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50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Fran Bagenal (Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Co-Investigator for the New Horizons Mission)
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
Kepler Discovers Earth-size Exoplanets
NASA's Kepler spacecraft has found two Earth-sized planets orbiting a distant sun-like star.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Peter Jenniskens (Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Peter Jenniskens (Research Scientist at the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Robert Mitchell (Cassini Program Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Robert Mitchell (Cassini Program Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Amy Simon-Miller (Astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center)
50 Years of Robotic Planetary Exploration: Amy Simon-Miller (Astrophysicist at the Goddard Space Flight Center)
We asked them and here is what the experts had to say about the last 50 years of planetary robotic exploration.Read More...
Comet Lovejoy Plunges into the Sun ... and Survives
Comet Lovejoy Plunges into the Sun ... and Survives
Sungrazing Comet Lovejoy has shocked astronomers by surviving its "death plunge" into the sun. Must-see movies of the comet's passage through the sun's atmosphere are featured in today's story from Science@NASA.Read More...
"Slam Dunk" Sign of Ancient Water on Mars
As NASA's newest Mars rover Curiosity heads for the Red Planet, veteran rover Opportunity continues to make discoveries. Opportunity's latest find, an apparent vein of the mineral gypsum, is a "slam dunk" sign of past water on Mars, say researchers.Read More...
Preparing for Future Human Exploration: Measuring the Radiation Environment on Mars
Preparing for Future Human Exploration: Measuring the Radiation Environment on Mars
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) led the development of the Radiation Assessment Detector, which will measure, for the first time, the radiation environment on the surface of Mars, measuring all the relevant energetic particle species.Read More...
New NASA Missions to Investigate How Mars Turned Hostile
New NASA Missions to Investigate How Mars Turned Hostile
Two new NASA missions, one that will roam the surface and another that will orbit the planet and dip briefly into its upper atmosphere, will try to discover what transformed Mars.Read More...
Stellar Extremophiles
Stellar Extremophiles
Back in the 1970s, biologists were amazed to discover a form of life they never expected. Tiny microorganisms with ancient DNA were living in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park ...Read More...
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