Space & Earth

Moon rock bubble
Nanoparticles in Glass Bubbles May Explain Strange Behavior of Moon's Topsoil
Jun 13, 2012 20:06 PM E
The upper-most layer of soil on the Moon's surface is not well understood, but a scientist who took a look at Moon rocks with new 3D imaging finds that nanoparticles inside may be the key to understanding the strange lunar surface.
Pock-marked Mars has more than 635,000 craters
Jun 13, 2012 18:38 PM E
The Red Planet’s face is blemished by hundreds of thousands of spots, created by asteroids impacting the planet’s surface.
curiosity mars rover
NASA narrows Mars rover landing site for August mission
Jun 12, 2012 21:44 PM E
Curiosity, NASA's most advanced rover, is set to land on Mars in August, and a tweak in the mission plan will have the robotic vehicle touching down in a mountainous landscape that could pose a hazard. But it'll be worth it to get Curiosity closer to its ultimate destination for scientific operations.
Sun
Powerful sun storm creates record-setting solar flare
Jun 12, 2012 20:27 PM E
The sun may seem bright through your own eyes, but it was at its brightest when viewed through NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope a few months ago. During a powerful solar blast on March 7, the solar observatory recorded the highest-energy light ever associated with an eruption from the sun.
Axial Seamount
Underwater Volcano Gave Warning Before Eruption
Jun 12, 2012 09:37 AM E
An underwater volcano gave a clear indication before it erupted in April 2011, according to a new study.
NEEMO submersible
NASA astronauts train for asteroid mission underwater
Jun 11, 2012 21:38 PM E
The NEEMO 16 mission 'splashed down' off the coast of Key Largo, where astronauts will use submersibles to train for future space missions.
Tiangong
China To Launch Manned Spacecraft In June
Jun 11, 2012 08:59 AM E
China will launch its first manned space mission to a space laboratory later this month in mid-June, the country's human spaceflight agency announced on Saturday.
Earth
Earth Headed Towards ‘Tipping Point’
Jun 07, 2012 10:40 AM E
Population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change have Earth at a "tipping point"
NASA's SDO Satellite Captures Venus Approaching Transit
Transit of Venus Wows Astronomers [SLIDESHOW]
Jun 05, 2012 22:57 PM E
A spectacle that drew millions across the globe has produced phenomenal pictures from NASA scientists, backyard astronomers, and amateur photographers.
mars one
Dutch startup plans to colonize Mars by 2023
Jun 05, 2012 15:23 PM E
The company will seek astronauts in 2013 who will make a one-way trip to Mars, and may become the stars of the first interplanetary reality TV show.
Hubble
NASA Gets Two Telescopes From Spy Agency
Jun 05, 2012 11:52 AM E
A spy satellite organization donated two powerful telescopes, stronger than the Hubble Space Telescope, to NASA
Black Hole
Supermassive black hole spit out of home galaxy
Jun 05, 2012 00:12 AM E
After a nasty collision, one giant black hole is wandering the vast reaches of space traveling at millions of miles per hour. And researchers suggest it may not be alone.
Hurricane
NASA Drones To Study Hurricanes
Jun 04, 2012 09:35 AM E
NASA will use unmanned drones to study hurricanes
VENUS
Sky show will be last chance this century to catch Venus in transit
Jun 01, 2012 16:26 PM E
Get ready for a stellar spectacle. The stars are literally aligning to provide a rare chance to see Venus in transit, as it crosses the face of the sun. On Tuesday June 5 at 6:09 EST, the second planet will pass directly between Earth and the Sun, showing as a dark spot on our fiery star.
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