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February 3, 2015

NASA's Europa Mission to Hunt Down Life's Niches

As NASA applauds its boosted White House budget request for 2016, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., are excited to see a robotic mission concept to Europa […]
February 2, 2015

NASA Takes Fight Against Drought Into Earth's Orbit

Yesterday, NASA launched SMAP, Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, strapped to an unmanned United Alliance Delta II Rocket. Whereas many of NASA’s recent launches have had […]
February 1, 2015

Astronaut Includes His Dogs in Official NASA Portrait

Who knew a NASA portrait could be so doggone cute? The space program‘s traditional pose was temporarily upstaged when astronaut Leland Melvin turned his official NASA […]
January 31, 2015

NASA's Next Space Race: SpaceX vs. Boeing

Two American spaceflight companies are quietly competing in a space race for the new era. SpaceX and Boeing are vying to become the first private firms […]
January 30, 2015

Once-in-a-generation near miss for Asteroid with its own moon

You may not have noticed, but the Earth had a close shave on Monday as an asteroid with its own moon made a cosmic near miss. […]
January 29, 2015

Falcon Heavy flight animation reveals SpaceX’s future vision

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX has just released a new flight animation video that reveals its vision of how it wants it next launch to proceed. Presuming, of course, it […]
January 28, 2015

Kepler telescope identifies ancient solar system

An ancient solar system similar to our own has been discovered by scientists. Studying data from the Kepler telescope, the team, led by the University of […]
January 27, 2015

China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel

China’s Chang’e lunar probe dynasty is already having a great year. The Chang’e 3 lunar lander surpassed all expectations last week to emerge from its 14th […]
January 26, 2015

Asteroid 2004 BL86 zips past Earth today

An asteroid bigger than the world’s most massive cruise ships will fly past the Earth today, and will be visible from Canada with strong binoculars or […]