NASA Releases Photos from Curiosity Showing Mars’ Rocks

September 11, 2016

Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations Released by Preston Dyches, Jet Propulsion Laboratory The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, which […]

NASA Has Mars Landing Planned for 2018

September 2, 2016

NASA Approves 2018 Launch of Mars InSight Mission Released by Guy Webster (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Dwayne Brown / Laurie Cantillo (NASA) NASA is moving forward with a spring 2018 launch of its InSight mission to […]

Spitzer Space Telescope Begins ‘Beyond’ Phase

August 25, 2016

Released by Elizabeth Landau (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Celebrating the spacecraft’s ability to push the boundaries of space science and technology, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope team has dubbed the next phase of its journey “Beyond.” “Spitzer […]

1967 Solar Storm Nearly Took US to Brink of War

August 9, 2016

Released by Lauren Lipuma (American Geophysical Union) and Trent Knoss (University of Colorado-Boulder) A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous […]

NASA Selects Green Aviation Concepts

August 6, 2016

Released by J.D. Harrington, NASA has selected five green technology concepts that have the potential to transform the aviation industry in the next decade by reducing aircraft fuel use and emissions. The concepts were […]

Straight to the Moon!

August 3, 2016

US Government Approves Plan For Moon Express To Become First Private Company To Venture Beyond Earth’s Orbit For the First Time in the History of Space Travel, a Private Enterprise will Leave this World to […]

Scientists Observe Io’s Atmospheric Collapse During Eclipse

August 2, 2016

Research Reveals Freezing Effects of Jupiter’s Shadow on Moon’s Volcanic Gases Released by Nanci Bompey, Joan Buhrman, Caitlyn Camacho and Lauren Lipuma, A team of scientists has documented atmospheric changes on Io, Jupiter’s volcanically active satellite, as the giant […]

X Marks the Spot for Milky Way Formation

July 22, 2016

Released by Elizabeth Landau, Jet Propulsion Laboratory A new understanding of our galaxy’s structure began in an unlikely way: on Twitter. A research effort sparked by tweets led scientists to confirm that the Milky Way’s central […]

NASA’s Kepler Confirms 100+ Exoplanets

July 19, 2016

Released by Elizabeth Landau (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and Michele Johnson (Ames Research Center) An international team of astronomers has discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission. Out […]

NASA’s Next Mars Rover Progresses Toward 2020 Launch

July 16, 2016

Released by Guy Webster (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), Dwayne Brown and Laurie Cantillo (NASA) After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next […]

MUFON-NC Comes to Raleigh NC on August 13

June 27, 2016

August Meeting Invites Triangle Guests and Ufologists Released by Lakita Adams, State Director MUFON-NC The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) North Carolina chapter is coming to Raleigh NC for their August quarterly meeting!  The group meets regularly to discuss UFO […]

Space Station Crew Members Back on Terra Firma

June 18, 2016

Three Space Station Crew Members Return to Earth, Land Safely in Kazakhstan Released by Tabatha Thompson (NASA HQ) and Dan Huot (Johnson Space Center) Three crew members from the International Space Station returned to Earth at […]

Porter Ranch CA Methane Leak Observed from Space

June 17, 2016

NASA Spots Single Methane Leak from Earth Observing-1 Equipment Released by Alan Buis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on […]

Rosetta’s Comet

May 29, 2016

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and several international partners said, “Rosetta’s comet contains ingredients for life” in a release dated May 27, 2016. These ingredients include the amino acid glycine, which is commonly found in proteins, and […]

New Tech Proposals Chosen by NASA

May 13, 2016

From ‘Magnetoshells’ to Growable Habitats, NASA Invests in Next Stage of Visionary Technology Development Released by Gina Anderson (NASA), with Karen Northon (Editor) NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to […]

NASA Seeks Industry Ideas for an Advanced Mars Satellite

April 22, 2016

Released by Dwayne Brown and Laurie Cantillo, NASA Headquarters NASA is soliciting ideas from US industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s. The satellite would provide advanced communications and imaging, as […]

NASA Shares Data from Space on Earth Day

April 16, 2016

While Earth Day is celebrated here on Earth, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be sharing what they have going on above Earth. ________________________________________ NASA Announces Earth Day #24Seven Social Media Event Released […]

Saturn Spacecraft Not Affected by Hypothetical Planet 9

April 11, 2016

Released by Preston Dyches, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Contrary to recent reports, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is not experiencing unexplained deviations in its orbit around Saturn, according to mission managers and orbit determination experts at NASA’s Jet […]

Mars Odyssey Fuel Outlasting Expectation

April 7, 2016

Mars Longevity Champion Launched 15 Years Ago Released by Guy Webster (JPL), Dwayne Brown (NASA), and Laurie Cantillo (NASA) The NASA spacecraft that was launched 15 years ago this week carried the name 2001 Mars Odyssey and […]

JPL Tells A ‘Tail’ of Two Comets

March 19, 2016

Released by DC Agle (JPL) and Dwayne Brown & Laurie Cantillo (NASA) Two comets that will safely fly past Earth later this month may have more in common than their intriguingly similar orbits.  They may be twins of […]

MUFON-NC Guest Speakers Cover Aztec UFO

February 25, 2016

March Meeting in Archdale NC Released by Lakita Adams The Mutual UFO Network of North Carolina, or MUFON-NC, is covering the Aztec UFO incident in their March Meeting. This upcoming MUFON Chapter meeting is scheduled for  March 12, […]

Pulsar Web Could Detect Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves

February 25, 2016

Released by Elizabeth Ferrara (NANOGrav), with Elizabeth Landau (JPL) and Elizabeth Ferrara (NANOGrav) The recent detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) came from two black holes, each about 30 times the mass of […]

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