NASA reveals finalists for next robotic mission
NASA reveals finalists for next robotic mission
Delila James - Dec 22, 2017
The two mission proposals won out over 10 other concepts, including one to explore Saturnís moon Enceladus and another to study the surface of Venus.
Joseph Scalise - Dec 06, 2017
Scientists have discovered that the International Space Station has a similar microbiome to
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 29, 2017
Stellar radiation could be the primary influence on planets' sizes and densities.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 28, 2017
Astronomers will closely study the object, which is still not well understood.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 28, 2017
Plant and animal species worldwide have not had sufficient time to adapt to loss of darkness.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
Haze particles rather than atmospheric gases are responsible for atmospheric cooling mechanism.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 13, 2017
Technology could make it possible for a probe to do basic science on Venus for several months or longer.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
Freezing of internal ocean and impacting objects are unlikely to have created chains of pits.
Harry Marcolis - Nov 10, 2017
A geothermal heat source called a mantle plume is likely contributing -- along with climate change -- to the instability of the West Antarctic ice sheet.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 08, 2017
Instrument sensitivity is being enhanced to detect even small quantities of water.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 02, 2017
Exocomets are smallest objects ever found orbiting a star other than the Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 31, 2017
Understanding atmospheres of large exoplanets will help scientists better understand those of Earth-like worlds.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 31, 2017
In unprecedented observation, five science instruments studied a single dust jet for several hours.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 26, 2017
Studies of Jupiter's gravitational field are revealing new information about the planet's structure.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 26, 2017
Ground-based telescopes will be able to capture detailed images of transiting exoplanets as followups to space-based discoveries.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 25, 2017
Knowing temperatures of these events helps scientists identify their sources.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 25, 2017
Failure of feed mechanism late last year has forced mission team to study new drilling technologies.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 23, 2017
Magnetotail's unique orientation caused by interaction with the solar wind.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 23, 2017
Extended mission will study dynamics of transient atmosphere as Ceres approaches perihelion.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 18, 2017
Spacecraft's final orbits shed light on inner workings and composition of of Saturn's rings and atmosphere.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 06, 2017
Gases released by early volcanic eruptions formed an atmosphere and left volatiles behind in surface deposits.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
High radiation levels detected on Mars for two days following solar storm.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 19, 2017
Delayed launch of successor means likely gap in data crucial to climate change studies.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 18, 2017
Study aimed at understanding psychological, mental, and physical effects of long-term space travel.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 18, 2017
Knowing where the water is could help scientists select ideal landing sites for future missions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 12, 2017
Cassini is set to plunge into the planet.
Stacey Carter - Sep 06, 2017
Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio said he shared Nelson's concerns, including that Bridenstine's "political baggage" would slow down confirmation hearings.
Josh Curlee - Sep 04, 2017
A series of high-frequency radio signals from a remote galaxy has astronomers puzzled as to what could be creating them, CBC News reported Thursday.
Robert Balkovich - Aug 19, 2017
Some proteins crystallize better in microgravity, where they grow larger and have fewer imperfections. Crystals grown on the space station benefits medical research into radiation damage, bone loss, and muscle atrophy.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 15, 2017
The reason for that difference is because our planet's core is a dense mix of iron and nickel surrounded by flowing rock. That balance keeps charged particles moving in what is known as a dynamo.
Clint Huston - Aug 11, 2017
The celestial bodies are the closest Earth-like worlds ever discovered, and, at 1.7 Earth masses, they are also the smallest on record.
David Sims - Aug 11, 2017
The number of black holes of a certain mass per galaxy depends on the size of the galaxy, says co-author Manoj Kaplinghat, a UCI professor of physics and astronomy.
Clint Huston - Aug 11, 2017
While scientists have long known there are many holes throughout the reaches of the space, they did not expect to find as many as they did.
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.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 08, 2017
Probe continues to seek answers about how an ancient wet world became cold and dry.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 06, 2017
Shape of distant KBO surprises scientists.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 03, 2017
Position will play important role in upcoming solar system missions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 31, 2017
Observations with the Hubble Space Telescope may confirm moon's existence.
Kathy Fey - Jul 28, 2017
The RS-25 rocket engine slated to support NASA's Space Launch System completed its third successful test-fire on July 25.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 24, 2017
Surface features suggest water may once have flowed down the crater rim.
