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vegan pizza
NASA Develops Vegan Menu for Future Mission to Mars
Jul 20, 2012 00:02 AM E
Space food isn't limited to Tang and dehydrated ice cream. NASA scientists are devising a new menu for a mission to Mars sometime in the 2030s.
galaxy
Hubble Spots Tiny, Ancient Ghost Galaxies
Jul 12, 2012 22:08 PM E
Using the Hubble Telescope, NASA astronomers were able to see that three puny galaxies are roughly the same age. The stars all started forming more than 13 billion years ago and then abruptly stopped. This screeching halt to their growth happened within the first billion years after the Big Bang.
plutos fifth moon
Hubble Discovers New Moon Orbiting Pluto
Jul 11, 2012 22:05 PM E
The new moon, dubbed P5, is estimated to be irregular in shape and 6 to 15 miles across, traveling around the icy dwarf planet in a 58,000-mile-diameter circular that is co-planar with the other satellites in the system.
3D sun
'MRI' of Sun's Activity Shows Surprisingly Slow Plasma Waves
Jul 09, 2012 22:38 PM E
The heart of the Sun's activity is made up of circulating plasma at its interior, and a kind of doctor's checkup reveals that our star's lifeblood is pumping at a much slower rate than previously thought.
evaporating planet
NASA's Hubble Detects Evaporating Exoplanet
Jun 29, 2012 23:46 PM E
Spectacular events on a planet outside our solar system have given NASA scientists a view of an exploding star and the planet that orbits it emitting an intense plume of gas.
Titan
Cassini Finds Subsurface Ocean on Saturn Moon
Jun 29, 2012 10:42 AM E
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn and its moons since 2004, has discovered what appears to be an underground ocean on Titan, Saturn's largest moon
shackleton crater moon
NASA Discovers Ice in Huge Crater on the Moon's South Pole
Jun 21, 2012 20:40 PM E
New data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show that frozen water makes up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in the Shackleton crater, which is 12 miles wide and permanently dark due to the tilt of the lunar axis.
voyager spacecraft
Voyager Spacecraft to Breach Boundary of Solar System and Enter True Outer Space
Jun 15, 2012 19:35 PM E
Scientists at NASA know that Voyager is nearing the boundary of our solar system that separates it from interstellar space. No other spaceship has passed beyond that edge. Information sent back from the craft shows a sharp increase in charged particles bombarding the ship from exploding stars that live beyond the border of the solar system.
Asteroid
How To Watch Giant Asteroid 2012 LZ1 Flyby Online
Jun 14, 2012 11:52 AM E
Astronomers pointing their telescopes at the night sky on Thursday, June 14 have the opportunity to see a giant asteroid the size of a city block pass close to Earth.
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.
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.
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.
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
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