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The unmanned launch of International Space Station supplies opens a new commercial chapter at the historic NASA launch site that last hosted...
Snow plays an important role in Earth's water cycle, and NASA has launched a new initiative to investigate snow and its relationship to readily available liquid water.
By: Angeli Kakade, Buzz60 An iceberg roughly 22 square miles in size, or about the size of Manhattan, is now floating in Antarctic ocean. NASA released images this week of the iceberg that finally broke off Pine Island in a matter of two days. Show More Summary
NASA’s Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft hasn’t been able to catch a break lately. This past October, Juno suffered a malfunction with a pair of helium valves, causing NASA to delay an engine burn that would have brought the spacecraft into its “science orbit.” Today, after months of evaluation, NASA announced that it… Read more...
While NASA has certainly had great success with its Juno spacecraft – even seeing the plucky probe propel itself into the record books as the most distant solar-powered spacecraft ever flown – the mission has not been without its issues. Show More Summary
On Saturday, SpaceX is expected to make history by launching its first Falcon 9 rocket from historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The pad was originally used during NASA's Apollo era in the 1960s...Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA examined the heavy rainfall generated by Tropical Cyclone Dineo as it made landfall in Mozambique and NASA's Terra satellite spotted the storm's remnants over four countries.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Satellite imagery captured the beginning of a chain of Eastern Pacific Ocean storms forecast to affect the US West Coast. A close-up satellite view show from Feb. 17 shows a large storm system affecting southern California, while a wider satellite view revealed a second storm system in the Central Pacific Ocean headed toward the east.
NASA just funded two new institutes to develop technology for future space missions: one to make lighter materials, one to help build with the resources on Mars itself
By: Matt Hoffman, Buzz60 NASA is looking for a new planet and they want your help finding it! The agency believes there may be another planet beyond Neptune based on the orbits of more distant objects. This hypothetical body is referred to as Planet 9, formerly Planet X before the demotion of Pluto to the status of dwarf planet. Show More Summary
In what could be the biggest development yet in the search for life outside our planet, NASA has announced their Dawn mission has discovered organic material on the dwarf planet Ceres. The Dawn spacecraft was launched in YEAR to study several objects in the asteroid belt that...
NASA scientists took pains to emphasize the benefits of a longer orbit at Jupiter.
India, Europa, and Proxima b saw major developments this week. Proxima b may not as habitable as we had hoped, but NASA is planning to attempt a landing on Europa -- and it's just received a report on the best way to make that happen. The post This week in space: Pluto, Europa, and 96 Planet nanosats appeared first on ExtremeTech.
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Technically, this picture is merely a sidekick of the actual object of interest -- but space is bursting with activity, and this field of bright celestial bodies offers plenty of interest on its ow...
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This image was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), a highly efficient wide-field camera covering the optical and near-infrared parts of the spectrum. While this lovely image contains hundreds of distant stars and galaxies, one vital thing is missing—the object Hubble was actually studying at the time!
"This is the first clear detection of organic molecules from orbit on a main belt body," said Maria Cristina De Sanctis, lead author of the NASA study, based at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Rome. "This discovery adds to our...
SnowEx — a NASA-led research campaign — will be spending the next five years studying how much snow is on the ground worldwide at any given time. This massive undertaking will help scientists better understand how much liquid water is...Show More Summary