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Short circuit halts NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover for days

NASA’s Curiosity rover will take a break from gathering samples of the dusty Martian landscape, while engineers determine whether a short circuit damaged the robot’s arm, the space agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday. Continue reading ? The post Short circuit halts NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover for days appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

NASA Ames reproduces the building blocks of life in laboratory

NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil, cytosine, and thymine, three key components of our hereditary material, in the laboratory. They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation under space-like conditions produces these essential ingredients of life.

NASA: "What's Hidden Beneath Europa's Icy Surface?"

Four hundred years ago, the astronomer Galileo's discovery of Jupiter's four large moons forever changed humanity's view of the universe, helping to bring about the understanding that Earth was not the center of all motion. Today one of these Galilean...

Testing to diagnose power event in Mars rover

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is expected to remain stationary for several days of engineering analysis following an onboard fault-protection action on Feb. 27 that halted a process of transferring sample material between devices on the rover's robotic arm.

‘Fireball’ Over Utah Was Alien UFO Spacecraft Not Chinese Space Junk, UFO Hunters Say

Many residents of Utah and other parts of western U.S. are asking questions about a fireball seen streaking across the sky overnight on February 23, 2015. NASA Orbital Debris Program Office released a statement after the incident, saying that the fireball was the reentry of a booster rocket from a Chinese satellite. Show More Summary

Into the Gene Pool: Why a Lot of White Cats Are Deaf

Wait. This is a cat site, right? So what’s with the whole “Beam me up, Scotty” stuff anyway? Aside from the fact that I’m a long-time sci-fi groupie and lifetime NASA brat, I totally blame this one on my cat. The nice one. The one who,...Show More Summary

NASA Has Halted Curiosity's Work to Investigate a Short Circuit

6 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA engineers are currently investigating a short circuit that has occurred aboard Curiosity. The Mars rover is not carrying out any further work until the fault is diagnosed. Read more...

US Army engineers define future aviation fleet

The U.S. Army science and technology community is charting the future of military vertical lift aviation that will enable warfighters to accomplish missions not possible today. The Army, supported by NASA and the Navy, is combining its areas of technical […]

UFO Red Flash Near Space Station Seen On New NASA Video — Another Laser Blast In Space?

The fifth UFO sighting at the International Space Station since last October turned up in a NASA video feed Tuesday, and it didn’t take long for a hard-working UFO hunter to get the video excerpt up on YouTube, where anyone can take a look and decide what the bizarre phenomena could actually be. Show More Summary

Shroud of Turin: Still Shrouded in Mystery

Last week arguably the greatest living expert on the Shroud of Turin, the official photographer of the NASA scientists' investigation (STRP), Barrie Schwortz, visited my university. He arrived just days before CNN launched its six-part series: "Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery." The premiere episode highlighted the mysterious linen.

Your selfie stick is no longer welcome at the Smithsonian

Hoping to take a selfie with the Hope Diamond or a recreation of a NASA space module on a visit to a Smithsonian museum? Go right ahead. However, you'll have to do it the old-fashioned way. Continue reading ? The post Your selfie stick is no longer welcome at the Smithsonian appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The misunderstood grizzly: A TED-Ed conversation on why brown bears deserve respect, not fear

In the 1800s, around 50,000 brown bears — or grizzlies — roamed much of the Western United States. Today, those bears can be seen in less than 2 percent of their former range. TED-Ed Educator David Laskin uses NASA satellites to track the shifting, interrelated patterns of today’s grizzlies and the plants they live among. In [ … ]

Watch Ceres rotate: A guide to interpreting Dawn's images

NASA held a press briefing on the Dawn mission yesterday, sharing some new images and early interpretations of them. I see lots of things that intrigue me, and I'm looking forward to Dawn investigating them in more detail. I invite you to check out these photos yourself, and offer you some guidance on things to look for.

NASA probe closes in on Ceres, sees unusual lights

22 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches the dwarf planet Ceres, long-range views reveal mysterious bright spots

Silicon Valley's Next Big Hack? Consciousness Itself

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Is there something that lies beyond the quantified self movement? This MIT trained, former NASA robotics engineer says yes. Admit it: you've used at least one of those self-improvement apps thinking that it would make you a better person. Show More Summary

Daily Freebie: 8 Cosmic Views of the Universe Wallpaper

Today’s daily freebie comes from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). I’ve always been fascinated by astronomy and the cosmos so today I’m unleashing my inner geek by posting...

A shiny spot on the dwarf planet Ceres

yesterdayHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Even more impressive on the gif of planetary rotation.The latest images from Nasa’s Dawn spacecraft reveal a pair of bright spots on Ceres, a 590-mile-wide dwarf planet, with the brightest of the two reflecting at least 40% of the sunlight that falls on it. Show More Summary

A NASA probe is approaching a dwarf planet, and the space agency is super excited

Launched in 2007, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will reach the dwarf planet Ceres on Friday.

NASA releases new Ceres images prior to Friday encounter

As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft makes its final approach to Ceres, the ion-propelled spacecraft is sending the best images yet with more details about the surface of the dwarf planet. The images from Dawn have shown the presence of numerous...Show More Summary

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