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ETs Could Reach Out To Us With Interstellar Lasers

For decades, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has looked and listened for evidence of another civilization in our galactic neighborhood. That hunt is intensifying with NASA's Kepler telescope's discovery of thousands of verified...Show More Summary

A mysterious object just made a dent in one of Saturn's rings

Recently, scientists using NASA's Cassini spacecraft noticed a strange ding in one of Saturn's rings. Saturn is sometimes called the "Jewel of the Solar System." With shimmering pinks, hues of gray, and a hint of brown, its rings resemble...Show More Summary

Earth has an asteroid in orbit we didn’t notice for half a century

One of NASA’s goals for the future is to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around Earth or the moon. However, scientists have just spotted an asteroid that has been in […]

Living on the Red Planet: NASA is Recruiting Kids for Mars Colonies

NASA has introduced a new line of promotional posters aimed at inspiring children to envision living their adult lives on Mars.

NASA Unveils Plans for Electric-Powered Plane

The agency announced plans for an all-electric airplane as part of efforts to make aviation more efficient and less of a polluter.

NASA's Juno spacecraft to risk Jupiter's fireworks for science

On July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system's largest planet. During the flybys, Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

The New NASA X-Plane Will Be Fully Electric

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Last year, NASA casually announced its intention to disrupt the aviation industry by sticking fully electric commercial passenger planes in the sky in 20 years. In a small step toward that goal, space agency director Charles Bolden has just announced plans for the X-57, the first all-electric addition to the famous X-plane series. Read more...

Russia's Roscosmos Says Ready to Conclude New ISS Contract with NASA

Roscosmos head stated that Russia's space corporation is considering the possibility of signing a new contract with NASA on delivery of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2019.

NASA’s Juno probe could soon unlock the mysteries of Jupiter

After five years in transit, NASA's Juno space craft will enter orbit of the solar system's largest planet in just a few weeks.

NASA Mars Recruiting Posters

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers... but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day. Download a Mars poster that speaks to you. Show More Summary

Why NASA Intentionally Crashes Some Of Its Spacecraft

Why are some probes deliberately crashed into planets at the end of their lifetimes? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost.

GitHub Logins Hacked, Facebook Gets Football Game… [Tech News Digest]

GitHub logins are hacked with stolen passwords, Facebook Messenger gets a hidden football game, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter evolve their advertising, Now On Tap gets a useful upgrade, and NASA conducts a fire experiment in space.Show More Summary

This is what it looks like when fire burns inside a spacecraft

With the Saffire experiment NASA hopes to learn how to better control fire in space.

Quickies: Gravitational wave detecting, NASA engaging women in data science, and the mistrust of science

Categories: Quickies Prepare for an explosion of gravitational wave detections – “One of the first things this black hole census can do is rewrite the textbook version of stellar evolution.” From Amy.... (Read more...)

Mini-Moon: NASA Discovers a New “Quasi-Satellite” Orbiting Earth

The tiny asteroid’s size has not yet been established, but it is likely to measure between 120 and 300 ft across.

After 5-Year Trek, NASA Spacecraft Juno Prepares For Dangerous Final Stretch To Jupiter

Hollywood, eat your heart out: It seems the blockbuster of the summer may belong to NASA. In a dramatic, film trailer-esque video released this week, the space agency detailed its nail-biting final approach to exploring Jupiter. NASA’s JUpiter Near-polar Orbiter (Juno) is scheduled to enter the gas giant's orbit on July 4. Show More Summary

Selfie Alert: NASA Rover Sends Two Self Portraits Back to Earth

Using a 7-foot long camera called the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), the Curiosity rover took the pictures on the foothills of Mount Sharp last month, a 3.4-mile high area near a site called Okuruso.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will brave Jupiter’s fireworks this 4th of July for Science

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

On July 4, NASA plans to fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of Jupiter's cloud tops. It's part of the JUNO mission, and Boing Boing plans to cover the big event live from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory——so, watch this space, because we are fascinated by all things space. (more…)

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