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You can read a star’s age by its spin

Astronomers have determined that they can read a star’s age by how quickly it is spinning. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center It turns out, like us, stars slow down in their old age. That observation is the key to a new method...Show More Summary

"There Might be Civilizations Lurking Outside Galaxy Boundaries" -NASA

“There might be people living out there, out in the middle of cold dark space, that don't have a Milky Way,” says Harvey Moseley, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Astronomers have spotted a faint...

The Lights Of The World

What our holiday lights means for NASA: Scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and Yale University in Connecticut used satellite imagery to track light patterns in 1,200 cities over two and a half years. They found that increased light correlated perfectly with the holiday seasons for Ramadan in the Middle East, as […]

NASA: All About That Space

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Clip recap: “All About That Space” is a volunteer outreach video project created by the Pathways Interns of NASA's Johnson Space Center. It was created as a parody (to raise interest and excitement for Orion's first flight) of Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass”. Show More Summary

NASA’s New Horizon probe wakes up in time to photograph Pluto in 2015

Photo by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center On Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. ET, an alarm clock went off for NASA’s New Horizon probe, 2.9 billion miles away from Earth. At 9:52 p.m., the piano-size spacecraft sent a message back to Johns...Show More Summary

Watch the Orion Spacecraft's Test Flight Right Here (Updating Live)

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

NASA's Orion spacecraft, arguably the most advanced spacecraft ever constructed, is scheduled for liftoff this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If successful, we could soon see the craft toting astronauts to the moon, Mars, and beyond. Follow along live. Read more...

WATCH LIVE: NASA's Orion Test Flight Marks the First Step on the Long Road to Mars

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

NASA's Orion spacecraft is set to have its first test flight this morning from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If the test flight proves successful, the next-gen space capsule is expected to one day carry astronauts to the...

NASA unveils cool new digital countdown clock just in time for Orion Flight Test

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Check out the sweet new launch countdown clock NASA just installed at the press center area of Kennedy Space Center. Read the rest

Marshall Space Flight Center: A tour through NASA's hidden gem

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

One of NASA’s more off-the-radar facilities is responsible for some of the organization’s most important research. Kennedy Space Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory may get the lion's share of attention, but Marshall Space Flight...Show More Summary

Webb Space Telescope promises astronomers new scientific adventures

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Inside a very big and very clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., nearly 30 workers dressed in white protective suits, goggles and blue booties cluster around the parts of a time machine. Read full article >>

Faint Cosmic Glow Spotted from Stars Adrift Between Galaxies --"There Might be Civilizations in the Middle of Cold Dark Space without a Milky Way"

“There might be people living out there, out in the middle of cold dark space, that don't have a Milky Way,” says Harvey Moseley, an astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Astronomers have spotted a faint...

"Titan's Alien Ice Cloud Similar to Those Above Earth's Poles" --NASA (Weekend Feature)

"The idea that methane clouds could form this high on Titan is completely new," said Carrie Anderson, a Cassini participating scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study. "Nobody considered that possible...

Blood moon tetrad part 2 - Sukkot

COSMIC SYNCHRONICITY WATCH: Is lunar eclipse at Sukkot an ominous sign? (Edmon J. Rodman, JTA). Excerpt:Jeremy Schnittman, a research astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland and an observant Jew, is putting...Show More Summary

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft prepares for orbital insertion

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Mission operators working from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are undergoing final adjustments for orbital insertion of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, due to take place September 21. Achieving a stable...Show More Summary

NASA Ames to launch science experiments to space station on SpaceX rocket

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, will launch four life science experiments to the International Space Station aboard NASA's next commercial cargo resupply flight of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. The researchShow More Summary

Oceana Magazine: Arctic Assets

Arctic sea ice. (Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr Creative Commons) Earlier this year, Oceana released a report, “Frozen Future: Shell’s ongoing gamble in the U.S. Arctic,” that detailed Royal Dutch Shell’s involvement with Arctic offshore drilling. Show More Summary

NASA announces “the return of human spaceflight launches to the USA”

4 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and other senior officials are gathered today at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a ceremony to announce that NASA will resume human space flight in the United States. The announcement will reveal which spacecraft will transport astronauts to the International Space Station. Read the rest

Wake Forest Baptist Researcher Awarded NASA Grant to Study Effects of Space Travel on Hip and Knee Joints

Jeffrey S. Willey, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been awarded a grant by NASA's Space Biology Program to study how space flight can cause degeneration of skeletal joints and to test ways to prevent this damage.

NASA scientists watching, studying Arctic changes this summer

In this animation, the Earth rotates slowly as the Arctic sea ice advances over time from March 21, 2014 to August 3, 2014. (Photo Credit: NASA) Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Rare Midsize Black Hole

NASA: Astronomers from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center have uncovered rhythmic pulsations from a rare breed of black hole in archival data from NASA’s Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. The signals provide compelling evidence that the object, known as M82 X-1, is one of only a...Read More

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