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Sierra Nevada gets Clearance for First DreamChaser Mission to ISS in Late 2020

NASA has given Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) formal approval for the company’s first cargo mission to the International Space Station in late 2020. SNC announced Feb. 7 that it had received “authority to proceed” on that mission using the company’s Dream Chaser vehicle. Show More Summary

Martian Sand Is Swallowing The Phoenix Lander

The Phoenix Lander detected water on Mars during its three-month mission in 2008 and now it is being swallowed by the planet's dust. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the above two images, one in 2008 and the other in December of 2017. More »      

Spacewatch: Nasa planet hunter will target the rock zone

Using the TESS satellite, now at the Kennedy Space Centre, the agency is to study 200,000 stars in a quest for habitable planets Nasa’s next planet hunting mission has arrived at the Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida, for final checks ahead of its April launch. Show More Summary

New partnership aids sustainable growth with Earth observations

NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess natural resources for conservation and sustainable management.

Improved Hubble yardstick gives fresh evidence for new physics in the universe

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was first calculated nearly a century ago. Intriguingly, the results are forcing astronomers to consider that they may be seeing evidence of something unexpected at work in the universe.

New partnership aids sustainable growth with Earth observations

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to map land and water ecosystems around the world to provide decision makers with new tools for assessing natural resources for planning and management.

NASA says its leaning $1B mobile launcher is ‘structurally sound’

NASA’s 355-foot-high, almost $1 billion mobile launch tower has an issue… it’s leaning.        

How spacecraft testing enabled bone marrow research

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) In the 1970s, a NASA employee stepped up to a challenge posed by the National Institutes of Health or NIH: to freeze bone marrow.

NASA’s Phoenix robot is being swallowed up by Mars

When NASA shot its Phoenix lander into space in August of 2007, it wasn't expecting it to last very long. The robotic spacecraft touched down on Mars in May of 2008 and began a three-month scientific mission to study the makeup of the planet's dusty surface. Show More Summary

New NASA Map Shows Antarctica Rapidly Melting --"Suggests That We’re on Thin Ice"

If the world was a glass of water, Antarctica would be the biggest ice cube floating in it. The southernmost continent is almost completely covered by a thick layer of ice known as the Antarctic ice sheet, which makes up...        

ORBIT – A Journey Around Earth in Real Time [4k]

Meditate on the beauty of our home. From Seán Doran: Orbit is a real time reconstruction of time lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit. The structure of the film...Show More Summary

Open Thread - Caption This 'Mike Pence Holding A Rocket' Photo!

Mike Pence visiting NASA right now: "Whoa, whoa, whoa. Mother wouldn't like this. Not. One. Bit." pic.twitter.com/P7ap6BXLcz — Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) February 21, 2018 Here's a sample: "Find a man who looks at you the way Mike Pence looks at this giant model rocket." h/t Logan, open thread (and caption that) below...

Amateur astronomer captures beginning of the end as star goes supernova

Amateur astronomers have made some pretty amazing observations in the past, including asteroids striking Jupiter, a brand-new system of four Super-Earth exoplanets, and just recently, the rediscovery of a NASA satellite long thought lost. Show More Summary

Why NASA Got an Early Look at an Upcoming TV Series, and How You Can Get a Glimpse of It Now — Complete With the Catchphrase We’ve Come to Expect

Netflix revealed today that it provided NASA with access to the pilot episode of the eagerly anticipated reboot of “Lost in Space.” The program was transmitted 12 days ago to the International Space Station so that the astronauts could view...

NASA sees Phoenix Mars lander's dusty grave 10 years later - CNET

NASA's Phoenix lander is long dead and now the Martian elements are giving it a good dusting over.

Cassini captures its own grave in new NASA image release

NASA has released a somber view of Saturn's night side, created from some of the final images captured by the Cassini spacecraft. An annotated version of the release poignantly highlights the region of Saturn's cloud surface in which...Show More Summary

NASA's $1B Tower Is Leaning

Since 2011, NASA has been upgrading a mobile launcher originally built for the Ares I vehicle to fit its massive Space Launch System rocket. The project is well over budget—when all is said and done, the revamp of the $234 million tower is expected to cost an additional $678...

NASA Photos Reveal How Fast Antarctic Ice Sheets Are Melting Into The Oceans

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A new technique compiled hundreds of thousands of images over seven years.

New study brings Antarctic ice loss into sharper focus

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean. The findings confirm accelerating ice losses from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and reveal surprisingly steady rates of flow from its much larger neighbor to the east.

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