Cosmologist proposes alternative to gravitational wave theory of universe
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 23, 2014
Cosmologist proposes alternative to gravitational wave theory of universe
Neil Turok questioned BICEP2 data from the start.
NASA’s Space Launch System requires giant welding tool NASA’s Space Launch System requires giant welding tool
Andrew McDonald - Sep 29, 2014
The Vertical Assembly Center has begun building the core stage of the huge rocket.
'Traffic signal' spotted on Mars 'Traffic signal' spotted on Mars
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 27, 2014
The traffic light is a "concretion."
Water on Earth is older than the Sun, astronomers say Water on Earth is older than the Sun, astronomers say
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 27, 2014
The researchers created a model that tracks the history of deuterium back through time.
Feature changes appearance in Titan sea
Feature changes appearance in Titan sea
Andrew McDonald - Sep 30, 2014
The mysterious feature disappeared after first being spotted in 2013, only to reappear 11 months later.
 
NASA’s Space Launch System requires giant welding tool
NASA’s Space Launch System requires giant welding tool
Andrew McDonald - Sep 29, 2014
The Vertical Assembly Center has begun building the core stage of the huge rocket.
 
'Traffic signal' spotted on Mars
'Traffic signal' spotted on Mars
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 27, 2014
The traffic light is a "concretion."
 
History in the making: ESA reveals date for first ever soft comet landing
History in the making: ESA reveals date for first ever soft comet landing
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 27, 2014
The landing site, dubbed Site J, is positioned on the more diminutive of the comet's two "lobes."
 
First Russian cosmonaut joins ISS crew
First Russian cosmonaut joins ISS crew
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 26, 2014
Elena Serova becomes fourth Russian woman in space.
 
Curiosity bores into Mount Sharp for first time
Curiosity bores into Mount Sharp for first time
Andrew McDonald - Sep 26, 2014
Rover drilled into the mountain's basal geological layer.
 
NASA finds strange 'ball' on Mars
NASA finds strange 'ball' on Mars
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 26, 2014
The photo was taken by Curiosity's Mastcam on Sol 746.
 
Water vapor detected on Neptune-sized exoplanet
Water vapor detected on Neptune-sized exoplanet
Andrew McDonald - Sep 25, 2014
Data from the Hubble, Spitzer, and Kepler telescopes were combined to demonstrate the presence of water vapor.
 
NASA’s MAVEN probe sends back first Mars data
NASA’s MAVEN probe sends back first Mars data
Andrew McDonald - Sep 25, 2014
Probe takes images of Mars in three different ultraviolet wavelengths.
 
Audience at Harvard forum vote Pluto a planet
Audience at Harvard forum vote Pluto a planet
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 23, 2014
Event reflects continued controversy eight years after IAU vote.
 
SpaceX begins construction of Texas spaceport
SpaceX begins construction of Texas spaceport
Andrew McDonald - Sep 23, 2014
The facility could be operating as early as 2016.
 
ISS instrument provides clues to dark matter
ISS instrument provides clues to dark matter
Andrew McDonald - Sep 19, 2014
Higher fraction of positrons points to a source other than cosmic rays.
 
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.
 
Is Earth’s gravity being threatened by loss of Antarctic ice?
Andrew McDonald - 11 hours ago
A small dip in gravity around Antarctica has been connected to reduction of the ice sheet.
 
Sierra Nevada Corporation files formal complaint against NASA award decision
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 30, 2014
Complaint process will delay commercial spaceflight program.
 
Report envisions vacations in space and underwater in ten years
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 30, 2014
Travel industry will experience "revolutionary" change.
 
Water on Earth is older than the Sun, astronomers say
Ross Cronkrite - Sep 27, 2014
The researchers created a model that tracks the history of deuterium back through time.
 
Up to a third of Earth's water predates the sun
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2014
Origin was interstellar ice.
 
Super-strong diamond nanothreads could allow for elevator reaching into space
Andrew McDonald - Sep 24, 2014
Threads are formed of a carbon core and hydrogen halo.
 
Autumnal equinox brings the start of a new season
Andrew McDonald - Sep 23, 2014
The event characterizes the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
 
Cosmologist proposes alternative to gravitational wave theory of universe
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 23, 2014
Neil Turok questioned BICEP2 data from the start.
 
NVIDIA game team proves Apollo 11 was not a hoax
Andrew McDonald - Sep 22, 2014
New software was used to analyze the lighting conditions when photos were taken.
 
Massive galaxies don’t form new stars, but get bigger by consuming neighbors
Andrew McDonald - Sep 19, 2014
The Milky Way itself will consume two smaller galaxies before merging with Andromeda.
 
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.