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NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope witnesses asteroid smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

SLS completes key development review

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) program has received the green light to progress after the completion of a critical design review. The next generation heavy launch system, which is designed to lift the Orion spacecraft for manned missions...Show More Summary

Tomorrow Daily 044: NASA advances their SLS program, Leap Motion for VR, and a 3D-printed castle

On today's show, Ashley and Khail talk about NASA's newest milestone in their journey to Mars, Leap Motion Controller's newest VR accessory, and a 3D-printed castle.>

NASA Plans to Test World's Biggest Rocket in 2018

NASA is moving ahead with plans to build a massive rocket designed to explore deep space and culminate in human trips to Mars, the agency announced yesterday. The Space Launch System has passed from design phase to construction, reports the Houston Chronicle, and an unmanned test mission (not to Mars,...

Damn: Milky Way Galaxy Over Yellowstone National Park

12 hours agoOdd : Geekologie

Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE. Full-res version available from NASA here (click the photo). This is a composite of 16 separate photos taken and stitched together by astronomer Dave Lane to create a panorama of the Milky Way Galaxy's central band above Silex Spring in Yellowstone National Park. Show More Summary

Researchers use NASA and other data to look into the heart of a solar storm

A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its start on Jan. 20, when a cloud of solar material, a coronal mass ejection or CME, burst off the sun and headed toward Earth. When it arrived at...Show More Summary

3D Printing Round Up: From Amazon.com to NASA space exploration

As 3D printing continues to find wider adoption, it is quickly entering research, food processing, toy manufacture, aerospace, defense, discrete and industrial production. Over the last few weeks small and large firms are adopting 3D in some way by experimenting … Continue reading ?

NASA's New Mega-Rocket for Deep Space Will Be Launch Ready by 2018

NASA new mega-rocket, a towering booster designed for deep space missions, will be ready for its first test flight no later than November 2018, space agency officials announced Wednesday (Aug. 27). It's possible that the Space Launch...Show More Summary

'We finally found it': Scientists get first look at 'monster' galaxy forming

Yale astronomers have discovered a new look at the formation of "the Universe's monster galaxies," Phys.org reports, and the results are fascinating. The Yale researchers used data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Show More Summary

NASA sees a weaker Tropical Storm Marie

When NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an image of what is now Tropical Storm Marie, weakened from hurricane status on August 28, the strongest thunderstorms were located in the southern quadrant of the storm. read more

NASA’s Space Launch System is officially all systems go for Mars and Moon landings

NASA's Space Launch System, the USA's first exploration-class spacecraft since the Space Shuttle, has officially passed the whiteboard formulation stage and moved into full-scale development. The SLS, which will be the most powerfulShow More Summary

NASA Announces 11 Month Space Launch System Delay

NASA just announced an 11-month delay in the first Space Launch System flight from December 2017 to November 2018 in the fourth paragraph of a press release.This decision comes after a thorough review known as Key Decision Point C (KDP-C),...Show More Summary

What NASA Isn't Saying In NASA's Big Rocket Announcement

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday, NASA announced that they'd reached a milestone in the development of America's next major space transportation system, the SLS (Space Launch System). They'd reached Key Decision Point C, which is a crucial review and approval point. The SLS looks promising, but NASA isn't talking about some important things. Read more...

NASA telescopes study giant galaxy – provide a glimpse at star creation in the early universe

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer telescopes have been used to examine a distant elliptical galaxy known as Sparky. The observations represent the first glimpse at the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction, shedding light on an area...Show More Summary

NASA’s Big Rocket a Step Closer to Reality

NASA's Space Launch System passed a critical milestone yesterday, but buried within the announcement was news that the first launch could slip by nearly a year.

NASA's TRMM satellite adds up Cristobal's heavy rainfall in the Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands of Turks and Caicos were drenched from Tropical Storm Cristobal before the storm moved north and intensified into a hurricane. NASA's TRMM satellite added up the rainfall and revealed the soaking those islands received. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite is like a flying rain gauge in space. Show More Summary

NASA's TRMM analyzes Hurricane Cristobal

NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission kicked off on August 27 when one of the remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft flew a "lawnmower" or back and forth pattern over Hurricane Cristobal while gathering data using dropsondes and two other instruments. Show More Summary

House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In a letter released by the committee Thursday morning, [...]

NASA scientist takes measure of Earth

As part of our series on finalists for the 2014 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, on Thursday we profile Miguel Roman, an earth scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Roman is just 33, but he’s already made a big mark in the field of climate science.

NASA's Approves Construction of the World's Most Powerful Rocket

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For all the super-cool and otherworldly space vehicle and satellite concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a very small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line. But the next generationShow More Summary

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