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Cassini sees one of Saturn's moons making waves in its rings

7 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

As it nears the end of its mission, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been going in to get close-ups of Saturn's rings. On January 16 it captured the closest view ever taken of the giant planet's so-called "wavemaker" moon, Daphnis... Continue...Show More Summary

Cassini Just Gave us A Rare Look at Saturn's 'Wavemaker' Moon

53 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Saturn’s tiny moon friend, Daphnis, is finally getting its close-up. In a stunning new image from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, the elusive moon can be seen peeking out from within the Keeler gap of Saturn’s rings. According to NASA, the image was taken in visible (green) light by Cassini’s narrow-angle camera. Read more...

EcoAlert --NASA Scientists Confirm 2016 "Earth's Hottest in Modern Record" (VIDEO)

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NASA and NOAA released independent analyses of global temperatures that each came...        

Glorious New NASA Video Imagines a Landing on Pluto

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Using 100 images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft over the course of six weeks, NASA has produced a colorized video showing what it would be like to approach and land on Pluto. Prepare yourself for a marvelous trip. Read more...

NASA’s New Martian Mud Mystery

While no liquid/solid (it’s both) mud has been found on Mars yet, a new discovery announced by NASA suggests that scientists are getting closer to solving the Mars water mystery through evidence of mud on the Red Planet.According to a NASA press release, the Mars Curiosity Rover...

Public to choose Jupiter picture sites for NASA Juno

Where should NASA's Juno spacecraft aim its camera during its next close pass of Jupiter on Feb. 2? You can now play a part in the decision. For the first time, members of the public can vote to participate in selecting all pictures to be taken of Jupiter during a Juno flyby. Show More Summary

NASA reviewing proposal for next-generation lunar astrophysics mission

Next-generation astrophysics research using the moon as home base and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as its world-class data center are the goals of a multiyear, $237 million NASA satellite mission proposed by a UAH astrophysicist's collaborative group.

Image: Hubble's slice of Sagittarius

This stunning image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), shows part of the sky in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The region is rendered in exquisite detail—deep red and...Show More Summary

Image: NASA's Terra satellite sees Alaskan volcanic eruption wrapped in white

When NASA's Terra satellite passed over Alaska's erupting Bogoslof Volcano the MODIS instrument aboard captured an image of a large ash plume surrounded by clouds making it appear to be wrapped in white.

Work begins in Palo Alto on NASA's dark energy hunter

Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected by NASA for production, will be the core...Show More Summary

Image: Wavemaker moon Daphnis

The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. 16, 2017. This is the closest view of the small moon obtained yet.

Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars

Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars.

NASA: Cosmic Particle Accelerator Discovered --"Largest and Most Powerful in the Universe"

Astronomers have discovered a cosmic one-two punch unlike any ever seen before. Two of the most powerful phenomena in the Universe, a supermassive black hole, and the collision of giant galaxy clusters, have combined to create a stupendous cosmic particle...        

5th 'Mars Mission' Simulation Ready For Launch In Hawaii

21 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

Starting Thursday, six people will spend eight months in a dome on Mauna Loa volcano to study what living on Mars might be like. The mission is co-sponsored by the University of Hawaii and NASA.

NASA Goddard scientist wins 2017 GLBT Scientist Award

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Matthew McGill of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals Scientist of the Year Award.

Juno Mission Explores Jupiter's Awesome Mysteries (Today's "Galaxy" Stream)

On July 4th, NASA Television aired live coverage of the solar-powered Juno spacecraft’s arrival at Jupiter after an almost five-year journey. Juno is the first spacecraft to orbit the poles of our solar system’s most massive planet. It will circle...        

Stunning image shows Saturn's 'wavemaker moon' making ripples

23 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

A NASA spacecraft recently captured a stunning view of one of Saturn's moons from a distance of 17,000 miles. As the agency notes in a press release, "The wavemaker moon, Daphnis, is featured in this view, taken as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn's rings on Jan. Show More Summary

Heat Record: How NASA Knows 2016 Was the Hottest Year

Last year (2016) was the warmest year in the modern record, NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) officials said today (Jan. 18) during a news conference. Here's how they calculated that value.

UTA works with Boeing, NASA, MIT to improve online students' completion rates

(University of Texas at Arlington) Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington are working with Boeing, NASA and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to better understand the role that social networks play in the completion rates and academic performance of students taking online courses.

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