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November 17, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Balancing Probability and Huge Numbers

Are we too easily fooled by our ability to write huge numbers? Numbers that represent how far light travels in a year (light years) trick us […]
November 16, 2016

Cassini Watches Titan's Clouds Blow in the Wind

NASA’s Saturn mission captured the beautiful motion of summer methane clouds high in the moon’s thick atmosphere. As NASA’s Cassini mission completed its flyby of Titan […]
November 15, 2016

NASA awaits transition and budget details

WASHINGTON — Nearly a week after Donald Trump was elected president, his campaign has yet to send a team to NASA to prepare for the upcoming […]
November 14, 2016

Ridley Scott brings 'The Martian' to VR for PlayStation VR and HTC Vive

Matt Damon’s experience taming the wilds of Mars in the The Martian are now available to all, thanks to the immersive magic of virtual reality. The […]
November 13, 2016

NASA Showcases Virtual Reality for Space Exploration

Microsoft’s HoloLens headsets are already aiding astronauts on the International Space Station, and next-generation VR could prove vital for journeys to Mars NEW YORK—Visitors from NASA’s […]
November 12, 2016

SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT SPACEX'S PLAN TO FUEL THE FALCON 9 WITH ASTRONAUTS ON BOARD?

On September 1, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded while it was being fueled up for a test fire, engulfing the launch pad, the rocket, and its […]
November 11, 2016

Two of NASA’s Space Telescopes Team Up to Spot Distant Brown Dwarf

Scaled somewhere between small stars and large planets, brown dwarfs are among the universe’s most curious phenomena. Though they can be up to 80 times more […]
November 9, 2016

ExoMars: Searching for Life on Mars

The European Space Agency and Roscosmos’ ExoMars program is sending a series of spacecraft to Mars to find out if life ever existed on Mars. Besides […]
November 8, 2016

How Do Astronauts Vote From Space?

When civic-minded astronauts go into orbit, they don’t lose the ability to cast a ballot on affairs down below. In November of 2007, Clayton Anderson participated […]