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NASA to Launch Fleet of Hurricane-Tracking SmallSats

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:37:00 GMT

NASA is set to launch its first Earth science small satellite constellation, which will help improve hurricane intensity, track and storm surge forecasts, on Dec. 12 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.



NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 05:31:00 GMT

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency's Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. Launch is targeted for April 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.



Faint F Ring and Prometheus

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:08:00 GMT

Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Most of Cassini's images of Prometheus are too distant to resolve individual craters, making views like this a rare treat.



NASA Saturn Mission Prepares for 'Ring-Grazing Orbits'

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 03:15:00 GMT

A thrilling ride is about to begin for NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft's orbit around Saturn this year to increase its tilt with respect to the planet's equator and rings. And on Nov. 30, following a gravitational nudge from Saturn's moon Titan, Cassini will enter the first phase of the mission's dramatic endgame.



Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake Superior

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:31:00 GMT

Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have determined.



NASA Microthrusters Achieve Success on ESA's LISA Pathfinder

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:27:00 GMT

A next-generation technology demonstration mission has just passed a big milestone.



Building Blocks of Life's Building Blocks Come From Starlight

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:27:00 GMT

Life exists in a myriad of wondrous forms, but if you break any organism down to its most basic parts, its all the same stuff: carbon atoms connected to hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. But how these fundamental substances are created in space has been a longstanding mystery.



Microbes in Space: JPL Researcher Explores Tiny Life

Mon, 6 Jun 2016 02:07:00 GMT

On May 11, a sealed capsule containing fungi and bacteria fell from the sky and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Microbiologist Kasthuri Venkateswaran could hardly wait to see what was inside it.



UN Marks 55th Anniversary of First Human Flight into Outer Space

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 01:12:00 GMT

The United Nations today observed the International Day of Human Space Flight to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the first human space flight, which ushered in the beginning of the space era for mankind.



Falling Through the Center of the Earth? LA to Japan in Forty-Two Minutes

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 21:08:00 GMT

Believe it or not this has been a big question posing to most Physics students for many years and it has been studied not physically but on paper and with many late night burning the midnight oil college students at schools around the world.



NASA, Japan Make ASTER Earth Data Available At No Cost

Mon, 4 Apr 2016 00:04:00 GMT

Beginning today, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost.



A Half-Enceladus

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:37:00 GMT

This half-lit view of Enceladus bears a passing resemblance to similar views of Earth's own natural satellite, but the similarities end there.



Comet Catalina Passes Polaris, and Icy Uranus Icy Vesta Meet Near Valentine's Day.

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:13:00 GMT

Five morning planets, comet Catalina passes Polaris, and icy Uranus and icy Vesta meet near Valentine's Day.



Most Luminous Galaxy Is Ripping Itself Apart

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:47:00 GMT

In a far-off galaxy, 12.4 billion light-years from Earth, a ravenous black hole is devouring galactic grub.



The Barred Sculptor Galaxy

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 05:09:00 GMT

The spectacular swirling arms and central bar of the Sculptor galaxy are revealed in this new view from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.