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February 26, 2018

Does Titan’s Hydrocarbon Soup Hold A Recipe For Life?

NASA researchers have confirmed the existence in Titan’s atmosphere of vinyl cyanide ASA researchers have confirmed the existence in Titan’s atmosphere of vinyl cyanide, which is an […]
February 25, 2018

NASA foresees human lunar landings by the late 2020s

WASHINGTON – NASA’s vision for lunar exploration includes landing astronauts, from NASA and its partners, on the surface of the moon by the late 2020s, the […]
February 23, 2018

SpaceX Barely Missed Catching a Rocket Nose Cone with Giant Net on a Boat

The net-equipped boat came up a bit short in its quest to pluck a falling payload fairing — the protective nose cone that surrounds satellites during […]
February 22, 2018

SpaceX aims to launch a satellite and catch a payload fairing

These fairings will separate from the rocket at about three minutes after launch. SpaceX had to scrub the Wednesday launch attempt of its Falcon 9 rocket […]
February 21, 2018

Aerospace Company to Launch Private, Inflatable Space Stations

Bigelow Aerospace announced plans for sending soft-bodied modules that are compressed during launch but expand once they reach space. A company that builds big, inflatable space […]
February 20, 2018

The Little Rover That Could

NASA’s Opportunity rover is the longest surviving rover on Mars. On Saturday, February 17, it experienced its 5,000th dawn on a distant planet. It was only scheduled to […]
February 19, 2018

NASA certifies Falcon 9 for science missions

WASHINGTON — NASA has certified the current version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 to launch some categories of science missions, a milestone needed for the upcoming, […]
February 18, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Danger?

In Scientific American January 2018, Steve Mirsky quotes a German astronomer saying that 14 years ago “…we would find E.T. within two dozen years.” That person […]
February 16, 2018

Scientists Hope to Answer the Question: What Is Dark Matter?

Physicists have been making incredible breakthroughs in physics for a while now. At CERN, they smash particles together at incredibly high speeds and, for a few […]