Element important for life found in Mars' Gale Crater Element important for life found in Mars' Gale Crater
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
The element was discovered in mineral veins composed of calcium sulfate, which could have been produced by surface water billions of years ago.
NASA celebrates 40th anniversary of Voyager probes NASA celebrates 40th anniversary of Voyager probes
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 06, 2017
Cassini mission chief scientist Linda Spilker worked on the Voyagers' Infrared Spectrometer and Radiometer in her first position after graduating from college.
Hubble data indicates TRAPPIST-1 planets may have water Hubble data indicates TRAPPIST-1 planets may have water
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2017
Low-energy ultraviolet radiation breaks water up molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through a process known as photo-dissociation.
Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits Cassini to begin last five Grand Finale orbits
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 26, 2017
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
Cassini captures image of Saturn's moon Prometheus near F Ring Cassini captures image of Saturn's moon Prometheus near F Ring
Kathy Fey - Aug 09, 2017
NASA's Cassini space probe sent back an image from Saturn showing its gauzy F ring with tiny moon Prometheus.
Voyager celebrates 40 years of space exploration Voyager celebrates 40 years of space exploration
Kathy Fey - Aug 08, 2017
Voyager 1 and 2, the longest-lived and furthest-traveled spacecraft, are coming up on 40 years of continuous communication from space.
American Astronomical Society warns about unsafe eclipse glasses and handheld viewers American Astronomical Society warns about unsafe eclipse glasses and handheld viewers
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 02, 2017
Observers urged to purchase glasses and hand-held viewers from known reliable sources.
Supernova hunters discover comet Supernova hunters discover comet
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 31, 2017
Observation by amateur astronomer helps confirm the discovery.
Study suggests galaxy has fewer rogue gas giant planets than scientists thought Study suggests galaxy has fewer rogue gas giant planets than scientists thought
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 29, 2017
As many as 75 percent of rogue planets may be Earth-sized rocky and icy worlds.
Autonomous robotic telescopes observe blazars and other extreme astronomical phenomena Autonomous robotic telescopes observe blazars and other extreme astronomical phenomena
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 28, 2017
As many as 10,000 images of these remote high-energy phenomena are imaged every week, then processed via machine learning.
Long-period comets visit inner solar system more frequently than thought Long-period comets visit inner solar system more frequently than thought
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 26, 2017
Originating in the distant Oort Cloud, these comets tend to be larger and more pristine.
Cassini continues to make discoveries at Saturn Cassini continues to make discoveries at Saturn
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 26, 2017
Unanswered questions remain about magnetic field, ring composition, and atmosphere.
Water may be present in the Moon's interior Water may be present in the Moon's interior
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 25, 2017
Impacting asteroids and comets may have delivered water to early Moon before it fully cooled.
Saturn's moons and rings may share age with dinosaurs Saturn's moons and rings may share age with dinosaurs
Kathy Fey - Mar 26, 2016
A new study suggests that the inner moons and rings of Saturn may have only recently formed during Earth's era of dinosaurs.
Four people rescued after Nepal earthquake thanks to NASA tech Four people rescued after Nepal earthquake thanks to NASA tech
Andrew McDonald - May 07, 2015
The FINDER device was able to detect the heartbeats of the trapped men.
Russian cargo ship destined for fiery end on Friday Russian cargo ship destined for fiery end on Friday
Andrew McDonald - May 06, 2015
Contact was lost with Progress 59 soon after launch.
Writer of Writer of "The Martian" thinks humans won't make it to Mars until 2050
Laurel Kornfeld - May 05, 2015
But NASA reiterates confidence in 2030s target date.
Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight
Laurel Kornfeld - May 05, 2015
Best time to watch is during pre-dawn hours.
Giant planet orbits small star Giant planet orbits small star
Andrew McDonald - May 01, 2015
The origins of the huge planet are not yet clear.
Russian cargo ship will burn up in Earth's atmosphere Russian cargo ship will burn up in Earth's atmosphere
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 30, 2015
Cause of spacecraft failure remains unknown.
Lasers could one day be used to destroy space debris Lasers could one day be used to destroy space debris
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 30, 2015
Development depends on funding for the project.