Exploitation of Moon minerals is a grey area
Andrew McDonald - Jul 29, 2014
Exploitation of Moon minerals is a grey area
As companies move to claim resources, federal and scientific entities must adapt.
NASA program identifies only 10 percent of potentially dangerous asteroids NASA program identifies only 10 percent of potentially dangerous asteroids
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 15, 2014
New, better managed program expected to begin by September 2015.
Primary landing site for Rosetta probe to be revealed Primary landing site for Rosetta probe to be revealed
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 14, 2014
The five candidate locations have been assessed and ranked as of Sunday.
Companies competing for NASA transportation contact Companies competing for NASA transportation contact
Andrew McDonald - Sep 12, 2014
SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada Co. are the contenders for a NASA contract to carry astronauts to and from the ISS.
Companies competing for NASA transportation contact
Companies competing for NASA transportation contact
Andrew McDonald - Sep 12, 2014
SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada Co. are the contenders for a NASA contract to carry astronauts to and from the ISS.
 
After months of travel, NASA and Indian Space Research Organization probes about to reach Mars
After months of travel, NASA and Indian Space Research Organization probes about to reach Mars
Andrew McDonald - Sep 10, 2014
The MAVEN and Mars Orbiter Mission probes will enter Mars orbit in September.
 
Weather forecast methods used to predict solar cycles
Weather forecast methods used to predict solar cycles
Andrew McDonald - Sep 05, 2014
Data assimilation methods might provide a more reliable means of predicting solar weather.
 
Lesser gravity impairs astronauts’ balance and perceptions
Lesser gravity impairs astronauts’ balance and perceptions
Andrew McDonald - Sep 05, 2014
However, Martian gravity is sufficient to maintain a proper sense of orientation.
 
Asteroid will fly close to Earth on Sunday
Asteroid will fly close to Earth on Sunday
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2014
No threat to Earth, space rock approach offers opportunity for observation and study.
 
Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions
Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2014
Cassini, operating since 1997, gets top review.
 
Milky Way part of newly discovered supercluster
Milky Way part of newly discovered supercluster
Andrew McDonald - Sep 04, 2014
Laniakea Supercluster includes 100,000 galaxies and is 500 million light-years wide.
 
ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space
ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 02, 2014
Technology seen as crucial for long space missions.
 
Geckos sent to space in Russian sex experiment return dead
Geckos sent to space in Russian sex experiment return dead
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 02, 2014
Reptiles froze when equipment controlling onboard temperature failed.
 
New cryotank passes NASA tests
New cryotank passes NASA tests
Andrew McDonald - Sep 02, 2014
The tank was able to endure extreme stresses, temperatures, and pressures.
 
Researchers detect neutrinos in the Sun's core
Researchers detect neutrinos in the Sun's core
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014
Borexino instrument enables first direct neutrino observation
 
Spitzer telescope observes colliding asteroids around young star
Spitzer telescope observes colliding asteroids around young star
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014
Finding is first ever view of early planet formation outside our solar system.
 
NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage
NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage
Andrew McDonald - Aug 27, 2014
Rocket has passed a major review and is on track for a 2018 test flight.
 
Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover's drilling
Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover's drilling
Andrew McDonald - Aug 27, 2014
Rock moved during test of Curiosity's drill.
 
Density map of Milky Way shows 219 million stars
Andrew McDonald - Sep 16, 2014
The data used to create the map were accrued over a period of ten years.
 
Landing site chosen for Rosetta’s Philae
Andrew McDonald - Sep 16, 2014
The lander should touch down on November 11 to study the surface of the comet.
 
Meteorite points to past microbial habitats on Mars
Andrew McDonald - Sep 16, 2014
New analysis of a Martian meteorite reveals that it contains a structure that once held water.
 
SpaceX to conduct crucial safety tests on Dragon
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2014
Spaceflight competition aims to end dependence on Russia by 2017.
 
SpaceX’s Musk aspires towards city on Mars
Andrew McDonald - Sep 15, 2014
SpaceX CEO sees a self-sustaining Martian colony as crucial to humanity's ultimate survival.
 
NASA program identifies only 10 percent of potentially dangerous asteroids
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 15, 2014
New, better managed program expected to begin by September 2015.
 
Experiments provide framework for searching exoplanet atmospheres for signs of life
Andrew McDonald - Sep 12, 2014
A combination of methane and oxygen probably is a strong indication of life.
 
Check it out: Rosetta probe snaps an amazing 'selfie'
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 11, 2014
In August, the European Space Agency's Rosetta became the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.
 
NASA developing sample-caching system for 2020 rover
Andrew McDonald - Sep 05, 2014
Having chosen the seven instruments for the rover, NASA is now turning to the system for storing samples for eventual retrieval.
 
Life after NASA: Astronauts' careers after returning to Earth
Andrew McDonald - Sep 03, 2014
Former astronauts have gone on to a variety of jobs.
 
Mars to be prominent in September evening sky
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2014
Month also features third successive "supermoon" of 2014.
 
Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2014
Upgrade will improve decade-old rover's data transmission.
 
Early galaxy 'Sparky' was a star factory
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014
The massive galaxy formed less than three billion years after the Big Bang.
 
NASA’s “Swarmies” tested for use in space
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014
Small robots are meant to search for and converge on specific materials.
 
ESA observatory catches white dwarf going supernova
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014
Process of explosion revealed through study of gamma rays.
 
Telescopes capture unprecedented view of early colliding galaxies
Andrew McDonald - Aug 26, 2014
Images are possible due to natural gravitational lens.
 
Five possible landing spots chosen for Rosetta probe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014
Philae lander will measure surface changes as comet approaches the sun.
 
Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 26, 2014
Another example of the psychological phenomenon known as pareidolia.
 
