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Curiosity Landing Junk
This Is All The Junk The Curiosity Mission Has Left On Mars
Aug 07, 2012 18:04 PM E
A new image from orbit over Mars shows where all of the equipment that got Curiosity to the grounded ended up.
Supernova.
NASA Approves Funding For 28 Deep Space Technologies
Aug 07, 2012 15:13 PM E
NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts program (NIAC) distributed 28 grants to a number of deep space tech proposals. The agency uses the awards to showcase what it considers to be innovating thinking, and to give scientists a monetary incentive to think beyond the bottom line of a project.
Curiosity Color Photo
Curiosity Rover Sends Back Its First Color Photo From Mars And It's A Bit Blurry
Aug 07, 2012 14:25 PM E
NASA's newest Mars rover sends back its first color photo from the Red Planet and it's a bit on the smudgy side.
Curiosity
NASA Releases Low-Res Video Of Curiosity’s Mars Descent [VIDEO]
Aug 07, 2012 09:21 AM E
NASA's Curiosity rover captured the last two minutes of its harrowing descent towards Mars on video, and on Tuesday, NASA released the low-res version of that video, giving us a sneak-peak of the craft landing on the red planet.
Curiosity
NASA Rover Curiosity Lands: Wheels Down On Mars [VIDEO]
Aug 06, 2012 10:05 AM E
Curiosity, NASA's largest and most advanced rover ever to be sent to another planet, touched down on Mars early Monday morning without any incidents.
Curiosity
Mars Rover Lander: Watch NASA’s Curiosity Rover Touch Down On The Red Planet Here [VIDEO]
Aug 05, 2012 07:44 AM E
NASA's Curiosity rover is slated to touch down on Mars late Sunday or early Monday, depending on where you live.
Dream Chaser
SpaceX, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Get NASA Money for Next Generation Spacecraft
Aug 03, 2012 12:16 PM E
NASA continues to foster the development of new spacecraft made in the U.S. by providing funds to SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada Corporation.
The sun provides all our energy needs with one hour of energy. Researchers are getting closer to harvesting all that power.
Solar Cell Sets World-Record For Efficiency, 37% Increase From Previous Record Holder
Aug 02, 2012 17:02 PM E
Researchers from the University of Toronto and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a solar cell that set a world record for efficiency. The cell utilizes colloidal quantum dot (CQM) films that blend organic and inorganic chemistry, a breakthrough that allows for low-cost mass production on the level of paint or ink.
Geysers of saltwater erupt into space from the surface of Enceladus
Enceladus, Icy Moon Of Saturn, “Could Be Snowing Microbes” Says NASA
Jul 31, 2012 15:54 PM E
Life-friendly Enceladus has been gaining attention recently due to information from the Cassini space probe that confirmed what scientists were hoping. That the geysers were, in fact, water. What delighted scientists was the discovery that water was full of organic compounds, including propane, ethane, and acetylene.
google earth
Google Earth Adds Time Lapse Video Using Landsat Imagery
Jul 31, 2012 01:51 AM E
Landsat satellites orbiting the Earth every 16 days since July 1972, snapping photos along the way. And now Google Earth is making those images available in time lapse videos that show the growth of cities, deforestation, and rising sea levels.
moon flags
NASA Photos Reveal Flags from Apollo Landings Still Standing
Jul 31, 2012 00:55 AM E
New pictures from NASA give 'proof through the night that our flag was still there'. The space agency has analyzed shots from the moon's surface to determine that five of the six American flags placed on the moon's surface by Apollo astronauts are still standing.
Meteor shower
Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend, “Basically Going To Suck,” Says NASA Official
Jul 26, 2012 19:19 PM E
This year’s Delta Aquarid meteor shower will peak overnight from Saturday to Sunday, but skywatchers aren’t expecting anything spectacular. The light from the moon will make the sky too bright to see much.
sally ride
Sally Ride, First U.S. Woman in Space, Dies of Cancer at Age 61
Jul 24, 2012 20:18 PM E
Ride, the first American female to enter space, traveled aboard the Challenger space shuttle in 1983 - just five years after women had been granted access to the previously all-male U.S. astronaut corps. A Stanford-educated physicist, she was America's youngest astronaut at the time of her first launch.
heat shield test
NASA Successfully Tests Inflatable Heat Shield Prototype
Jul 24, 2012 01:39 AM E
Using fabric to protect a spacecraft during the scorching temperatures of atmospheric re-entry may sound like a crazy idea, but it could work. NASA tested a new, inflatable heat shield that successfully survived a 7,600 mile-per-hour trip back through Earth's atmosphere.
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