The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab will use the most advanced commercially available quantum computer, the D-Wave Two. Quantum computing took a giant leap forward on the world stage today as NASA and Google, in partnership with a consortium of universities, launched an initiative to investigate how the technology might lead to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence.
NASA’s Kepler space mission may be coming to an unexpected end. The space agency announced on Wednesday that the spacecraft, designed to seek out possible earth-like extraterrestrial bodies, has suffered a malfunction that may make it...Show More Summary
No atmosphere to burn up the asteroids. A couple hundred per year. Recent images from NASA?s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggest that Mars is bombarded with hundreds of cosmic impacts a year, forming craters that measure up at an average size of 12.8 feet. Show More Summary
At this time last year, the scientists working on Kepler, NASA’s fantastically successful planet-hunting space telescope, were ecstatic. The probe, launched in 2009, had originally been given just three and a half years’ worth of funding, but in April, 2012, the space agency decided to extend the mission by another 3.5 years. Show More Summary
The future of NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space observatory was in question Wednesday after a part that helps aim the spacecraft stopped working, the U.S. space agency said.Controllers found Tuesday that Kepler had gone into a "safe...Show More Summary
The Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds.
Kepler telescope loses second of four wheels threatening $600m mission launched to search for Earth-like planets.
The Kepler Space Mission, one of the most successful programs in NASA history that's surveying 1/400 of our Milky Way Galaxy for habitable planets, may be coming to a premature end. NASA officials announced via a press conference this afternoon...
It seems like NASA is announcing the discovery of a new Earth-like planet every few weeks—like so, and so, and so —but those days might be over for a long while. Not that there aren't more discoveries to make, it's just that the spacecraft responsible for them has a...
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser spacecraft is being prepared for its first test flights. The lifting body vehicle arrived at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center in southern California today where it will be put back together and begin flight testing...
NASA’s highly successful Kepler space telescope has suffered a technical failure that could mean an end to its planet-hunting days, the US space agency said Wednesday.
NASA had a press conference earlier today where they announced that the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has gone into safe mode. It doesn't look great for the mission at the moment, because when engineers brought the craft back to normal mode they found one of its reaction wheels is dead. Show More Summary
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope suffered a second failure in its reaction-wheel control system, forcing a suspension of its search for alien planets while the space agency determines whether the four-year mission is truly finished. "It's certainly not good news," Cha …
NASA's leaked operating plan suggests that the agency is raiding money restored to the planetary program this year by Congress.
The mission launched in 2009 to hunt for Earth-like planets circling distant stars may be coming to an end because of a faulty part in the space telescope.
Mars Artist Nickolay Lamm has created a series of illustrations with the help of astrobiologist and former NASA Ames Research Center employee Marilyn Vogel that depict New York City as if it were on the surface of other planets. For in-depth descriptions of each planet’s climate and more accompanying illustrations, head over to StorageFront. Venus [...]
The Kepler Space Telescope, the celebrated discoverer of worlds around distant stars, may have found its last planet. NASA announced Wednesday that the telescope, which to date has cost $600 million to build and operate, has lost the ability to point accurately. Read full article >>
NASA's Kepler space telescope has suffered a hardware malfunction threatening to end its life, a potentially sad finale to an important mission. This gallery of its greatest hits ran in November 2012, when the telescope completed its initial...
The prolific planet-hunting spacecraft that has already discovered some of the most intriguing exoplanets known has abruptly lost the capacity to carry out its mission, NASA officials announced May 15. NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, which launched in 2009, relies on an array of flywheels, or reaction-wheel assemblies, to stabilize the pointing of its telescope toward a [...]