Fermilab experiment questions nature of the universe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014
Answers will reveal whether space stands still or "jitters"
 
NASA may delay commercial contract award after failed SpaceX launch
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014
Affect of SpaceX rocket explosion on award process still unclear.
 
NASA restores Voyager's historic footage of Neptune's strange moon Triton
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 26, 2014
The speed of Voyager's visit in 1989 and the slow rotation of Triton meant that only one hemisphere was observed clearly at close distance.
 
High resolution satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014
Use of detailed images will range from oil and mining to disaster relief.
 
Tiny Peruvian satellite released from ISS
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014
Sendoff complete less than 30 minutes into astronauts' spacewalk.
 
Russian space official claims plankton grew on exterior of ISS
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014
Experimental results have not been confirmed by other Russian officials or NASA.
 
Chilean telescope captures amazing images of stellar nurseries
Andrew McDonald - Aug 20, 2014
Images show two star clusters 9,000 and 20,000 light-years away.
 
Month of August features multiple delights for skywatchers
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 20, 2014
Perseid meteor shower, planet conjunctions, have highlighted month of opportunities for observers.
 
Tumbling asteroid held together by forces other than gravity
Andrew McDonald - Aug 15, 2014
Asteroid is kept whole by van der Waals forces, never before documented in an asteroid.
 
Citizen science project yields first grains of interstellar dust
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 14, 2014
Ancient particles could yield new insights into formation of stars and galaxies.
 
Rosetta probe finds Comet 67P is warmer than expected
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 14, 2014
Rosetta measured its temperature on approach in late July
 
Automated ESA ship docks at ISS for last time
Andrew McDonald - Aug 12, 2014
Unmanned cargo ship carried supplies including scientific equipment.
 
Perseids meteor shower puts photographers to the test
Yitzchak Besser - Aug 11, 2014
August 11-12 will offer sky-gazers the best chance to see the celestial light show.
 
SpaceX schedules tests for Dragon crew capsule
Andrew McDonald - Aug 07, 2014
Tests in November and January will combine the capsule with a mockup of a Falcon 9 rocket.
 
NASA improves Curiosity app for rover’s second anniversary
Andrew McDonald - Aug 06, 2014
App overlays spacecraft models on scenes captured by mobile devices' cameras.
 
SpaceX launches rocket carrying commercial communications satellite
Yitzchak Besser - Aug 05, 2014
AsiaSat 8 to become the fifth member of an orbital network of spacecraft providing telecommunications services across the Asia-Pacific region.
 
Half-a-millimeter particle from Siding Spring could significantly damage spacecraft
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 05, 2014
All three orbiters will have a role in collection of data on Siding Spring.
 
Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions Seven planetary missions receive NASA extensions
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2014

Milky Way part of newly discovered supercluster Milky Way part of newly discovered supercluster
Andrew McDonald - Sep 04, 2014

Life after NASA: Astronauts' careers after returning to Earth Life after NASA: Astronauts' careers after returning to Earth
Andrew McDonald - Sep 03, 2014

ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space ISS to get first ever 3D printer in space
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 02, 2014

Geckos sent to space in Russian sex experiment return dead Geckos sent to space in Russian sex experiment return dead
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 02, 2014

New cryotank passes NASA tests New cryotank passes NASA tests
Andrew McDonald - Sep 02, 2014

Mars to be prominent in September evening sky Mars to be prominent in September evening sky
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2014

Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted Flash memory on Opportunity rover computer to be reformatted
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2014

Early galaxy 'Sparky' was a star factory Early galaxy 'Sparky' was a star factory
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014

NASA’s “Swarmies” tested for use in space NASA’s “Swarmies” tested for use in space
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014

ESA observatory catches white dwarf going supernova ESA observatory catches white dwarf going supernova
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014

Researchers detect neutrinos in the Sun's core Researchers detect neutrinos in the Sun's core
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014

Spitzer telescope observes colliding asteroids around young star Spitzer telescope observes colliding asteroids around young star
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014

NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage NASA’s Space Launch System moves toward development stage
Andrew McDonald - Aug 27, 2014

Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover's drilling Martian rock deemed unsuitable for Curiosity rover's drilling
Andrew McDonald - Aug 27, 2014

Telescopes capture unprecedented view of early colliding galaxies Telescopes capture unprecedented view of early colliding galaxies
Andrew McDonald - Aug 26, 2014

Five possible landing spots chosen for Rosetta probe Five possible landing spots chosen for Rosetta probe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014

Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in Thigh bone on Mars? NASA weighs in
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 26, 2014

Fermilab experiment questions nature of the universe Fermilab experiment questions nature of the universe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014

NASA may delay commercial contract award after failed SpaceX launch NASA may delay commercial contract award after failed SpaceX launch
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 26, 2014

NASA restores Voyager's historic footage of Neptune's strange moon Triton NASA restores Voyager's historic footage of Neptune's strange moon Triton
Ross Cronkrite - Aug 26, 2014

Pluto-bound probe crosses orbit of Neptune Pluto-bound probe crosses orbit of Neptune
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 25, 2014

SpaceX Falcon 9 flew with 3D-printed component SpaceX Falcon 9 flew with 3D-printed component
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014

High resolution satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base High resolution satellite launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014

Tiny Peruvian satellite released from ISS Tiny Peruvian satellite released from ISS
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014

Rare black hole confirmed using light oscillations Rare black hole confirmed using light oscillations
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014

Russian space official claims plankton grew on exterior of ISS Russian space official claims plankton grew on exterior of ISS
Andrew McDonald - Aug 22, 2014

In ancient star, scientists find material from early universe In ancient star, scientists find material from early universe
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014

Boeing meets deadline for designing commercial spacecraft Boeing meets deadline for designing commercial spacecraft
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 21, 2014