Clint Huston - Jul 13, 2017
While humans have been monitoring the great storm since 1830, scientists think it may have been raging for more than 350 years.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 11, 2017
Six-month hibernation will be followed by frenzy of activity in anticipation of MU69 flyby.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 05, 2017
World's most powerful rocket now expected to liftoff in January.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 29, 2017
Infrared telescope will allow observation of galaxies as they appeared 13.4 billion years ago.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 23, 2017
Science team stitched together 42 images to create stunning photo of Saturn backlit by the Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 21, 2017
These sites likely do not contain sufficient water to host microbial life.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Presence of an atmosphere best explains temperatures on the planet.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 18, 2017
Program takes into account gravity, Earth's spin, and satellite data on melting ice worldwide.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2017
Holiday treats and gifts are among the supplies delivered.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
More than four billion miles from Earth, mysterious target may be a binary system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Orbiters will be used as relay stations for data the rover collects.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 03, 2017
Study confirms dust pebbles combine to form larger bodies, such as comets and planets.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 27, 2017
Dwarf planet appears to have had strong crust with deformable material beneath it.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2017
Planets are forming from multiple sites instead of growing from just one site.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 19, 2017
Distribution of organic materials is inconsistent with delivery by comets or asteroids.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Shielding, pharmaceuticals, and faster rockets are all being studied for the protections they provide.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Ten days after Earth gravity assist, MapCam camera looks back on Earth-Moon system.
Kristy Douglas - Oct 16, 2017
The network's test is going well so far and is monitoring the asteroid as expected, according to NASA researchers.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 10, 2017
Future of iceberg and Larsen C ice shelf remain uncertain.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2017
First ever infrared photos shed light on small moon's composition.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2017
Establishing a lunar base seen as crucial for training astronauts and launching missions to Mars and beyond.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
Latest observation shows dimming is not equal in all wavelengths.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 02, 2017
Comet that originated in Oort Cloud has likely been active for at least four years.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 02, 2017
Delay is due to difficulties integrating various parts of the telescope and will not increase its budget.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 29, 2017
High levels of hydrogen detected could exist within subsurface water ice.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 28, 2017
Public outreach by science organizations and free webcasts drove high level of participation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
First observations of this side show chaotic, irregular atmospheric behavior.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
New technology could help maintain future space station's orientation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
Strange features are products of complex geological and climate history.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
Spectroscopy enables scientists to determine cluster's chemical composition.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 25, 2017
Satellites provide crucial data on storm's structure, temperature, and precipitation levels.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Discovery of large ice deposits lead scientists to suspect many similar, smaller deposits are also present at the poles.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Planets' relative closeness and brightness make them excellent candidates for study with new James Webb Space Telescope.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Probe's discoveries transformed scientists understanding of the outer solar system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 16, 2017
Researchers often add constraints or adjustments that compensate for the fact that their data cannot include every last detail, to their studies.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 14, 2017
That changed with the final occultation in July, when mission scientists successfully obtained data about the object's shape from observing the event in Patagonia, Argentina, with portable telescopes.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 12, 2017
The spacecraft will plunge into Saturn by the end of the year.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
Fourteen names for features on Pluto and its five moons submitted by NASA's New Horizons mission have been approved by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature.
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.
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.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2017
Low-energy ultraviolet radiation breaks water up molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through a process known as photo-dissociation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2017
Her Houston home, where she lives with her husband Clarence Sams, who works at the Johnson Space Center, has withstood the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 04, 2017
This process, which forms an image line by line, is different from that used by standard cell phones and digital cameras, which frame images instantly.
Linda Mack - Aug 31, 2017
Private space-flight company Orbital ATK built the rocket, a five-stage Minotaur IV. Its first three stages are derived from a decommissioned intercontinental ballistic missile.
Delila James - Aug 30, 2017
All that's left now for Cassini is a fiery demise.
Vicky Webb - Aug 30, 2017
Optimal launch conditions from Earth to Mars occur every 26 months, which is why the mission was postponed for two years.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 28, 2017
Another beautiful photo of Saturn via NASA.
Jeremy Morrow - Aug 26, 2017
Spacecraft's science instruments will probe deeply into Saturn's atmosphere.
Clint Huston - Aug 16, 2017
The distant system sits roughly 40 light-years from Earth and, according to the new research, is between 5.4 and 9.8 billion years old.
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.
Kathy Fey - Aug 02, 2017
NASA's planetary defense systems will be tested on an asteroid that is due to pass by Earth in October.