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.
SpaceX
SpaceX Capsule Splashes Down After Successful Mission
May 31, 2012 12:44 PM E
SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, putting an end to the first commercial space mission
Asteroid
Two Asteroids Pass Close, Narrowly Miss, Earth
May 30, 2012 09:36 AM E
Two asteroids passed extremely close to Earth over the past two days, NASA said.
Transit of Venus
Transit Of Venus: When, What Is It And How To Safely Watch Extremely Rare Event
May 24, 2012 11:04 AM E
Skywatchers looking up on June 5, 2012 will witness an extremely celestial phenomenon called the "Transit of Venus."
Space
Space shuttle Enterprise Lands in New York Atop Jet
Apr 27, 2012 13:20 PM E
The space shuttle Enterprise flew to New York from Washington on Friday piggybacked atop a Boeing 747, making a dramatic flight along the Hudson River past the Statue of Liberty to the delight of observers.
Phoebe
NASA's Cassini Finds Saturn's Moon Phoebe Has Planet-Like Qualities
Apr 27, 2012 12:58 PM E
Data from NASA's Cassini mission reveal Saturn's moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought.
NASA
Expectation of Extraterrestrial Life Built More on Optimism than Evidence, Study Finds
Apr 27, 2012 08:38 AM E
Recent discoveries of planets similar to Earth in size and proximity to the planets' respective suns have sparked scientific and public excitement about the possibility of also finding Earth-like life on those worlds.
Earth impact
Splatters of Molten Rock Signal Period of Intense Asteroid Impacts on Earth
Apr 26, 2012 10:48 AM E
New research reveals that the Archean era - a formative time for early life from 3.8 billion years ago to 2.5 billion years ago - experienced far more major asteroid impacts than had been previously thought, with a few impacts perhaps even rivaling those that produced the largest craters on the Moon, according to a paper published online today in Nature.
Space X
Dragon Expected to Set Historic Course
Apr 26, 2012 09:25 AM E
In response to SpaceX's announcement that it has delayed launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from April 30 to May 7, NASA issued the following statement from Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier:
Circulation of Ocean Currents Around the Western Antarctic Ice Shelves (1 of 2)
Warm Ocean Currents Cause Majority of Ice Loss from Antarctica
Apr 25, 2012 16:43 PM E
Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves are the dominant cause of recent ice loss from Antarctica, a new study using measurements from NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) revealed.
Telescope
NASA's Webb Telescope Flight Backplane Section Completed
Apr 25, 2012 10:09 AM E
The center section of the backplane structure that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has been completed, marking an important milestone in the telescope's hardware development. The backplane will support the telescope's beryllium mirrors, instruments, thermal control systems and other hardware throughout its mission.
Titan's Dense Atmosphere Shrouds the Moon
NASA Research Estimates How Long Titan's Chemical Factory Has Been in Business
Apr 25, 2012 06:54 AM E
Saturn's giant moon Titan hides within a thick, smoggy atmosphere that's well-known to scientists as one of the most complex chemical environments in the solar system. It's a productive "factory" cranking out hydrocarbons that rain down on Titan's icy surface, cloaking it in soot and, with a brutally cold surface tempe...
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