zero-gravity test

You can’t criticize Google for thinking small. Long before it revealed Project Tango, its ambitious 3D mapping initiative, to the public, Google has been working with NASA to bring the technology to the International Space Station, the company’s Advanced Technology …

The Curiosity Rover's Tracks Across Mars, As Seen From Space

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Curiosity Rover keeps on trekking. An image captured by the NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter offers a spectacular view of Curiosity's journey of discovery as it winds its way across the Red Planet. Read more...

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