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August 29, 2017

NASA proposes rapid Mars sample return architecture

WASHINGTON — NASA is studying a “lean” architecture for Mars sample return that could allow the agency to bring back Martian rocks as soon as the […]
August 28, 2017

Nearby Planet Proxima b’s Atmosphere Was Likely Stripped Long Ago

The nearby alien planet Proxima b may have lost the ability to support life long ago, a new study suggests. If Earth had formed where Proxima b orbits […]
August 26, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy: LIFE

Hello again. Last time out, we took a brief look at one avenue where scientists at NASA are concentrating their efforts to help broaden our understanding […]
August 25, 2017

ASA Has Big Plans for AI on Mars and Beyond

Imagine an interstellar probe where the spacecraft can pick its own orbit, take its own pictures, and send probes down to the surface of a far-away […]
August 24, 2017

Scientists are solving the mystery of Earth’s therm

Our planet can control its climate—very slowly. Life on Earth has survived vast changes in climate, from a warm period 450 million years ago, when most […]
August 23, 2017

Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit

The suit actually works and more details are coming First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not […]
August 22, 2017

This Bioengineered Yeast Can Turn Astronaut Urine Into Food and Plastic

Finding novel ways to generate helpful compounds from the waste products of astronauts will enable them to sustain travel into deep space. A tiny organism has […]
August 21, 2017

The Sun Is Literally Boiling, Releasing Balls of ‘Hot Horror’ Into Space

Although everyone in the U.S. will get to enjoy at least a partial eclipse (assuming there are no clouds blocking the sun), anyone within the roughly […]
August 19, 2017

How Astronomers Use Eclipses to Discover Alien Worlds

As we prepare for the upcoming total solar eclipse set to cross the continental United States on Aug. 21, the mechanics of the event are pretty […]